Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Movie Wednesday and My Cute Lifejacket

Since I didn't get any pictures or videos of me "swimming" on my first day of therapy, I thought I would show you some videos of how well I'm progressing in my recovery. After all, I don't have much else to blog about, since I can't go out adventuring right now.

This first movie is of me eating my dinner while STANDING UP! If you watch closely, you'll notice that I do not move my back feet at all. They were placed in this position by Mommy, and if I try to walk I might wobble and fall down. And my toes knuckle under. But see how well I'm holding my balance? And look how long I stand there using the muscles in my legs. Go me!

This movie is my very first EXERCISE VIDEO! I do sit-stands, squats, and stand-there-while-they-wave-my-butt-from-side-to-side; 10 reps each!

We went to water therapy again yesterday and this time Daddy came with us and took some pictures with his phone. They're not very good, but you can see how cute I am in my lifejacket! It went much better this time because they filled the tank more so it was more like floating than walking. The down side is that the more water they put in, the wetter I get!!! When I was all done I had major fluffy-butt.

All of these pictures were taken after the treadmill part was over. In this one, the vet tech (different one than last time) is trying to entice me to walk towards her with a treat.

In this one I have almost reached my goal: goo-stuffed crunchy junk food treat!

Yes! I got it!!!

Bye for now!
Poppy the LBC (not water dog)


Petra said...

Poppy, you are my hero! You are working so hard and making such great progress. I love your pink lifejacket, too.

You keep going, girl!

Lacy said...

woofies Poppy...u goooo girl...lookies like u was takin baby steps in one of dose videos...that iz will just take time and u will b good to go again...

b safe,

Mack said...

I am so glad you are making such great progress!
I bet your fluffy butt was cuuuuute!


Randi said...

Oh Poppy! You are getting better! I love how you are getting that water soaked treat! I think you just might like the water & your peoples should install a pool in your backyard for you..of course, you could have a lounge chair & wear a bikini under your lifejacket & just be Poppy the Leisure Lounging Chihuahua!

Love & Licks,

Ruby Bleu said...

Poppy...this is pawtastic!!! Look at how far you have come in such a short time...this is such great news!!!

Keep up the good work, but don't get upset if there are little setbacks here and there...remember slow and steady wins the race and it really looks like you are going to win - W00t!!!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Lorenza said...

Hi, Poppy!
It makes me so happy to see you in those videos making great progress!
I know you need to work very hard for your recovery but I am sure you can do it!
Kisses and hugs

2shibas said...

Poppy, we are *so* proud of you! What a strong little girl you are! It made our whole day just to see these pictures (and the fashionable lifejacket, too!). Keep up the great work!

Wiley & Fievel

Clover said...

Aw Poppy, you are so adorable. I didn't get a chance to watch your videos yet, but I can see from the pictures that they are going to be cute. So glad that things are progressing for you! You are my hero too!
Love Clover xo

Daisy said...

Yay for you, Poppy! You done really good standing up, and I saw you Sit all by yourself! I am so proud of you.

Deefor said...

Glad you're getting stronger. That life jacket is soo cute. Liked your videos too.


Snowball said...

I am so glad to see you standing again. Congratulations!


FleasGang said...

That's a great life jacket! And you're doing so well with your exercises. By spring you'll be playing in the yard again :-)

The FleasGang

ChaChi Lu said...


You are SOOOO BRAVE! Good Puppy! We are so proud of you!

~ChaChi Lu and JET

Junior said...

It looks like you are doing a good job to me! Just keep moving along slow and easy and you will get all better in no time!

Murphey said...

Go Poppy, Go Poppy, GO POPPY! Standing on your own, WHOO HOOOO!

We're cheering for you back in Big Dallas.


ilovepearly said...

Keep it up, looking cute in the life jacket.

Dobby said...

You are doing so good at your physical therapies! I love your lifejacket! I has one of those too! But mine is called my Swimming Clothes which I wear when I Go Boating. Someday you can probably go boating too when u are feeling better.
Good job! You are coming far!