December 28, 2008 at 3:13 am 1 comment

Baxter does the dog paddle

Baxter does the dog paddle

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

loved ones.

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Baxter’s well being update

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  • 1. Nan  |  January 6, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    Hi Baxter – I’ve missed seeing you. You and I must be on different schedules lately – let’s change that!! I hope you, your Mom & Dad all had a wonderful holiday – I know that you were out spreading love, cheer and hope – something you do better than anyone I know…..
    I’ll check with Dr. Hackett so I can be sure and see you and your Mom at your next visit. Until then, have fun keeping up your vital work. xoxoxoxoxox Nan

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