Craig Mosher is one great doggy dad. Just listen to what he has to say about his adorable and handsome pit bull: “Loois keeps me in a routine. I think he keeps me as a good person because he’s my best friend. He’s the only family I’ve got who actually lives with me. And he’s what I wake up to every morning at four o’clock and when I go to bed at eight o’clock at night, the last thing I see. And he’s just the most wonderful, nicest, kindest little creature you’d ever want to meet in your life. I treat him like one of my kids.”
After Loois started experiencing pain for no obvious reason, the vet discovered that the pit bull had an extra vertebra in his back. During surgery to remove it, there was a disaster: the vertebra broke and caused a chain reaction that damaged Loois’ spinal cord, leaving him paraplegic, his hind legs and lower body paralyzed. Craig was just as committed to his canine friend as ever. “He’s a paraplegic and he can’t walk, but I love him just the same. I wouldn’t trade him for anything.”
For taking Loois out on walks, Craig passed on devices that would have cost $200 or more and came up with a clever solution using a $35 harness. He holds up the lower part of Loois’ body while the dog walks with his front legs. And walk he does: “If you’re not careful, he’ll run you to death. So he runs me and I go where he goes. It’s not my walk, it’s all about him.” In the garage, Craig and a friend rigged up an apparatus that allows him to exercise the dog’s legs to preserve muscle tone. The same device also allows Loois to run after a ball using only his front legs.
Check out the video we’ve posted below to see just how much Craig and his pit bull Loois mean to each other. We’d love to hear your thoughts in the Facebook comments. Be sure to like and share this inspirational story!