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Toby's Journey

Back to Normal
September 17, 2017, 2:55 pm
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It’s been a good couple of weeks!  We’re getting back to our normal activities.

Last week we had our first meeting with the rehab therapist.  I really liked her.  She did a complete evaluation of Toby and then we discussed exercises, stretches and massage.  I really like that she didn’t push buying a bunch of equipment and talked about being creative by using things around the house.  We have 4 exercises that we are to work on and she is going to send me a list of more to do.  She did recommend getting a video on how to safely stretch your dog and said I should add fish oil to his diet.  I don’t know if she stretched something out or released some tension but it was the first day he was interested in playing with his toys.  He even wanted to play tug a war with her.  It was good to see my buddy back.

We had some other fun activities lately.  Last weekend I took him to a friend’s house to hang out by the fire pit.  He got to see his doggie buddy.  We didn’t let them play because it was still too soon for rough housing with a big dog but it was good for him to get out of the house.

Then this weekend was the first crowded public outing.  One of the local breweries was having a big release party for their fall beers.  The place was packed but he did a great job navigating through the crowd.  He did what he normally does and seeks attention from anyone that will give it to him. (I know, I know, I never give him any attention at home).  He made lots of friends and I was surprised by how few people noticed he was missing a leg.  At one point he decided he wanted to join another group of people so I ended up talking to them for awhile.  One of the guys ask if I ever thought of having him be a therapy dog.  It might be something fun we could do so I’ve been thinking about it.

I’ve been really bad about taking pictures… sorry! So here are a couple I just took right now, one from when he first got his tripawd bandana and just a cool picture from the brewery we went to.

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  1.    Michelle 09.17.17 @ 7:53 pm      

    I am glad you consulted a rehab Dr for Toby. He looks great. Sounds like he would make a great Therapy dog. We have had several Tripawd Therapy dogs on the site.

    You made the right decision about not allowing the rough play yet. He will get there still a little too early.

    Keep doing a great job Toby.

    Michelle & Angel Sassy

  2.    benny55 09.17.17 @ 8:03 pm      

    Oh Toby!!! You’re melting mynheart over here!!! 🙂 That picture of you stylin’ with your bandana…and thst expression of yours…..SOOOOOO CUTE!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    And I absolutely love reading about all your recent adventures! So much fun!! You are thoroughly enjoying being you again!!! 🙂

    You’re showing everyone being a tripawd can be fun!! 🙂 And it certainly is getting you some extra attention (since you are so starved for attention and loving and spoiling)!! 🙂

    Keep these great updates AND photos coming!


    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

  3.    jerry 09.23.17 @ 9:37 pm      

    SWEET! I love this pawgress report and am just thrilled Toby is seeing the results of your dedication toward his recovery. By the way please don’t forget you can get the cost of your first rehab visit reimbursed! Anyone can apply and I hope you will, because it’s how we get the word out about the benefits of rehab therapy. Please see:

    Love the photos, especially of Toby flying the Tripawd flag 🙂

  4.    juliedarling 09.24.17 @ 8:23 pm      

    Looking good Toby! So glad you are getting back to being yourself. Who needs that 4th leg anyhow~
    Julie and Tripawd Spirit Buddy

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