|The handsome Ralph|
|Lovely Pearl (and Roxy)|
When Ralph was a puppy he had a bad injury to one of his front legs and the elbow never quite set properly splaying his paw out to the side. So he tended to hop and not place pressure on that leg. That led to quite a bit of muscle wastage. Deep tissue massage for an hour helped enormously.
His Auntie Pearl simply looked 'sad' and on initial palpation I noticed she had a very stiff neck. So she received deep tissue work there. At the end of her treatment she stood up and looked around the room - first time she had done that in a while without actually shuffling her bottom around.
Their owner has been massaging them both ever since but three months later and I am called round to give them a maintenance top up treatment. I didn't even have time to get my red massage mat on the floor before Ralph was on it. He almost jumped through my car windows to get on his special mat. The pictures show his contentment. Now this is a dog who had only seen me once before three months ago but knew "Oh yes...this is the massage therapy doctor. I'm having that mat NOW".
|Ralph with a big smile|
|Ralph pushing Pearl out of the way so he can have more more more...|
The temptation of tripe won him over and I was able to sneak out. I bet he is still looking for me.
Big scary dogs? Big soppy softies more like! I am looking forward to catching up with my bullie snogs in a few months.