This week, we heard about Chris P. Bacon, the piglet on wheels, and a goldfish who floats with the help of a harness. You thought you had things hard, you ain’t got nothin’ on these physically challenged animals. These dogs, cats, pigs and alpacas (yes, that’s right, alpacas) were born just a little bit different, but thanks to their kind human helpers, they’ve been given a new lease on life.
And if you want to support a non-profit that helps animals like these, check out Rolling Dog Farm. For more information on animal wheelchairs, check out: Pets With Disabilities , K-9 Cart Company, Eddieswheelz and RuffRollin.
Sometimes it’s other people’s stories that inspire us, but sometimes our animal friends can enliven our spirits. Ramen Noodle is my inspiration today. The teacup poodle, who has survived against all odds, is the subject of a new photo series by animal photographer Carli Davidson. As you can see, little Ramen has no front legs. He suffered a broken arm when he was eight months old. His first owner didn’t care for it properly, and he lost his arm to a case of gangrene. He eventually made a full recovery and ended up being adopted by his clinic caretaker Jamie Salata Van Tassel. But Ramen Noodle’s struggles weren’t over yet. He jumped off a chair and broke his other arm so badly that it also had to be removed. Keep reading »