Friday, October 28, 2016

Frida Mestiza

From the looks of this x-ray no amount of swimming will help Frida walk again. We're grateful that the wonderful Mexico City charity "Car-Can" has offered to donate a doggy wheelchair to help her out!











She has put on weight and is doing much better than when she arrived! Her mange has cleared up and her coat is growing in quickly. She had been nursing when she was injured and has been diagnosed with ehrlichiosis, so she was very tired. She makes her feelings known even without a wagging tail.
















The traditional 1st bath photo. You can see her wounds reflected on the wheelbarrow. Despite her weakened condition she made it clear she was not a fan of bath and put up a fight!












Her back is still bony, but her ribs no longer protrude and her wounds have entirely healed. She has a real can-do attitude!











In the weeks she's been here she has adjusted remarkably well and we've made a few modifications to help. Here she stands on the porch between Otto and matriarch Zasu.
















Going down the steps is easy
















from the steps to her ramp











No problem. Just one of the gang.
















This is one of her favorite spots to relax. 
Everyone except Zasu watches a low flying plane.











Her favorite inside hangout -where she can keep an eye on things. 
She can get up the 2 steps to casita on her own.












Getting some sun with Tupo. She's a happy girl, full of smiles and kisses.
















Frida can really cover ground quickly -especially when she's following Sean or getting fed!  She's doing better than we had hoped and we're looking forward to getting her some wheels. She's young and needs to get out for exercise.












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