Richie, Daisy and Spike in 2003.
Richie just came back from going round the block with the dogs, Spike started off hating his wheelchair, as he always does every time he uses it.
Think he soon noticed how useful it was, as he can move around better and can get to explore all the dog scents he wants to sniff.
He also got considerable attention from people on the street, which Richie said he milked for all its worth.
Richie says it was a sweet sight, seeing Spike wagging his tail as people oh’ed and ah’ed over him in the wheelchair.
They returned and Spike was still in the wheelchair and not protesting about it, glad even Spike can understand that the wheelchair is useful.
Thinking about Spike brought tears to my eye, more tears followed when I read Janis’s post about her dog Bruno, and she also mentions Spike.
Janis’s story about Bruno is moving, what a lovely dog he was, and what a treat to have a dog like that in your life.
Having Spike in our lives since 2002 has been wonderful, he was a handful when we first brought him home but very rewarding for us all.
It was hard work convincing Spike that he was not the boss; that he was a pack member, as soon as he understood this, he was a happy dog.
Re-homing dogs is a good thing to do, better than buying and encouraging puppy farms.
Re-homing Spike and Marleen has been very good and incredibly rewarding for Richie and I as well as Spike and Marleen who have both blossomed with us.