|"I pawed the poem myself just for you, Faith."|
In a Flashback Friday photo essay, these are pics of Harley, and brothers Wolf and Gibson, all having a little Sibe fun "woochatting" via cell phone and laptop with Faith! Oh, these clever Siberian Huskies!
Many may know Faith from Facebook, including the Snowdog Appreciation Group (you can request to join HERE). Faith is truly an amazing Siberian Husky girl...with the beautiful looks of a mere Husky pup, Faith has endured degenerative arthritis, several allergies, and chronic irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) issues, but she does not let that keep her down. It was exactly one year ago today, on Faith's Birthday, that I first wrote about Faith's inspiring story Faith is Renewed With Hope From Stem Cell Therapy: A Husky's Personal Journey. (You can read it HERE.) My article on Faith also appeared in 2015's Volume 4, Issue 2 of American Pet Magazine, and her story remains inspirational today!
I thought it would be fun to catch up with Jeanette and Faith and see how Faith is doing today, her 15th Birthday, and one year after our initial interview.
|Photo courtesy of Jeanette DaBaldo|
In February, Jeanette notes that Faith did go on low-dose pain meds to give additional help with her overall arthritis pain. "And she is going to be starting a new canine nutritional chew from her vet, Dr. Michelle, for an extra boost to her joints and overall health with ingredients...to pull down the inflammation naturally."
For the future, Jeanette hopes to one day add I-Therm treatments to Faith's healthcare routine. I-Therm, according to KLDMedical.net, "is a revolutionary system that (in a non-invasive manner) safely heats tissue and promotes healing with depths of penetration not observed with any other treatment modality."
It is wonderful that today there are so many different holistic and alternative treatments available to add to the healthcare of our pets. The same as with us humans, it is vital to help the body help heal itself in order to maintain good health and longevity.
Just one look at beautiful Faith's bright blue eyes, big Sibe smile, and hearing her chatty woos, one can't help but feel inspired and overwhelmed with joy that we do in fact have so many more options for our pet's care than in the past. In my opinion, with all that we have available now to help our beloved pets, 15 is the new 10!
"Everyday is a blessing," says Jeanette. "Faith has taught me that it's a journey, not a destination. There will be bumps, but love, hope, and determination prevails." Adds Jeanette, "Her love and will drive me to be better. By watching her and feeling her unconditional love, she has taught me no trial is too big to overcome."
Faith, we'll see you again next year for another positive update! Happy Birthday, girl! We love you!
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