I’ve been quite fortunate in my four-plus decades of life – I’ve never had to have anything that requires physical therapy. My worst accidents have been sprained ankles… and I know that I’m going to have to be extra careful walking around for a while since I’m tempting the fates just by writing this. Still, if I had did have to have physical therapy, I would want something that can calm me down like this dog.
We see a Husky walking on an underwater treadmill. The water is just below his head and he’s got a rubber ducky toy in his mouth. He keeps shifting it around his mouth as he’s taking his steps. Maybe it’s a reminder to him that he’s not going to drown. He’s going to be fine… he’s not going to drown… he’s going to be fine, etc. He seems focused on each step that he takes, so… he can use whatever gets him through the session.
This has to be a security blanket of sorts for him. He may be discombobulated by having to walk weightlessly on the treadmill. Having the ducky in his mouth must make him feel more comfortable. Hey, whatever works, right? Maybe it’s a toy that he found when he was a puppy. One of my cats is still quite enamored with a ratty cat toy that was seemingly first bought during the George Bush Sr. years. It’s all about what makes them happy.
Of course, some of the arguments on the YouTube page centered around having someone pay to have their dog walk on an underwater treadmill. The pooch probably had an accident of some sort and needed to have the weight taken off his legs while he rehabilitated himself. As for the cost-effectiveness of something like this… well, many of us do love our animals and are more than willing to go above and beyond for the companionship that they provide.
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