This Wordless Wednesday I’d like to introduce you to Valentino, a paralyzed puppy that is looking for a new home. If you live in Northern California, this sweet little Chow Chow with the face of an angel could be your next fur kid.
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.
Winters are pretty mild in Las Vegas so when I see pictures on the evening news about ALL of the snow in other parts of the country, my heart goes out to the pet parents who face daily walks with their dogs. How do you do it?
Pet parents of handicapped dogs, like Hayden pictured above, are usually in worse shape, but this year they are saying, “Bring on those wintertime walks.”
As 2014 comes to an end many of us are excited about the resolutions we plan to make for the New Year. It made me wonder which New Year’s Resolutions my dogs and cats would pick for 2015. I don’t think it would be to lose 5lbs. or to be more organized. Here are the Pet New Year’s Resolutions I picture my pets choosing to make their year a good one.
I share stories about special needs pets all the time, but little Bialy’s story is one to remember. It is a paralyzed puppy’s Christmas tale. Maybe it’s because she was found around Christmas time as a 2 month-old stray puppy. Or maybe it’s because she had been severely abused and left with a wound on her neck and a broken back. I think her story stands out because some dogs were put on Earth to deliver a special mission.