Have you ever been bullied?
I think we can all look back to a time that people weren’t very nice to us. But when people are being ugly to you for something that you have no control over, it’s even more hurtful and devastating.
And that’s exactly what Luke, a fifteen year old boy, has endured his whole life. Luke suffers from psoriasis, a skin condition that causes flaking, inflammation and thick white, silvery or red patches. He’s been made fun of for looking different for as long as he can remember. He looks different and people have certainly let him know they know it.
So that’s where an adorable eight-week-old puppy who was born with six legs comes into the picture. She has an extra front leg on each side.
Luke’s mom, Lauren, says the puppy hops around on her back legs like a kangaroo, so they’ve named her Roo. They found her online when they went to meet her, she came “bounding out” of her pen, jumping on her hind legs, and Lauren says “it was love at first sight” for her son and his dog.
“We absolutely love Roo to pieces,” insists Lauren. “She’s just a normal dog to us—just with a couple of extra bits."
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