Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Time for PT

Hello All, Rocky here. Thanks to everyone again for such warm wishes and thoughts. Dad drove me to Physical Therapy yesterday. It was my first time in the under-water tread mill. We go back on Thursday. The nice people at the Doctor's office said I did really well given it was my first time. We also have specific exercise related things to do every day from now on. Dad's making do weird things like stepping over things and walking off and on curbs.

Anywho, I just wanted to check in and say all is going well for me right now.

By the way, Mati's bedroom is finally finished. Dad re-named the "frappuccino" color paint that he made up to "frappaccini" instead. But then he realized that it's really Mati's room now, so it's now called "Mataccini". After he made up the color, he took a sample to that stupid Orange store and had them match it - to make up enough to do the room. If anyone wants the color mix code - just let us know!

Bye for now, Love Rocky.

PS. Dad came home smelling like new critters.... he said he saw these little one's at Scott and Dana's house. 3 Chocolate and 4 Dark Chocolate. I don't know what he means, but now I want something sweet...


Katherine and Pippa said...

Phew. Sounds like hard work Rocky.

But if it makes life easier for you it will be worth while.

Guess you better keep up with the exercise.

Mistress wants to know why it is good for you. Perhaps it might have helped Princey in the past. They stopped him going in the sea (he loved swimming) because they had been told that too much swimming in the sea contributes towards arthritis.

Can you shed any light on this? Mistress is stupid but she does realise that a pool is not the sea. So does that mean swimming good, sea bad? Or was she just given a bum steer?

Anyway, best of luck bro. I'll be thinking of you working out when I'm lying down somewhere.


Joe Stains said...

we are glad you did well at therapy, boy do I hate water though!

those puppies are sooo cute, at least that is what Mom says!

Mati said...

Pippa Dog and Mistress; Mati here. First, HaRoouuu ;-) PippaBoy! Ok, back to the comments - Mistress is right! Too much exercise can lead to arthritis as my doctor said to my Dad. The exercise doesn't seem like hard work, but I can tell Rocky is getting more tired now. But I go with him, ---of course. Rocky told me that the under water tread mill is good because it's good exercise with resistance - but it is controlled with a controlled speed. Too much exercise will just make things worse as Mistress said. The exercise doesn't fix the hip problem, but it does help build up the muscle mass around the leg and hip area and will make it easier for him to walk and move his legs. The doctor said he's starting to use his back to help swing the legs which is bad. This will lead to more problems. The hip socket is mostly gone, but the muscles are holding the leg/hip in place. At this point poor Rocky has been using his rear legs as little as possible and therefore the muscle mass has deteriorated. So he needs to pump that iron ----err, water- I mean!

Thanks for asking, Love and kisses - Mati

Joe; Those pups are something else Dad says! They are cute and make funny sounds. One even tried to bark - Dad says everyone was laughing at their attempts to woof! Thanks again! Love Mati

Sophie Brador said...

Are those lab puppies?!!!! How adorable. Glad the underwater treadmill went well, Rocky. I kind of wish I had one. My mom has an on the floor treadmill, but it's not fun for me.


Lorenza said...

Hi, Rocky
Glad to see you again. I really hope those excercises help you to feel better.
Maticcino?? Good one!
Have a good night

The Husky in the Window said...

How do you like the water? Isnt' it great! Missy likes it when mom does the water therapy with her and she's walking a lot better too. We are glad to hear such good news! Just be brave and take your time. We are all sending good husky vibes to you.
Husky Hugs, MayaMarie

Pacco de Mongrel said...


wow, tat was some 1st class treatment 4 u

The Army of Four said...

PUPPIES!!!!! PUPaDUPaPUPPIES!!!! Oh, they're so gorgeous. PUPPIES!
OK, sorry, Rock. I just love puppies and can't help myself.
Your PT sounds like hard work, but we KNOW you can do this! We're all really proud of you! And gee... how handsome you look in that picture! Am thinks so, too!
Zim is ha roo roo rooing over the "Mataccini" thing -- very clever!
Continued prayers for you, dear Rocky friend!
Tail wags,


Hi Rocky,
Good to hear that PT is going ok for you. We hope that it makes you all better. You have very nice eyes by the way, Rocky.
Guess what mummy bought us today - a ducky just like yours with a unique quacking sound which we like a lot! It is endorsed by the American Kennel Club.
Jazz and Dixie

Randi said...

Dear Rocky...keep up with the exercise..that will keep your joints from getting crunchy...that really sounds painful..I'm thinking good thoughts for you!

Love & Licks,

Sophie Brador said...

Hey Rock! Are you okay? We haven't heard anything from you guys in ages.