The life and times of Kirby, an Airedale out and about in Chicago
Saturday, September 27, 2008
NOTE: Mom forgot the camera, so she didn't get any pictures of the super cool doggie rehab place. Yesterday, I had my appointment with the doggie chiropractor. Since I've been dropping my hind legs on my jumps in agility, Mom and my teacher wanted to see what was going on. During my consultation, they made me jump over the jumps they have on site and sure enough, I kept clipping the bar or knocked it off. The doctor did not like what she was seeing, so I was taken back and examined. They moved all my limbs, worked my spine and measured me all over. They found that my right legs aren't as conditioned as my left, especially my right hind leg.
So, at this point they are thinking it is a soft tissue issue, but they want me to get a new set of x-rays done of my hips. My last set was taken when I was just about a year old and my growth plates were still open. Monday morning I'm off to my regular vets office for the x-rays. If the x-rays confirm what Dr. Mayer (my Chiro Vet) thinks and it is just soft tissue, then I'm in for some hydro therapy! Wooo hooo, that means as it gets too cold to swim around here, I'll be swimming to strengthen my leg each week. I'll let you all know how it goes...
Tomorrow, I'm participating in the annual PAWS 'Run For Their Lives' 4K walk. I'm super excited, as there are always a ton of doggies and I have so much fun. I'll make sure Mom brings here camera, so you can all see how much fun it was!
I'm a one year old male airedale terrier. I live with my mom and dad in Chicago, IL. I was born in Kaukauna, WI, one of seven puppies. My mom and dad adopted me at seven weeks old, and I've been a city dog ever since. My AKC name is Jolee Aire Kirby Jumping Jack Flash! I've graduated from puppy, basic and advanced obedience class, and I've recently begun taking agility classes! I love checking out other dog blogs, and I hope you enjoy mine. Welcome!