A CM2 student has made a tailor-made cart for his teacher’s dog, paralyzed in the hind legs. A particularly touching and inspiring story, reported by KARE 11.
teacher in a primary school, Dana Holden often talks about his dog to his students, who were eager to meet him. When they had the opportunity to see it during a class visit, everyone was both moved and captivated by the animal, which showed extraordinary determination and joie de vivre despite its disability.
According to veterinarians, Leonard, a 9-year-old Dachshund mix, is likely suffering from a tumor that’s putting pressure on his spine. This does not prevent him from being an extremely playful and cuddly canine. The schoolchildren adored him, but there were some in particular who were marked by his passage. This is’Emmett Rychner.
” He was the nicest dog ever and I thought I had to do something to help him. “says the 11-year-old boy to KARE 11. He had previously flaunted his DIY skills and creativity, including making a dog water fountain and an air-conditioned backpack to keep meals cool. For Leonardhe got it into his head to build a custom-made trolley that would allow him to move freely.
The child spent months working on his project in his small workshop in the basement. He created a first model, but the test was inconclusive. The prototype ” wasn’t big enough, not long enough, his legs couldn’t slide in all the way “, he explains. However, more was needed to discourage Emmett Rychner.
The perfect role model for Leonard
A few weeks before the start of the school year, a 2e exemplary, much more successful, was ready. In addition to being sturdier and bigger, he also equipped it with front and rear lights for night rides.
Dana holden and Leonard arrived at the Rychner to try out the new trolley. This one was perfect! As soon as we installed the Dachshund cross, he rushed towards his mistress, delighted to be able to run without difficulty.
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