Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Rainy weather looks set to stay

The heavy rains have played havoc with our normally sparkling pool, turning it pea green overnight. Thank goodness it is once again crystal clear.
Hope the storms are over for a while.

Blue is now joining sister Deedee for weekly swimming sessions.

Here they are receiving encouragement from their Dad.

Blue with a little help from his Dad.

First time in the pool Blue swims like a pro.

Blue is so chuffed with himself.

Honey is now swimming laps, in order to build up the muscle in her hind legs without putting pressure on her already fragile knees. She is a natural.

Coco, a 3 year old spaniel, has a narrowing in the spine, which is putting pressure on the Sciatic nerve.

Making friends with Michelle.

"I am so sexy in my jacket"

"Hold on tight"

"Away we go!"

After Honey told her brother, Morgan the gentle giant, how much fun swimming was, he decided to try for himself!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

A new year, a new begining

Seasons Greetings to Everyone.
May the new year bring all you wish for yourselves.
We have been off line for quite a while as Christine was indisposed for just over 2 months.

We have had a number of new patients:

These two beauties are Diesel (on the left) and Roxy. Roxy came to us to help regain the use of her leg after she tore the cruciate ligament. Brother Diesel just came for moral support.

Josy, had a femur head amputation, a few weeks ago and is coming to us to gain muscle on her hind leg and regain use of it. She is a lovely dog with a great personality!

Here Josy is with Lucy, her sister. Lucy just comes along for the ride and on her visits she climbs in the pool on her own to paddle.

Bella, a Staffie Cross, comes purely for fitness, she is a sweet, yet stubborn, girl but enjoys swimming.

Jupiter, Bella's older brother comes for swimming to help him with his hips, this old boy has a heart of gold, and a stubborn streak to match his sister.

Angus (on the left) and Cinnamon are Jupiter and Bella's cousins. They come for swimming too, Angus has a chronic Eye problem that requires Cortisone, making him pick up weight, so he is here for weight loss. His sister cinnamon is here just for the swim - she loves to swim!

Cinnamon is not shy of photos and loves to pose - she is beautiful!

This is Dee-Dee, she is an adorable girl and although it takes her time to trust people she is affectionate when she lets you in. The reason for her referral is also a torn cruciate.

We are thrilled to report on two real success stories:

Astro was paralysed in her hind legs and was unable to walk, she is now running around with the other dogs, she is still a little unbalanced but is doing incredibly well.
Running like a champ!

Magoo came to us after all four limbs were left paralysed after a stroke, he is now up and about, it took only one session to see an improvement in this remarkable man.
He just gets up and goes - there is no stopping this boy!

We Gained a new member of the extended family, Cybill, she has captured every one's hearts!
This face says it all - she has everyone wrapped around her finger!

Cybill playing with her big brother Basil. They love each other!

Cybill with her litter mate Channah , just goes to show the vast difference you can get in puppies.

The weather was ruthless and the hydro took a beating - it is all fixed now.
The carport fell over and needed to be replaced.

The thatching needed to be re-done after being hit by debris.

The stable roof flew off during the storm leaving the horses frightened and exposed.

Christmas with the family is always fun - here all the "grand kids" are relaxing before lunch!

Holly and Skye ready to go - they are so well behaved. These girls know how to get their way!