Thursday, August 30, 2012

Chou Chou's Q & A

Q: I read that you live with a cockatoo. Do you like her?

A: ("She's cute... but she won't let me herd her. She hops in circles on the floor and laughs at me. And she barks when the doorbell rings. Barks! That's my job!")

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Bandages Come Off

The doctor said the claw would heal better if it is exposed to the air, so the bandages were removed today. 

Friday, August 17, 2012

The Third Consultation, and Another Treadmill

I met with the U.C. Davis surgeon on Monday. Now I have the full agreement of the three veterinarians I sought out. All three advise against any surgery. That's good news!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Underwater Treadmill: Second Attempt

This time the vet, who is also a physical therapist, took charge. She got in the tank with Chou. 

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Chou Chou Goes for a Swim

I often go to lunch with my friend, who retired from her career as the psychology department's graduate students' coordinator at CSU, Sacramento. We've been close for many years. As we talked, I told her about Chou Chou's hip dysplasia and the physical therapy. I mentioned that swimming was recommended to me as good exercise for Chou, but I don't have a pool. 

Thursday, August 2, 2012

A Good Idea, But Not Working

In May, I bought a dog treadmill for Chou Chou. Back then, I had no idea that she would need physical therapy. 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Chou Chou at the Joseph Cozza Salon

It's very hot here this week, over 100 degrees. I was going to San Francisco for a haircut, and I was worried about leaving Chou here all afternoon and early evening with nothing to do for so many hours.