from Happy Dogs & Their Owners
there! My name is Chloe, and I am the craziest white boxer you’ve
ever met. People say that I’m goofy looking, but I just think I’m
loveable. I’m three years old and still don’t want to grow up.
My mom says she thinks I never will. I may be goofy, but I’m a heck
of an athlete. I jump over my best friend, Frankie, like there’s
no tomorrow. People say I remind them of the Eveready Battery Bunny with
my boundless energy. The problem is that I don’t know when to stop,
and sometimes I overdo it. Hope takes care of me when I run too much
and pull a muscle. I can’t decide which I love more….kissing Hope or her
massages. She has a way of making my sore muscles a thing of the
past. And they say I’m a delicate flower (I guess ‘cause I turn pink
and puffy if I get an allergic reaction to a bug bite) since my skin is
white and my coat is thin, so the massages also help my immune system.
Oh, and did I mention that I’m a therapy dog, so I have to be healthy to
go visit the sick kids in the rehab center and the elderly in the nursing
home? Hope’s the bomb!
name is Daisy, and I’m a French bulldog with a super active lifestyle.
I’ve been lucky enough to get massages by Hope once a week for a while
now. It’s the funniest thing…..when I see Hope coming into my house, I
go absolutely NUTS, barking and jumping and just generally acting crazy.
And, for some reason, after my half hour massage, all my stress is gone
(and you know how stressful it is being a French bulldog…lots of pressure
there) and I’m totally relaxed. Right after my massage, I fall into
a deep sleep and am out cold the whole time my brother, Max, is getting
massaged. Of course, I always go first.
Hope, thanks a bunch for
coming every week to give me a totally exhilarating massage. Oh,
yeah, and Max likes his massages too, at least that’s what he tells me!
Licks, kisses and paws,
name is Frankie, and I am a Large Munsterlander…yes, I said Large Munsterlander,
a bird dog which originated in Germany. Although I am now retired
from hunting and live in Florida, my life is busy, busy, busy. I
perform pet therapy every week for sick children and the elderly at nursing
homes, I attend the Special Olympics in Broward County, and, as you can
see by my picture, I also do some modeling of collars and stuff just for
fun. Unfortunately, at my young age of four, I have already been
diagnosed with severe hip dysplasia. I used to pull muscles and hurt
myself all the time, but since I started getting regular massages by Hope,
my muscles are getting stronger and stronger, and my muscles are stretched
and strong enough so that I don’t get hurt any more. And even though
I’m supposed to be a tough hunting dog, I’m not used to Florida thunderstorms
and they get me all nervous. Hope has taught my parents how to diffuse
her special oils that we use not only to calm me down, but also applied
directly on me to help when I get pain (like that time I ran into a tree
trying to catch my Boxer buddy, Chloe.) All in all, it’s a win-win
whenever Hope is around. I’m liking this retirement gig in Florida!!!
we wanted to express our heartfelt gratitude for the therapeutic massages
you have given Crosby for the past year. You have definitely contributed
to the quality and longevity of his life. We can tell by the way
he walks and runs and goes up the stairs after he has had a session with
you. I can tell immediately, as his tongue instantly turns healthy
and rosy pink, indicating he is getting oxygen and blood throughout his
body. This is so crucial for him, as the laryngeal paralysis causes
his breathing to be compromised, as well as getting blood and oxygen evenly
flowing, so he can be comfortable. - We also appreciate your continuing
education efforts to find more beneficial holistic remedies for Crosby.
The essentials oils have been so helpful in calming his separation anxiety.
Hi, this is Remi, she is
a 10 yr old rotti/golden mix that has suffered with arthritis and mild
h/d for years. I have tried everything, acupuncture, herbs, vitamin supplements.
Truly the best results I have seen so far are from Hope's massages. She
has only had 3 or 4 and I can already see a huge difference. She has more
spunk, her eyes are bright n clear, she is playing a lot, even has jumped
up on my lap (which is no small feat)
Remi's well being is Hope's
priority, which is so evident in the way she works with her. Remi adores
Hope and rolls on her back as soon as she comes in the door. I will continue
to get her massages as I feel it is so important for her physical and emotional
embolic myelopathy or FCE is a condition involving necrosis (cell death)
of a region of the spinal cord secondary to infarction (obstruction) of
the blood supply. The infarction is caused by fibrocartilage, which arises
from part of the intervertebral disc (the shock absorbing material located
between bones in the spinal column) and enters a spinal artery or vein.
