Dexter has become an inspiration to many people around the world in their efforts to overcome adversity, after teaching himself to walk on two legs.
Dexter’s efforts to overcome adversity have become an inspiration to many people. (Source: Oddity Central)
Dexter is a 7-year-old Brittany Spaniel dog living in Colorado, USA. Dexter has become an inspiration to many people around the world in their efforts to overcome adversity, after teaching himself to walk on two legs.
As a puppy, Dexter escaped from his owner’s yard in Ouray, Colorado, ran into traffic and was hit by a car. Doctors were forced to amputate one of its front legs, while the other front leg was severely damaged.
Luckily, Dexter survived and that’s all its owner cared about. The owner assumed that Dexter would need some kind of wheelchair to get around without his front legs and indeed he had been using a wheelchair for a while.
However, Dexter later discovered that it could walk much faster using only its hind legs. Since then, Dexter has learned to walk on his hind legs like a human and has become the pride of the town of Ouray.
Dexter’s owner, Kentee Pasek, first saw the dog walking on two legs after she left it on the porch and a moment later found it lying at the top of the stairs. Since the dog doesn’t use a wheelchair, Ms. Pasek doesn’t know how it got there. She decides to take out her phone to sneak a video, then leaves Dexter on the porch again and finds something interesting.
Since then, Dexter has become increasingly adept at walking on his hind legs. It’s even possible to take a walk around town. Gradually, Dexter became a popular figure to everyone in town. Everyone was delighted to see Dexter passing by and attending the annual parades or carnivals.
It always makes those around us put a smile on their faces and reminds them that even if life falls, we always have a way to get up.
Of course, in the era of the Internet, Dexter also gradually became famous on social networks. It already has hundreds of thousands of fans on Instagram and TikTok.
From time to time, people still make negative comments, accusing Kentee Pasek of deliberately training Dexter to walk like that just to attract attention. But according to her and some vets, Dexter’s ability to walk on two legs is just the solution it created to overcome adversity.
It is also important to know that most pet owners in the US, if they are in Pasek’s situation, will kill their pets, instead of letting them suffer. But Pasek simply couldn’t because she wanted her dog to have a chance. “We thought Dexter wouldn’t make it through the accident,” she told People. “I can’t kill it without giving it a chance. I can’t do that.”
Dexter’s case is considered rare but not unique. Once there was a dog named Faith who lost both of her front legs and taught herself to walk on her hind legs. Like Dexter, Faith has also become an inspiration to millions around the world, there’s even an NGO named after it.