>> 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.>>
An unconditional love that's helped keep man and dog on their feet.
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.
>> 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.
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.
>> How can you beat this? Look at this face. This is unconditional love.>>