Our 14 year old doberman Jasper has been slowly losing mobility in his hind legs due to canine degenerative myelopathy. He has no pain, is happy and alert and loves life. He just stumbles a lot now because of his uncooperative hind legs. Unfortunately, this means it has been getting harder for him to roam around outside.
This past weekend I set him up with some back wheels from the wonderful folks at HandicappedPets.com, and Jasper could not be happier. Now he gets all excited when he sees me preparing to put the harness on him, and once again he can roam all across our backyard with ease.
It’s amazing how quickly animals can adapt to new circumstances and then carry on with life like nothing has happened. I think they can teach us a lot about how to focus on enjoying life to the fullest.
Roll on, Jasper. I love you!