A sight to rival London, here comes Turbo Roo, maybe the cutest thing in all of existence.
Turbo Roo is a chihuahua (a breed already weighing a whopping 3-6 pounds), born in Indianapolis, IN, without his two front legs. However, he was able to gain mobility thanks to clever clinic personnel who crafted the ingenious device you see before you (below). Though he needed help with basic tasks, such as drinking, and his other young siblings weren’t overly kind to their disabled brother, Roo (nicknamed due to his Kangaroo resemblance) seemed to be in perfect health- aside from only having two legs. Of course he was adopted; Roo and his current owners certainty have no issues enjoying their public limelight. I would imagine he is used to it at this point, probably enjoying his share of fame and fortune along with his Vet Tech owner who refused allow the dog to be euthanized (despite advice from more than one veterinarian), Ashley Looper.
Today, Turbo Roo cruises around on a 3-D Printed mobility cart (yes, they exist), thanks to his namesake company, ‘Turbo Roo Designs’, who designs carts for disabled animals.
On a side note, 3-d printing existed long prior to the writing of this article; there is in fact a place that does it here in my town of Lansing, Michigan. As far as I know, it was often used for the designing of logos and other marketing tools. Plastics are used; the process takes quite a while.
It is widely believed that dogs do not mourn the loss of limb or disfigurement like we humans do. ‘Survival of the fittest’ is a constant in the wild; he very likely wouldn’t have survived, but we adapt our pets to any situation to provide comfort. I would give the educated opinion that dogs Like Roo or London haven’t spent even a second thinking what life could have been like.