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Murphy went to the chiropractor

So we’re late joining the bandwagon, lol, which is weird because I’ve been going to a chiropractor for many, many years.  But there really isn’t a canine chiropractor anyplace near us, so I really had to do some research to find one to go to.

We’ve been a bit concerned lately because Murphy’s been slowing down some and acting a bit more achy,  which is to be expected since it’s been almost 4 years since his surgery.  But still.  He normally will take a Carprofen maybe once or twice a month, but in the past month he’s been taking it every-other-day or sometimes even every day.  When we found this place it took about a month to be able to get an appointment that worked with my work schedule.

ARF – Animal Rehabilitation Facility is about a 45 minute drive from us.  They offer all kinds of rehab – chiropractic, acupuncture, laser, massage, reiki, ultrasound, there’s a pool, water treadmill, diet counseling, you name it!  That’s what I liked about this place as opposed to the other chiropractor that I found.  Before our visit, they contacted MSU and our regular vet to get his records.  Today’s visit was about an hour long and Dr. Mary did a full assessment, checked Murphy’s reflexes, how he sits, stretches, etc.  She said that he’s in pretty good shape!  Especially for a dog that’s been a tripawd for so long, but he needs to lose a little bit of weight (that’s my husband’s fault lol), he needs his nails trimmed a little shorter, and needs to improve his core strength.  He did used to sit pretty more than he does now, so we’re going to work on that.  They gave us a whole binder with his picture on the front and instructions on how to do the exercises & stretches she showed us.  We’ll be going back in 2 weeks for another adjustment.

We know what the future will eventually hold, but we’re hoping that we can help Murphy have less pain during the time he still has with us.















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Happy 11th Birthday!

Murphy is 11 today!!!

  He got steak & an apple/peanut butter muffin.  Of course there was enough to share with Cassie & Max, too!


They devoured it in about 2 seconds lol.  No appreciation at all!




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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

We hope everyone had a great holiday!  Here are a couple of pictures from ours.

Trying to get Murphy in front of the tree is a chore!  lol  He acts as if he’s being punished.



Getting all 3 together in front of the tree is even worse!  So I settled for the couch this year 🙂


I couldn’t pass up on this shot.  Cassie & Murphy have loved each other from the minute that they met.  I love this picture of their 3 front feet together <3


I think they’re saying, “Are you done yet?”



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The new rugs are here!!!

Here are the new rugs and everyone approves!

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Carpet problems

So we just spent the weekend pulling up the carpeting in the living room.  My husband already pulled the carpet from the hallways back in October, so we’re trying to get things finished before Christmas.  It’s all Jasmine’s fault, really.  I’ll spare you the details, but let’s just say that we’re relieved the wood is mostly not stained and we just need to replace some baseboards.  It’s better than we expected.  The hazards of having pets! ugh

I’ve already ordered some rugs from Wayfair and they should be here this week.  Murphy, however, is not happy!  He was already having a hard time with just the hallway floor, but he was really slipping on the living room floor.  So I had to scramble around for what I could find.  We have a hodge-podge of rugs, a bath mat & even a scrap of old carpet.

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20161204_190904  Everybody had to check them out! I think he’s happy 🙂


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