Sorry we've been absent again. Last week Schatzie developed a horrible limp in her left rear leg. Schatzie suffers from hip dysplasia and we've been wondering when it was going to rear its ugly head. You see, she was diagnosed with it about 5 years ago and we've been able to keep it at bay with proper weight, exercise and low doses of pain medication. Last week she began limping severely and we can tell see is in a lot of pain. We are only able to walk a couple blocks now--so sad cause Schatzie loves her walks. Well today mom went and got Schatzie a doggie lifejacket and started water therapy with her tonight. It's a good thing "Sissy" loves the water!! The session only lasted about 10 minutes,cuz mom didn't want to wear her out or cause further pain. Schatzie seemed to enjoy it and is now sound asleep behind mom's chair. We will continue doing the water therapy in hopes that it will bring her some relief. So if you have a couple extra prayers, we hope that you would send some up for Schatzie. We know that there's not a lot we can do for her, but we will try and keep her as pain free as possible.