Monday, March 22, 2010

Roller-coaster ride of life

This week we have had quite a few ups and downs, we got good news one day and bad the next, luckily everything worked out in the end - lets just hope it all keeps going up from here.

Our first bit of bad news was Hera had a few set backs with her recovery, but it seems as though we are now on track.

Here we are trying to introduce Stitch to Hera in the hope that they will be friends and keep each other busy, but the Hera's cast seems to frighten poor Stitch.

Some good news - Impi came for her first swim, and did beautifully.

Showing Julla how its done.

Julla decided to try it out and takes the plunge.

Lungi and Julla were more laid back and chilled with Michelle.

Impi swam unaided (except for the jacket of course). She is so brave!

We had quite a time getting pictures of our extended family

There's Maggie who wanted nothing more then to lick the Camera

And Bella who did not want to look at it,

Then Jazz who never sits still long enough to aim the camera let alone take a picture.

Jenny brought her family for a visit to the hydro and boy did they have fun! Every one of them got wet, what a great time they had.

Riff Raff's curiosity got the better of him when he decided to take a look at the indoor pool and fell in (well tried to jump across but never made it to the other side) Apart from his dignity being slightly bruised he bounced back quickly and was fine.

Riff Raff and Isis having a romp.

Stacey and Isis telling Mom all about their exciting discoveries.

All good things must come to an end and it was soon time to go home.

And the best news of all...


The Photizo has been ordered and should be delivered this week.

Monday, March 8, 2010

The end of summer is near

It looks as if summer is getting ready to leave us, a sad thought for all those sun lovers, but not everyone is feeling it - swimming is still a lot of fun for these water loving dogs.

We had a puppy come for a lesson - it was a beautiful day for swimming!

Max, a 3 month old Rottie, is about to have his first swim.

Sizing the pool up - not sure what he is expected to do.

He is so engrossed with the treats that he hardly notices the water.

Look Mom swimming like a big boy

You can't beat a rub down and a cuddle after a good swim.

Hera is doing well, the typical terrier behaviour is coming out and it is getting tough to keep her in the prescribed cage rest.
Hera peeking out of the office window.

Maya and Hera sharing a bed

We have to confine Hera to a cage to curb her exuberance.

Troy and Kallie brought two friends from P.E for a visit.
They thought it would be fun to join Troy in the pool. Michelle had her work cut out keeping them at bay.

"We hope we will get a pool like this at home"

We had a new client this week, Impi has sore elbows and stiff muscles (who wouldn't if you have Ridgebacks as your siblings)

She loved every minute of her treatment and afterwards she was completely relaxed.

Impi with her brother and sister. She is very possessive of her ball.

"Mmmmm treats"

Waiting patiently until Impi's treatment is over.

This is proof that winter is making a comeback - Swallows have been gathering for the past few weeks.

We would like to thank all you wonderful people who have made donations. Our goal is R8900 and to date we have raised R7500. We hope to be able to purchase the unit by the end of the month.