Wheelchair Dog New Mark
A fate to reflect on
For a few days now we have had New Mark, a dog from Romania, settled in a cosy room in Henndorf. No one can resist his faithful eyes and everyone is horrified by the story that the four-year-old dog has brought with him. He lived with a family in the neighbouring village of the Aiderbichl animal shelter in Romania until one day a car rolled over New Mark's hind legs.
The owners brought New Mark back into the garden, but his injuries were obviously not noticed. The fact that New Mark could no longer move his hind legs did not seem to interest anyone except the neighbours. The dog owners looked the other way, but neighbours looked and thus saved New Mark's life. What pain must New Mark have been in? How alone must he have felt? How loudly must he have whimpered until the neighbours discovered his dire health condition and took the initiative?
From constantly dragging him across the ground, his hind legs were open and badly inflamed. With a lot of love, patience and care, New Mark's condition improved in a few weeks. Unfortunately, no one can give him back healthy hind legs. Nevertheless, New Mark spreads gratitude to all helping hands and works exemplarily on his recovery. Besides, he is a real cuddle dog.
New Mark, the survival artist
New Mark gains trust and feels the love of the keepers. He is curious, friendly and always very hungry. The improvised wheelchair, which is a great help for him to get around, has been accepted very quickly by the survival artist. The important thing for him is that this way he can go for walks, meet other people and also other animals. The caregivers are also trying to teach him that from now on he has to wear diaper pants so that stool and urine can be collected that way.
Changing nappies and cleaning up are no problem for the faithful companion and he accepts things patiently. Likewise, medical treatments are not a negative experience for New Mark, he has confidence and knows that disinfections, ointments and bandages are simply necessary to let the wounds heal.
So much for New Mark's back story. We have gained the impression that he has accepted his fate. His eyes look more confident and happy and his silky, red-gold coat is shining again. When New Mark sits, no one would assume that his hind legs are affected.
"As long as we have to protect animals from humans, we have achieved nothing. Only when we no longer have to protect them, we will have reached our goal. Then we will have changed something: US." - Michael Aufhauser
Our New Mark has found a home
Being different is quite normal at Gut Aiderbichl. Even for Eva, who has given New Mark a new home, his physical impairment is no reason not to take him into her heart 🥰.