He was only 7 weeks old, was born without arms or legs, and was thrown out like trash to pass away in the cold. But now is the time to see him!
Cupid’s life did not get off to a good start. This cute, ghostly puppy was found in a garbage bag in a Toronto trash can in January of this year. He was only 7 weeks old, and when he was born, he had no frontal lobes. He was thrown out into the cold rain like a piece of scrap metal.
Now, Cupid has not only stolen the hearts of his Facebook fans, but he also has new artificial legs. The Dog Saviors, Inc., a non-profit organization in Oakville, Ontario, gave Cupid his name because his small nose looks like a heart and he has a sweet personality. He has grown and done well under their care. His vet thinks Cupid is a mix of Great Pyrenees and something else, and that he is disabled because of something he was born with, not because he was abused.
Pawsability, a company in Toronto, made and gave him a frontal prosthetic branch that was made just for him. Cupid’s new legs have a tiny pair of training skis attached to them to help him build muscle in his old legs and core and get used to walking on four branches. They also come in very handy during Canada’s snowy winters.
The Dog Saviors Facebook runner says that Cupid is doing great with his new legs and will be ready to go soon.
The Dog Saviors, Inc. recently shared this cute post about Cupid with their Facebook runners. “Blessed, thankful, and thankful are all words that are used during Thanksgiving and the rest of the fall. We’re thankful for everything we have and all the good things in our lives. Sadly, there are still some people who think this means the things they’ve gotten. Many of us count our family, including our favorite people, as one of our blessings.´´
On the second trip back, a puppy born without arms was put in a bag, tied off, and thrown away.
When a person walking through a busy town area heard noises coming from a scrap caddy, he decided to investigate. Soon, we took care of this sweet boy. A quick trip to the Emerg hospital showed that he was fine.
He was given to Linda and Bob, who took care of him out of love, and the journey began. We called him Cupid because his nose looked like a heart. We were sometimes determined to get him up and moving, so we started fitting and adjusting with Janice and her Toronto-based company, PawsAbility. In his first few months, he used little “skis,” which turned into his “bus,” a wheelchair that grew with him.
With time, his small story became a big story, and blessings and questions poured in, which is a nice change. Someone had tried to throw this sweet little boy out as trash, but he was touching hearts and souls all over the world. A donations club helped pay for his warhorse and wheelchair. So much emotional attention was given to a small dog that was thrown away. It made me happy to see so many people stop and feel something for this small dog they had never seen before.
There were hundreds and hundreds of requests to borrow him, and when the time came, it was clear to everyone that Cupid was at home. This little love bag used to be the favorite of his adoptive parents, and he also lived in a great place. Cupid, who is now known as “Q,” has a great life with his dog siblings, swimming in the lake in the summer, and caring parents, especially his mother and his stylish friend Linda, who not only wears her heart on her sleeve but also has “Q” tattooed on her arm. We love it when all the effects work together, and her beautiful artwork is done by the original artist Bert Jackson, who also added a member to his family from Our Deliverance.