Joel Callen


Thu, 26 Feb, 2015

Never give up: this greyhound lost a leg and still loves to run

Never give up: this greyhound lost a leg and still loves to run

These pictures of Dexter the greyhound are proof that humans could learn so much from our canine friends.

When Gigi Jankowski’s adopted dog needed to have one of his back legs removed, she was worried that he wouldn’t be able to run again. “Everyone assured me he would adapt, but I was concerned he wouldn’t be able to do what he was bred and loved to do,” she told The Huffington Post.

But one glance at the images of Dexter on his first run since the surgery show that Ms Jankowski was needlessly worried. We’re in love with the look of pure, unadulterated joy on his face.

Now, some five years later, Dexter still loves to run. But he also spends a lot of time “sitting” on the family’s couch. “He will rest his hip on the sofa and lay his head on my lap,” according to Jankowski. He developed the unusual way of perching on the couch after his surgery, having never gotten the hang of jumping up on the furniture.

Dexter Couch

So remember, it’s important to never let any obstacles stand in the way of doing what you love, whether it’s running or just sitting on the couch. Or both.

Image credit: LeeAnn Coleman of Saranac Photography/Gigi Jankowski

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