Ollie, the three legged golden retriever puppy has become a worldwide Instagram star, and with good reason. Born without one of his front paws and forearms, Ollie doesn't let his disability slow him down. His good nature, playful disposition, and of course his Golden Retriever Puppy cuteness make him a joy to watch. Just ask his 49,200 instagram fans!
He loves to play and cuddle, and like most golden retrievers, Ollie enjoys swimming and hanging out by the pool. His owner Alex Widmer stated in an interview that he and his wife hope Ollie will be working as "a therapy or service dog" and that Ollie "lets people touch him and hold him, and he loves it. I love that he melts in your arms." Who wouldn't want to cuddle with such a heartthrob?
Ollie's claim to fame was the video showing how he managed to overcome his fears to climb a very large step from the back yard into the house with the caption: "Our back door has been another big challenge for me. It has a rather larger step than most..and I finally conquered my fear and made it up by myself!"
Ollie meets life's challenges with an indomitable puppy spirit. His photos and videos, combined with the love of his family, show that just because someone is different--regardless of species--it doesn't mean they can't tackle every day with joy.
Image: Instagram (ollievuesomuch)