Take, for example, the story of a six-week-old Boston Terrier named Mick.
The poor pup was born with a cute-sounding-but-actually-pretty-nasty disorder called Swimmer Puppy Syndrome.
Due to his condition, Mick was unable to sit, stand, or walk.
That is, until he was taken in by the good folks at The Mia Foundation — an organization devoted to giving animals with birth defects "a fighting chance."
It's appropriate, therefore, that this video showing Mick taking his very first steps after being treated by the foundation features the iconic theme music from Rocky.
You can continue to follow Mick's progress by visiting The Mia Foundation's Facebook page.