Friday, January 09, 2009

Bogie scooting (now)

Here is a short video of our dog Bogie from today, and how he has to scoot himself around. For those of you who don't know, he is a 10-11 year-old Pembroke Welsh Corgie; he weighs between 45-50 pounds; and he can't walk on his hind legs anymore due to knee damage and arthritis. It doesn't seem to bother him too much - other than making it a real pain to go potty, and he can't do stairs or jump. Sometimes we call him Scooter, but I don't think he likes it. This is also how he reacts when Jane comes home.

video

2 comments:

MR said...

I wonder if he'd benefit from one of those little doggie rickshaws:

http://www.dogkarts.com/

or he could hate it, I'd save the receipt for sure.

He seems spunky enough, just nobody driving the back the of the fire engine.

dan h. said...

Thanks for the link. We've discussed one of these carts, but Bogie has an odd shape with the long body, short legs, and he's so heavy for his size. So I don't know if one would work. We actually didn't think he would last this long. But he keeps hangin' in there. So if he's still kickin in the spring...we may look into it.