ネットで話題の背骨の短いワンコ“カジモド”-ナルシストな発言もかわいい!

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アメリカのケンタッキー州で、背骨の短いジャーマンシェパードが保護されて話題になっている。

12月に保護された奇妙な犬

昨年12月、米ケンタッキー州の保護施設が、小さくて奇妙なジャーマンシェパードを保護した。

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背骨の短い奇妙な姿に、施設の人々は狭いケージに押し込まれて育ったのだろうと考えたという。子犬の頃につけられたのであろう首輪は、首の周りに深い傷をつけていた。

実はカジモドの姿は、生まれつき背骨が短い病気にかかっているため。

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全国でも13匹しか確認されていない珍しい病気だ。しかしカジモドはそんな病気にも負けず、保護施設の職員から5日間も逃げ回るほど、元気いっぱいだったという。

I wanted to wait until our page grew a bit before thanking the most important people on my journey: Shelter Director Kay Turpin where I was brought in as a stray, her wonderful, compassionate staff, and Terri Simpson for contacting Secondhand Hounds to see if they could accept me into their program. Without these true angels, I might not be here today at all. Their job is often thankless and heartbreaking, so today let’s say THANK YOU in the biggest way!Here is a bit of my backstory from Terri, as well as the video Sara received the day she said yes to me:Back in December, a very odd, thin, smelly and “crunched up” German Shepherd dog ended up at a rural south central Kentucky animal shelter. He had been running for 5 days before animal control caught him and brought him in. Our first thought was that he had been kept in a crate that was too small and ended up developmentally hindered due to the small quarters. I know a Collie that had a curved spine due to the same scenario, and we had never heard of short spine syndrome, so that made sense to us.When his stray hold was over, the Director of that shelter asked for my assistance in securing rescue for the odd but very lovable dog. I sent out a couple of pleas to rescues that have an excellent reputation for helping animals in need of specialized medical attention, one of which was Secondhand Hounds and my friend Sara. One rescue declined, but Sara said yes and also explained to us what his rare medical condition was. In the meantime we also made another gruesome discovery – Quasi had an open wound caused by an embedded collar, and it went all the way around his neck. His transport had to be changed due to the inability to follow normal transport protocols which require that all dogs wear a collar (or harness) and leash, and also a sliplead for safety purposes when transferring from vehicle to vehicle on Mobile Mutts Rescue transport. Basic vetting was done and Quasi came home with me for a short time before transport. He, along with a few fosters and my personal crew, were great company during the 3 days we were completely snowed in last week. On Wednesday January 27 I got up at 4AM to get Quasi ready and drive to Lexington to meet the first leg of his transport. He overnighted in IL and arrived safe and sound at Secondhand Hounds in MN on Thursday. Media outlets and social networks like Facebook have covered his story from IL to MN, but that wasn’t where it started. The first chapter of Quasi’s story started the day he was born, and the next chapter began the day he was picked up by animal control and brought to the shelter. Had it not been for the love and compassion of Director Kay Turpin and her amazing staff, Quasi may have never made it out. But because she cares for each and every animal there, she reached out to get Quasi the help he needed. With a full shelter and not enough rescue assistance, we are always working our tails off to keep the animals alive and moving through the system, either by adoptions or asking for help from rescues. Quasi was loved from the moment he arrived scared and shy at the shelter. It is because of that love that he is where he is today.Rescue doesn’t start at transport, or at final destination. Rescue starts the moment a frightened and nervous dog or cat arrives at a shelter and a staff member wraps his or her arms around them and whispers words of comfort and love; it continues through advocating to get that animal where it needs to be. If you are a proud owner of a rescue animal, whisper a word of thanks not only to the rescue you adopted from, but also to those people at the beginning of the story – shelter workers, rescue coordinators, fosters and volunteers who give both time and money to provide temporary shelter in their homes or boarding, food, collars, leashes, toys, gas for transport, and most importantly love to the animals in their care while they wait for the day they finally start their journey home. I am proud of what we did for Quasi, but I’m just as proud of what we do for ALL of them. Rescue on, until there are none. ❤

Posted by Quasi The Great on 2016年1月30日

 

 ナルシストなカジモド

カジモドのフェイスブックページが作られたのは、1月29日のこと。当初はスタッフが投稿をしていたが、ここ数件の投稿はカジモド自身が行っているようだ。

現在までに2万8000以上の「いいね!」がつけられており、驚いた彼はこんな内容を投稿している。「どうしてみんな僕のことを知りたがるの? 僕は普通の犬だよ。障害なんてない。僕は特別で違っているだけだよ。それだけさ」

他にもカジモドはこんな投稿をしている。

▼「僕っていい恋人なんだ」

I’m a lover

Posted by Quasi The Great on 2016年1月29日

この動画は今までに9万回以上も再生されている。

▼「君のハートをメロメロにしちゃったかな」

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▼「彼女、僕にぞっこんなんだ」

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どうやらカジモドは少々ナルシストのようだ。

また、お世話になっているスタッフを「天使」と呼び、「大きな声でありがとうと言おう」とコメントしている。

治療が最優先

施設には多くの人から、「彼を養子にしたい」という問い合わせが来ているという。

しかし、施設では治療をとにかく優先させ、元気になってから引き取り先を探すかどうかを考えるそうだ。

2015年には背骨が短く、同じくカジモドという名の犬が「世界一醜い犬」という名誉に輝いている

World Ugliest Dog 2015

World Ugliest Dog 2015

彼の飼い主はカジモドを引き取った理由を、「かわいそうだからではなく、瞳の奥に輝きを見つけたから」とコメントしている。

新・カジモドもいい飼い主に恵まれることを祈るばかりだ。

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