It was long days of lifting an almost 100-pound Husky with the aid of the lift harness, to get him down a ramp so he could do his business. He could not place any weight on his legs. The leg braces helped. Then suddenly one day he put some weight on one foot. A huge milestone. Then he put weight on the other foot. Then he walked with me holding him up less. Then one day, the braces came off. His walks around the yard became longer. He began to have some pep in his step. And after almost two years, the lift harness came off and he was able to walk on his own!
He is my inspiration.
He is my canine superhero.
He is my Gibson.
Today, my furangel Gibson is still my inspiration, always my canine superhero.
"Strength doesn't come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn't."
To read about Gibson and 123 other amazing Epi-Dogs from across the world, check out my book, EPIc Dog Tales: Heartfelt Stories About Amazing Dogs Living & Loving Life With Canine Epilepsy. A portion of sales is donated to the Epil-K9 Foundation for research trials and projects through the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine's Companion Animal Epilepsy program.
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