I Could Watch This Dog All Day Long!

<p><span>Duncan Lou Who is a Boxer puppy who was born with severely deformed rear</span><br /><span>legs &amp;amp; pelvis. The bones in his legs were completely fused by the&nbsp;</span><br /><span>time he was 8 weeks &amp;amp; there was no way to correct them to save them.</span><br /><span>We chose to amputate his rear legs making him a double amputee &amp;amp;&nbsp;</span><br /><span>giving him the greatest chance at a wonderful life when he was just 12&nbsp;</span><br /><span>weeks old. Duncan Lou Who doesn't let his unique differences slow him&nbsp;</span><br /><span>down &amp;amp; he doesn't know he is any different. He is now 16 weeks old,&nbsp;</span><br /><span>does physical therapy every day to correct the damage to his spine since</span><br /><span>birth, is regularly going to be doing hydrotherapy for life to help&nbsp;</span><br /><span>support his muscles and he also has a custom wheelchair to give him a&nbsp;</span><br /><span>second option of mobility. Duncan Lou Who is on a mission... to inspire&nbsp;</span><br /><span>YOU!</span><br /><br /><span>Panda Paws Rescue</span><br /><span>You can find us at&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.pandapawsrescue.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.PandaPawsRescue.org</a><span>&nbsp;&amp;amp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.facebook.com/PandaPawsRescue501c3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.Facebook.com/PandaPawsRescue501c3</a><br /><br /><br /><span>Song: "Bob Bradley, Matt Sanchez, Steve Dymond, Sarah Wassall-Learn To Fly",</span><br /><br /><span>Update:</span><br /><br /><span>Today</span><br /><span>(11/23/2013) I took Duncan in the hydrotherapy pool &amp;amp; in the tub&nbsp;</span><br /><span>filled with warm water to do his stretches &amp;amp; message. He is very&nbsp;</span><br /><span>comfortable in water thankfully but the hydrotherapy pool may take a&nbsp;</span><br /><span>couple more times before I can say he's perfectly confident. Thankfully&nbsp;</span><br /><span>he trusts me &amp;amp; he is picking it all up quickly. The bath tub I fill&nbsp;</span><br /><span>up with warm water &amp;amp; we soak in it together. Once he is relaxed I&nbsp;</span><br /><span>work on messaging his muscles since his two legs are doing all of the&nbsp;</span><br /><span>same amount of work a 4-legged dog does. Then I work on stretching &amp;amp;</span><br /><span>turning his spine &amp;amp; pelvis. In just four weeks we have turned his&nbsp;</span><br /><span>pelvis that was at a 90 degree contortion to a 45 degree contortion.&nbsp;</span><br /><span>That is a major hurdle &amp;amp; I can only see it getting better every&nbsp;</span><br /><span>week!&nbsp;</span><br /><br /><span>A few other questions I want to answer about him are:&nbsp;</span><br /><br /><span>1.</span><br /><span>Wheelchair topic: Duncan has multiple chairs &amp;amp; he is learning to&nbsp;</span><br /><span>use one. He is more comfortable out of it because for his entire life&nbsp;</span><br /><span>he's done everything every other dog can do on his own. However the&nbsp;</span><br /><span>chair will help keep his spine as straight as possible. Currently he has</span><br /><span>a curve to his spine like a shrimp or seahorse but with all of his&nbsp;</span><br /><span>therapies &amp;amp; the chair we hope to stop to from getting worse.&nbsp;</span><br /><br /><span>2.</span><br /><span>Pain: Duncan is in NO PAIN. He never has been in pain &amp;amp; we were&nbsp;</span><br /><span>VERY lucky to get him before his spine turned anymore due to the&nbsp;</span><br /><span>pressure of his deformities.&nbsp;</span><br /><br /><span>3. How does he potty?: Like every&nbsp;</span><br /><span>other dog does. He has 100% bowel &amp;amp; bladder control. He balances&nbsp;</span><br /><span>himself on two legs to do his business &amp;amp; no, he doesn't pee on&nbsp;</span><br /><span>himself or fall on poop. He does his thing &amp;amp; walks away.&nbsp;</span><br /><br /><span>5.&nbsp;</span><br /><span>Was he born this way?: No. He was born with four legs. However, his two&nbsp;</span><br /><span>rear legs were severely deformed &amp;amp; the bones had fused in a pretzel&nbsp;</span><br /><span>like shape. Criss crossed &amp;amp; doing horrible contortion damage to his&nbsp;</span><br /><span>spine. He also has a deformed pelvis. So, we were left to either&nbsp;</span><br /><span>euthanize or double amputate. Clearly, you can see his will to live, and</span><br /><span>we made the correct decision.&nbsp;</span><br /><br /><span>6. Why is he so skinny?: He's not</span><br /><span>really. He is a 4 month old puppy that's in a growing stage. He is lean</span><br /><span>but in exceptional fitness shape. Due to his body shape now it's best&nbsp;</span><br /><span>to keep him on the slimmer side as opposed to the chunky puppy side of&nbsp;</span><br /><span>things. Excess weight is unnecessary strain on his body. Also, he is&nbsp;</span><br /><span>completely atrophied in his back end which is truthfully best for him.&nbsp;</span><br /><span>Not to mention that boxers are chest cavity heavy with narrow hind ends.</span><br /><span>He eats the same amount any 4 legged, 4 month puppy would eat &amp;amp; he&nbsp;</span><br /><span>burns those calories well.&nbsp;</span><br /><br /><span>I hope this answers a lot of what people keep asking &amp;amp; thank you all for your unwavering support!</span><br /><span>Read more at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=9b1_1385433943#A5L7F87lqWcDXhxu.99">http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=9b1_1385433943#A5L7F87lqWcDXhxu.99</a></span></p>