Special Video Featuring Stan on National Specially-abled Pets Day
Recently, a broadcast journalism student from Boston University named Tiffany Obembe e-mailed us to ask if we would partake in an multimedia interview about caring for disabled dogs. Of course we said "Yes"!
Tiffany and her camera assistant Inwoo Park were incredibly professional and so much fun to work with. The video exceeded all my expectations. At one point there is a really good shot of Stan prancing through our apartment, and if you look closely you can see how he doesn't quite walk right. Then again, you might not even spot his disability. Keep in mind, Stanley has been paralyzed TWICE, has had two major surgeries for herniated discs (hemilamenectomy), plus another round of conservative treatment for a third bulging disc. And look at him go!
Also featured in this video is Baxter, a dog who uses a quad cart due to an unknown neurological disorder, but he is a happy guy. And his owner, Tracey, is a wonderful lady, willing to chat with anyone who inquires about Baxter. I had the pleasure of meeting her last year at Woofstock in Massachusetts while manning the tables for Fairy DogParents--who, incidentally, just sponsored their 300th sponsor dog Gizmo for a new wheelchair!
And of course, two of our favorite people are in the video. Dr. Starr and Susan from Paws in Motion Vet! I swear Stanley perked up when he heard their voices!
Since today is National Specially-abled Pets Day, its the perfect day to debut Tiffany's video on Disabled Dogs. This video has a very hopeful message that we hope will inspire others to consider taking a disabled pet into the family, or will simply negate some myths about caring for disabled dogs.
Never count a disabled dog out, right?
HUGE thank you to Tiffany and Inwoo for our time spent together! Best of luck to you both!