Many people come up to us and say, "That is SO cool," or "I think that is wonderful." Other people say, "Oh, poor dog." I usually say, "He's not the poor one- you should see my bank account!" Seriously, though, there isn't anything to be sad about. He gets to do everything he used to do- play fetch, go swimming, get treats. But now he gets extra baths, massages, and attention wherever he goes! He's got the life, I'll tell ya!
A while ago, we were at the off-leash park and Harrison was busy running around chasing his orange ball. A kid came up and said, "Oh, he makes me sad." I asked her, "Does he look sad?" She paused and said, "Well, no," and so I asked her, "Why be sad for him if he isn't?"
I guess some people see the wheels first and then 'a poor dog', while others see 'an amazing dog' in wheels. Often, though, just by meeting him and seeing how capable he is in spite of his paralysis most people get it. Life is life! It's not about being perfect and 'whole' but about living the best that we can and living wholly. Here's to keeping on keeping on no matter what life throws at ya, right Harrison?