I’m nominating Boycee for a SuperDog Award. He is a 6-month-old English bulldog who has spina bifida and is doubly incontinent. He uses a wheelchair for walks but he can manage to walk short distances. He wears nappies full time. 3 different vets wanted to euthanize Boycee. My husband and I adopted him when he was 10wks old.
A few years ago, my 16yr old daughter Stacey died. Stacey also had spina bifida and was doubly incontinent. Since her death, I have battled with depression and anxiety and have struggled with what my purpose is.
When I saw Boycee up for adoption I knew he was meant for our family, and we were fortunate enough to be chosen to be his parents. I cannot begin to fully explain just what this wee boy has brought to our family, but especially to me. Stacey taught me everything I needed to know about spina bifida and I now feel like I’m putting all those skills to good use. There isn’t a huge amount of difference in dealing with spina bifida in dogs or humans. Through Boycee, I now feel like Stacey is involved and for the first time in a long time, I feel like I have a purpose. Boycee is such a social wee boy and through him, we get plenty of opportunities to educate people about spina bifida. And that also enables me to tell people about Stacey. Thanks so much for allowing me to introduce this very special wee boy to you.