A fellow pet parent contacted me recently and asked if I could recommend a product that had a flat surface and wheels so her paralyzed dog could lie on top of it. She wanted to be able to easily move her dog from one to room to another in their home. Both of us pictured a device that looked like the dolly a mechanic uses while working underneath a car.
I couldn’t come up with any ideas other than buying an actual mechanic’s dolly, but I thought the woman’s idea was pretty clever. Someone should invent a padded version of a mechanic’s dolly for large paralyzed dogs.
The question brought back a flood of memories about Sophie and made me remember an important lesson that I haven’t shared. “Owners of paralyzed dogs should be prepared to do everything twice.”