The family-pet relationship is a continuation of our culture’s human-animal interaction. Veterinary medicine has advanced to the point where pets can live longer lives with better nutrition and protection from infectious diseases and parasites. Early disease detection allows for a higher quality of life over time. As a result, it is not surprising that the number of elderly and geriatric pets is increasing.
My face lit up when I saw this video! Watch as a group of disabled dogs in wheelcarts run and play fetch in the fields! Gritta Goetz, the dogs’ guardian, works in an animal sanctuary in Lanzenhainer, Germany. She has rescued and adopted eight special-needs dogs, providing them with a loving and accepting home.
Gritta observed that the pack leader is the dog who always has the stick, but that he also gives the stick to the dogs with wheelcarts. “Don’t worry, they’ll have it in no time,” says the narrator. “On the other hand, the smallest paralyzed dog is the one who can “guard” the stick from everyone. If she gets it, not even the leader will have a chance.” Isn’t that just the cutest thing you’ve ever seen? It’s incredible to see those disabled dogs having a good time. This video brightened my day tremendously.
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