The plight of farm animals born with disabilities can be pretty grim. Trident is a beautiful 6-month-old colt that was bred to pull carts and plows on an Amish farm. He was born with a deformity to his hind leg that makes it nearly impossible for him to walk. His owners wanted him euthanized. Luckily volunteers at Woodstock Farm Sanctuary had other ideas for the baby horse.
Let me start out by saying this story isn’t what you think. I am not going to drill you about having more patience. I’m not going to say it will make you accept your loved ones, co-workers or neighbors. This story of why having more patience should be your only New Year’s resolution is about being kind to yourself. It is a goal I consider to be important for everyone who is the 24/7 caretaker of a special needs pet. [Read more…]
I hope 2017 brings health, happiness and peace to your life. Here at Lessons From A Paralyzed Dog, 2016 has been another year of growth. The little blog I started three years ago, is becoming a “go to” resource for owners of paraplegic pets. Every week I hear from pet parents who have questions about their newly diagnosed paralyzed dog or cat. It gives me great joy to ease their worries by directing them to stories I have posted on this blog that can help.
Some of those stories became pretty popular this year. I think it’s because they were the ones that benefitted readers the most. So here is your chance to get caught up on those posts or refresh your memory if you happened catch them when they first appeared. [Read more…]
Happy Howlidays! It has been a hectic holiday season, but I just couldn’t let Christmas pass by without sharing these charming holiday books for dog lovers in your family. I apologize for releasing this list so late, but if you are reading this story for ideas about your own last minute holiday shopping; I have a feeling you will be able to sympathize.
In any case, I love books and I didn’t want to wait until next Christmas to share these gems. [Read more…]