Tag: Hip Dysplasia

My Tough Girl

If I ever find myself complaining about this stupid pain of Lyme disease, all I have to do is look up to my tough girl. She was born in pain and some how finds a way to live life to the fullest within her potential. She's a my guru. She's my tough girl.  

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I Work Out

"When I walk in the spa, this is what I see. Everyone stops and they're staring at me. I got passion in my jodhpurs and I ain't afraid to show it."

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Booty Boot Camp

"That's right, Internet. I'm back in boot camp to plump up my booty."

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Operation Jodhpurs Bulk-Up

"Princess, I don't think we're alone!" Operation Jodhpurs Bulk-Up is now underway. Getting ready for our second mountain bike ride was a real treat. Juno practically did cartwheels around the garden as I put the bike rack on the car and loaded up the mountain bike gear. She knew where were going and she was […]

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Juno's Got Back

The last two times Juno went to her Physical Therapy appointment---she goes once every month for a water treadmill workout and check-up---she gained 1 full pound of weight on both visits. She was down to a svelte 58 lbs and hovered there all winter, which greatly helped ease the pain of her severe hip dysplasia. […]

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She's Perfect

"She's perfect," said Juno's Physical Torturer, Therapist, Mme. Gauthier. She noticed Juno's walking gate was a perfect long, stress-free stride. Juno rolls her eyes. "Sibes don't come any other way lady."

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Hydroberian

There's a new breed of Husky in town--the Hydroberian!  Juno's back on the water treadmill as she was same time last year. As expected, she's not too pleased about it. But we're all pleased with the results! "Yeah, I know the drill. Woo torture the husky by drowning her jodhpurs. And I walk the hydroplank. "

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The Return of Juno's Inner-Cracker

One of the things I love about Loki is his ability to go from zero to completely crackers in 3.5 seconds--for no reason. He'll suddenly bust into circle sprints:  tail and butt tucked under, ears flat back, mouth wide open, eyes dialed wild and paws in full-throttle. Yesterday, Juno busted out the crack-a-tude too-- for no apparent reason: Oh yeah, her body language meets all […]

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I Told Him So

  Mr. Wild Dingo is due home tomorrow. Hopefully he'll either note that Juno and Loki have lost a little weight and he won't be tempted to give them too many treats or he'll note that Juno and Loki have not lost a little weight and he won't be tempted to give them too many […]

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Mish-Mash

Herding Horses is Hard Work!

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A Big Sigh of Relief

Juno's home from the MRI. "Hey, it was nothin' Big Boy, why are you so worried?" "Well, I was worried that they shaved your jodhpurs, but I see that they are intact, thank dog!"

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Juno's Jodhpurs Revisited

  "I will tolerate you if I must."

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A Siberian Set-Up

Look what came the other day: A nice German Swiss fella with a whole lotta tasty nommies for the furry beasts! The dogs were sure happy to see the Monsieur Meat-Delivery and barked with delight. Juno knows exactly who he is and knows exactly what the 2 freezers are in our basement. She loves to investigate […]

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Cross Roads

Sometimes in life your journey reaches a cross roads. And if you're lucky, you have the support of a good friend and family to help you understand the choices. Or at least to help provide a pleasant distraction from the decision that is looms ahead.

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Priorities

Juno gave me another heart attack this week. Yesterday I let her play zoomies with Loki in the outer yard while I changed clothes to take them for a walk. They zoomied for quite a while and then happily went for a walk. When we got back from our walk, they both plopped in my […]

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Siberian Pilates

Thigh master, low impact aerobics, Tae Bo,  Winslow Pilates, Power Yoga? They're so five-minutes ago. Siberian Pilates is all the rage. Juno's core- strengthening routine is making her a super star. We may just have to enter her in Mango Minster in the sporty dog category. Here's a little look into what Juno's Physical Therapy looks like. […]

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Saving Juno's Jodhpurs

On Tuesday, Juno went for her first physical therapy session for building up muscle in her back legs. Of all the horrors, it involved walking on a treadmill-- underwater! And unlike many dogs who do this the first time, Juno picked it up quickly and walked almost immediately, without cheating. Afterwards, she went for a […]

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Juno's Jodhpurs

Following up on yesterday's post on why Juno will be riding in rather than pulling a sleigh, this week, we found out that Juno has hip dysplasia. On a scale of 1-10, it's a 6. This of course is independent of the illness she had last month with an unexplained fever. You see, when the doctors […]

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