In 2010, Barbie, the poodle, was struck by a motorbike when she was returning to her hometown of Mianyang, China. Her owner immediately rushed her to the hospital, where she underwent surgery to save her life. Sadly, her left foreleg had to be amputated.
Despite the devastating accident, Barbie’s owners were unsure of how she would be able to cope. However, this little dog’s resilience showed through when she began teaching herself how to walk on her hind legs.
Barbie, now 9-years-old, can walk up to a little over half a mile on her hindlegs. She also became an internet sensation when her owners shared her story online.