Two-legged pup 'Duncan Lou Who' gets wheelchair - built for two

Two-legged pup 'Duncan Lou Who' gets wheelchair - built for two

Credit: Panda Paws Rescue

Two-legged pup 'Duncan Lou Who' gets wheelchair - built for two

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by SUSAN WYATT / The Pet Dish

NWCN.com

Posted on November 28, 2013 at 5:28 PM

Updated Thursday, Nov 28 at 5:43 PM

Two-legged boxer puppy Duncan Lou Who, whose story has traveled the globe, now has a wheelchair.

Amanda Giese of Panda Paws Rescue, who took in Duncan, says at first Duncan didn't want to use the "lime green space ship."

"He is more comfortable out of it because for his entire life he's done everything every other dog can do on his own," she said.

But a funny thing happened when Duncan was out using his wheelchair. Duncan's "brother" pup Ducky hopped up on the back.

"Ducky climbed onto the back of his space ship and instantly Duncan felt more confident," Amanda said.

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"You could see his whole posture change, his eyes lit up, he wanted to GO GO GO and run with the others. I have a feeling Ducky will get plenty of chariot rides, thanks to his best seahorse friend."

If you haven't already heard his story - Duncan was born with severely deformed rear legs and pelvis. The bones in his legs were completely fused by the time he was eight weeks old and there was no way to correct them.

Amputating his rear legs would give him the greatest chance at a good life. The surgery was done a month ago when he was 12 weeks old.

"Duncan Lou Who doesn't let his unique differences slow him down and he doesn't know he is any different," Amanda said.

Duncan continues to have physical therapy, massage therapy and hydrotherapy to help straighten his spine, which was twisted as a result of his deformed legs putting pressure on it.

The chair is to help take strain off of his spine, Amanda said.

"The future is unknown when it comes to how Duncan's body will adapt, form and compensate. All we can do is provide every available resource of support & care to him in hopes that he grows into a strong, healthy, happy adult Boxer.

 

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