A golden retriever which fought back from the brink of death is getting free rides from his loving owner — who pulls him around in a little CART.
Twelve-year-old Lomond is proving there’s life in the old dog yet as he now enjoys his three walks a day despite hardly moving a muscle.
Following two major operations last year, owner Angela Kyle, 52, noticed Lomond was finding exercise extremely tiresome.
And when she saw an elderly golden retriever in the USA getting pulled around in a cart, Angela decided that this may be an option for her pooch.
She found the perfect garden cart where the sides come down individually making it more accessible for six stone Lomond.
Angela said: “Lomond is a great dog and I just want to give him everything I can.
“Before the second operation, the vet told me he was dying. They said considering his age he might not survive and asked me what I wanted to do.
“But I knew we had to give him a chance.”
Angela and husband John adopted Lomond when he was two after losing their first golden retriever, Stanley.
She explained: “When we lost Stanley I was miserable. It was six months of tears, I didn’t want to leave the house or go out, I just lost my personality.
“John saw an advert for Lomond but said there was never going to be another retriever like Stanley and if we got one I would always be comparing them.
“But I went to see Lomond and just fell in love. He melted my heart and quickly became my boy.”
After Lomond mended her broken heart, Angela knew she had to do whatever she could for him.
She now walks Lomond three times a day in his cart.
Angela, from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, said: “We take the cart with us on his walks, sometimes leaving it in a neighbours drive, if he decides he can make it home without it.
“Other times we take it the full route and on the return walk, he climbs aboard when he gets tired.
“He just stands beside it to let you know he wants in.
“Lots of people look at us when we are walking, some wave and stop and say hi – it’s a nice feel good story.
“Plus I think it might open peoples eyes to what you can do for your pet.
“I don’t have any children, Lomond is my family and I will do anything for him.”