This story was shared by Marlene R. who spent the past week volunteering at Best Friends Animal Society, the world famous rescue organization in Utah. During her stay at the sanctuary Marlene fell in love with a very special paralyzed dog named Kenny. She’s asking the readers of Lessons From A Paralyzed Dog for help to find a new home for Kenny.
One of my pet peeves about dog wheelchairs is that it sometimes takes two people to put a big, severely paralyzed dog into a cart. Sophie’s paralysis went from her mid-section to her rear legs and I didn’t have the strength to lift the full weight of her body with one hand and fasten her into the cart with the other. A reader told me about a new product that would have solved this problem for us. It’s a harness that clips directly into the wheelchair. Sophie would have loved this product.
This Wordless Wednesday is actually pretty wordy as I rant about marijuana, pets and public relations. You see, a local news station asked to interview a “pet health expert” about a study that found marijuana poisoning in pets is on the rise and I was picked for the job.
My city recently legalized medical marijuana so it is a timely subject here and I thought the interview would be fun. I reviewed the study, loaded up on all sorts of marijuana facts, agonized over my TV wardrobe and drove 40 minutes to the downtown studio. I was pumped and ready for the interview that would change the lives of pet parents all over town.
Two questions later– one that the reporter actually answered herself- I found myself driving back home.
The theory of six degrees of separation says that every person on the planet can be connected to any other person in six steps or less. This theory played out perfectly between three people whose only connection was me. On this Wordless Wednesday I’m going to try to tell the story in pictures.
Last winter Lessons From A Paralyzed Dog posted a story about this beautiful boy named Hayden who lost the ability to walk due to Degenerative Myelopathy. Hayden was one of the first dogs to turn in his dog wheelchair for a pair of skis.
Happy April Fool’s Wordless Wednesday! After reading the title of this story you probably think it’s an April Fool’s Day prank, but I promise the story is 100% true.
Twin baby goats, Aldo and Wanda, were born on January 25 to the Petersen family in Kilauea, Hawaii. Everything about the goats looked normal, but 8 hours after their birth the babies started to have problems. Here’s a video that explains what happened.