Sparky lives with his owner happily in the U.S. and photography is definitely not his favorite hobby. Every time an owner named Kennedy tries to take a picture with him, he starts to “melt” or make a hilarious face.
“When I take pictures with him, he’s got a certain tolerance, and once he’s over it, he just flops himself down — it’s almost like he’s throwing a tantrum,” Kennedy Simmons, Sparky’s dad, told The Dodo. “He becomes limp, and every once in a while, he’ll side-eye me and give me the meanest look, like, ‘Are we done yet?”
Kennedy works as a nurse at a veterinary clinic, and he loves animals very much. He rescued Sparky at work when a family surrendered him to the vet clinic because they could no longer care for him. This happened after Sparky lost one front paw.
“They were a great family, but he had to get surgery, and they were so afraid to let him do anything after he broke his leg,” Simmons told The Dodo. “They genuinely wanted him to have a good puppyhood with someone who wouldn’t be afraid to let him do anything anymore.He’s been wild since day one,” Simmons said. “If you don’t have eyes on Sparky, he’s getting into something. If he’s out of your sight, he’s either snatching a piece of food from the table or grabbing a sock out of the hamper.”
The kind Kennedy loved his patient so much that he took him in. Sparky needed special surgery, and the guy nursed him back to health. But the active doggie quickly recovered and learned to live on three paws to the fullest.
Now Sparky is happy and surrounded by love. In addition to him, Kennedy has two other dogs, with whom the doggie gets along fine.
“I’ve had several other dogs who were special needs, and he’s just got something so special. He’s just a little ray of sunshine when you get home,” Simmons said. “His name is so fitting — he’s got a spark in his eye, and he brings so much joy to everyone because he’s really not afraid of anything.”