As dog owners, we’ve all been there: the day you notice your dog having a hard time getting out of bed, the day you notice her legs seem a little stiff that one morning walk.
I’d like to share a little bit about Bella and Bebe; two Border Collies that have been in the Dog Trots family for over a decade. I’ve known Bebe (Red Border Collie) since shortly after my dear friend Rita adopted her. I started taking Bella to the dog park nine years ago and she still joins us three times a week. Rita treats her dogs like family because they are. Since Bebe and Bella are getting up there in their years Rita has begun taking them to Aqua Dog Therapy with Gretchen Dietz (aquadogspa.com). I was invited to join them yesterday afternoon and watch them get massaged and swim their way into a more comfortable state.
Since Bebe has been going for the past year or more, I’ve seen major improvements in her mobility and behavior. If you have a senior dog you want to give some kind of sweet relief, I would recommend giving water therapy a splash.
I went to Cannon Beach this weekend with my friend Rita who I’ve walked her dogs for 6 years. Bebe and Bella joined us and they tripled the fun! Saturday was in the 70’s and Sunday morning we got beautiful overcast skies that makes the NW beaches what they are. We had the best time and plan to go back.
We have been loving the sunshine and warmth this winter. A winter in Seattle with less than a hand full of inches of rain is close to perfect weather for a dog walker and her pack of dogs. Enjoy viewing a glimpse of how much fun we have through these pictures.
Click on these two cute Border Collie faces (Daisy and Bella) to view the complete album of the three Border Collie’s I walked together this summer. Their names are Daisy, Bella, and Bella. Yes, two Bella’s.