Nimble is a friendly and adorable pup who carries so much positivity around. Despite losing all her paws early in life, Nimble defies all odds by learning how to run.
Nimble, the paw-less chihuahua
One look at Nimble the chihuahua, and you’ll see that she’s one cheerful pup. Nimble is a fun-loving dog who has a lot of love to give. She remains happy and positive despite losing all of her paws.
How Nimble lost all her paws remains a mystery. According to her original owner, Nimble’s tissues started deteriorating when she just three days old. On her tenth day of life, Nimble completely lost all her paws. The veterinarians were convinced that Nimble’s condition was a hopeless case and that she’ll never be able to run.
Yet, despite Nimble’s condition, someone took a chance on her and adopted her. But her condition soon proved to be financially draining and stressful to her new parent. Her human was convinced that Nimble would never have a good quality of life, and it would be better to put the pup down.
Nimble learns to run
Fortunately, Christine Broyles intervened and decided to take Nimble in. Christine soon learned about Nimble’s mysterious condition, and it made her love the pup even more. The vets told Christine that they’re still unsure how Nimble lost her paws. It’s probably because Nimble’s mom ingested something harmful during her pregnancy, or it may have been hereditary.
Whatever the cause was, Christine was determined to help her baby. Nimble has been through seven corrective surgeries to smooth her limbs. At ten months old, Nimble was already running and playing on smooth surfaces. And she’ll have her prosthetic paws real soon.
Nimble may lack her paws, but she’s full of love and hope, and that’s what keeps her going. Nimble’s display of steadfastness and strength is indeed one we can all learn from.
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