Every day, a man takes his disabled dog on wagon rides so she can still enjoy life – “she’d do the same for me,” he says.
If you’ve ever had a dog, you know how much they become a part of your family.
And as our furbabies age, they require more attention, particularly if their mobility is restricted by the aging process.
What if, though, your dog could no longer walk on his or her own?
On social media, a man from Massachusetts is being praised as a hero for going above and beyond to ensure that his paralyzed dog may still enjoy the simple joys of life.
Bryant Thompson was walking through Shubie Park in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, when he noticed a guy dragging his dog in a cart.
But this wasn’t your average wagon trip; he’d wrapped his dog in blankets to keep her warm, and she wasn’t sitting up in the wagon like you’d expect — she was lying down.
Thompson took a couple photos from a distance, his heart warming a little at the devotion and his interest aroused.
Thompson approached the dog’s owner, feeling slightly inspired, and struck up a conversation.
He then discovered that the dog suffers from ALS and is unable to move on her own. ALS and other forms of chronic myelopathy are also frequent in older dogs, particularly larger canines.
This man, on the other hand, was not about to let his dog miss out on a dog’s greatest joy: exploring the vast outdoors! So, what did he come up with as a solution? Taking his girl on lovely wagon rides so that she may still see the world rather than being a prisoner to it.
In a Facebook post, Thompson stated, “I told him he was a great person for doing that, since I know there are many who wouldn’t.”
“He just said that she would do the same for him and kept trucking. It’s hard to type this without tearing up.”
One of the reasons we had to share this tale was because our founder did the same thing with his beloved dog Shadow. Dogs are the loveliest creatures in the planet, and they deserve the best of all we have.
“She would do the same for me,” said a man walking his disabled dog in the park.
This is how we should all treat our dogs and each other – with love and respect, just as we would like to be treated!