Sadie is on her back in the pool!
Hugs in the pool at the last swim therapy of the year, Sept 12, 2012
The last dance - ot this outdoor season. Sept 12, 2012. Now we move indoors to swim therapy.
Sadie at the ladder
Joal giving Sadie her Swim therapy
More Swim therapy
Sadie in her harness
Sadie entering the Pool at TOPS
Sadie swimming at TOPS
TOPS giving Sadie her Swim
Sadie after a swim getting toweled off
Here you go Sadie, into the whirlpool.
Look at the face of that pretty Sadie!
Sadie gets a treat of being a good girl.
Hi Pretty Sadie. How's it feel? Good I bet.
Sadie receiving swim therapy to practice using her back legs
Trampoline therapy. Joal shifts her own weight on the trampoline, and Sadie shifts her weight to put weight on her hind legs.
Joal encourages Sadie to try to walk up hill and use her back legs
This is "Noah" - Winion Woods - a veteran who was shot in the head like Sadie. It took Noah a year to learn to walk. Here Noah encourages Sadie to keep trying.
Sadie wraps herself around Joal's legs at The Animal Doctor
Joal encourages Sadie "Come On girl. You can do it."
Joal and Sadie sit on the steps on Joal's deck
Sadie soaks her wounds to help them heal in Joal's "Sadie Spa"
Joal works with Sadie to help Sadie use her back legs
First thing each morning, Joal helps Sadie down the stairs, in her "train". First order of business each morning is "outside" for the "bathroom".
Sadie works to learn to take just one step up.
Joal is "helping" Sadie urinate. It is more difficult for Sadie to uinate first thing in the morning, with a full bladder.
Sadie gets washed off, after bathroom time, to keep her completely clean.
Sadie gets healing creme on the bullet wound in her forehead.
Sadie gets a poultice on her forehead to help heal the bullet wound.
Sadie gets her "draggy" leg wrapped, with Sparky looks on.
Some of the medication and supplements Sadie takes, to heal her and build up her muscles and bones.
Sadie (top) may lose her back leg to amputation. The shrapnel left in her body after being shot has caused serious medical issues. She joins Sparky in her New Berlin home were they live with Joal Derse Dauer.
Sadie was shot at point blank range between the eyes. Veterinarians say she was shot in the buttocks as she turned to run away.
You can see the acupuncture needles in Sadie's back and head.
Sadie on the xray table and the screen to the upper right behind her shows the shrapnel still in her back.
Could you love this little girl?