Monday, November 17, 2008

Myste's Walker

Yesterday I stopped in the Goodwill store to see if there was anything I could use for Myste such as bedding, padding, etc. What I found was a folding walker with wheels on the front. I brought it home and with the addition of some large sturdy dog collars, a few pieces of pool noodle, duct tape, and some socks I made a walker for Myste.
She was thrilled, delighted, ecstatic, yahoo. As soon as we stood her up in it and she realized it moved with her she took off for the back door and went outside to do her business. She is still weak in the rear legs and this gives her stability and a place to rest when the legs won't hold her. It also provides support when she squats and gives her a sense of freedom that the rear support harness does not. She still has to have a human along with her as the wheels are only on the front and there is too much risk she could tip over ... but oh joy oh joy oh joy!
Total cost for this temporary walking aid - $2.99 for the walker; $1 a piece for 2 collars at the dollar store; $1 for 3 pairs of socks at the dollar store; part of a pool noodle and some duct tape: maybe $6.
Oh, yeah, its snowing.


Kim said...

Its sooo good to see that Myste is up by herself again. You forgot to add the price for dog to stand on her own is Priceless. I am glad that you found something for Myste. The freedom of walking even if its an animal is something we take for granted. When they can do it its the look they give you that is amazing. Hope you guys are well.

Jen said...

YAY!!! - for Myste.

BOO!!! - for the snow. If the 'snow day' amounts can wait until the kids are on Fall Break, I would be grateful!

LoL! Word verification is great! wityro. Lol!

linda may said...

G'Day Martha, I have been a bit slack with visiting my favourite people. Sorry.
Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to You, HappY BiRtHdaY Dear Martha, HaPpy BirthDaY to you, Hip Hip Hooray!!!! Another year we have both survived through all our personal trials eh! Good Stuff.
I am so pleased that Myste appears to be making progress and you are very clever adapting the walking frame for her to use. She is pretty clever herself working out what it was for too. Good on you both for not giving up:)
I guess you will be rugged up from now on with your snowy season starting there. Brrr. Very Pretty but....Brrrr.

It's you know who! said...

Wow, how clever you are! I love thrift stores and what you can find in them. Imagine how much money you saved, and the dog is walking besides! Cool. Happy pooch she is now! :)