Fourteen years ago, Wendy S. and her family welcomed a sweet three month-old Corgi named Rusty into their home.
“For the first twelve years of his life, he was a very rambunctious boy” writes Wendy. “Fighting with the water hose, playing fetch until his paws bled, demanding to be fed at dawn, and swimming laps in the pool.”
“Rusty wasn’t a very affectionate dog until he got much older.”
“When Rusty was about 12, he began losing the ability to walk with his back legs. He’d get around the house with a waddle. With the generous assistance of CorgiAid, he was able to gain his mobility back with a cart. When Rusty is in his cart, he looks like a young, bright-eyed pup again!”
“At his peak, he was a 35-pound Corgi who could run for days. Now he’s a lean 24-pound Corgi who enjoys sleeping most of the day.”
“In his twilight years, Rusty has become the most loving family member. His paraplegic status has not diminished his zest for life.”
“He is happiest when he’s in the kitchen cooking dinner with me, when he’s watching me apply my make-up in the morning, when he’s in my husband’s arms, and when he’s in his stroller for his evening walk.”
“We are looking forward to celebrating his fourteenth birthday on September 20 and hoping that it won’t be the last birthday we celebrate with him. He is our heart and happiness!”