FIRST AIRED: March 22, 2017

Nice work! Enjoy the show!

×

You’re busy. We get it.

Stay on top of the news with our Editor’s Picks newsletter.

US Edition
Intl. Edition
Unsubscribe at any time. One click, it’s gone.

Thanks for signing up!

We've got more news

Get our editor’s daily email summary of what’s going on in the world.

US Edition
Intl. Edition
Replay Program
0:00
0:00
More Info

COMING UP:Share Opener Variant 1

×

Transcript

00:00:01
>> Meet Minmi, a two year old Maltese poodle mix. Once a stray, she has a new owner, with whom she has a lot in common. They're both amputees.>> I'm the new dad.>>
LAUGH]>>
An unconditional love that's helped keep man and dog on their feet.
00:00:22
The Santa Clara couple found out about Minmi, whose leg was amputated after a car accident, on the news. An anonymous donor, who paid for Minmi's amputation, wanted an amputee to adopt her.>> Got up that morning, saw the three legged dog on the TV. I had been waiting for a sign of when it was ready, when we were gonna be ready to adopt again.
00:00:43
>> I thought, well hey, what bigger sign could you get than that? I'm an amputee.>> Now, the two amputees are inseparable, linked by their own losses. Though Padilla doesn't see it that way.>> After I lost a leg, I didn't look at it as really a disability, it was a challenge, a hurdle.
00:00:58
Once you get over it, you move on. It's not that big of a deal.>> And move on he did, so much so that six months after he lost his leg, he competed in a swim from Alcatraz across San Francisco Bay. It's a can-do attitude the couple says is exemplified by Minmi every day.
00:01:15
>> How can you beat this? Look at this face. This is unconditional love.>>