A very special friend

July 13/09


MEET COREY-BETH



I want to introduce you to a very special Boxergirl I met at the show in Vermont this past weekend. Her name is Corey-Beth and she's lO years old.


Corey-Beth suffers from a degenerative spine disease and has lost the use of her hind legs. But her Papa, Bill, vowed not to let her lose her quality of life and had her fitted with this special cart that helps her get around.
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Now his fiesty girl enjoys life to its fullest.

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Corey-Beth, a former showgirl, now goes to Bill's job every day so she'll get her exercize and won't be lonely staying home. She goes on regular walks and even travels with him. In fact, they drove all the way from their home in Taunton, Mass. to watch their friends in the show.

Corey-Beth gets tired easily because of her age, and because she's using muscles that that weren't intended to carry her weight. But we know she's happy for the chance to do what able-bodied dogs do.

I met Bill and Corey-Beth outside the arena where the show was held in Essex Junction, Vermont. She was a happy, playful girl. In fact, when I came face-to-face with her, she gave me a no-nonsence stare and let me know she's the boss. What a girl!

She really warmed our hearts and we have a lot of admiration for Bill for being so kind to his sweet dog.

Corey-Beth and Bill didn't compete in the show but as far as I'm concerned, they're the big winners.

Don't you think they're both really special?

26 comments:

Bell and Kimberly said...

I think that is great what a good daddy she has. So happy you took the pictures and met her - so happy her daddy didnt' give up on her and is giving her such a great life.. lucky girl...

Bell and Kimberly

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Fur sure!

That is love!

They are furry special and so are WOO fur sharing their story with US!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, how sweet. We're so glad Corey-Beth is having quality of life and gets to travel with Bill.

the 4 Bs said...

hi Chef, that's so cool. we think Corey-Beth and her dad are the bestest! we have a lot of respect and admiration for those doggies who are on wheels and their people who give that to them. we see a little dog at the dog park sometimes who is on wheels and he has a great time.

woofs.

Jake of Florida said...

That's inspirational Thanks for sharing!

Jake and Just Harry

Hero said...

Corey-Beth's story is so inspiring. Thank you for sharing. It's always nice to hear stories like hers that involve a truly heroic dog and their dedicated hoomans.

Lacy said...

w00fs, just cuz they can walk to good dont mean they not have fun..heehee so she tolded u who wuz boss...wonderful to c that..

b safe,
~rocky~

Abby said...

Hi, Chef...

What a special & beautiful girl...

I'm sooo glad she has such a wonderful Daddy...

Thanks for sharing Corey-Beth's story with us...

Abby xxxooo

Lorenza said...

Hi, Chef!
Yes, Corey-Beth and her dad sure are special!
Thanks for sharing!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Joe Stains said...

They are totally special!! Thanks for sharing her with us!!

Peanut said...

They are both the best.

Raising Addie said...

WOW Corey-Beth sure is a trooper!

The is sooo lucky that she gets to go to work with Bill!

We agree... they are very big winners!!

Congrats on Best in Breed!!!

You go Chef!!!

Chasing my tale...
Addie, Lucie, and Hailey

Asta said...

Chef
Thank you fow intwodoocing us to coweyBeth
What a spunky , pwetty giwl. Hew Paoa must love hew lots, and I'm suwe she wetuwns the love many fold to him.

I hope you had a gweat time at the show
love and smoochie kisses
ASTA

Mango said...

She is amazing! She is a boxer dog so at least she has a strong front end, but still she must get tired.

Thank you for that nice post.

Slobbers,
Mango

Pedro said...

Chef,

They're both very special! Thanks for sharing this story with us :P

Pedro

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

What a amazing friend you found. We can tell she is really loved...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Eric said...

I certainly do Chef. What a fantastic girl, her legged too. Thanks very much for showing her off, she deserves it, brave girlie.

Wiry loves and kissies, Eric xx

Deefor said...

Hi Chef
I'm catching up too. Good job with all those ribbons. She sure is special. And her owner too. We have a dog with one of those in our neighborhood. She's very happy.

Deefor

Maggie and Mitch said...

Corey-Beth is just beautiful! What a special girl she is! Thank you for posting this story, Chef!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Lacy said...

w00fs Chef, u must go meet Huskee and Hershey..their mom shane and daddy lost a baby girl bout 2 weeks ago..they lost a little boy a year ago..me thought she wood like the piksur of the pups wiff puppy doggy feets on it..

b safe,
~rocky~

Trailboss said...

Thank you so much for sharing this beauty with us. Her Papa Bill sounds like a jewel.

Dewey Dewster said...

Gee Chef....What a lovely girl-friend ya met at the show.....isn't it great ta see that there are special people in this world who just love their doggies and would do anythin' fer 'em ???? Corey-Beth is one special doggie......

Yeah....we've been missin' in action lately.....we're tryin' ta have a talk with Gram....if she doesn't shape up....she's gettin' replaced.......

Dewey Dewster here.....

Moco said...

No greater love!

JB's Big World said...

Thanks for sharing Corey-Beth with us. She is so sweet!
--JB

FleasGang said...

yeaaa for Corey-Beth and Bill! Those mag wheels look very sporty :-) Thanks for sharing your new friend.

Shelly & Tommy

Emma and Emmy said...

This is a wonderful post. Thanks for sharing with us. ^_^