Sheyla

By Sheyla

LifeBuzz Staff

Pit Bull With Dwarfism Has No Idea She’s So Tiny.

It's easy to talk and preach about doing good deeds. It can be harder to put those words into action. The task can feel overwhelming and frustrating. Where do you begin such a daunting job? Rather than feel like you are just one person in a world of billions, unable to bring real change, take one step at a time, one life at a time. Before you know it, your actions will inspire others to do the same.

Ernie Altamirano, adopted a tiny pit bull named Sassy.

At the time of adoption, Altamirano was told that the canine would not live past her third birthday. "Three years old was pretty much the expectancy that everyone gave us. I've heard it so many times. So she turned four, and she's totally fine,” Alramirano said.

Ernie Altamirano, adopted a tiny pit bull named Sassy.

Sassy- The Small Wonder / Facebook

As a result of inbreeding, the pup was born with congenital deformities.

Despite being a purebred pit bull, Sassy is a dwarf canine. The adorable pup is about a quarter of the size of a full-grown pit bull.

As a result of inbreeding, the pup was born with congenital deformities.

Sassy- The Small Wonder / Facebook

Sassy struggles walking and breathing because of the twisted forelegs and flipper-like feet. Her tongue doesn’t quite fit in her mouth.

"She twerks when she walks because she has such bad hip dysplasia. They were going to try and straighten her legs, but she has flipper feet. She kind of walks on her forearms, and her feet are really just 'there,'" Altamirano explained. "They're underdeveloped. So if they straighten her legs, she's just going to be walking on the ends of bone because these feet don't do anything."

 Sassy struggles walking and breathing because of the twisted forelegs and flipper-like feet. Her tongue doesn’t quite fit in her mouth.

Sassy- The Small Wonder / Facebook

Sassy is also unable to bark due to her medical condition.

But for Altamirano this is just one of many qualities that makes Sassy special. "She just claps her jaw. You know she's trying to bark because she's just doing this jaw clap. I think it's hysterical," he admitted.

Sassy is also unable to bark due to her medical condition.

Sassy- The Small Wonder / Facebook

He said he fell in love with Sassy immediately.

"She's got a lot of problems. But she's totally smart, and she has no idea any of these things are going on," he explained.

He said he fell in love with Sassy immediately.

Sassy- The Small Wonder / Facebook

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