Dexter needed major surgery and rehabilitation in order to learn to walk again after losing one of his legs. But, just take a look at him now
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After losing one of his legs in an accident, a dog learned to walk upright just like a human.
Dexter, an adorable three-legged dog, stunned his owners when he started walking around on only his hind legs.
Six-year-old Dog was tragically involved in an accident with car. He required five surgeries in his first year, followed by rehabilitation training to regain his ability to walk after losing a limb.
He is now a social media superstar with 634.6K TikTok users following his daily musings via the account. @dexterdogouray.
One of his latest videos is titled “A dog that can walk on both legs”. Yes, it really happened!Dexter can be seen walking down the stairs in a ‘normal’Before descending to the bottom, the dog should be dressed in dog fashion.
He quickly shakes his head, and he launches himself onto his hind leg before walking in a human-like manner into another room.
Dexter’s owner, Kentee Pasek from Ouray, Colorado, USA, Team Dogs spoke with usShe spoke out about the ordeal: “It was tragic. We did not know if he would make the 45-minute car ride to our vet in the next town, then we did not know if he would make it through the night.
“Once he did and had the surgery, it was a very slow recovery. Five surgeries in a year. Two sets of pins in the arm.
“It was a long road and each day I kept thinking ‘what did we get into?’ but in the end he was always so happy and positive and just loving the fact he lived.
“It has been a journey for sure and now he thinks he is just another normal family dog.”
Dexter, even though he’s often spotted on his hind legs walking through the streets of Ouray, still draws lots of attention.
Kentee went on: “Dexter is a super fun, family-oriented dog. He is very goofy, funny, happy and positive. He loves people and will say hi to just about anyone.
“He has always had a positive attitude and a will to live even throughout the accident and rehab. People are not sure what to make of him the first time they see him. It shocks them.
“Once they take in what they have seen and actually watched a dog walk upright they are so super happy. Dexter loves people and they always get taken in with his smile and love.”
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The clip, set to the tune of WFM by Realestk, one of TikTok’s most popular backing tracks, has grasped the attention of users and the comment section was flooded with people shocked at Dexter’s unique ability, even going as far as imagining him in different scenarios.
One comment: “I’m off to work”, another added: “Please, he walks around like he pays the bills” whilst a third said: “Imagine the dog say ‘I’ll get the door guys’”.
There were also a few expressing their initial thoughts on seeing Dexter’s human-like strut, commenting: “Imagine waking up in the middle of the night and Dexter is standing in your doorway like this” to which Kentee responded comically with: “He usually stands next to my side of the bed”.