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I went into town today to get a bit of shopping, and as I was walking down the street I saw a pug on a wheelchair.
I caught up with them again at the cafe, where I assume he had gotten tired because they had put him in his buggy, then I noticed he only had one eye!

The owners caught me looking (I couldn't help it!) so I just said ''he looks comfy in there'' The wife said ''He loves to walk, but he gets so tired so we have to bring his buggy along.''
I said 'hes cute' and she told me he had been stolen from them, then dumped, and got run over, that's how he lost the use of his back legs and his eye was so badly damaged it had to be removed. he also only has a few teeth so has to eat soft food. He has an enlarged heart and his liver/kidneys are packing in so basically they are just trying to keep him happy.

I have always thought that if something bad happened to my dog, like if Dixie lost the use of her back legs it would be cruel to keep her alive as she loves to run. But this pug just looked content :) I still feel sorry for him though how can someone be so cruel to run a dog over and leave it :( Good job he has caring owners.

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Yeah, I know what you mean. It's hard to see yourself in that situation. Well, it is for me anyway, my dogs have never had anything serious happen (Dixie once swallowed a looly stick).
If something was to happen and she had no use of her back legs, I would have to let her go, she would be miserable. She is not happy unless she is runnign and jumping around like a loony and it would depress her if she had to have a wheelchair. If she had 3 legs she would still be ok I reckon.
But other than that I guess it is instinct and you have to be careful to make the decision for them, not for you.

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