Dog with Rare Disease Eats Sitting Upright in a Custom-Made High Chair

Tink, a 1-year-old silver Labrador, has a rare disease called congenital idiopathic megaesophagus and can only eat sitting up. Because there's no nerve muscle connecting her throat and the nerve cells of her brain, she eats from a special high chair. After meals, her owners, Tim and Cori Sullivan, take 15 minutes to cuddle and burp her for safety.'s Keleigh Nealon ( has more.