If you took a quick look at little Bonsai, he would appear to be a regular Bulldog puppy, except he always appears to be sitting down.
As you can see in the picture, Bonsai is an adorable puppy, but just from the waist up. Bonsai was born with a bottom half, but it was removed because his spinal column didn’t reach that far down, thus rendering his legs, tail, and everything below his stomach unusable.
And if the malformed spinal column wasn’t enough, Bonsai was also born with Swimmer’s Syndrome – a condition that causes his front legs to splay out , making mobility even more of a challenge – on top on not having back legs.
But does any of this effect Bonsai’s temperament? See for yourself!
Bonsai ~ Half a Bulldog, Twice the Love
This video was taken before Bonsai went in for surgery. In it you can see the extent to which his hind quarters are underdeveloped.
Even though the surgical procedure is finished, Bonsai still has a tough road ahead of him, with years of physical therapy and training to look forward to. But that won’t keep him from having the same upbeat personality. And, thanks to the wonderful people at Friends of Emma, Bonsai is sure to receive some top-notch care.
To lend your support to Bonsai and all the people caring for him, please visit his YouCaring page and make a donation.