Mykigus is not just a German Shepherd. He is the smallest of the whole litter and has the hardest time because of this physical disability. The dog has congenital dwarfism — achondroplasia.
A family from the American city of Clarksville, just love pets. German Shepherds Spartak and Temperance live in their house. They are the parents of Mikigus, who was born with dwarfism.
At first the baby did not differ from his brothers and sisters in any way. But in a month and a half, it became clear that the baby’s paws were not growing.
As the owner says: «Four months later, all our fears were confirmed. Mykigus suffered from congenital dwarfism with many side effects. The dog’s entire life would now be reduced to a constant struggle with the consequences of bone deformities in his paws.»
When the puppy was six months old, he suddenly stopped walking.
But his owners didn’t leave him in the lurch. They took him for walks in their arms, and bought a special stroller. Even his parents always tried to be near him and entertain him. Often his paws were sore. To alleviate the condition, ice cubes were applied to them. However, Mikigus played with them all the time like toys.
His mother was always there for him. She didn’t expect her baby to start running after her right away. She even invented games so he wouldn’t have to get up. For example, one day she brought a toy that they would roll around in each other’s faces.
«Despite the difficulties of moving around, the puppy is always happy and loves to play. We constantly took him outside and supported him with a special stroller when walking. But he is so persistent that he finally started walking on his own again,» says the owner.
He is a very cheerful dog and never got discouraged. Now he has become close to the owners’ daughter.
The girl says, «Mikigus is my little brother, my best friend, and a good dog. He’s part of our family. He thinks he’s like all dogs and short legs don’t bother him. I love him because he loves to play with me. The dog does a great job of not giving up and living life to the fullest.»
The owner sincerely believes that «Mykigus is the best animal in our house. Thanks to him, our daughters learn that love has no boundaries or differences. Everyone in this world deserves to be happy!»