Stephanie Fox knows border collies are a breed requiring quite a bit of attention and effort to care for, but she’s outdone herself in her border collie rescue work when she adopted Roosevelt, a border collie with deformed front legs. You may be surprised to hear the dog is not named after Franklin Roosevelt, who also had mobility problems, but after Theodore Roosevelt, because both he and the dog enjoy shooting elephants in the face. Some of this paragraph is true.
To help Roosevelt get around, Fox worked with Eddie’s Wheels to make a custom doggie wheelchair. Now he gets around awesomely, as you can see in the video below and the pictures taken by Robert F. Bukaty. As Fox tells the Bangor Daily News, “People think he should have been put down because they think he’s suffering, but he wakes up happy every day. If you had a child with a disability you’d try to enrich them, give them opportunities. So why not do the same with a dog?”
Amen, Fox. And just look at how happy Roosevelt is, with his adorable T-Rex arms wiggling. And if you’re wondering what this has to do with the usual geek news we cover, all I’ve got to say is cute animals + mechanical exoskeletons = ALWAYS ON TOPIC.