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.
Stories of amazing pets who have suffered a handicap or disability or paralysis.
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…]
The dog in the video below touched my heart. He is a Labrador retriever born with dwarfism. The condition is a rare defect. His body is shaped like a full-sized Lab, but his legs are underdeveloped. They bow and keep him from growing to a normal height. Dogs with dwarfism suffer from joint pain and have problems walking.
Just when I think I have heard about every way a pet can develop mobility problems, I am surprised to learn something new. [Read more…]
The photo above sits in a frame on my dresser. I pass by it every day and usually it puts a smile on my face. This morning it made me wish I could turn time backwards. I love this picture because it was taken when Cody, Sophie and Shadow were young and healthy. I also love this picture because it brings back memories of our Christmas Day snow party in the desert. [Read more…]
Drum roll please… Bailey and I are formally introducing Olivia the Beagle. Nearly 3 weeks ago Bailey became the big sister (and I do mean BIG compared to Olivia) to the most endearing and petite Beagle. Both of us could not be happier. Olivia was part of a rescue transport of Beagles that came from Oklahoma. We agreed to foster her, but after a couple of weeks we officially made her part of the family.
Olivia is my first small dog after having Dobermans, Labs, German shepherds and a couple of Rottweiler mixes. I intentionally looked for a small dog because I wanted to be able to lift the pup when we both got old(er). I also needed a sturdy little dog with enough energy to keep up with Bailey.
When we met Olivia, Bailey and I both knew she fit the whole package. She is a young dog with just the right amount of pep and the sweetest (with a bit of stubborn tossed in) disposition. And as an added bonus she likes my two cats. [Read more…]