Sunday, December 27, 2009

Capturing the Christmas Rabbit

The Captain lets out the typical greyhound "roo", announcing the capture of the Christmas rabbit! The world can now sleep soundly, knowing that Captain Z has once again saved the world from another dangerous...uh...rabbit?

Monday, December 14, 2009

Third one's a charm

We just got back from Oconomowoc for Zoomer's 3rd chiropractic and acupuncture treatment. He did well. Got juice hooked up to the needles again. Only instead of the usual 30 minutes, the doc gave him a 45 minute recharge. A couple days ago, I made a little ramp out the front door, so now he's able to walk in and out on his own. This has given my 51 year-old back a nice break. I'm also trying to decrease one of his pain meds a bit, since it's just not very kind to the liver. Here's what Zoomer wore to the docs tonight, the teddy bear jammies I got from a friend when Zoomer was only 1 year-old.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Round 2: Captain Z gets electrified!

This past Monday, Zoomer had his second chiropractic and acupuncture treatment. It was quite an ordeal, in several ways. First of all, it had been snowing for part of the afternoon, and with the clinic almost 40 miles away, we didn't know how safe the roads would be. Fortunately, the roads never got that bad, and we got there just on time.

But as soon as the doctor's assitant saw us, she told us that the doctor was gone. Apparently, her daughter was in an accident earlier in the day, and she had to cancel our appointment. Well, it turns out that they have a client with almost the same name as mine, Mark Ehlert, spelled very close to my name. So they had called the wrong person to cancel the appointment. The funny thing is that Mark Ehlert just said, "Okay.", when he was told of the cancellation. Funny, now the guy probably thinks he's getting dementia!

Well, the assistant called the vet at the hospital where her daughter was being treated and explained the situation. Fortunately, the young lady was not hurt bad at all, and the vet was able to get back to her clinic and give Zoomer his treatment.

When the vet finally arrived, she asked me how Zoomer was doing. I said that I hadn't really seen much, if any, change. Well, upon watching him walk for awhile, she disagreed. She said he was doing noticaby better than he was the last time she saw him only 6 days ago. I then realized that he was now walking with his spine noticably straighter. He still has a long way to go, but it was reassuring to actually see some improvement.

For round 2, Zoomer received 15 needles, but this time they were given a very low current of electricity.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Tea with Lorna

Zoomer gets poked

Yesterday morning, we brought Zoomer in for his first acupuncture and chiropractic treatment. The vet administered a total of 12 needles into his rear leg and along the spine. Here you can see 6 of those needles.