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(Click On Detroit)   Lost toddler rescued by three-legged dog, proving that although slow and dangerous behind the wheel, three-legged dogs can still serve a purpose   ( divider line
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2005-03-03 03:24:52 PM  
nice dumb N dumber addaption
2005-03-03 03:25:03 PM  
Your dog wants his leg back.
2005-03-03 03:26:26 PM  
Did the dog say "I can make it on my own!" when interviewed?
2005-03-03 03:29:37 PM  
My dog walks on three legs due to a car accident, but still has his fourth, mostly useless leg. Does that make him a three-legged dog?
2005-03-03 03:29:49 PM  
He's got the heart of a champion!

/I don't know what I'm doing with my life
2005-03-03 03:31:06 PM  
I had a three legged dog once (got too close to the hay mower). She could still run down rabbits.
2005-03-03 03:34:13 PM  
great dog. she should probably be employed watching the kid from now on, since the parents are having such trouble...

/i know, it was just an accident
//cranky response, sorry
2005-03-03 03:36:05 PM  
Meh. My four-legged dog could've found the kid 33% faster.
2005-03-03 03:55:08 PM  
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2005-03-03 03:56:52 PM  
I'll go one better.


I dare you not to laugh...
2005-03-03 03:58:27 PM  
Sorry: Should have warned you, it's a 3.0 MB file....
2005-03-03 04:04:01 PM  
He was looking for the man who shot his paw.
2005-03-03 05:02:54 PM  
my old girlfriend called me a three legged dog - but none came.
2005-03-03 05:03:16 PM  
good headline submitter

/i didn't submit this with a better headline, wait I didn't submit this at all!
2005-03-03 05:03:33 PM  
Too bad they couldn't find a two-legged elephant to do it.
2005-03-03 05:05:07 PM  
I don't get how a 3-legged dog is like an old person.
2005-03-03 05:06:07 PM  
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2005-03-03 05:06:42 PM  
GooberMcFly: I dare you not to laugh...

I'm in too much awe to laugh
2005-03-03 05:06:55 PM  
Good reference submitter.
2005-03-03 05:06:58 PM  
GooberMcFly: I'll go one better.


I dare you not to laugh..

2005-03-03 05:11:00 PM  

Here are my emotions while watching:


That dog is a better man than I.
2005-03-03 05:13:40 PM  
My neighbor just adopted a three leg dog (left front leg gone). This dog amazes me - things like going up stairs and such are no big deal for this dog.

I call him "Tripod." His real name is "Scooter," which is just as apropos I guess.

2005-03-03 05:13:46 PM  

I failed your dare, if shamefully.
2005-03-03 05:13:54 PM  

I couldn't agree more.
2005-03-03 05:13:57 PM  
Dumbest. Reference. Ever.

/pun intended
2005-03-03 05:15:36 PM  

Many Snausages for you!
2005-03-03 05:16:46 PM  
i see three legged dogs all the time...they do just fine, sometimes better

there is this one dog that has no back legs and he has a wheelchair type thingy he uses to get around...

i bump into more things that he does
2005-03-03 05:16:53 PM  
Glad to see Little Brudder is saving lives.

2005-03-03 05:17:13 PM  
In other news, a cat pissed on something valuable and showed emotion by blinking and twitching its tail.

/dogs rule cats 4ever aiight!
2005-03-03 05:18:50 PM  
2005-03-03 05:20:34 PM  

Completly failed that dare then....

/you owe me a new keyboard
2005-03-03 05:21:35 PM  
GooberMcFly: I dare you not to laugh...

funny but also amazing (!) ps, the dog is not smiling, he is panting because he is hot.
2005-03-03 05:27:25 PM  
dogs also pant because they are excited or stressed...

my dog pants so drool will soak through my pants, which makes me stand up to get out of his way, which makes him think he's getting food

it's like a Laurel and Hardy skit 24/7 at my house
2005-03-03 05:32:02 PM  
I stopped in to say, "Nice headline!" but your link is MUCH better. Funny and compelling...
2005-03-03 05:36:16 PM  
You don't eat a great dog like that all at once.
2005-03-03 05:36:56 PM  
Ok, so what I don't get is why they have the 2 legged dog on a it *really* going to outrun them?
2005-03-03 05:37:27 PM  
If there was ever a dog who deserves a steak for dinner, it's Sasha.
2005-03-03 05:41:56 PM  
When I watched that video segment, I swear to God that Queen's "You're my best friend" came on the radio at work and I nearly burst into tears. Faith. Thanks.
2005-03-03 05:43:36 PM  
Is it wrong to laugh?

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2005-03-03 05:44:47 PM  
sniff ...

Widdle Bruddah!

