They see her rollin, they lovin'
June 24, 2008 2:37 AM   Subscribe


 
That's nothing. I once saw a pit bull with Pirellis.
posted by brianvan at 2:54 AM on June 24, 2008


Hope is a typo. That dogs name is Hop.
posted by srboisvert at 3:00 AM on June 24, 2008 [1 favorite]


Dogz rule. Thanks ortho.
posted by netbros at 3:08 AM on June 24, 2008


He's got the heart of a champion!
posted by Riki tiki at 3:15 AM on June 24, 2008 [2 favorites]


I want to see a legless hedgehog who has his own hovercraft.
posted by chuckdarwin at 3:16 AM on June 24, 2008 [4 favorites]


This kept running though my head as I read the story. I mean, the Dvorak on her video is inspiring and all, but it doesn't quite fit.
posted by maudlin at 3:26 AM on June 24, 2008


LOLLERCAT!
posted by Poolio at 3:38 AM on June 24, 2008


what's with all the fuckin' maimed animal posts?
posted by Henry C. Mabuse at 3:54 AM on June 24, 2008 [1 favorite]


What is the air speed velocity of a hopping dog anyway?
posted by Gungho at 4:04 AM on June 24, 2008


crippledpetfilter
posted by rhymer at 4:18 AM on June 24, 2008 [1 favorite]


I hate dogs
posted by fullerine at 4:27 AM on June 24, 2008


I guess thanks to the facial expression on the dog, that pic at the bottom looks less like a cast being made and more like she's having the puppy juice squeezed out of her.
posted by Anything at 4:41 AM on June 24, 2008


I'm thinking of getting into male modelling, or maybe high finance. I just don't know... Hope, can you tell me how to get the most out of life?
posted by PeterMcDermott at 4:45 AM on June 24, 2008 [4 favorites]


I'm thinking of getting into male modelling, or maybe high finance. I just don't know...

Have you thought about male yodelling?
posted by geos at 4:55 AM on June 24, 2008


I really admire people who spend fortunes on their crippled animals so they don't have to face the responsibility of putting them down and the endure sadness of loosing a friend.
posted by three blind mice at 4:55 AM on June 24, 2008


I really admire people who spend fortunes on their crippled animals so they don't have to face the responsibility of putting them down and the endure sadness of loosing a friend.

This dog is not suffering and this is how they choose to spend their money. There are lots of people who do wait far too long to euthanize their pets but this is not one of those cases.
posted by little miss s at 5:19 AM on June 24, 2008 [3 favorites]


Henry C. Mabuse writes "what's with all the fuckin' maimed animal posts?"

Primary is over, General's four months away, and everyone's apathetic about "USA is torturing/Fourth Amendment is being trashed/Peak Oil", despite new revelations. So, maimed animals until August.
posted by orthogonality at 5:33 AM on June 24, 2008 [4 favorites]


I really admire people who spend fortunes on their crippled animals so they don't have to face the responsibility of putting them down and the endure sadness of loosing a friend.

"The wheeled device was created by orthotist David Turnbill free of charge with makeshift shoulder joints connected to model airplane wheels. "
posted by hydropsyche at 5:45 AM on June 24, 2008


building a better dog
posted by fuzzypantalones at 5:49 AM on June 24, 2008


With the Ugly post, I suspected old crotchety orthogonality was pulling our collective leg. Now I'm sure of it.
posted by MrMoonPie at 6:00 AM on June 24, 2008




Somebody steampunk that bitch, amirite?
posted by Paid In Full at 6:17 AM on June 24, 2008 [2 favorites]


building a better dog
posted by FelliniBlank at 6:20 AM on June 24, 2008


MrMoonPie writes "With the Ugly post, I suspected old crotchety orthogonality was pulling our collective leg. Now I'm sure of it."

I wish it were that simple. The truth is, the deaths of Tim Russert and now George Carlin, and my own aging pains, leave me worried and preoccupied, and encourages the excess sentimentality I normally keep hidden and in check. Yes, there's some leg-pulling too, I suppose, but would you deny a man in my condition a soupçon of diverting levity?
posted by orthogonality at 6:25 AM on June 24, 2008


The inevitable conclusion.
posted by cowbellemoo at 6:30 AM on June 24, 2008 [1 favorite]


I'm thinking of getting into male modelling, or maybe high finance.

