Kolina is a youngAnatolian Shepherd who was born with a spinal condition, that occurs frequently in large dog breeds, commonly known as wobbles syndrome.Due to this condition, Kolina has trouble walking and any type of movement can be very painful, as her nerve endings in her back are tightly compressed. All of this also lead to neck aches and stiff muscles.
Kolina grew up lying on the couch and crouching low, not being able to play with the other puppies who were running and jumping around. The disease not only affected her mobility, but her social life too. Kolina must have felt like an outcast for her whole life.
But luckily, Kolina has a friend who makes it easier to accept the fact that she is not like other dogs. Her best friend in the world is called Paolo and he is a donkey.Felice Caputo, the pair's owner, says that Paolo is a typical donkey - stubborn and mischievous. When he first met Kolina, he didn't even glance her way twice, but as soon as he saw that she was disabled, something in his heart changed.
Paolo decided to adopt the pup as his cuddle buddy and they spend all day lounging around and playing in the hay or on the grass. With Paolo, Kolina does not need to pretend she can run or play and she does not miss it either - she has a friend who loves her just the way she is.