We’re firm believers that all animals are born perfect, no matter what they look like. And there’s no better example of that than Nubby, the white boxer who was born without front paws.
The puppy was unable to reach his mother and would have died without help. While she didn’t outright reject him, he was simply too weak to get past the other puppies to eat. In fact, when he was just four hours old, a vet suggested the puppy be euthanized.
Fortunately, that’s where Mark and Robinson Bowlin came into the picture.
According to DailMail, Robinson is a longtime animal rescuer. When she found the forgotten puppy, he was too weak to eat or stand up. Under their love and care in their Texas home, little Nubby finally got the chance at life he deserved.
It wasn’t all uphill from there out, though. After three weeks of flourishing in his new home, the forgotten puppy began to show signs of serious health problems: he was constipated, had no appetite, and, alarmingly, was blowing milk bubbles out of his nose.
They brought the puppy in for x-rays, where they discovered he had an esophageal abnormality: a pocket had formed in his esophagus that was trapping his milk. After receiving treatment, the puppy — who is now 5-weeks-old — began to shows signs of recovering.
If there’s one thing we can clearly say, this tiny, 3-pound pup has a whole lot of fight in him!
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