If have ever wanted to be inspired by a ‘handicapped’ dog, please go check out @Bleuthefrenchpig on Instagram. Bleu became paralyzed after a bout of IVDD left her without the use of her rear legs…. But she has never let it stop her from living her best life.
When your dog is in the midst of IVDD it’s easy to think that your only options are surgery and a full recovery, or euthanasia… But the fact of the matter is that usually dogs fall into some sort of grey area in-between– never quite recovering fully. Recovery looks different for every dog, of course.
Bleu is on the far end of the spectrum in that she never regained any sort of use of her rear legs… But I think her instagram (run by her amazing, and devoted mama) is a wonderful reminder that paralyzed dogs can still have a great quality of life.
Many, many, many dogs live perfectly wonderful, fulfilling lives this way– it just takes a bit (ok, a lot) of getting used to. In fact, I think that we, as their humans, have a harder time adjusting to life with a paralyzed dog than the dogs to do adjusting to life with 2 legs.
Bleu is full of joy, and her life is absolutely one worth living. I hope she inspires you as much as she inspires us.