By LEE MORAN
Can do attitude: Kandu was saved by a loving couple and is now living up to his name - and 'can do' anything he wants by way of his very own set of wheels
He was the little puppy born without any front legs and who faced being put down.
But adorable Jack Russell Kandu was saved by a loving couple and is now living up to his name - and 'can do' anything he wants by way of his very own set of wheels.
The tearaway terrier's new owners took him in and built him some rollerblades, and even created an adapted mono-ski so he can play in the snow.
Playtime: The tearaway terrier's new owners took him in and built him some rollerblades
Scooting along: Kandu was about to be put down because his first owners did not think he would have a very good quality of life
Ken and Melissa Rogers adopted Kandu after a feature about him on the local news 'melted their hearts'.
The couple, from Steamboat Springs in Colorado, were left touched by the news his first owners handed him in to a local shelter to be put down as they feared he would never have a normal life.
Scamper: Kandu 'does not think he's handicapped' according to owner Ken Rogers
They immediately applied to take him in - along with 99 other families.
When Kandu arrived, Ken started work on a contraption, made of moulded plastic and rollerblade wheels, so he could get around.
Family affair: The Rogers' have now adopted a playmate for Kandu (left) - a Chihuahua called Luci which was also born without any front legs
Ken said: 'Now he can run with the other dogs. He doesn't think he's handicapped. He's got such spirit.' And Melissa said she took Kandu to visit patients at nearby Yampa Valley Medical Centre to lift their spirits.
She said: 'He's pure joy. Patients who are struggling to recover from strokes, accidents, serious illness or operations react when they see Kandu scampering around.
'Perhaps they think 'If Kandu can do it, maybe I can too.'
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
The two-legged dog with the Kandu attitude: Terrier lives up to his name with his very own set of wheels
By LEE MORAN