The above (FCE) is what
my german shepherd mix Spencer suffered last year around this time. He
slowly regained mobility in his rear legs but has never been quite the
same. He allowed(he is very shy) Hope to massage him after she finished
with his "sister" Remi, (although Remi wasn't so happy bout that :) ))-
in two quick 15 minute sessions, I have already seen a huge difference.
He walks better, he is running more and is smiling too. Spencer was a very
active dog and to have his mobility taken away was very depressing for
him. I can see that over time these massages and aromatherapy will help
him be his old self again.
Isabel Souchet ~ Hollywood,
there! - I'm Lucy Poo, a teacup poodle born in 2002 with a congenital
orthopedic condition called “Luxating Patellas.” In plain terms, that means
“really bad knees.” It didn't bother me too much when I was a pup, but
as I got older, I started to feel bad from degeneration in my knees and
the resulting arthritis. My doctor said the only way to correct the problem
was to have surgery.
I took pain medicaton to
get some relief, and it did help some. But I just couldn't seem to get
that “happy puppy” attitude back. Then, about a month before my surgery,
I began seeing Hope Lamonica for massage therapy treatments. What a difference
that made! Not only did Hope get me ready for the double-knee surgery by
loosening up my muscles and ligaments, but after my first sesson with her,
I felt so good that my human was able to reduce my pain medicaton. For
the first time in months, I was able to play a little without any discomfort.
It felt great!
After my surgery, I continued
to visit Hope for therapy. Her treatments really helped speed my recovery
by improving the range of motion in my knees and helping to preserve the
muscle mass in my legs. As a result, I started walking better just a few
days after surgery, And now, after a month of therapy, I'm able to romp
and play just like I did as a puppy. I'm feeling great and my humans are
so relieved to see me up to my old tricks again.
I still see Hope every week,
and the big smile on my face must surely give away the fact that I'm in
heaven when I'm in her hands! I highly recommend massage therapy treatment
with Hope for any dog experiencing pain from arthritis, injury or just
the everyday aches of old age … and, of course, surgical recovery. That
human really knows how to treat a dog! She sure has made a difference in
Happy Tails to All,
I wanted to drop a note and
say “Thank you” for my wonderful massages. Even though I’m 12 years
old, I still want to run and play and chase squirrels. But sometimes
my back legs don’t always work so well. But now that my master lets
me get massages, I feel so much better (although my master still won’t
let me chase those darn squirrels).
Thank you so much for making
me feel better, Hope. I can’t wait till you come to my house again
and give me lots of attention.
Love and licks,
Dear Ms Hope,
Thank you for my wonderful
massage today. You made me drool beyond my control…it felt sooooooo good!
My mommy and daddy love me so much and they want only the best for me.
When they saw that something was wrong with the way I was walking they
called upon you for help. It was my first time ever getting a massage…I
felt like a king! After you left, my joints felt so much better! I took
a few long stretches and then chased my sister out in the yard for a bit.
I got my spunkiness back (not bad for 12 years old). I licked my mommy
and daddy a lot today; telling them that I wanted you to come back (of
course all they heard were my wooo wooo’s). Mommy told me that she was
going to have you come back next month – I think she understands my woo
woo’s. I’m so happy and cannot wait to see you again!
Love and Kisses,
i got the boys home
and gave them breakfast around 10... i have 8 paws in the arm STILL and
it's past 2pm...
felix was even snoring
and he never does that.... and his little wound is much better, so i can't
wait to tell everybody...
i've never seen them
thank you again!
My mom asked me to write
you are thank you note for all you've done for me.
Since I am an English Bulldog,
I am already preconditioned to have hip problems. Plus, mom & dad live
in a 3 story town home, so my joints were really starting to ache. My parents
took me to a really good vet, and they wanted to put me on regular anti-inflammatory.
This made me temporarily feel better, but Mom wanted to find a way to regularly
fix the problem.I helped Mom research, and we found you.
Since you have started to
see me on a regular basis, I am moving around like a pup. I am no longer
being stiff when I get off and on the couch. Mom even says she thinks I
am sleeping better! No more anti-inflammatory for me.
I am always excited to see
you at my house, and tell all my friends at the dog park about you.
Thank you, Hope, for helping
me feel better.