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Dog Is Her Co-Pilot…and Engine

Biopic_copy Drivers and pedestrians can be forgiven for rubbernecking in San Diego, when long-time BARk reader Tamandra Michaels speeds by with a wide grin in a wheelchair pulled by an equally ecstatic-looking German Shepherd. Last week, the local CBS news profiled Michaels, a painter, who relies on a wheelchair due to paralysis caused by a birth defect, and her speed-loving assistance dog Borias. His full name is Borias von Herzensfreude, which roughly translates as "heart’s joy"--an emotion that's all too apparent as he sprints along pulling Michaels' chair—up to 20 miles per hour!

Don't miss bonus footage of the pair in full flight (under July 24). If you look closely, you’ll see that Michaels is wearing a Dog is My Co-Pilot T-shirt.

Lisa Wogan

July 29, 2008 in Cool stuff | Permalink

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