Thursday, November 25, 2010

Spike's New Wheelchair.

Oudezijds Achterburgwal, Amsterdam, Het Kolkje.

George Hendrik Breitner Rotterdam, 12 September 1857 - Amsterdam, 5 June 1923.

This morning Spike’s little wheelchair arrived just as the company had promised yesterday.

Took Richie quite awhile to put it together before he could put Spike in the harness, at first Spike refused to walk just sat and looked cross.

Just looked like he seemed to think we were torturing him and he wanted nothing to do with the wheelchair.

Apparently he would not walk to the dog toilet, when he got there he was very difficult would not do anything.

He wanted help but also not, the stroppy little devil, on the way back he seemed to notice that he could get about better to sniff all the other dogs scent.

Then he tried to refuse to walk home and wanted Richie to carry him home but eventually he walked home.

Then he and Marleen had a good play together which has not happened for a long time now, it was lovely to see.

They went to the park and have just got back now, Richie says Spike had a great time in the park.

He had a very good time according to Richie and was running around exploring all the bushes and having a brilliant time.

Looks like the wheelchair is a big hit with Spike, here is hoping for plenty of good times for the plucky little dog..



Karen said...

The image of Spike using his wheelchair has brought tears to my eyes Herrad...tears of joy. Hoping as well for some good times for your little fellow.

Herrad said...

Hi Karen,
Thanks for coming by and sharing the joy of Spike's new wbheelchair.
Spike has had lots of fun today more than he has had in ages.

Anonymous said...

A safe road ahead for him and a good Friday for you all.

Webster said...

Hooray for Spike! Sometimes it takes a little while to get used to our new helpful gadgets. No different for people getting used to a wheelchair.

Stephany said...

YAY for Spike!!

Big hugs!!

Diane J Standiford said...

We have several digs in Seattle in wheel chairs--so gutsy and adorable. I LOVE them! Spike will be loving it soon.

Gerry said...

I was happy to read that Spike finally adjusted to a wheelchair and was even able to go and play and enjoy himself as he had not in a long time. Thanks for this story. It was touching. I live in a complex where a great many of the disabled must get places with the help of scooters, wheelchairs, walkers, and plain old canes. So I am always sad to see people or any creature losing the function of their walking limbs.

janis said...

I agree...sometimes it takes a while for some to get use to their new wheels. Tough little guy... maybe he will be enjoying it soon..:)Hope you will be able to post a picture soon.
Love to you my friend♥

Anonymous said...

This is beautifully heartwarming.

Herrad said...

Hi Robert,
Thanks for your good wishes hope your Friday was pleasant.

Hi Webster,
You are right new gadgets take getting used to, same for us all I guess.

Hi Stephany,
Thanks, big hugs to you too.

Hi Diane,
Think you are right about Spike loving the wheelchair.

Hi Gerry,
Thanks or sharing or happiness that Spike had a couple of very happy hours in the park, first time in quite a time, he was very happy when he got home.

Hi Janis
Spike saw the usefulness in the park and had a great time rushing around sniffing everything.
Even played with some collies.

Hi Mary,
It was great hearing about Spike's happy park adventures.

Thanks you 7 lovely friends for coming by good to see your comments.
So happy Spike had a good time as he has not been able to do for sometime now.
Big hugs.