Service-Dog1One of the saddest stories I ever heard in “the life and times of a wheelchair-user” came directly from someone I met in physical rehabilitation. She had a penchant for kitties, and always seemed to have a new one in her home. Pets have long been a great solution in helping people overcome difficult situations, so it came as no surprise to me that this woman loved her cats.

Whenever I would visit her home they would come out of the woodwork, walking around our wheels with no fear, and every time I was deathly afraid of the worst-thing-ever from happening: Not seeing one of the cats a