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PET OF THE MONTH

Pet of the Month
22/11/2016 Parkvets

November 2016

MOLLY’S STORY

 

With age comes some complications. Molly, this beautiful bright boxer, has been suffering from the effects of old age with arthritis in her toes for the last six months, causing her pain and discomfort as she walks. To help alleviate some of Molly’s pain and keep her on her feet, our wonderful veterinary physiotherapist, Caron Theobald has been giving Molly hydrotherapy and massage sessions every few weeks to help improve her condition and its effects. Caron continues to work with Molly to keep her happy, healthy, and mobile.

Below is a lovely poem by  Molly’s owner, Mr. J. Timbers, about Molly’s experience of ‘Getting Older.’

 

Molly Longtongue’s Getting Older

 

It’s six years now since Molly Longtongue took the road to rural Kent.

Five she was with elder brother, rescued from divorcing gent.

Relict now, eleven summers, she’s much slower than of yore,

Still she has her madness moments, Boxer owners all adore.

Time has bent her left front tootsie, slowed her down to just a crawl,

Gives her time to read her p-mails – or is it pace to suit us all?

Doses daily of two medicines, started just a year ago,

Can’t undo the cruel twisting, can’t undo the bones that grow

On the knuckles of her forepaws, just like mine as years go by,

Like my Mum’s that stopped her knitting, brought her pain and made her sigh.

Veterinary advances; kindly vet nurse tells our Moll that she’ll improve.

Hydrotherapy and massage keep her bravely on the move.

Now she wears supportive bootees when we take our shortened walk.

Worn with patterned baby socksies, shown with pride, when people talk.

A few more years we pray will bless us, keep ‘our lovely’ at our side,

Let us hear her shout at pigeons, let her chase that Yorkie pride.

Forgotten all her pampered pawsies, when she spots them up ahead.

“Now it’s time to tow, dear Daddy, we’ll catch ’em yet or strike me dead!”

 © JWT, Bean, 29 July 2016

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