No one expected Zosia to come running to meet visitors at the animal shelter.
The dog had been found in a bloody heap alongside train tracks. Her back legs were reduced to ribbons. She hardly had a tail to wag.
And yet, when Jennifer Deane visited her at the Jacksonville, Florida, shelter - scarcely hours after losing her legs last April - every fiber of the dog's being seemed to celebrate life.
"She didn't have her wheelchair yet, but I've got to tell you, she dragged her little body over to me and gave me kisses," Deane tells The Dodo. "And I was like, 'This girl is something special.'"