Airman comes home to handicapped dog from 6 mon...
My husband has been deployed for 6 months. Before he left, we adopted (are long term foster parents for SNARR-a special needs animal rescue) a special needs puppy with a severe birth defect. Emma and her daddy were very close! It broke her heart when he left. When I come in the door, she normally sits at the end of the hallway and waits for me to pick her up. This time, when her daddy came in, she went to him! Mikey (the tan dog) was so happy he cried! Gotta love homecomings!!
Many have asked why Emma doesn't have a doggy wheelchair. We have tried a couple on her. Due to her front legs also not being normal, she wasn't able to use it. It put too much pressure on her front end. Once she's not able to move around well on her own, we will likely get her a quad cart. We don't want to do that yet because it will weaken her front legs. However, I am looking into a specially made cart, just for her condition. It will take some time though, if it's possible.
If you go to the link below (Emma's FB page), you can watch more videos of her. She gets around really well outdoors. She just has trouble on slick tile. We have a bunch of rugs down for her in the living room for her to move around on. Also, Emma is still under the medical care of SNARR, the special needs rescue group that we got her from as foster parents. So that they can keep a close eye on her, they have agreed to let us keep her for the rest of her life (Woohoo!) but still pay her medical bills, which are quite expensive at times. If you want to check them out, see the other special dogs they have there, and possibly donate to help pay Emma's medical bills, please check out their website:
They also have a FB page that's updated more often:
Here's Emma's FB page if you wanna read more about her and see more videos: