This story originally appeared at Shareably.
Dogs don’t think like humans, they live in the present moment and just want to have fun. Sometimes, they can’t resist something like a pool, regardless of what obstacles they’re facing. This golden retriever is in a wheelchair battling cancer, but nothing could stop him from taking a dip in the pool with his best bud!
He even plowed over a pool-side chair and took it with him.
Lion is a playful golden retriever who is battling cancer which has left him in a wheelchair. Despite the illness, he’s still determined to have some fun.
The brave, 11-year-old golden retriever lives in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, at a bed and breakfast with a loving family and his best friend Taiia. On this sunny day last January, he was lugging around his wheelchair still with a smile on his face when something hilarious happened.
Lion and Taiia, have and Instagram page @goldentaiia , where their family posts adorable pictures and hilarious videos. In this particular video, Lion proves to us that we can still have fun no matter what predicament we find ourselves in.
When Lion saw Taiia enjoying a nice swim in the pool, he decided he couldn’t let her have all the fun! That’s when you see the precious pooch start running for the pool.
As soon as you see Lion take off, you know exactly what’s going on. His babysitter, Monica, frantically tries to catch up to him, not knowing what will happen with his wheelchair attached.
Monica doesn’t stand a chance, Lion has made up his mind and is determined to go swimming with Taiia. Once he gets to the edge of the pool, the only thing standing in his way is a pool-side chair which he begins plowing through.
Since she can’t stop him, Monica decides she can at least get the chair out of the way so his wheelchair doesn’t get tangled. After she pulls the chair, Lion goes diving headfirst into the pool.
With his wheelchair still attached, Lion pretty much does a somersault into the swimming pool. You can hear the laughter of his owner in the background as the spunky golden retriever jumps right in with a smile on his face. Even though he’s in a wheelchair, the funny dog is still a great swimmer!
Lion wiggles right out of his wheelchair as soon as he hits the water, swimming over to Taiia with the happiest expression on his lovable face.
The video went viral on Instagram, with already over 86k people viewing it and hundreds leaving comments for the hysterical dog.
It’s no surprise that Lion went viral, how could you not love that face? When you add in the frisky antics, his cute level just goes through the roof. On the Instagram page, you can see how much the people at the bed and breakfast love Lion and Taiia. I’m definitely staying there if I ever find myself in Rio De Janeiro.
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Lion meu amor bom dia. Como estão as coisas por aí?! Você tem visitado muitas tias e tios? Tem se jogado na piscina da pousada adoidado não tem??!!! A Taiia nadou com você outro dia que eu sei. Sei também que esteve aqui e também visitou outras tias. Faça isso amor, de um lambeijo nesse povo incrível que você conquistou e hoje podemos chamar de amigos. Não seria preciso tebetê para mamãe homenagear você. Farei isso até o fim dos meus dias. Essa foto do @pedrocarvalho_oficial contigo nossa como parece uma despedida. Foi assim que o Pedro me disse. Essa foto foi feira 14 horas antes de você partir. O Pedro estava a três dias pedindo Katia por favor trás o Lion aqui mas eu estava com medo de você fazer merda lá e pular na piscina com aqueles hóspedes nojentos que estavam lá lembra?! Acredita que quando deram review disseram que a pousada não é boa?! Imagina se vissem aquele show que só você sabia fazer?!!! Ahhhhh meu amor se eu soubesse eu teria levado você para nadar com o tio Pedro todos os dias. Eu pediu tanto. Agora a mãe não cansa de olhar para essa foto linda. 🌟
This is the cutest golden retriever ever, his ability to have fun in the face of adversity can teach us all an important lesson. No matter what obstacles we’re facing, it’s up to us to be positive and not let the bumps slow us down. Watch the incredibly cute video below!
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Gente do céu eu com o tendão de Aquiles inflamado só querendo cama e gelo tive que me virar nos trinta para receber nossa querida Monica para fotografar as crianças. Estava tudo bem até que o furacão chamado Lion coloca fogo no parquinho! 🤦♀️🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 . . . #omg @gooddogfotografia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #gloriousgoldens #goldenretriever #ilovegoldens #instagoldenretriever #goldentaiia #goldenretrievers #lionthegoldenforever #goldensofinstagram #lifedog #doglovers #amormaiordomundo #ferradurinha #ilovebuzios #dogs_of_world #animalplanet #instapetbrasil #instagoldens #petsofinstagram #cutedogs #buzios #lionthegolden #lionthegoldenforever #animallovers #thegoldenlion
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