Saturday, July 5, 2008

Water Therapy - Pictures From Moki's 1st Appointment

As many of you know, today was Moki first water therapy appointment, and as promised we took lots of pictures for you all to enjoy. Here is Moki upon entering the pool with Rebecca. Rebecca is Moki's R.V.T. and holds a credential in canine rehabilitation from the University of Tennessee.Rebecca placed Moki in the pool, but on an edge, so that his feet had something to rest on while he was getting acquainted with being fully emerged. As you can see, a life jacket was placed on Moki for his own comfort and safety.

Moki isn't quite sure what to make of this new experience. Although he meowed loudly from time to time, his ears did not go back, or indicate in anyway at this point in time that he disapproved of his treatment...

After getting Moki comfortable being on the edge of the pool, Rebecca slowly worked Moki out to the deeper end/center of the pool, where Moki would have no choice but to paddle his legs, since he could no longer touch the bottom with his feet.

While being fairly ok on the edge of the pool Moki wasn't to sure about being in the deep end of the pool... That's all for now, we will continue the story of Moki's first physical therapy appointment tomorrow, so be sure to stay tuned. We have more pictures to share, and the story of how Moki moved from the pool, to the water treadmill!!!!

(P.S. If you would like to help us support Moki and you haven't already done so, please consider buying a raffle ticket. In addition to the possibility of winning a great prize, the money raised from the raffle will go to a great cause, not only will it allow us to continue our physical therapy work with Moki, it will help all the wonderful kitties at Criz Cats Sanctuary.)

25 comments:

ML said...

Moki is such a brave, sweet kitty. Doesn't he look cute in that life vest. Thanks so much for all the photos.
ML

Honey P. Sunshine said...

go moki, u r so brave

Kaz's Cats said...

Oh Moki, you're such a brave kitty! We hope the swimming helps, even though being in all that water does look a little scary! Rebecca looks lovely, and we're sure that she wouldn't ask you to do anything that could hurt you, so please keep following her instruction so that you can get better little guy!

love and purrs

Gypsy & Tasha

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Terrific, Moki. You did so well, not panicking your first time in the water. We're so proud of you!

Max said...

Moki, doooood! I would be pooping all over everyone if I had to do that! I hope it's more fun than it looks!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Whoa, Moki, yoo went swimming dude! We think dat little life jacket is really cute...sure hope dis helps yoor legs get stronger.

Ruis said...

OH, next to a brave cat you are also cute.;-) I know it is tough..., but keep swimming, keep working, Moki -- one day you will walk, boy!

Love & (((hugs)))
~Ruis

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

Amazing! We couldn't have done that. Nope. We're furry impressed!

Kimo & Sabi said...

Moki - yer a sooper trooper!

Poppy Q said...

Yahhhoooo Moki, look at you in the water!!! I hope the therapy helps you little dude.

Cat-a-holic, Lilly and Laila said...

Oh, Moki, we are so proud of you, you brave little kitty! We have tears of joy reading about your first PT! We already bought our raffle tickets. Such a great cause! Keep up the good work!

Luv, Laila

The Whiskers & Purrs Gang said...

Dearest Moki,
We are so excited about your physical therapy and just know it's gonna help you feel all better! We like to get into the bathtub when mommy is filling it up for a bath...it's warm and cozy. We bet you will like taking swims, too!

We is saying lots of prayers just for you!

Very truly yours,
The Whiskers & Purrs Gang

Babs (Beetle) said...

Oh Moki, you are so brave! I don't think I would have liked that. You did look very safe though.

Purrs, Sukie X

HRH Yao-Lin said...

wow that is so incredibly cool. Moki looks ADORABLE in his life jacket! Wow - I am completely awe inspired by your dedication to help him with his condition. amazing guys! x

Victor Tabbycat said...

I's had 3 bafs an the only good part is snugglin in a towel to dry off. You is a furry brave kitteh, gettin wet. Just the jacket would freak me out.

Daisy said...

Moki, I am so excited to read your story. You are so brave! I hope you can relax and have fun in the water. And most of all, I hope it helps you a lot!

The Island Cats said...

Moki, you look real good in that life jacket! We hope the therapy helps you!!!

Wally, Ernie & Zoey

Forty Paws said...

Yay for Moki! Lot's of work, huh dude?

Luf, Us

Hilda said...

Moki is such a brave mancat!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, we weren't worried because our fridge is a mess. We were embarrassed because it is "nekkid!" We must have the most boring fridge face in the blogosphere. We thought of decorating it before taking the pic, but that would be cheating. Sigh.

The Lee County Clowder said...

Moki, Rebecca would would be bleeding big time if she tried to do that with any of us.

Purrrring that this helps you lots.

-d ma said...

wow it looks like Moki did outstanding in his first session. what an excellent trooper.

Bogdan, the editor said...

Moki! You are a remarkable cat! We look forward to seeing more photos.

Lux said...

Omigoodness! Moki, you are a brave, brave kitty! My furs would be standing on end!

felinesopher said...

Yikes...water, we all got scared of that thing, but you Moki such a furry barve to enter that pool!

You're always in our thoughts & purrayers:)

love & hugs,
meaouwy troops