Added a new list of Twitter links. If you pitch up on my Tweetdeck lists and you’re likely to be of interest to DAC folk, you’ll be listed. If you’re not there, could be I’ve missed you so please just say. Could also be you’re really interesting but not very disability focused or hugely relevant to our site – one of my followers sells handbags – so you might not find yourself on the list. You’re probably on someone elses’ so don’t fret!


Goodnight Sweet Chelsea Girl

‘I’d like to do Saturday over. I’d like to not fret about a $40 remnant rug ruined by a frantic dog. I’d like to quit bitching for the two hours it took me to mop dried dog poop off the hard-wood floors. Instead, I’d like to sit with her a little longer, kiss her face and say again and again how much I love her, remind her that she is such a sweet girl…’

Such a sad tale and beautifully told. Go to Pajama Days to read the rest.

Meanwhile, why not acquaint yourself with the Oldies Club, a website that caters to the adoption needs of older dogs? These senior citizens are often neglected when it comes to adoption and really need that loving attention in their later days. Chances are they won’t chew your cupboard doors up either!

Help wanted for cart-using Border Terrier

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This is a plea for help from a family in Yorkshire whose little Border slipped a disc and now needs a cart to get about. He’s a happy little chap, by all accounts, even though he needs help with bladder expression and bowel movements. Trouble is, this all very new and his family has a holiday booked in August so they need to find somewhere for him to stay for about 10 days. They’re asking all the right people, vets, the Dogs’ Trust, canine cart makers and so forth, to see if there’s a person or a service with the right skills to meet his needs – ex vet nurses, retired vets, people who have looked after a paralysed dog in the past and can do the toileting tasks, for instance. But if you know of anyone – doesn’t have to be too local they say – please leave a message here and we’ll put you in touch. Any information helpful so please just tell us what you know.

Thank you DACers, bloggers, and Twitterers