Your 'Long and Short of it All' host 'Joey' is restraining himself from letting out a "woof!" after getting such nice photos in his inbox; that would be rude, wouldn't it? Thanks so much to Brittany Dunlop for writing in about her handsome beloved red smooth rescue 'Chili.' She writes:
Dear Joey and Maggie,
Three years ago, Chili came into Dachshund Rescue of North America foster care grossly overweight and with a series of other issues. I volunteer with DRNA and ended up adopting Chili after fostering him for a few months. About 6 months later, a disc in his back ruptured and I was told he would never walk again. Together, Chili and I worked hard and on his post-op exercises to prove the probability wrong. The recovery was intense, but with the help of so many people in the NYC community (including his daycare, Paws in Chelsea, to his incredible veterinarians at West Chelsea Animal Hospital) he began to move those little legs!2 Years later, Chili is now up and RUNNING on all fours. He is a true inspiration to all handicapped dogs and their owners. I NEVER gave up on him and in turn, he only gets stronger every day. Fashion photographer Justin Clynes took these photos of Chili and me on his 9th birthday to celebrate Chili’s great journey and the bond between us.
We're so glad to hear that Chili is doing so great after his bout with IVDD. Hope he had a well-deserved grand birthday celebration.
Joey can't stand it anymore. Woof, WOOF, WOOF!!! If only for Chili's inspirational tale!