I can make it on my own!
2005-03-03 05:44:50 PM  
Inflatable Jesus

it's ok, just don't let the dog hear you

they have feelings too
2005-03-03 05:44:56 PM  
Never trust a dog behind the wheel. Trust Toonces!
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2005-03-03 05:45:35 PM  
I had no idea there were so many of these...

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2005-03-03 05:50:00 PM  
Toonces! You're alive! I always thought that Toonces died in a fiery ball at the bottom of some cliff.
2005-03-03 05:52:04 PM  
my best friend has a three legged Pug...AND hard wood floors

i laff my ass off everytime i see that dog try to make a corner...
2005-03-03 05:56:00 PM  
The dog was named "Tippy"
2005-03-03 05:57:47 PM  
Little known fact about 3-legged dogs - while they can do most anything their non-paw-challenged counterparts can, they sink like a stone in water and can't swim to save their lives.

/mine had 3 legs for the last 8 of 15 years of life
//still miss him greatly sigh
2005-03-03 05:58:41 PM  
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2005-03-03 05:59:23 PM  
I've seen video footage of 2-legged dogs, both ways.

The one with only 2 rear legs was on Maury, and I think was the ebaumsworld video(can't check from work). Walked like a chicken.

There's the other dog with no rear legs, and was IIRC also featured in a fark article. Walked on the front and did the act of comforting other dogs in the owners' dog rescue shelter. Shows you the human emotions dogs can do(that and the pic of the horrified pug).
2005-03-03 06:00:21 PM  
I don't really think that animals missing limbs are funny... but that's just me.
2005-03-03 06:03:58 PM  
"Here's more on this unblablevable story"
2005-03-03 06:04:09 PM  
Did any one see the little three legged puppy named Peg on Monster Garage?
2005-03-03 06:05:29 PM  

my friends pug can swim...but whatever
2005-03-03 06:07:46 PM  
i had a 3 legged pit bull named stumpy.
2005-03-03 06:08:21 PM  
Since after reading this arcticle I now have this Paul McCartney song going round and round in my head, I thought I'd be generous and share it with you..


Well when I walk, when I walk
On my horse upon the hill (when I walk the horse upon a hill)
Well when I walk, walk walk walk
On my horse upon the hill (when I walk the horse upon a hill)
And I lay me down
Will my lover love me still

A Dog is here, (a dog is here), a dog is there (a dog is there)
My dog he got three leg
But he can't run

Well when I thought, well I thought
When I thought you was my friend (when I thought I could call you my friend)
When I thought, when I thought
When I thought you was my friend (when I thought I could call you my friend)
But you laid me down, put my heart around the bend

A fly flies in (a fly flies in), a fly flies out (a fly flies out)
Most flies they got three leg, but mine got one.

Well when I fly when I fly when I fly, when I fly above the cloud
(when I fly above the man in the crowd)
Well when I fly when I fly when I fly, when I fly above the crowd
(when I fly above the man in the crowd)
You can knock me down with a feather, yes you could
But you know it's not allowed (but you know it's not allowed)

A Dog is here, (a dog is here), a dog is there (a dog is there)
My dog he got three leg
But he can't run

My dog he got three leg
Your dog he got none
My dog he got three leg
Your dog he got none
My dog he got three leg
Your dog he got none
2005-03-03 06:10:33 PM  
I was wondering how long it would take for Li'l Brudder to make it here. Couldn't find a pic myself............

/Heart of a champion
2005-03-03 06:12:08 PM  
also, the physical therapy clinic in my building has one of those underwater tread mill things for hip, knee, shoulder surgery patients...they put the amputees in as well to get them used to being without the limb to help them walk better after surgery...most just start swimming and do fine on dry land later on...

i love animal threads
2005-03-03 06:13:15 PM  

awwww! my pits are in my profile

they are the best! stubborn...but awesome pets!
2005-03-03 06:16:12 PM  
OK, GooberMcFly, now I am definitely going to hell.

But hey, ya know, good for the dog.

/boing, boing, boing...
2005-03-03 06:18:22 PM  
2005-03-03 06:19:22 PM  

Pit Bulls scare me a lot (I get nervous around big dogs in general because I got bit when I was a kid). I know lots of people who have them though. I had an elderly relative who was seriously injured by a neighbor's pit bull twice when she was just walking to the mail box. I also saw a show on TLC or something about a pit bull that ate off a toddler's face. It was a family pet that had always been around the child and just one day turned. Are you ever worried that yours will do something like that?
2005-03-03 06:23:01 PM  
sorry I spelled your name wrong eyedvmtech
2005-03-03 06:31:21 PM  

