Pictures of Ella 5 months after accident


  • She looks great, I love the video and the last thing I saw was a missing leg. Watching all the familiar ways that basenjis sniff and lean- I loved watching it. It's taught me more about basenjis that I didn't know before the update, thanks!


  • She is a gorgeous girl and definitely deserves to be shown off here! Watching the video you hardly even notice that she's missing a leg. We've encountered quite a few dogs at the dog park who have lost a leg, an eye, or still have a leg which they are unable to use or never formed properly. None of these dogs are phased by it in the least and keep up with the other dogs just as well as if they weren't missing "xyz". It's a shame that so many people pass by these dogs never realizing they're missing out on a fantastic companion. One three legged dog wrestled with and chased Loki around and gave him a pretty good workout 😉


  • Dogs aren't really concerned with the number of legs they have, as long as they can get around. Heck, check YouTube for the number of two-legged dogs out there, missing only one is nothing! And if it makes you feel any better, missing a rear leg is better than missing a front leg because there is much more weight up front (and now you have 4 less nails to cut).


  • Amen to less nails to cut! I've been doing Oakley since he was 10 weeks old and his breeder did before that, yet he's a still a pain in the a**
    🙂


  • Well thanks for the overwhelming positive support Not that I am surprised. Although I am surprised by the number of responses in one day. Most of the things mentioned are things we have already thought about. Yes, she would be an good candidate for a therapy dog–except she is distrustful of strangers. Yes, we only have 3 paws to trim nails on. Yes, her missing leg is not even the first thing you notice on the videos. Yes, she can still run faster than most other dogs (she can fly when has a good reason!). And mostly, yes our dogs teach us to live in the moment and with joy. But thanks for mentioning all of those things.


  • Ella is lovely, and I'm very happy to hear she's doing so well. You both show great courage and great heart. Not everyone would have given her the chance to prove what a survivor she is… and what an inspiration she can be. Thanks for coming back to share the pics and her story.


  • Wonderful! Keep posting!


  • Lovely pictures. She is obviously still enjoying life. What a neat amputation. As the others have said the missing leg is the last thing you notice. Well done to you all and especially Ella.


  • Glad to hear she is doing well. I also see you have a bad case of basenji Bed-bug!


  • she looks so happy 🙂

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