Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Good Weekends Involve Taking Paraplegic Pooch for a Walk

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Good Weekends Involve Taking Paraplegic Pooch for a Walk

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Byline: PERFECT WEEKEND With Diesel

MARK Lizotte, better known to the rest of the world as Johnny Diesel or just plain Diesel, loves to run.

The thing he loves most about it is it's something he can do anywhere a which is important for a musician who is always on the road.

aI love to run until I'm well and truly knackered,a he says.

aIt's hard when you travel, but with running all you need is a pair of shoes and you can do it anywhere.

aBut when I'm home in Sydney I love to get out with my dog and walk in the park down at Double Bay. He's a schnauzer and is paraplegic so has a wheelchair on his back legs.

aHe's strong-natured and he's a beautiful dog, really inspiring. So I love spending time with him and the rest of our family.a

Diesel, with wife Jep, has two children a Jesse and Lily.

aThey literally take our clothes now. That's how big they are, they're teenagers,a he says.

aBut you know I did it myself the other day which was pretty good too,a he says with a laugh. …

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