Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A Real Workout

Luna has been driving Mike and me crazy with her cabin fever.  Last night she was in the way so much she knocked over a cup of hot tea on herself.  (She's fine, don't worry.  She just smells like vanilla tea now.)  Luckily, tonight was our seventh session of physical therapy.  I told the physical therapist that Luna had a lot of pent up energy so she could work Luna extra hard tonight.

Her underwater treadmill time has really improved.  She walked for over 20 minutes and most of that time was spent on a high speed.  She had no rest periods except to walk slower for a few minutes.  Her foot placement was very good.  However, her left side is definitely weak since she was walking a bit sideways.  It will take some time, but I know she'll get better.  Here is her latest video:

Her floor exercises were not too different from last week, except this time they had her balance all four legs on a balance mat.  She was more than happy to put her feet on the mats and eat treats.  I'm glad I taught her "touch" because it made this new "trick" so much more fun for her.  She stretched her neck to either side while balancing.  To me, she looked like one of the elephants from "Dumbo" balancing on the ball.
Two legs balancing.

Four legs balancing.
The therapist was very pleased with Luna's progress.  Her exact words were, "really, really good!"  My favorite comment of the day!


What Remains Now said...

Luna is such a hard-worker. You must be very proud of her.

houndstooth said...

I'm glad to see she's come so far! Although vanilla tea scented Greyhound is something I think I'll be fine without forever!

Hiking Hounds said...

She's such a hard worker and she's looking really fit and happy. I'm so glad she made it through her injury.

Sue said...

So glad Luna is doing well. She looks like she is enjoying it - well the treats anyway:)

Auntie M said...

You know every time you spoke about balancing on the ball, I had visions of all 4 feet on one ball. Now using two balls makes so much more sense!

Way to go Luna.