Friday, November 13, 2009

Meet "Super Lance," Therapy Dachshund!


Ashton Prieto, 4, takes Lance the therapy dog for a walk during a visit at Miami Children's Hospital in Miami, Florida. / PHOTO BY CHRIS CUTRO

Need some Dachshund inspiration on your Friday?  Look no further than handsome red smooth 'Lance,' a disabled Dachshund who hails from Coconut Grove, Florida.  While most Dachshunds spend their time sleeping away the day, Lance spends every Tuesday at Miami Children's Hospital, putting big smiles on childrens' faces.   

Ashton Prieto, 4, (above) had been a patient at the hospital for two weeks when Stinchi, Lance's human, saw him on his yellow car stroller calling for Lance.
``The dog is mine. He's pretty,'' said Ashton, taking the leash from Stinchi and toddling away with Lance.

Read all about Lance and see lots of great pics at the Miami Herald. Lance was even included in a new mural painted in the lobby of the hospital!  Go Lance Go. 

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Joey and Maggie, thanks for posting. Very touching.

Frankie, the Walk 'N Roll Dog said...

Bravo, Lance! We think you ROCK (and roll!)... tee hee! We are so proud of you!! This is a wonderful photo!

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Barbara Techel & Frankie, the Walk 'N Roll Dog
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