Monday, September 22 was the third annual National Walk ‘N Roll Dog Day to celebrate and honor wheelchair dogs around the world. The event was started in 2012 by award-winning author and advocate Barbara Techel in memory of her beloved dog Frankie. A fall left the dachshund paralyzed with Intervertabral Disc Disease (IVDD).
Lessons From A Paralyzed Dog was contacted to see if our readers could spread the word about a paralyzed 4 month-old puppy that was found on the side of the road in Albuquerque, NM. She is all alone in the world and desperately needs a foster home to look after her until a rescue group can be found to help her. Lizee is a little dog with a big problem.
The drawing for the first-ever book giveaway from Lessons From A Paralyzed Dog was held Friday morning. I was excited that so many readers were interested in reading Miracle Dogs Adventures On Wheels.
When author and special ed. teacher, Sheri Levy first offered to share the story about her dog Mulligan, she was worried that his ordeal wouldn’t fit in with the theme of special needs pets that I focus on for Lessons From A Paralyzed Dog. Then it occurred to me the label of “special needs” doesn’t just apply to a physical or medical handicap; it also applies to animals with “emotional special needs” after being abused or neglected. So here is Mulligan’s story of recovery after being isolated and abused most of his life.