Bo Ai Animal ProtectionCentre Of Guangyuan
Mia has spent her first Christmas in America and has been spoiled. She received new stuffed toys to play with and was showered with love. Christmas is really just another day in the shelter so we look forward to seeing Mia have many more happy Christmas days in America with mommy Becky and sister Maddie.
Mia has been to the vets and has been diagnosed with severe dysplasia in her right elbow (her none disabled leg). She will be having surgery some time in January. Becky is understandably anxious and will keep us updated.
Becky has decided on a treatment plan for Mia that will consist of acupuncture, laser and physical therapy. A brace will not work for Mia because she uses her disabled leg. Mia's coat is growing back nicely too. Becky is continuing with obedience training and says Mia is very smart.
Mia loves her sister Maddie but she will be staying with Becky's sister and brother in law for 8 weeks while Becky and Maddie are out of the area. Becky's sister has 2 dogs to keep Mia company.
Before the trip, Mia and Maddie carried on playing and bonding ♥
Mia is loving her new life and her big sister Maddie. While her mommy, Becky, and Maddie went to Phoenix overnight, Mia stayed with Becky's sister.
Mia enoyed her time with her canine cousins; Freya (below left) and Sadie (below middle).
Mia missed Maddie and when they were back together, the day after, Mia wasted no time in snuggling up to Maddie to show her how much she had missed her.
Mia has seen the orthotic specialist about a possible brace on her disabled front leg but there is more talk and decisions to be made about whether it will help her.
Mia also had her first shopping trip and then went out to a restaurant for lunch. Becky tells us she did very well. It's lovely to see her experiencing new sights and sounds. Her life in Arizona is certainly a happy and fulfilling one.
Mia is settling in to her new home and country really well. She enjoys lovely food; kibble, scrambled egg (she loves eggs from her time at the shelter), green beans and pumpkin twice a day. She also gets a fish oil tablet once a day and a herbal supplement to help with the regrowth of her golden coat. She also has another herbal support for her teeth. She sits like a good girl to wait for her meals. She is also learning leash training.
Mia's new mommy, Becky, is very busy and heavily involved in the charity who rescued Mia, Rescue A Golden Of Arizona. Sometimes work has to come first so here are Maddie & Mia, with Becky in her office, snoozing.
Mia's big sister, Maddie, has been teaching her to chase lizards in their yard. The lizards come to no harm since they are small and very fast but it keeps the girls entertained. It's great to see Mia, as always, not letting her disability get in the way of her enjoying life.
Mao Niu has a new name! She is now called Mia.
Mia is having acupuncture with her new holistic vet. She is having acupuncture once a month for her overall well-being as well as laser treatment. Becky is working with an orthotics specialist in southern Arizona to see if a brace can be designed to help Mia use her left front leg.
Mia will also be sterilized soon.
Mao Niu is settling in well in her new home with Becky and has a new sister, Golden Retriever Maddie.
Mao Niu made it safely to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in America and has met her new mommy, Becky!
Mao Niu has been in her new home for a couple of nights now and is already learning the correct place in her new yard where she should do her business. She has a new fur sister, Maddie, who will teach her all about being a home girl since Mao Niu has only ever known the shelter as her home. Now the time starts for her to experience what we wish every one of our dogs could experience; a home and a family of their very own.