Friday, March 7, 2008

Ming-Wah's Progress

For everyone who wants to know how little Ming-Wah is doing, I thought I'd post some photos of his big first day at hydrotherapy and being put on a regular treadmill. It was hard for me to let other people step in, but we all have an important role in his healing. So, today I'll be the photographer! First of all, here's his beautiful face. He posed for me after our morning exercises today. The adorable dog with the ball in her mouth is his best friend and roommate, Poppy. She looks forward to my visits as much as he does because it means treats for everyone! The other photos are Ming on the regular treadmill, trying really hard to find his rhythm; Ming standing in the hydrotherapy treadmill while the water is filling with his mom on the left giving him instructions to walk. Another photo of him, mom and Auntie Rox cheering him on, and one of his little feet working really, really hard to find placement and balance underwater. What a champ!!!! Now do you understand why I do what I do? They just melt my heart, and I'm grateful to be called to help.

I'll post new pictures as little Mings progresses. Thanks for all of your thoughts and prayers for Ming and his mom, Lisa.


Forever Young said...

this gives me such a clear picture/s of what you do in your work, and i marvel at it, the patience, the fortitude, the empathy, the love shines from all of these views. hats off to you lolo. wf's.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Laurel, what a gorgeous dog. Ming Wah is in my prayers.


imwithsully said...

Now I have a tear in my eye! What amazing work you do. I would not be able to do it for fear of crying all day long. You are a saint!

Anonymous said...

Hi Everyone,
I just thought I'd let you all know some great news about Mings. Everyday he gets a little better. On Thursday while in the water treadmill he walked for about 15 seconds with out anyone holding him up! It was like the good old days, he was using all four of his beautiful legs all on his own. This is a very good sign. Today while at the park, he lifted one leg about 1/2 an inch high so he could mark his spot. All of these things point towards a good future for Mings. Thanks for all the good wishes. Mings mom, Lisa.

Anonymous said...

We Love your artwork LoLo - Thanks.
Ming Wah is beautiful. He is one lucky pup to have such a loyal owner and to have you taking such loving care of him. What a wonderful, heaven sent, gift Ming Wah is for all to share. And,not only are you a wonderful artist but you take great pictures too. Please include when ever possible more pictures and updates of the Beautiful Ming Wah. Best wishes to all. Kat from SoCal

Anonymous said...

Hi Lisa & Ming-Wah,
What a beautiful brave dog & Mom. I can see that you have both been through alot. The reward is Ming-Wah's determination. It is a lesson to everyone. No matter what happens in life always try to overcome and survive. Do your best. Dogs never ask for anyhting but your love and patience. They always forgive. A lesson that we should learn is unconditional love.
Your birthday friend,

marianne said...

Oh what a lovely story!
As a child we always had Pekingnese dogs, we had 3 while I was living at home. So these dogs will always have a special place in my heart.....
Great work you do besides your talented art!