Baxter is the oldest client of Cutting Edge K9, Trish Penick’s water therapy business. If it weren’t for her, her assistant,
Michele, and the warm pool, I’m not sure that Baxter would be in as good of shape as he is in during these twilight years.
He seems to really enjoy the movement in his legs as he weightlessly swims and swims and swims. I cheer him on as
a mom would her child swimmer. I often ask my husband why Baxter reminds me so much of a human being. He tells
me that it’s because I treat him like he’s a little person. Well, to me, he is just that!
Though Baxter wears a dogie wetsuit underneath his life jacket, he begins to shiver as soon as he gets out into the
cool winter y air. I already have the seat heater on high and the heater blasting to compensate for his fur less body
and aging bones. As I sweat on the way home, Baxter luxuriates in the warmth. What sacrifices we make for our
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