Monday, August 11, 2008

When It's Time to Roll

Sometimes when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. Dachshunds are among many breeds of dogs who, after a loss of the use of their legs, go on to live a happy and fulfilled life with the help of a wheelchair. Above, measuring dogs for a wheelchair requires two to three people. Leslie Grinnell (center), president of Eddie's Wheels, gets help taking eight different measurements on 'Sweet Pea' from Carole Groman and Chris Van Rooyen. 'Daisy,' the red smooth dachshund mascot of Eddie's Wheels, watches to make sure the humans are doing everything correctly. The Boston Globe offers up a great little article on wheelchairs for pets with a nice Q&A. Don't miss it.

Related: Eddie's Wheels Featured on the Today Show

Learn about dachshunds and Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) at Dodger's List. What a great resource. There's always a link to Dodger's List in the links column on your right. They have a very active discussion list, and are real pros when it comes to offering advice for IVDD dachshunds and general dachshund health.

1 comment:

Alicia and Bob said...

Love the blog... I'm adding you to my list of favourites!

Since coming back from China, we haven't seen Oliver yet, but will be heading out on the 25 hour trek to pick him up in a few short weeks... we can't wait!! It's been 16 months since we saw him, so we're both itching to get the dog in our lives back where he belongs!

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Alicia
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