The puppy Nobby was born without front legs. The poor dog was only four hours old when the vet said it was probably best to let him ᴅɪᴇ. However, Nubby’s owners made a definitive decision to decline and give it a second chance.
Nobby had a rough start in life. He was born without two front legs and had trouble being breastfed by his mother. His mother accepted him, but Nubby’s siblings pushed him away so he couldn’t eat.
Above all, no matter how sad, the vet thought it best to let Nobby go. At the time, the puppy was only four hours old. But Lou Robinson, from Texas, who with her husband Mark adopted and cared for homeless and abandoned dogs throughout her life, wanted something different.
They quickly decided to turn down the vet’s offer and take care of Nobby themselves. Nobby followed Lou home. There, she and her husband watched the dog around the clock. They gave him love, safety, and food through a bottle.
At first, it seemed like Nobby was doing well. “His eyes opened, his ears developed. You can hear it barking, it can smell and recognize voices,” says Loui Robinson.
Then things started to change. When she was almost a month old, Nobby suddenly started sneezing. He couldn’t poop anymore, and little bubbles came out from his nose. After an X-ray, it turned out that something was wrong with Nubby’s esophagus.
Nobby was given antibiotics and placed in an incubator. The situation seemed dire, but it turned out that Nobby had an unusual will and fighting spirit. He didn’t give up and fought for as long as he had the chance to have a good life, his adoptive parents fought to give him that chance.
Fortunately, Nobby got better over time. Today, three years later, this amazing boy has proven himself to be a true survivor. Sure, life poses some challenges for Nobby, but he’s shown the world that anything is possible.
He has grown up to be a strong dog. He loves to play and he seems curious about life and all it has to offer. He even has his own little wheelchair, which makes it easier for him to move around and play.
Nobby is a real inspiration! While he’s not like the others, he’s proof that the difference doesn’t matter.
The vet thinks he should be put down, but with the help of Lou and Mark, Nobby shows that anything is possible.