Naki’o is the first dog to ever be fitted with four prosthetic legs. We wrote about him right after he received his new legs. To summarize, this cute mixed-breed dog lost all four paws to frostbite when his former owners abandoned the litter of puppies in their foreclosed home during a frigid Nebraska winter. As we said at the time, we want to hunt down those former owners and punch them in the face almost as much as we want to rub this dog’s belly and watch his little plastic legs kick.
Veterinary technician Christie Tomlinson organized a fundraiser for the rescue dog, and Orthopets provided half-priced prosthetics which allow him to run, jump and even swim.
Now Rick Wilking of Reuters (via io9) has offered an update to the story of Naki’o the bionic dog. They posted new photos of Naki’o and inform us he’s found a happy home in Colorado Springs. Just check this little fella out.
And if that’s not enough cuteness to make your Friday, here’s a video.
Oh man, he and Elvis the robokitty should totally hang out.