The puppy dubbed Gemma Toothpick by an L.A. rescue has been an “amazing patient” throughout her medical ordeal

By Amy Jamieson
April 12, 2016 09:31 PM


Nobody likes a complainer.

And even though Gemma Toothpick has every reason to be one, those surrounding the tiny injured pup say she’s been an “amazing patient” throughout the medical ordeal that will fix her two broken front legs.

According to A Purposeful Rescue of Los Angeles, the 13-week-old puppy, who is shown wearing a pair of un-fur-gettable pink casts on Facebook, is a “pint-sized superhero” who has dealt with her extensive surgery with grace and calm.

“She needs our help,” said a post shared on the rescue’s Facebook page on Monday, when the Chihuahua came into its care. “She’s only 13 weeks old and has two broken front legs … This will not be a cheap surgery. If you have some extra change in your pockets we would be grateful.”

During pricey surgery (believed to cost close to $4,300), a plate was put in one leg and the other was splinted. The leggy girl came through surgery with flying colors — pink to be exact, the color of her casts — and the rescue shared a video of the sweet baby walking around just a few hours afterward (set with perfection to The Proclaimers’ song, “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)”).

“She is an absolute doll,” says one update. “The staff at ASEC were carrying her around like a baby and all said what an amazing little patient she was! She’s home now and headed to her foster tonight! We wanted to thank you all so much for your love, support, and donations for this little pop tart!”

To follow the dog’s progress or make a donation, visit this Facebook page.