12 dogs with disabilities who are living their best life

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Alex Cearns is an Australian photographer who focuses on capturing animals with disabilities.
She released a book called “Perfect Imperfection: Dog Portraits of Resilience and Love” in March 2018.
From a dog that lost both its eyes to glaucoma to two dogs zipping around in wheelchairs, these inspirational pups will melt your heart.

Alex Cearns, an Australian photographer, recently published “Perfect Imperfection: Dog Portraits of Resilience and Love,” a book filled with inspirational stories of dogs who have overcome adversity.

“One of my most passionate aims as an animal photographer is to capture the adorable subtleties that make all creatures precious and unique,” Cearns said. “I love every animal I have the privilege of photographing, but those perceived as ‘different’ hold a special place in my heart.”

Keep scrolling to see these inspirational pups.

Reuben and Keisha both have paralyzed back legs — but their wheelchairs helped them stay the same fun-loving dogs they’ve always been.

Reuben and Keisha are two best friends who both share a common characteristic — they’re both on wheels. In Reuben’s case, he was taking his usual morning swim when his back legs suddenly collapsed. After he was rushed to the vet, they discovered he had a bulging disc that ruptured and punctured his spinal cord. His family didn’t know if the paralysis would spread all the way to his brain, but fortunately it stopped just below his front legs. After an adjustment period with his new wheels, Reuben is now off to the races, and still the same fun-loving, snuggly dog he’s always been.

Keisha’s back legs are also paralyzed — it happened while she was playing with her family. While the vet recommended she should get used to the wheelchair by using it for 10-minute intervals, her owner said, “the minute she went in her chair, she took …read more

Source:: Business Insider


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