Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Determined "Disabled" Dachshunds Racing in the News

Excerpt from the Post-Gazette: Asher the dachshund gets around with help from the wheels fitted to PVC pipe by his owner, Laura Schumm. Asher will be competing today in Kennywood Park's annual "Wiener 100" race. Marathon races have their wheelchair competitors as well as their disputes. Now the Wiener 100 has them, too.
That would be the dachshund race at Kennywood Park. Its third annual installment is today at 3 p.m. And among its entries is Asher, a disabled 2 1/2-year-old who scoots around in a specially fitted wheelchair cart supplied by his best friend and owner, Laura Schumm.
"It's our first time for a handicapped dog in the race," said Kennywood spokeswoman Mary Lou Rosemeyer. Read the Rest.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi, this is Laura Schumm, Asher's mom. Asher had a wonderful time at the Wiener 100 and just enjoyed being with all of his dachshund friends. Thanks for posting this article. If anyone needs help with a dachshund of their own, the website for the wheelchairs is Laurie and Larry are really helpful.

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