Saturday, April 13, 2013

IN THE NEWS: Some Pampered U.K. Dogs Have their Own Stairlift

So, you think we spoil our "kids"? Check out this article from the U.K. that our friend Paul sent us from Windsor, England. This is a pretty costly chair lift! - We just carry our 16 year old senior Dachshund up and down stairs... it's a lot more affordable!!  :)
It's amazing what people spend money on. They could just carry the dogs upstairs - and I'm sure the couple could use the exercise.  :) Rob


Meet the pampered dogs who have their own stairlift

Published on 09/04/2013 09:03
http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/latest-news/top-stories/meet-the-pampered-dogs-who-have-their-own-stairlift-1-5564928 
They are the trio of pampered pooches who don’t have to lift a paw to get to the top of the stairs.
For doting dog owners Sheila and Harry Lee have installed a £1,500 stairlift for their three dachshunds at their dormer bungalow in Ossett near Wakefield.
Mrs Lee and husband Harry, a retired Leeds Tetley Brewery worker, invested in the contraption after becoming concerned the pooches were straining themselves while climbing the stairs.
Eldest dog Pippa, six, has previously suffered with back problems and had to undergo a £5,000 operation on her spine.
RIDING IN STYLE: Sheila Lee watches as dachshunds Pippa, Heidi and Millie ride the stairs in her Ossett home. PIC: Ross Parry
Mrs Lee believes her luxury chairlift will hopefully save Pippa from more pain and she and fellow canines Millie, seven, and Heidi, six, are enjoying their regular rides.
Mrs Lee said: “We saw an advertisement for the stairlift and thought ‘Why not?’.
“But when the company we bought it from rang up a few weeks ago to see how we were getting on with it, they were flabbergasted when I told them it was for the dogs.
“I bet they thought that I’d lost my marbles.
“But dachshunds often develop back problems and they were struggling to get up the steep steps into our bedroom, which is where they’ve always slept.
“Pippa got through her complex operation but we obviously wanted to avoid her struggling with the stairs and causing further damage, and the health of the other two was also a concern.”
She added: “Our prime concern was Pippa due to her operation, but the other dogs now use the stairlift too and it’s lovely to watch.”

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

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We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

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