In December 2009 we were made aware of a Horse being kept in very unsuitable & unhealthly conditions, the poor thing was greatly underweight, had sores caused by an ill fitting rug, bad teeth & terrible feet, once we saw him we could not leave him to basically die were he was. So we contacted the person who owned him & took him of his hands - the result is our new addition to the family - Stryker (posh name is Raul Sahara) we have since found out through his microchip (remember to get your animals one of these - we can do Dogs & Cats here at Woof ‘n’ Water - quick plug there), anyway getting back to the point, he is an thoroughbred ex-race horse and is now 8 years old. I am pleased that he has now regained most of his weight & is now happy, healthy with nearly normal feet & has been treated by the Dentist - he seemed to quit like that - weird!. I have posted some photos of him here - Stryker Photos, means my daughter can now get her pony back & I have something a bit bigger to fall off - oops mean ride.
We are also very happy that we have received one of the inaugural awards from thepet.net. This was awarded to us at The Ultimate Pet Show at the NEC on the 4th May 2009. This was made even better by the fact that we didn’t even know we had been nominated. It’s nice to get unsolicited praise. The award was presented by thepet.net co-founder, vet Marc Abraham www.thepet.net
Lee has now completed his Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practioneer courses 1-5. This is a more advanced rehabilitation course which is only open to Vets, Vet Nurses and Physiotherapists. The Course is run by The University of Tennessee and on completion of exams Lee will be one of a handful of people in the country with this qualification.
We now have a new animal to practice on, he is a 5yr old Haflinger by the name of Mosscarr Statesman, who is being used for training. We also have 3 ex-battery Hens - keep these at home as not very good at swimming & tend to investigate everything in sight, they came to us very underfeathered but are looking fab now & still producing eggs each day.