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Adorable Video Of Puppy Who Defied The Odds And Made It To Adulthood Will Bring A Tear To Your Eye

11/05/2015 13:20 BST | Updated 11/05/2015 13:59 BST

Dave Meinert's pet pooch Pegasus was born with a pigment deficiency defect.

The Great Dane was rescued from "backyard breeders" as a puppy. Sadly, most of her siblings didn't make it - they either died shortly after birth or were born deformed.

Pegasus, however, defied the odds and survived.

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"I was told that if she lived, she'd go deaf and blind," says Pegasus' owner, Dave Meinert. "So I decided to record every day we had left."

The gorgeous timelapse video by Meinert, a director from Cape Town, South Africa, shows Pegasus when she was a puppy.

The playful Great Dane leaps about on the treadmill, while her owner swoops in every now and then to help her back onto the machine.

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The heartwarming video spans across six months and shows Pegasus growing into a pretty gigantic, healthy-looking Great Dane who appears to have a wonderful temperament.

"I don't know how long she is going to live," says Meinert at the end of the film. "But right now is pretty great."

*Grabs tissues*

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[H/T Metro]