Anyone who has read my blog, will probably know I have two rescue dogs. Little Sal (LS) and Jasper (J), both guessed at about eleven years old. You may also have read that Jasper, the big one, suffers with Osteoarthritis in his knees.
On most of our holidays this year, we’ve had to curtail any walking we’ve wanted to do because Jasper can’t cope with much more than about twenty minutes twice a day. In fact on one of the holidays, we did a bit too much and we really thought we’d put his lights out.
About a mile from home is Morton Stanley Park, somewhere that both dogs love to go to, but if we wanted to go there these days it meant a car journey, as J couldn’t cope with walking there, around and back. So recent walks had only been boring around the block, which appeared to be sinking J into a bit of a depressed state.
This prompted me to search for some type of transport for him. I searched the internet, eventually finding a ‘chariot’ that he could hop into when his legs started to hurt.
The short video below is his first ride in it, we pushed him to the park, he then walked around the woods, where not long ago, he’d have been charging round chasing squirrels and rabbits, then he jumped back in for the ride home. He must like it, as the last photo shows him still sat in it, five minutes after we got back home. 🙂
We had several folk stop and chat to us about it, saying what a good idea it was.
There are several on the market, this one is made by a company called Solvit, and it really is excellent off road, so no holds barred now 🙂