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All Smiles Again...

Daddy turns 50 and we escape to the Mendocino Coast!

October 9th 2006 2:11 am
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Well, a bit has happened since I last wrote. Mom's added some additional supplements to help reduce the inflamation in my hip joints. She read a lot of good reviews on a natural product from Australia called "Dog Gone Pain", or DGP so I've been taking that for a few weeks now. I'm also taking Ester-C which is supposed to help a lot in healing the damage to my hips along with additional MSM. But the greatest part is we've all been eating more of a raw diet lately... lots of fresh organic chicken, beef, fish, veggies, bones and yogurt. Mom says she's amazed with how much we love this kind of food... we wolf it down faster than anything we've eaten before... so she says it must be good, besides, what's better than fresh and natural?? I only take aspirin now when I get to be more active, like this weekend...

It was my daddy's 50th birthday this Friday, so to celebrate we all escaped to The Sea Ranch which is a small peaceful community on Hwy 1 on the Mendocino Coast. We had a lot of fun walking on the trails on the bluffs overlooking the ocean and down by the shore. We were even so lucky to be there during low tide and explored the tide-pools. I was so lost in my little adventure this weekend, I didn't even think about my hips much at all. Or, the supplements are really starting to take effect.... whatever it is, I SURE HAD FUN!!!!! Mommy was sooo happy too because she saw me romping around like I used to and seeing me wide-eyed and happy for a change! Mom now put my doggy bed in the back of the Jeep so I could relax in that while we drive around... I really enjoy that and it gives my hips some much needed relief after all those nice walks.

Well, just wanted to check in and let you know that I'm doing pretty good now. Mom is going to check with a surgeon on a total hip replacement soon, but we'll probably hold off on the actual surgery (whatever it will be) until I get really tired of the pain and well before my leg muscles begin to atrophy. But right now, I'm a happy little doggy again - yaaaaaaaay!!

Til next time...
Luv, Opie


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