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Inspiration on Wheels~Disabled Dogs Visit Rehab Patients


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Lindsey
- 2846 days ago - today.msnbc.msn.com
Cruising in their custom wheelchairs, Chili and Arlo are the center of attention wherever they go. But for patients at the Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation in Dallas, these two canine caregivers are also an inspiration.



   

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Regina P (63)
Wednesday September 7, 2011, 9:10 am
Noted., Wonderful people who rescued these animals & to help those in need. Thanks Lindsey
 

Nicole W (646)
Wednesday September 7, 2011, 9:26 am
perfect wording in title of article, those little lovelies are inspiring and provide hope, thanks Lindsey!
 

Joan for Peace (413)
Wednesday September 7, 2011, 10:57 am
glad you found this and shared, yes our dogs dont sit and cry for themselves they keep trying given a chance
 

Beth M (138)
Wednesday September 7, 2011, 11:02 am
We learn so much from our animal friends.
 

. (0)
Wednesday September 7, 2011, 11:08 am
noted. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful article. Such beauties
 

Constance F (418)
Wednesday September 7, 2011, 12:04 pm
Yes, what a wonderful story, Lindsey. - it really got to me emotionally on several levels. Dogs, many animals are fabulous teachers - living life in the moment, and playing the best with the deck you got served. And my heart always goes to any that are physically challenged. Makes me want to slap myself when I start whining. O yes, let me not forget to thank you for the great pic of Dylan, and lyrics. Great choice.
 

Jason Green (235)
Wednesday September 7, 2011, 12:06 pm
Aren't animals wonderful!?!?!
 

penny C (83)
Wednesday September 7, 2011, 1:01 pm
Wonderfull puppies!Thanks Lindsey.
 

Debbie Hogan (115)
Wednesday September 7, 2011, 3:24 pm
That is so inspiring. Resilient dogs.
 

Rosie Lopez (73)
Wednesday September 7, 2011, 3:56 pm
i love it thanks for sharing!!
 

Mary T (178)
Wednesday September 7, 2011, 4:58 pm
Thanks Lindsey for sharing this wonderful story, It is so inspiring, Humans could learn a lot from animals, And thanks for the great picture of Dylan, and the lyrics, I love it.
 

Christia F (158)
Wednesday September 7, 2011, 4:59 pm
Noted.
 

Ruth M (839)
Wednesday September 7, 2011, 5:16 pm
Very inspirational. Animals give so much love. Thanks Lindsey.
 

tracey p (81)
Wednesday September 7, 2011, 5:31 pm
beautiful. Thank you. noted.
 

Azaima A (207)
Wednesday September 7, 2011, 5:39 pm
wonderful animals
 

Jo Asprec (0)
Wednesday September 7, 2011, 5:40 pm
Bravo Chili, Arlo and 90 other therapy dogs! Thanks for cheering up other patients on wheelchairs.
 

Veronica C (17)
Wednesday September 7, 2011, 9:28 pm
It is wonderful that people take the time to take their animals to nursing and rehab centers. They inspire patients, brighten moods, and give patients something to look forward to.
 

KS Goh (0)
Thursday September 8, 2011, 5:57 am
Thanks for the article.
 

Ruth C (87)
Thursday September 8, 2011, 6:59 am
It's very inspiring to see animals who are disabled bring happiness to others!
 

Latonya W (82)
Thursday September 8, 2011, 3:00 pm
wow
 

Kim O (396)
Thursday September 8, 2011, 7:05 pm
Noted! Thanks for sending, Lindsey! Great article!!
 

Nancy C (806)
Saturday September 10, 2011, 12:31 pm
Inspiring animals. We know their magic...
 

. (1)
Saturday September 10, 2011, 5:08 pm
Noted. Thank you Lindsey.
 

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Sunday September 11, 2011, 11:48 am
Inspiring story, full of hope! Amazing dogs & owners. Thanks Lindsey.
 

Roxana Cortijo (171)
Monday September 12, 2011, 5:31 am
No doubt they're wonderful animals, and the people that took care of them are absolutey the best!
 

Ingrid A (524)
Tuesday September 13, 2011, 9:40 am
Its noted.
 

Sharon Balloch (127)
Thursday September 15, 2011, 5:58 am
Love that there are folks like that in this world..gives one hope.
 

(0)
Monday September 19, 2011, 5:20 am
What a wonderful thing you two are doing for those with disabilities. As an owner of a skye/yorkshire terrier named Kiwi that I rescued back when she was only 6moths old from an abusive owner....I know the rewards, benefits and encouragement that owning a physically challenged pup can bring. Kiwi had bi-laterial fluxation surgery (thanks to the many care2 members that came together with their donations for her to have this surgery) at NCSU Vett in Raliegh NC. Unfortunately she was suppossed to have surgery on both of her back legs but due to the fact that the surgery on one back leg was NOT successful and after having endured three surgeries Kiwi ended up with her leg being amputated. Kiwi then obtained a wheelchair cart from "Eddie's Wheels" and now is an inspiration and encouragement to all that live here in this Elderly & Disability Facility that I reside in myself. She has shown me and continues to show to others that inspite of the odds that are against you and inspite of whatever mountain you may have in your path to climb.....that you can get thru it. My hat is off to you and your family for the marvelous work that you have all chosen to take part in. Bless you all! "Dusty"
 
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