Project 52:Sleepytime

July 25, 2014  •  1 Comment

This week's theme: Sleepytime. 

I could not resist taking my camera and getting a shot of my Wisp at his acupuncture session. Wisp has a number of problems and is my special project. Part of his care is focused on alternative therapies for his anxiety and pain. He has come a long way in the past month and a half. When we first went for a visit at the Animal Medical Center of Forney, Wisp would not allow Dr. Hartai to get near him. I've put in a lot of training, using techniques I learned for my KPA-CPT certification, and with some help from me at the second appointment, Wisp allowed Dr. Hartai to touch him and finally do the needles.

That first actual acupuncture session was tough for Mr. Wisp, he fought us all the way, but he finally settled down and got droopy. This week, Wisp walked right up to Dr. Hartai, and he was able to do even more and finally get the needles he wanted into the little boy. Wisp got droopy and sleepy the moment Dr. Hartai left the room. Amazing how acupuncture works. So, out came the camera to catch this special sleepy time with Wisp. Since I did not want to disturb the little guy, I did not use flash and had to adjust for the horrible lighting in the treatment room, but you can see Wisp sleeping inside of a couple minutes after the last needle was inserted! He had needles in his head, shoulders, back and feet!

After the needles were removed, Wisp was still a bit "drunk" and staggered around, clearly still feeling the effects. When we got home he found one of his favorite spots in the office as I went to work and Wisp fell asleep again. When Wisp sleeps he likes to jam himself into corners, like this one between the cabinet and sideboard... You will notice he also likes to stick the tiny tip of his tongue out when he sleeps.

This ends this week's story and pictures from the Corl pack, incorporating the latest Beautiful Beasties 52 Week Project theme. 

"Beautiful Beasties is a network with forums, blogs and chats for professional pet photographers, where we can get advice, share images and support each other". One such forum is the 52 Project Challenge. Each week, a new theme is chosen by a forum member, then we have a week to go out and shoot our interpretation. The themes allow us to stretch our creativity and shoot something distinctive. There is nothing better to improve our craft than to go out and practice/shoot. Results are then posted to our individual blogs and linked to one another to form a blog ring. We use blog comments or the forum to leave feedback. This is a wonderful way to get peer insight and ideas from one another. Each week, please go to the end of each blog and click on the link to the next one in the circle. You will not be disappointed.

Please follow the ring to the next member blog about "Sleepytime":  Susannah Maynard of Cincinnati OH  Suzi Pix Photography.

 


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Lina Tay(non-registered)
wow, I just knew that acupuncture can be treated for dogs too!
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