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Watch: Wheelchair-bound dog climbs Mt. Washington
Lucy the paralyzed dog spent six hours hiking up to the summit of New Hampshire's Mount Washington in her doggie wheelchair.
Wed, Sep 22, 2010 at 02:38 PM
If this video doesn't get you dabbing at your eyes, I don't know what will. (Then again, maybe I'm just a sucker for feel-good stories.)
Lucy the dog is paralyzed and gets around with the aid of a doggie wheelchair. On Aug. 18, Lucy, her doggie pals, and a few human friends walked up the Mount Washington Auto Road, an eight-mile trip to the summit of Mount Washington (home of the world's highest recorded wind speed
). I grew up in the Mount Washington valley and can attest that the hike up the Auto Road is no stroll in the park. It's steep and at its higher elevations cuts through terrain that is home to some of the world's worst weather.
Lucy was the first (and only so far) paralyzed dog to summit Mount Washington. Nice first ascent, Lucy!
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