We all love our dogs and consider them to be an important part of our family. That is why when our dogs get old or sick, there isn’t anything that we wouldn’t do for them. We all would happily go the extra mile to make our dogs’ lives easier and happier because we want them to know that they mean the world to us. For most people, that is never a hesitation. And there was one dog owner who was caught on camera doing the sweetest thing possible for his ailing pooch.
While Bryan Thompson was out talking a walk through the Shubie Park in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, a strange scene caught his attention. Thompson couldn’t help but notice a man wheeling a dog around in a wagon. Thinking it was a little unusual, he pulled out his camera and managed to get a couple of pictures. But that wasn’t enough. Thompson was still so curious as to why he had his dog in a wagon in the first place. Deciding it couldn’t hurt to ask, Thompson went up to the man and introduced himself.
That is when he was told the nicest story he’d ever heard. As the dog’s owner recounted to Thompson, his dog suffered from ALS. Canine ALS is also known as degenerative myelopathy. This means that the disorder results in the dog’s spinal cord becoming slowly compressed over time until the dog eventually becomes paralyzed.
The man’s dog’s ALS had already progressed to the point that she could no longer walk on her own. However, the man didn’t want his pup to miss out on the beautiful world outside, so he took it upon himself to make sure she still got to go out and enjoy the fresh air and scenery. Knowing how much his pup enjoyed the park, he decided that a wagon would make the perfect solution.
As Thompson soon learned, the man’s outing with his dog in the wagon wasn’t a once off adventure. This devoted dog dad walked his dog daily in the park with the help of the wagon. Struck by the owner’s devotion to his pet, Thompson just had to share the story to his Facebook. He was especially moved by the owner’s words who shared that his dog probably would’ve done the same thing had the roles been reversed. And that is just an absolutely beautiful bond to see between a man and his dog.
What do you think of this man and his wagon idea for his dog? Would you have done the same thing? Let us know!