- Meet Mick, the eight-week-old Boston Terrier who has captivated millions by standing for the first time in his life.
I’m going to talk a little about how you can do something like this to promote your office, but first I want you to read about Mick and enjoy watching the video. I really feel bad that there are so many dogs that can’t get help like the Mia Foundation, so I’m just sharing something that I wanted to share today. There’s always a marketing lesson in everything, but there’s also a time that you step back and you thank GOD for all your blessings as a Chiropractor, a doctor, and you being the one that was chosen to help other people (sick people) be able to get well. Now here’s more about Mick.
- Mick suffers from swimmer puppy syndrome, a condition that causes an abnormality in a dog’s chest and abdomen which prevents him from standing up properly. Now I have to tell you, before I saw this video today, I had no clue what swimmer puppy syndrome was.
- Although it has a cute ring to it, swimmer puppy syndrome is no laughing matter among dog lovers. Animals that suffer from this disorder are born with a flat chest and abdomen, leaving them unable to stand or walk.
- There is a reason I’m writing you about Mick today. He is one cute little puppy, but what’s important to me is that Mick was able to actually get some much needed help, which makes me warm and fuzzy all over.
- Keep reading and you’ll find out what happened to Mick and how these people were able to help him.
- Some dogs born with the rare complication eventually die from having too much pressure in the chest area. Unfortunately, around 90 percent of dogs born with swimmer puppy syndrome are euthanized simply because breeders don’t know of any other solution. (I’m a dog lover so this really doesn’t set well with me. To me they’ll do this with dogs, and next it’ll be you or me. Not a good thing.)
- A breeder in Oklahoma (and I have to say, whoever that breeder was is a king or queen in my books) decided against euthanizing poor Mick (Thank you) and decided to send him to the Mia Foundation, a non-profit organization created to give animals born with birth defects a fighting chance. This has to be a great organization if they’ll take little puppies like this and do what is necessary to help them achieve the best for their short life on earth.
- Following hours of surgery which involved dipping Mick into a tub while supporting him with a harness, he started to show improvement.
- Sue Rogers, founder of the Mia Foundation, worked with Mick through four 15-minute sessions per day to help the dedicated pup establish balance and muscle strength, the Huffington Post reported. This is what I would call dedication and this is the type of thing that gets talked about.
- She even taped his little legs together to get him used to the feeling. (I mean this woman was smart, very smart.)
- “Ninety percent of all animals born with birth defects are euthanized at birth. (terrible thing to do to a puppy or anything for that matter).
- They are a lot of work and sometimes they are very expensive, so sometimes people think it’s just easier to put them down,” founder of The Mia Foundation, Sue Rogers told WHAM.
- “When he first came, I didn’t know if there was anything I could do for this puppy, but (he) MICK, proved me wrong.”
- How has Mick’s life changed since starting this innovative treatment?
- Check out the video below, but don’t forget a handkerchief.
If you can do something good for someone, like they did for Mick, even if it’s a little thing, you can get some much needed PR when you help people out. People love to see people helped and this can be the homeless, a dog rescue, you name it, if it helps humanity in anyway, you should be putting what you’re doing on YouTube and getting kudos for doing it. I’m not saying to put yourself out there as the all healing doctor. I’m just saying if you help someone, there’s nothing wrong with sharing that with people in a way that touches their heart.
As I said, I love dogs and that’s why I’m doing this little excerpt on Mick. I fell in love with him as soon as I saw him. He’s a great little dog and tough to boot. Don’t you wish all people were as tough as little Mick?
I wish you the best today.
Thanks again for reading my posts.
I work hard to give you stuff you can use and think about.