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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 3rd August, 2023)

Two Wheels On His Wagon...

Two Wheels On His Wagon...
...but he’s still rolling along!
Isn’t that great to see? One happy little dog, still getting out and about.
Bottling Wood, Whelley.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX500)
Views: 1,564

Comment by: Alan, in Canada on 3rd August 2023 at 04:10

that is a dog that has lost a leg. He looks happy as he hops along. A wonderfunderful sight.

Comment by: Gary on 3rd August 2023 at 08:10

Wonderful, Dennis.

Comment by: Veronica on 3rd August 2023 at 08:23

A new leash of life for the dog. Years ago there would have been nothing for him poor thing.

Comment by: Maureen on 3rd August 2023 at 08:36

How lovely to see,he (or she) obviously has very caring owners..I wish all animals had the same.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 3rd August 2023 at 08:39

Awww, bless him, and his owner who obviously loves him and has given him another chance.

Comment by: Tom on 3rd August 2023 at 08:50

Gifts for three legged


Comment by: Poet on 3rd August 2023 at 08:50

Reminds me of The Littlest Hobo .
' Until tomorrow I'll just keep movin' on ' .

Comment by: Ex Veterinary Nurses on 3rd August 2023 at 09:56

Ive seen many dog amputations being done, but for whatever reason we never did any cats, I used to feel sorry for the dogs when they left the clinic. They had a sad look, but most of the owners seemed to have a smile as though they were carrying a trophy in their arms.
I remember one lady asking for the amputated leg back, so she could get it stuffed, so she could use it as a fetch toy.

Comment by: Jan on 3rd August 2023 at 10:14

One of my neighbours dogs had a rear leg removed because of a tumor, but after the operation he never was the bright and happy dog that he once was, in fact it got him down so much that he committed suicide by running out in front of a bus on Wigan lane.

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 3rd August 2023 at 10:47

He/she seemed to have using the wheels down to a fine art and was bounding around in the woods as happy as Larry.
This was a snap shot as he/she took off after his/her owner who was further down the track.

Comment by: Pauline on 3rd August 2023 at 11:37

Ex vet nurses. I take it you meant that as a joke. Bad taste to my mind.

Comment by: Wigan Mick on 3rd August 2023 at 12:55

Its wrong to do this, and it could be dangerous because it now makes the dog much wider than it should be and could trip up pedestrians, especially our older folk who have fought in the war.

Comment by: DTease on 3rd August 2023 at 14:55

O good grief! Why do Mick’s clouds never have a silver lining?

Comment by: Cyril on 3rd August 2023 at 15:15

What a great contraption that still allows him/her to go and have a good run around, and looking to be enjoying it too, I agree Maureen and Irene, caring and loving owners, and I like your pun with 'leash' of life Veronica.

Sheila Ramsdale the Wigan Douglas Ward councillor adopted a dog Penny, that had one of her front legs removed after an accident, she managed very well on three legs though, even going running through the plantations and along the canal with Sheila's husband Gordon.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 3rd August 2023 at 15:17

The absolutely ignorant and stupid kids and adults who ride bikes at ridiculous speeds along the pavement instead of in the road are much more likely to cause accidents and injury to older people, (me included!), than an innocent animal who has been given a chance to live. A man on a bike on the pavement last week almost knocked me over, giving no warning , by voice or bell, of the ridiculous speed at which he was travelling, and gave my husband a mouthful of abuse when he remonstrated with him. Is the dog's slightly wider frame due to his wheels any different than those of a wheelchair for a human being who has also lost a leg, or a baby who can't yet walk being pushed in a pram? Are THEY likely to trip people up "who have fought in the war"? I'm sure the owner of that beautiful animal has every respect for the people he passes and takes the greatest care not to get in people's way. I am absolutely speechless at that comment!

Comment by: Veronica on 3rd August 2023 at 15:38

Well said Irene..
I’m trying to be more patient….

Comment by: Pat McC on 3rd August 2023 at 20:46

Ex Veterinary Nurse - I've heard of limb amputations, but dog amputations???

Comment by: Cyril on 3rd August 2023 at 22:45

Here, here Irene,
also, the width of the dog wheelchair is more likely to be a lot narrower than are the handlebars on a bicycle.

The ones who come out with a mouthful of abusive language are more to be pitied, as it says in Matthew 12, For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of. So if they're full of ****, that's what they speak.

Comment by: Edna on 3rd August 2023 at 23:25

Lovely photo Dennis.Talking about caring owners, I was walking my sons dog, near were they live, through a woods like ours, when I came across a lady with two small dogs, one couldn't walk, very far, so when he had, had enough he was put in a doggy pram.This lady said she was in her 70s, and rather than just let Dillan the dog go in the garden she took them both out.Which I thought was a lovely gesture.

Comment by: Wigan Mick on 4th August 2023 at 05:51

Irene you are right about the ignorant and stupid kids and adults who ride bikes at ridiculous speeds along the pavement instead of on the road can cause some accidents.
But you can usually see them coming, with a dog that is low down you can't always see them and if they are pulling something that is wider than themselves they become a trip hazard.
Best way to overcome this problem would be for the dog owner to fit a flag of some sorts on the trolley which is at a pedestrian's eye level.

Comment by: Veronica on 4th August 2023 at 08:09

I saw a lady in B&M the other day wheeling a cute poodle with fancy bows in its fur and looking very perky. I wonder sometimes if the dogs are put in doggy prams because they don’t want to leave their dogs tied up outside. I don’t think dogs should be in prams if they are healthy they do need exercise. I do understand owners not wanting their dogs left outside shops , which come to think of it you don’t see much these days. It’s like the celebrities who put ‘designer’ dogs inside ‘designer’ handbags. It’s different if the dog has disabilities.

Comment by: Veronica on 4th August 2023 at 08:34

In other words Mick babies and toddlers shouldn’t be in prams according to your views. Should they still be carried in shawls? Or forced to toddle everywhere with reins on them? Should babies’ prams have flags on as well and a bell to ring in warning when the prams are approaching behind?! Very silly sometimes Mick in your arguments against..just for the sake of it.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 4th August 2023 at 08:50

Mick, yes you CAN see the speeding pavement cyclists when they are coming TOWARDS you, but I have just missed being knocked down TWICE by cyclists coming up BEHIND me.....you can't hear a pushbike and they travel at such a speed that if a pedestrian walking along the pavement decides to cross the road and turns slightly in order to do so the cyclist couldn't possibly stop in time. Just a ring of a bell or some sort of warning would help! Even when they are coming towards you, you have to stand aside to let them pass, the speed they are going at! Surely, the pavement is for walking on and the road is for cycles....why should pedestrians have to move to one side for cyclists who are cycling on the pavement? They don't even bother to slow down from the ridiculous speeds they go at.....they just expect people to stop and let them pass! Funnily enough, cyclists on canal towpaths DO ring a bell or shout, "Bike coming" and everyone is happy to stand aside to let them pass. It's these louts on the pavement who cause the trouble. However, thankyou for your civil reply to my comment.

Comment by: Wigan Mick on 4th August 2023 at 10:43

You always get civil helpful reply's from me Irene, unlike those from some of your friends.

Comment by: Veronica on 4th August 2023 at 14:22

Typical reply when the topic is lost.

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