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Old 09-17-2005, 12:52 PM
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I heard people talking about this dog, but I can't believe mt eyes now that I have seen it for myself. This dog is amazing.


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Old 09-17-2005, 01:03 PM
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Wow when I first starting watching was thinking how cruel but then when I saw the end how wonderful. I do not think the dog knows that it is handicapped at all.
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Old 09-17-2005, 01:25 PM
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when i worked with the profoundly handicapped it is a fact no matter how hard it is that you see the package before you see the person..it takes getting to know the person and finding out what they are like..that takes effort..but once you do the package becomes less noticable...odd gestures are no longer even acknowledged by your mind..i think Faith has given the world a great gift by helping them "see" and i hope that this message spreads.
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Old 09-17-2005, 02:11 PM
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when i worked with the profoundly handicapped it is a fact no matter how hard it is that you see the package before you see the person..it takes getting to know the person and finding out what they are like..that takes effort..but once you do the package becomes less noticable...odd gestures are no longer even acknowledged by your mind..i think Faith has given the world a great gift by helping them "see" and i hope that this message spreads.
The owners could have given Faith a great gift and gotten her a cart. It is not going to be inspiring to watch after the dog's hips give out. My doG, can you imagine the stress on those hips????? A cart would be perfect for her.
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Old 09-17-2005, 02:17 PM
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That is true Manchesters, dogs were not made to hop like that and that poor dog may be looking at some serious hip and back issues way to early in its life. A cart would be perfect for it. I never really thought of that, but it is true.
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Old 09-17-2005, 03:20 PM
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i am sure faith has a vet..and i will bet that she sees him regularly..i am sure they follow the advice their vet has. She may have a cart for everyday we do not know...as it is..she looks very happy and has had a chance at life that most people would not have given her in the first place.
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Old 09-17-2005, 06:21 PM
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i am sure faith has a vet..and i will bet that she sees him regularly..i am sure they follow the advice their vet has. She may have a cart for everyday we do not know...as it is..she looks very happy and has had a chance at life that most people would not have given her in the first place.
Taking the advice of a vet is often a giant mistake. Vet's don't know any more than they have had experience dealing with. The people may not be able to buy a cart, but any vet worth taking time to go to should certainly make that suggestion.

I hate to even think about the grinding on those hips. Much more of that and a cart won't even be any good because the dog's rear will fail.

It is the job of the pet owner to educate him/herself so they know what can and cannot be done. Just as it is the responsibility of humans to educate themselves about their health issues, so that they can take part in their own care and make intelligent suggestions, and realize when their doctor might be about to kill them, so it is the responisiblity of pet owners to take a proactive role in the treatment of their pets.

Like for instance........ask the average vet about using Ivomec for heartworm. I rest my case, roflmbo. The only time I see a vet is when it is time for one of my old, old dogs to be put to sleep, or if one of them needs to be stitched up. I average seeing my vet about once every 6 or 7 years, lol.
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Old 09-17-2005, 06:36 PM
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The owners could have given Faith a great gift and gotten her a cart. It is not going to be inspiring to watch after the dog's hips give out. My doG, can you imagine the stress on those hips????? A cart would be perfect for her.

I have seen carts for the back legs but are there any for the front legs? Never found any on a search for them. Can someone link me to some, very curious here about this.
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Old 09-17-2005, 06:44 PM
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Maybe something like this would work.

http://www.handicappedpets.com/dogkart/efront.htm
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Manchester.... do you do all your own vetting ???? Even when healthy, my dogs have yearly checkups.....
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