“The best part of having a paralyzed dog is that you always know where she is.”
I’ve heard about dogs that are paralyzed, but continue to be mobile by using their upper body strength to pull themselves across the floor so they can move around their houses as they please. Sophie wasn’t that type of dog and maybe it was because of her advanced age. At 11 years-old she pretty much stayed in whatever room where I left her. Her immobility posed a problem because it meant that she couldn’t reach food or water by herself and it kept her isolated from the rest of the family. Ken and I knew this type of arrangement wasn’t what we wanted for our dog, so we set out to find an easy mode of transporting Sophie inside our house.