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Paralyzed Dachshund works as therapy wiener dog

South Florida’s Sun-Sentinel reports:

Dachsie Lance, from Miami, had a spinal condition that caused him to lose function in his back legs. Although he could not be helped through surgery, the veterinarians at the university suggested Lance get a doggie wheelchair and instructed his owner, Claudia Machado, how to care for him.

When he isn’t chasing his Frisbee, Lance today works as a certified therapy dog at Miami Children’s Hospital and other medical facilities. Read on for the heartwarming details.

Lance sounds like a canine Helen Keller to the Daily Dachshund and Dog News. Bravo, little guy!

Frankie, the Walk ‘N Roll Dog: Book and Video

The Daily Dachshund and Dog News could have sworn we’d written up this story Of Frankie the Doxie with wheels before, but it seems we hadn’t — or if we did, we somehow mistakenly deleted it.

In any case, get out your handkerchiefs for the inspirational tale of Frankie, the little wiener dog that could. The book version, “Frankie, the Walk ‘N Roll Dog,” was nominated for an Indie Excellence Award last month and the video will give you a taste of what it’s about:

Hard times: Doxie loses use of legs, owner

The past few months have been tough for Winnie, an eight-year-old Dachshund. First, she lost the use of her hind legs and then — just 10 days later — her owner died following heart surgery.

Now, however, with the use of a special dog “wheelchair” Winnie, who makes her home in East Texas, is getting around. What’s more, her tale of canine triumph in the face of adversity won her first place in the Longview News-Journal‘s second annual online Pet Star Calendar Contest.

The newspaper reports:

Winnie rolled over the competition, receiving 300 votes more than the second-place finisher, a mini-Australian shepherd named Red.

Winnie will be featured on the calendar’s cover. Her former owner Janet Garlick, known as “Granny Jan,” would have been proud, said her granddaughter, Kathrine Linton, who now looks after Winnie.

“She would just be tickled pink right now if she knew her baby won the contest,” she said.

There’s a picture of Winnie in her wheelchair here and more info on Dachshund wheelchairs here.