|Barked: Fri Mar 20, '09 8:17am PST |
Micajeh, as a pup, playing with Dante fell into a french drain we were putting together ... I guess they were just playing around. Micajeh hurt his leg, affected his back. We had xrays, we were to be really careful and watch him. -- I decided to start my own physical therapy of gentle massage, stretching, limited walks ... really watching him. Still today, with both our pups, I do something called a 'superman' stretch, on their back ... where they extend their front paws like they are flying ... stretch them out, then do the same with the back paws, leg extension. This is a very gentle, and almost stretching move, they seem to really enjoy. I've noticed as they have gotten older, they want to do it on their sides more, rather than their back. And the leg Micajeh injured will always be 'more special' for us to look after, due to it's now inherant weakness. That's okay ... he/they both love their walks briskly.
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