'Super Rue' is one determined dachshund - FOX 35 News Orlando

'Super Rue' is one determined dachshund

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Rue is a 2-year-old dachshund with an alter-ego. She's known as "Super Rue" to her fans and she is no stranger to trouble.

She has downed an entire bagel, gotten sick licking a toad, and is constantly on "squirrel patrol" at her family's downtown home.

"She looks for the squirrels outside," said owner Jessica Reimann.  "That's really stressful for her. She wants to protect the house from the squirrels."

Her antics are shared daily on popular Facebook page, Rue's Road to Recovery.

"I just want a day where there's not a Rue adventure," Reimann said.

It all sounds pretty basic for a dog, but Rue is not just any dog. Her back legs don't quite work; however, that doesn't slow her down. After being rescued from a shelter in Miami, she has had two surgeries to try to fix her paralysis.

"She had surgery on the discs in her back," Reimann explained.  "The discs in the vertebrae start to deteriorate and part of the spinal cord actually pokes out and causes the paralysis, so the University of Florida did emergency surgery."

Rue's Facebook fans have helped chip-in for her surgeries and a doggy wheelchair, which she has since outgrown.  A new one comes next week, also thanks to her loyal fans.

And what would an Internet sensation be without a YouTube channel?  Yes, this little "doxie" is also the star of "Rueality TV."

Reimann uses the YouTube Channel to teach her second grade class to keep trucking along in class.

"You have to work hard, because she's working hard.  That sort of inspires them.  Rue hasn't given up."

Doctors say Rue's chance of walking are better than 50/50.

"If she never walked again, she would be completely content," Reimann said.   "Everybody wants to hear about Rue.  Yes, you're a good girl!"



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