Sunday, 1 February 2015

Wiggle - Day 2,413

A few weeks back Wiggle started going swimming at Glendora Hydrotherapy in the hope that he  would be able to exercise and build up some muscle in his back legs.

I'm very happy to report that not only does Wiggle love his swimming sessions but he's also benefiting from the exercise.

We're going twice a week at the moment and Wiggle has worked up to 20 minutes in the pool where he gets to swim after his tennis ball a few times and then rest before swimming again.  Wiggle is doing so well that he has advanced from wearing the life preserver harness to just an ordinary harness.

Wiggle loves his sessions and is always happy to go into the centre, get his harness on and walk up the ramp to the pool.  He's less happy having to give up the tennis ball but usually will after some persuading.

Before Christmas, I'd noticed how much slower Wiggle had become and unsteady on his back legs but last weekend, Wiggle looked really good as we walked, managing about 45 minutes without any problems.

Apart from the physical benefits, Wiggle seems a lot perkier and happy in himself which makes me so happy to see.  He's not looking so old and weary and it's wonderful to see my special boy enjoying life once more.


Unknown said...

Look how cute you are in that pool! I'm so glad it's helping you xx

Love, Wiggle's Best Girl,
Lucy the Lab xx

FerFer1958 said...

I couldn't be happier for Wiggle.
I consider him my boy, my distant boy. He is such a good boy.
Keep the swimming exercise as long as possible.

Ray and the Gang said...


Mr. Shaq would have lived in the water if he could have. Swimming (and squeaky toys) were the things he enjoyed the most.