Ramen Noodle was born a “normal” Miniature Poodle with four legs, but lost them both in separate incidents due to weak, brittle bones, probably a result of being inbreed in a puppy mill, to attain his tiny stature.
Ramen’s first injury occurred when he was just eight months old, and he broke his front leg. Unfortunately, his original owner did not properly care for the injury while it was in the cast, and left it on for nine weeks. When he was finally brought back to the vet, his front leg was nearly destroyed by gangrene. With Ramen on the brink of death, the owner was given an ultimatum; relinquish the dog, or be reported to animal services.
After acting as his lead nurse during Ramen’s recovery process, Jaime Salata Van Tassel fell in love, and adopted the now perky pup. Unfortunately, a second broken bone lead to a second amputation.
Ramen is now healed, and healthy. He has adapted to maneuvering on his hind legs, and can run for a treat or toy as fast as any pup. Ramen doesn’t know that he is any different from other dogs, and has never lost his courageous spirit!
Watch Ramen play with an adorable orphan kitten!
Do you know a specially-abled pet?
How have they inspired you to live life to the fullest?