How about Hi-fi Nance? She's cookin'.
posted by pracowity at 6:39 AM on June 24, 2008


But if the dog was on a conveyor belt, would it hop forward or hop in place?
posted by tadellin at 6:43 AM on June 24, 2008 [4 favorites]


If the pup got sick, I wouldn't know whether to take him to the vet or the mechanic.
posted by aftermarketradio at 7:08 AM on June 24, 2008


Awwwww...
posted by Mister_A at 7:13 AM on June 24, 2008


Primary is over, General's four months away, and everyone's apathetic about "USA is torturing/Fourth Amendment is being trashed/Peak Oil", despite new revelations. So, maimed animals until August.

MORE MAMED AMINALS PLZ!
posted by Kwantsar at 7:45 AM on June 24, 2008


I once saw a pit bull with Pirellis.

Meh. My pit bull's Pirellis have got 22'' alloy rims on.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 7:58 AM on June 24, 2008


Yes, there's some leg-pulling too, I suppose, but would you deny a man in my condition a soupçon of diverting levity?

My semi-sentimental compadre, you're trending past soupçon, is the main thing. Ixnay on the utilated-petsmay.
posted by cortex at 8:00 AM on June 24, 2008


That dog's not trying hard enough .

Woah. That is just... uh... somewhere halfway in between a really good special effects scene from a horror movie and the cutest most heartwarming thing ever. Dogs just don't look right on their back legs, but how cool is it that her dog learned to get around that way?
posted by Forktine at 8:20 AM on June 24, 2008


Many people want to be richer, more successful, well liked, beautiful, but me, I will always try to have airplane wheels instead of arms.
posted by dosterm at 9:23 AM on June 24, 2008 [1 favorite]


GYOMAB

Though I am reminded fondly of my days on the farm and the plucky calf who, after losing the use of one of his hind legs, we named Tripod. Abandoned by his mother, the friendly little dude would eagerly gallump towards me, his lovely long-lashed eyes fixed to the warm bucket of milk replacement that I mixed and fed to him everyday, first in a Brobdingnagian baby bottle and then, after many wacky and messy attempts, from the pail itself.

Oh, Tripod, how delicious you were.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:51 AM on June 24, 2008 [2 favorites]


I really admire people who spend fortunes on their crippled animals so they don't have to face the responsibility of putting them down and the endure sadness of loosing a friend.

Yeah, better they kill an animal who isn't in pain and doesn't know it shouldn't only have two legs, and spend their money on some Disney movies.
posted by davejay at 11:49 AM on June 24, 2008 [1 favorite]


Am I the only one imagining a legless dog that moves like a snake? Because, if it can be as fluffy and adorable as Hope here, I want one.
posted by Arturus at 6:02 PM on June 24, 2008


It's part of the deal, people. We keep dogs as pets, and it's a package deal for the species, so it's nice someone stepped up for this pup. Go them!

Do not speak of a legless dog that moves like a snake, because this makes me think of a running gag in My Name is Earl (jape about a ferret, a beast unknown to most in Camden County, which they did not actually show on screen unless I am mis-rembering because I love subtle.) At one point, Patty the day-time hooker was surprised by it, in the back seat of an auto. And now I have successfully gotten the image of little Hope, and faceless cats, and hairless rats with only one leg out of my tortured mind.
posted by Lesser Shrew at 7:29 PM on June 24, 2008


It's part of the deal, people. We keep dogs as pets, and it's a package deal for the species, so it's nice someone stepped up for this pup. Go them!

My sentiments exactly. Humans purposely domesticated dogs, and we have a responsibility to take care of them.

I thought this was a great article. Very heartwarming. I particularly liked the video of Hope as a baby, because it showed how great animals' spirits are. They don't feel sorry for themselves, they just do what they have to. Very touching.
posted by radioamy at 9:26 PM on June 24, 2008


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