Amazing dog born without back legs now runs on front paws
Six-year-old Putol, who was born with the deformity, is now often seen running with other dogs and exploring the streets
This adorable dog born with two legs walks and runs perfectly balancing on her hind-legs like a canine yoga specialist.
Putol was born with only the front legs but she didn't give up on her deformity. The six-year-old canine not only learnt to walk perfectly balancing on her front legs but with the help of her owner Danilo Codilego Jr, she remarkably learnt to run fast on her front two paws.
Putol which literally translates into 'chopped' in Tagalog language is often seen running with other dogs and exploring the side streets and gutters of Casiguran in Quezon City.
The canine, who is a major attraction in the neighbourhood due to her courage and lust for life, was brought into Codilego's life when a co-worker at his previous job turned up with four puppies, according to Daily Mail.
Codilego, a truck driver, said he met Putol six years ago. "I was working in a bakery then. One day a co-worker arrived with four puppies. He was trying to sell them for 5000 pesos each (£115)."
"The other puppies sold, but nobody wanted poor two-legged Putol. They didn't think she would live long. I was the only one who had the courage to take care of her. We took our chances because we took pity on her. We couldn't think of another name except for Putol," he told Daily Mail.
Codilego said that for the first two years of her life Putol struggled to walk. However, the canine soon overcame all obstacles and learned to balance herself on her front legs.
The six-year-old dog is now often seen guarding Codilego's house and is extremely protective of her owner.
"Putol acts like a guard dog — barking when a stranger is near. She also gets jealous if I pay attention to another dog. Otherwise she is friendly and much loved in the neighbourhood.
"When I have to travel for work, she faces no problem because everyone takes care of her. She is not picky. She likes the food that we eat. But in her condition she cannot have pups," he said.