Saturday, March 31, 2012


Just a quick update...

Last night Jaxson successfully jumped up on the couch. This of course means that he is building strength in his hind legs. We will see what the next week brings with two sessions of water therapy and some of the exercises that were given to us by Karen.

Have I mentioned that he does not even think about lifting his leg in our house? Not one accident since he's been here. Low energy and loves to snuggle. I would consider not putting him in a kennel during the day, but I think my Dexter would want to rough house with him too much. He is still recuperating after all.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Snuggle time.

More than anything, Jaxson loves to snuggle. He loves my wrap as you can see here. Not what I had in mind when I bought it, but how can I say no to this face? I should mention that he can't jump on the couch by himself. He trots over and rests his head on the cushion when he wants to come up and of course I give in.

Greetings from Aqua Paws!

Thank you to Karen at Canine Campus in Oconomowoc for her help in providing water therapy for Jaxson. We are going to go twice a week to help with the rehabilitation of his back legs. He was such a good boy even though he wasn't crazy about the water.

This service is really great. Check out their website: for more info.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Jaxson my new friend

Poor Jaxson. We've now learned exactly what happened to his little legs. After being found on the side of the road, it was determined that Jaxson's right hip was dislocated and the left leg suffered severe joint and ligament damage. A very nice vet in Alabama performed surgery to help the left leg stay together and popped the right one back into joint.  Considering all this, he's doing quite well.

He arrived at our house on Saturday and has already settled in. What a happy boy he is. Every day he makes progress in one way or another. He gets around just fine, but was still a little leary of a full flight of stairs. Today, the stairs have been conquered!

Stay tuned as Jaxson enrolls in Aqua Paws water therapy to increase his mobility.