WATCH: Dexter the Dog Walks Like a Human, So No More New Hampshire-Made Wheelchair for Him
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This story is EVERYTHING, I promise you! Meet Dexter, who has gained worldwide fame because he walks like a human now. Dexter learned to walk on his hind legs all on his own, surprising his owner and bringing so much joy to the rest of us. As a matter of fact, Dexter receives hundreds of fan mail letters monthly. But I'll get to that in a minute.
Dexter loves to proudly walk around like a human and make people smile, and he so easily does that. I've attached a video below! I mean, look how absolutely adorable he is. I just can't get enough. I now follow him on Instagram.
Just watch this happy Colorado dog roam New York City without his wheelchair, which is made by an incredible New Hampshire company known as Walkin' Pets.
So here's the story behind this sweet Brittany Spaniel, Dexter. When he was a puppy, his owner, Kentee Pasek, told CBS News that he got out of his backyard, ran into traffic, and was hit by a car. He lost one leg and badly damaged the other one, thus becoming a wheelchair dog who used adaptive equipment to get around. Kentee says that she was on her porch one afternoon while Dexter was sitting down at the foot of it without the wheelchair. Kentee went back inside to grab her cup of coffee, and when she returned, Dexter was at the top of the porch.
She told CBS News that she was completely confused, so she picked up Dexter, put him at the bottom of the stairs, then grabbed her phone to see how exactly he made his way up the stairs. Sure enough, he walked up the stairs like a human, and he's never need the adaptive equipment again.
Watching his videos is so inspiring, and will always make you smile and laugh. People are happy to learn about him, and many see him as an inspiration for overcoming life challenges. Here's the CBS News story, which is both hilarious and moving.
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