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alice's leap year...  week twenty-eight | by browndog_09
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alice's leap year... week twenty-eight

i know, another shot of alice leaping into water... and even taken at the same little beach on the river... boring, i know!


i took alice back to the chiropractor this week because i noticed her pacing again and some stiffness on her right front leg. sure enough, her pelvis was out of allignment again. she also has a pulled triceps muscle, which was probably caused by leaping into water and landing just like she is in this picture. oh alice... falling apart at the ripe old age of four. good news is that it's just a muscle, and not a joint problem. other good news is that her neck is holding up very well, probably helped by the fact that i've switched her to a harness for times when i know she will be pulling and lunging at the end of the leash... which is only while waiting her turn at agility class or dockdogs.


the doctor gave me some more stretches and exercises to help prevent another pulled muscle, and we are doing them every day, for the most part. dr. z is so good, she said to take a look at some pictures of alice jumping into water, and that i would probably see her landing with her hind legs tucked up and her right front leg down and taking all of the impact. sure enough, she was right!

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Taken on July 13, 2012