Thursday, June 11, 2015

Updates on a special friend...

May 22
Phoenix has been with us for three months, and he is a work in progress. We've made huge strides in his medical care (given the condition in which he arrived), and we are proceeding at a slower pace with his mental care.

Here he is today hanging out in his car. Phoenix likes the car. Period.
(Which highlights but only one of his quirks.)

Our goal: We will march along tending to his (canine equivalent of) PTSD, his wound care, pain management, and basic obedience training.

We still meet with a Veterinary Behaviorist, (which, according to the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, there are roughly 60 in the United States).

We continue to work with Fresh Air Training, and now we've added Physical Therapy to his schedule!

That's it in a nutshell.

May 20
Healthy mind, healthy body.
Busy, busy, busy.

May 26
It's true. His beautiful ears are suffering (just a little... not raging.)
He started treatment today. Poor fella. It IS always something, isn't it?
All will be well.

Phoenix and Rosa his live-in girlfriend on their favorite couch! Phoenix is an 8-month-old puppy and Rosa is 9 years old. Rosa is incredibly patient, but the pup finally pushed her buttons and she (and he) reacted appropriately. Good lessons, happy endings.

June 1
This is Phoenix with his pal Riley!

June 3
Your 'Phoenix-fix' is coming early today.
He is at his at his Rehab appointment. (YAY for PT...!)
He has many sessions ahead of him, and seems to be tolerating the experience as well as possible. (Thanks to training.)
All part of the process...

June 7
"P"is for "pooh".
Phoenix was a pistol tonight, a little big for his britches, but here he is - settled down - enjoying his Kong.

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