I have had a few pits, and from my experience, it is all in the training. If you are sweet to the dog, they will be sweet. The opposite is also true. Many dogs bite people for funny reasons, usually due to someone teasing them in the past. Pit bulls get the bad rep due their strength once they do decide to bit.
2005-03-03 06:34:55 PM  

nope, not at all

you never hear about the little poodle that chewed off a finger of a 3 months old infant, or the golden retriever that sent a co-worker of mine to the hospital...or the cocker spaniel that took off half of my face when i was 10, or the beagle that attacked my little brother a couple of years ago....

it goes with all breeds, not just pitts....i have been working for veterinarians for over 15 years and have yet to be bit by a pit bull...i have never even had to muzzle one...but i can go on and on about poodles, shih tzu's, border collies, cocker spaniels, labradors etc...that DO require a muzzle or an escort to and from the owners car because they are so aggressive...

it's all in how they are raised and the first few months with and away from the mother...their aggressive tendencies usually show up as early as 8 weeks and that's when the behavioral modifications should be made...obedience training, spay/neuter, and yes, sometimes, "pink juice" for those who just don't snap out of it...

i have a ten year old son that both of those dogs just love more than anything...i don't worry because i know how and who trained those dogs (me) and they know i am the boss, and they know my son is dominant over them...they know their place and they stick to it....althought they can be stubborn and stupid, but that's just being a dog!

stereotypes are not just for humans...
2005-03-03 06:35:47 PM  

Yeah, that's what I've heard. I try to be openminded. It's hard for me not to be uneasy around them though.
2005-03-03 06:37:51 PM  
Thanks for your response! Hopefully someday I'll get over my silly fear of dogs. haha
2005-03-03 06:42:57 PM  

it's not's a normal emotion to have if you have had a bad experience in the past

my recommendation is, start with a puppy, maybe as young as 6 weeks...more than likely, she will look to you as a "mother" figure and adore you and worship you until they day you two are parted....dogs truely do live to serve and make their master happy at all times...

good luck!
2005-03-03 06:51:42 PM  
Lil Brudder ;_;
2005-03-03 06:55:01 PM  
They seriously dropped the ball.... They should have named the dog tippy.
2005-03-03 06:55:53 PM  
some breeds are more likely to bite. I'm sure if there were a study this would be backed up. There in fact could be, but I'm too lazy/stupid/tired to bother searching.
2005-03-03 07:04:26 PM  
My three legged poodle was the best dog I ever had. Found her that way as a stray. I can see though that the owners didn't watch the dog so it has 3 legs now, and should have been obvious their kid would end up missing cause these folks have proven they aren't responsible people.

The_Golem is right!
2005-03-03 07:10:58 PM  
Props to the link submitter for the Dumb and Dumber reference!
2005-03-03 07:15:44 PM  
I am glad this wasn't in the netherlands
2005-03-03 07:42:57 PM  
Hey I have 3 legs.

/I'm going to hell
2005-03-03 08:25:41 PM  
There was a 2-legged dog on Animal Planet today on "Adoption Tales." Her name was Tonka and they made her first wheel chair out of a tonka truck. I was crying like the little girl I am.

And I wish they'd have mentioned if the neighbor dog had met the kid before. Dogs recognize children as things to be protected so it's not so surprising that this dog would hear the kid in the woods and say "hey! that's not right!"
2005-03-03 09:10:21 PM  

That was hilarious. I laughed pretty hard.

At the same time, I am happy for that dog. Alot of dogs have to get put down with nothing wrong with them, and this guy is living it up.

Makes me want to go somewhere and save a dog that nobody would take...he seems like a really awesome dog.
2005-03-03 10:14:08 PM  
I saw a three legged pig once.

It was when I was in Journalism school at UK. We had to practice writing feature stories and I'd heard about this three legged pig at some farm way back up in a holler. So I spend half a day tracking down the place and finally find the guy who own the pig.

I asked him about it and sure enough, he shows me a three legged pig. "How'd he lose his leg?" I asked.

"Well, lemme tell you about that pig," he says. "That there pig's a hero. Last winter my little three year old son got out of the house and ran out onto the ice what was on that pond over yonder. He got out in the middle and fell right through. That pig jumped right out of his pen, ran over there, dove in the freezing water and pulled my boy out!"

"Wow! That's some pig. But how'd he lose his leg?" I asked again.

"That's not all," Cletus continued. "Just two months ago I was asleep in my bed when all of sudden I wake up to the awfulest squeallin' and a'squallin' you ever heard. That pig was in my bedroom. Now that I was awake, I realized I smelled smoke. Turned out the house was on fire! Cause that pig saw the fire start, jumped out of his pen, broke into the house, found my room and woke me up. We was able to save the house without much damage cause of that pig."

"That's amazing!" I said. "But please, tell me how the pig lost his leg."

"Oh. Well, you know, when you've got a friend like that, you don't want eat him all at once."
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