The tail of the disabled dachshund
Yes, OK, I admit it: it's another disabled pet story. But to be fair, it's ages since I featured one of these on the blog, and I am in desperate need of fluffy niceness.
So this is the story of Hans, a 9-year-old dachshund who uses a little doggy wheelchair since he suffered a spinal injury and lost the use of both his hind legs. And as if that's not heartwarming enough, the story goes on to report that Hans has become an "inspiration to humans facing new challenges" by working at a rehabilitation centre for stroke patients, who "find hope in his upbeat nature". Indeed, stroke patient Mimi Wildridge is moved to say: "Look at that adorable dog . . . Look at what he's able to do with his disability".
It's only Monday morning, and Crippled Monkey is already overcome by a wave of cute doggy emotion. It can only go downhill from here.