On a personal note…
I’ve always been passionate about dogs, which is why, many years ago I became involved in animal rescue as a volunteer, primarily helping to socialize and train shelter dogs, fostering and helping local rescues find good homes for their animals. From age 14 to age 50, I had gone through 4 hip surgeries, 2 hip replacements, degenerative disc disease, arthritis, diabetes and lung cancer. Cancer free now but as time passed and my breathing (COPD) worsened, it was rare my dogs got the chance to go for walks. Although we have a fenced in yard, the dogs love to get out and explore all the new scents and sounds, and I enjoy watching them have a good time.
After adopting another dog, we now had 3 very high energy dogs of our own. Our K9Caddy® was invented because I felt guilty that I couldn’t walk my dogs as much as they liked. With three strong dogs, I was doing well to walk one at a time around the block a couple of times a week. Now my 3 dogs get to walk at least 1-2 miles a day (weather permitting) and I get to be there to watch them have fun! To me, that’s HUGE!
I love being able to take an active role in helping to keep them active, to be there to witness their playful antics up close instead of being confined to a bench at a hot dog park. It’s not about being lazy, it’s about being able to spend quality time with them and taking a more active role in keeping them happy and healthy.