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To help Nelson with his HD, the specialist said that we need to keep his back leg muscles strong and swimming is a great way to do this. So i took nelson to a dog hydrotherapy pool near us (Aqua Doggies) and as some of you might have seen in a video that I had previously posted of Nelson at the beach, he's not a very strong swimmer.

But it wasn't' a problem at the hydrotherapy pool, because they had doggie life jackets! I just wanted to post this vid of nelson at the pool and look how well he's swimming?!?! This vid is probably the 3rd or 4th time he'd gone into the pool that day. The first couple of times, we had to push him in, but this is the 4th time, check him out, he's swimming like a big boy, no splashing (except when he turns the corner at the end). I"m so proud of him!! : :oops: :D :oops:

The last time that nelson went into the pool that day, the lady said he could go in without a life jacket, so we took it off but as soon as he ran jumped into the pool, there was massive splashing then his bum sank, then his back and then his head slowly started sinking! it was so funny! i wish i video'd that! but the lady was so nice, she said that it could be because he's tired. But the next time we go, we'll try him without the lifejacket to start with.

I love this video so much i watch it over and over again and can't watch it without a big grin on my face coz he looks so cute with his life jacket on, and look at this little legs go when he's swimming? i'm truly so proud of my little baby boy!

ps. oh yea and sorry i got a new phone the video's sideways because i didn't know how to hold it when videoing :roll:

pps. you're also gonna wanna turn down your volume too (i had no idea how screechy my voice can get when i'm praising nelson!) :oops:




If you can't see the video for some reason or another, here's some pics ;)



 

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What a good boy! Didn't you say he didn't like water? He did pretty good in the pool though!!!
 

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Care said:
What a good boy! Didn't you say he didn't like water? He did pretty good in the pool though!!!
He lurrrves water, but he just doesn't stay afloat too well thats all :lol: but he's great with the life jacket tho! can't wait to get him off the lifejacket and watch him swim by himself :)
 

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That has got to be one of the cutest videos I've ever seen. I can see why you keep watching it... I am proud FOR you! You're an awesome mommy!
 

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I can't see the vid, but the picture is cute....Nelson doesn't exactly look thrilled in the first one. :? Glad he's taking to it, since it will help him out. I am nervous to get Mo's HD scan done, he doesn't seem to have any problems but we have none of his history.

So the hydrotherapy pool has a current, or is it just a regular pool?
 

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augrad said:
Awww - he's doing so good!!! And WOW, has he grown! :shock: :D
isn't he just doing so well? funny people always say, "he's such a big boy" but he just doesn't seem like a "big dog" to me. he's just nelson, scrawny little mammas boy, nelly :wink:

GTChick01 said:
That has got to be one of the cutest videos I've ever seen. I can see why you keep watching it... I am proud FOR you! You're an awesome mommy!
Thank you :oops: :D yea i'd do anything thing for nelson :)

cannon said:
I can't see the vid, but the picture is cute....Nelson doesn't exactly look thrilled in the first one. :? Glad he's taking to it, since it will help him out. I am nervous to get Mo's HD scan done, he doesn't seem to have any problems but we have none of his history. So the hydrotherapy pool has a current, or is it just a regular pool?
LOL i know that first pic was when we put the lifejacket on him the first time, he wasn't too happy at all! he was like, "i dont need this stupid life jacket, only babies wear lifejackets!" the pool is just a regular lap pool. Good luck with Mo's xrays :)

Bremner53 said:
That is too friggin cute!! I hope all that swimming helps him. I can tell how much you love him, you are a great owner :D
Thank you :oops: yea theres a special little place in my heart reserved just for the little guy :D
 

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WOW, Nelson sure has grown up into a handsome fellow :D
That video is way to cute and he is doing such a great job
I would be proud to :wink:
I hope this helps him with his HD
 

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What a great boy Nelly is. You are so lucky to have a pool near you for therapy like that. That is awesome. Hope it helps him. :D
 
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