Remember that little rescue dog from India named Tashi? Here is a continuation of her journey, on her way to her first steps of freedom.
The exiled Tibetan monks at the Sera monastery in Bylakuppe, India, had rescued the puppy from attack by stray dogs. Unfortunately, after consulting with the local veterinarian, it was determined that the puppy’s rear legs would be permanently paralyzed. The monks gave respite to the dog in their monastery and named her Tashi. They reached out to HandicappedPets.com after the puppy had grown, and the company donated a Walkin’ Wheels wheelchair for Tashi so that she could enjoy running around with the other rescue dogs at the monastery.
Rescue Dog Gets Her Dog Wheelchair
Tashi is full of energy and had been scooting around the monastery, dragging her legs behind her. When the Walkin’ Wheels box arrived, the monks enlisted some local children to help put it together.
At first Tashi looked a bit skeptical, but it took less than a minute for Tashi to get the hang of it!
HandicappedPets.com was so happy to receive this message from the monks:
“A million thanks to this wonderful company for donating that roller to our sweet dog Tashi. She now has a new life of walking and playing around. I can see her face and read her feelings, and I am sure that she wants to say thanks for this precious gift. She loves it; you can tell by looking at her. I will pray for the people working in this generous company and I am so grateful for their noble deeds. I want to say ‘Thugje che’ in Tibetan and ‘thank you’ in English and ‘Dankeschoen’ in German. Thank you so much!
— With blessings from Geshe Ngawang and Geshe Sopo and the monks from the Sera monastery in India”
First Steps of Freedom on Film
The video below shows Tashi’s story and includes footage that the monks took of her very first steps. Thank you to compassionate pet caregivers around the world for helping animals. Those seeds of compassion have everything they need contained within them to create a kinder, gentler world.