PEPPERELL — The first of June was a perfect day to be a dog and Mazurka enjoyed it to the fullest.
The light breeze carried all types of scents to her. The 9-year-old Australian shepherd/lab mix ambled around checking out the plants and whatever else interested her while her owner chatted.
Sometimes they’ll go out for a six-mile walk, said Brian Boyer.
What makes Mazurka’s trek different from those of other dogs is her adaptive equipment. She uses a wheelchair. It is festooned with American flags to catch peoples’ eyes.
When she is home, she can barely move from one room to another, Boyer said. The medication used to treat her liver disease over the past four years made her back knees give out.
“(The wheelchair) makes a huge difference,” he said.
Mazurka was just happy to be out, sniffing stuff and saying hi to other walkers. She didn’t even seem to notice her fancy rig.
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