Tuesday, July 15, 2008

DIY Doggy Therapy

So, many of you know that our dog, Max, is due to have ACL surgery this fall. We, including Max, been having a hard time being able to exercise him without over exerting his injured knee. The absolute best thing for him is to take him swimming. There are a few problems with that activity... 1) the nearest swimming area that allows dogs is about 30+ miles from our house 2) he originally injured himself while riding in the car 3) he always has a rough couple of days following his swimming excursions, due to the car ride and walk to the water 4) he does not do well with other dogs. So, what's a couple who adores their pups to do?

I was praying over the weekend, asking God for wisdom on what to do with Max. How do we get him swimming, without paying a special vet therapy clinic thousands of dollars? God in His amazing, awesome love gave me a wonderful idea... build him a pool. I thought it was one of my crazy schemes that would never work, but God had a plan. Low and behold, Aaron, with the guidance of his dad, was able to build an above ground pool for Max to swim in. Here are the pictures of Moose Dog's first doggy therapy session. It was quite successful, praise God!!!

2 Witty Sentiments:

The Hungarican Chick said...

LOL that's brilliant! Look how cute he is, paddling away. Great notion!

Tymm said...

Love the pool!

Thanks for the kind words of encouragement on our blog - our Meron is home now and doing GREAT!

To answer your question - our dogs have adapted amazingly well! They seem to kinda like her (or not care about her at all) and she is amazed by them...

Thanks again!!