Saturday, December 31, 2011

A Look Back At 2011 and A Step Into 2012

Hi everybody, I’d like to close-out the year with a look back to my friend Nemo, 
who among other things, suffered a ruptured disk back in October. 

He underwent surgery and has since made a remarkable recovery that has him walking normally again. In fact, his mom Betty says that “his only issue at this point is some weakness in the back legs (that occurs) when he’s tired and when he squats to do #2’s until he gets himself adjusted". But they’re working on that.

In fact, he’s diligently working hard in his “physio” treatments, giving the technicians and his mom, 110% effort for the full 60 minutes of his session.

Betty, Nemo’s mom is a retired nurse who through the love and support of caring and thoughtful friends, received an early Christmas present of six physiotherapy sessions, enabling Nemo to continue with his treatments through December and into January.

At the end of January, Nemo will likely start swimming to strengthen his back legs even more. Maybe he’ll come swim at Aquapaws, where my friend Sunshade goes and where he’ll meet my friend Bre.

And so, this look back at 2011 by way of Nemo’s situation highlights hope, recovery, generosity, friendship, kindness and love. All good things to go into the New Year with, don’t you think.

I’d also like to wish all my Internet friends well and super-duper good thoughts
to Maggie and Baxter, who need a little extra consideration at the moment. Thank you all for coming by my blog.

Okay 2012, I’m ready, let’s go!!!


  1. Hi Sam, well you have just been the best ever buddy since we met. We love coming to visit and can't wait to see more of you in 2012. Happy New Year and we wish you and your family good health, happiness and contentment this year. Love ya rollin' buddy. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  2. awwww - thank you, Sam. We are hoping for Nemo's full recovery!
    Happy New Year to all of you. We hope you have a healthy and happy 2012!
    Miss Fern and mom chatted on the phone yesterday and they were both discussing how truly awesome your Christmas card is. It was so beautiful!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  3. Sam.....we hope Nemo continues to recover in 2012!

    Wishing you our very special friend and your family A Very Very Happy New Year.
    May all your wishes and dreams come true in 2012!
    Extra Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

  4. hi Sam, your friend Nemo is very handsome. that's terrific that he is walking again. go Nemo!

    we're so happy that we have gotten to know you in 2011 and look forward to our continuing friendship in 2012. we hope all of your wishes come true and you are healthy, strong and happy! best happy wishes to you and your family.

    thank you for the good thoughts for Baxter. we hate this waiting for test results.


  5. What a lovely recap and tribute to Nemo! So glad he is walking and maybe looking forward to some of that great swim therapy. Sounds like you are part of a wonderful community of differently-abled dogs :)