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Time-Lapse Of My Rescued Puppy Growing Up On A Treadmill
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Animals, Video7 years ago

Time-Lapse Of My Rescued Puppy Growing Up On A Treadmill

I rescued Pegasus from backyard breeders when she was a puppy. Most of her siblings died at birth or were deformed. She is a “double-merle” and was born with a severe lack of pigment. Most double-merles are born blind and/or deaf and I was told that if she lived, this might happen to her, too.

Rather than focus on the negative, I wanted a way to document her good days of good health and celebrate them. I set about taking a picture of her growing up every day not knowing how long it would last. The result is a pretty amazing time-lapse that spanned half a year as she grew from a week 4 week old puppy to a 7 month old teenager. She’ll always be plagued with health issues but she’s happy and has the most loving disposition.

I am a filmmaker in South Africa. I work a lot with animals, creating pieces that people can engage with emotionally. This record of Pegasus’s life became something very personal as it grew.

More info: davemeinert.com

I was told that if she lived, she’d go deaf and blind, so I decided to record every day we had left

I still don’t know how long she is going to live

…but right now is pretty great

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CodrutaV
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7 years ago

the purest love! she's a beauty! and you both are awesome! congrats! <3

kariemedina
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7 years ago

you are a good man.... your dog is an angel.... god bless you both (hablo español, disculpen si mi ingles es malo)

MassimoMele
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7 years ago

he is the dog 's angel

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KathyKersey
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7 years ago

Love this story! What a gorgeous dog; she is beautiful!

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CodrutaV
Community Member
7 years ago

the purest love! she's a beauty! and you both are awesome! congrats! <3

kariemedina
Community Member
7 years ago

you are a good man.... your dog is an angel.... god bless you both (hablo español, disculpen si mi ingles es malo)

MassimoMele
Community Member
7 years ago

he is the dog 's angel

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KathyKersey
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7 years ago

Love this story! What a gorgeous dog; she is beautiful!

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