Some times we meet animals that truly touch our hearts. It was this way when I met Kiko, an abandoned dog at the Brookhaven Animal Shelter & Adoption Center.
Kiko was picked up as stray by an Animal Control Officer in early 2011 after being hit by a car and was brought to the Brookhaven Animal Shelter & Adoption Center. Unfortunately, his injuries were severe and so Kiko had to have his left front leg amputated.
Kiko is a gentle reminder of many important life lessons. Kiko, and most dogs, do not let the challenges that fall on their laps interfere in their daily activities, their emotional state or their abilities. Kiko runs just as fast, and plays just as hard, as a dog with all four legs. And he enjoys it! He doesn’t seem to even notice he is missing a front leg.
“Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge.” ― Eckhart Toll
Kiko is a reminder that disabilites do NOT need to define us. And that we cannot judge people – or animals – based on their disabilities, their race, etc. As a 3-legged Pit Bull, Kiko didn’t stand a chance at the shelter. Not only was he physically and permanently disabled, but his “race” that he was born into is not one that is accepted by mainstream society. The Pit Bull is judged, condemned and killed.
Kiko has since been pulled into the Hounds Town Charities, Inc. program where he spends his days at doggie daycare, enjoying his new life until he finds his fur-ever home.
He is one of the happiest dogs you will ever meet; and he has so many life lessons to teach us all. Not only does he exhibit the true Pit Bull character of strength, resilience and LOVE – but he is not a victim of his circumstance.
Please enjoy his video, and perhaps spread the word about Pit Bulls… and the important lessons they can teach us in this life.