Bo Ai Animal Protection Centre Of Guangyuan
Look at her! It's no wonder that Mia is Miss December2019 in the calendar! She is so pretty. Becky is kind enough to send a calendar by post to Ms Du all the way to China so that Ms Du can see how far she has come.
These are all Mia's toys! In the shelter she didn't have toys to call her own. She is making up for lost time ❤
In August, Mia had a second stem cell treatment and is now using her front leg and although she cannot weight bear on it, just using it like she should is amazing. The difference in how she used her leg before and now is overwhelming. This is what we all wanted for her. To live a 'normal' life and she is enjoying it to the full.
Mia loves her sister Maddie and with two thirds of an acre to run around in at home they can play safely.
Beautiful, brave Mia ❤
Mia's surgery was scheduled and when the time came for it to be performed, the surgeon told becky that the damage was severe in her elbow. Further stem cell treatments are scheduled but for now, Mia is on bed rest.
Mia's 'lampshade' collar was eventually removed but Mia was still on strict rest to heal her leg.
Throughout the pain and discomfort, Mia was always ready with a smile.
Mia's first Christmas in America gave way to her first New Year in America. Once the excitement of the festive season had passed it was time to catch up on some rest for Mia and Maddie. Mia loves her big sister ❣
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.