December Pet of the Month

December 18, 2014 Swedish Blogger

Pup: Katie
Age: 14
Owner: Carlo
Breed: Australian Cattle Dog
Favorite toy: Hedgehog Baby
Unique fact: Katie has three legs

What makes your pet special?

I am her focus.  She is my shadow.  We have been together for over 10 years.  We went across country on an antique wheelchair trying to raise money and awareness for MS.  We started the nonprofit, "The Spirit of Hope Foundation."  The U.S. government asked Katie and I to attend one of their events in Washington D.C.  It was a peer review board to try and figure who would get the money for MS research. Two points were handicap/disability access and MS. Everyone loved Katie.

What is the most valuable thing your pet taught you?  

Not to think about my disability. Just live my life since Katie does this. She gives me a reason to get out of bed every day. I have to be responsible to care for her since she will give up food for me. She does not realize I am different.


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