May 27, 2007

Wheely Willy

I don't necessarily have permission to use this photo, but the woman on the right (the viewer's right) is my sister, Amy. She is posing with some co-workers at the James A. Haley Veteran's Hospital in Tampa, Florida, and the famous dog Wheely Willy.

Wheely Willy (born circa 1991) is a paraplegic chihuahua from Long Beach, California, who has become a celebrity as the subject of two bestselling children's books. He makes frequent public appearances promoting mutual understanding among those with and without physical disability. Following appearances on the Animal Planet television network, he has been popularly dubbed Wheely Willy (Wikipedia, 2007).

A great deal of research suggests that animals can provide uplifting experiences for many people, especially children and senior citizens.

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