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Kathie Knowles replied to Kendall De Menech's discussion Pool in Abbotsford BC in the group Sustainability Issues and the Aquatics Industry
"Thank you!!!I LOVE that you are doing this!!!!Sadly my pool is used by all the Watsu practitioners in town and there is prejudice about dogs(I cannot imagine why!) but I am encouraged that you are doing it successfully. I will continue to dream of a…"
May 31, 2010
Kendall De Menech replied to Kendall De Menech's discussion Pool in Abbotsford BC in the group Sustainability Issues and the Aquatics Industry
"Hi Kathie.....in a humbled phrase: " Hair is my life" I can tell you hair is certainly an issue! My pool is triple filtered and I and my co-workers offer free courses in "Hair Skimming 101" :-) Chlorine is the only way to go…"
May 31, 2010
Kathie Knowles replied to Kendall De Menech's discussion Pool in Abbotsford BC in the group Sustainability Issues and the Aquatics Industry
"Thanks Kendall....I would love to know how you keep your pool clean, ie. hair and dirt from the doggies. I took my own dog into my pool a couple of times, and even though she was clean and brushed, there was a LOT of hair in the pool after. I am not…"
May 31, 2010
Kendall De Menech added a discussion to the group Sustainability Issues and the Aquatics Industry
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Pool in Abbotsford BC

I run an indoor pool for dogs and other animals.  I offer a multi-functional program including aqua therapy , recreational swims and cross training.  Our winters are long and cold but I strive towards sustainability by switching to solar in the summer.  Along with low wattage light bulbs, using shammies instead of towels to dry the dogs, keeping the pool covered with a solar mat to reduce heat loss and humidity and monitoring my chlorine count, I do my best to lower my pool's footprint.  I am…See More
May 31, 2010
Kendall De Menech joined Sara Firman (Sulis)'s group
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Sustainability Issues and the Aquatics Industry

Environmental and social responsibility are key issues for every industry and every individual. This group has been created to encourage awareness and dialog in our particular field of aquatics.See More
May 31, 2010
Kendall De Menech commented on Kendall De Menech's album

Gracie the Minature horse

"Gracie joins the list of other animals at K9H2O. We have also swum a fawn, a swan, a lamb, a miniature goat, 3 cats, 4 ferrets and a skunk. Our indoor pool is for aqua therapy, Watsu, rehab, recreation and conditioning for animals."
May 30, 2010
Kathie Knowles left a comment for Kendall De Menech
"Kendall, I am so moved by your video. Please tell me how you manage your pool ie getting the animals in and out, and sanitation/hair etc????I am inspired."
May 11, 2010
Kendall De Menech commented on Kendall De Menech's video
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Gracie and Watsu

"Thank you for your comment! Kendall (www.k9h2o.com)"
Feb 7, 2010
Marjon van Grunsven commented on Kendall De Menech's video
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Gracie and Watsu

"Wonderful!!!! Beautiful, and very inspiring, thank you. Marjon"
Feb 7, 2010
Adrianne Stelzenmuller commented on Kendall De Menech's video
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Gracie and Watsu

"Beautiful connection! I work with my 14 year old Rottweiler. He has no space in his hip joints so the warm water is his friend. Interesting how animals know what is good for them and if we create a safe space they give themselves to it."
Nov 6, 2009
Marcelo Roque commented on Kendall De Menech's video
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Gracie and Watsu

"I like so much this. congratulation."
Oct 7, 2009
Sara Firman (Sulis) commented on Kendall De Menech's video
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Gracie and Watsu

"This is incredibly moving to me - thank you Kendall for the work you do. xxx"
Oct 1, 2009
Kendall De Menech posted a video

Gracie and Watsu

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This is Gracie, a 3 year old miniature horse suffering from dwarfism. She has a deformed hind hoof and exceptionally tight joints and neck. She requires monthly attendance from the veterinarian and farrier. She loves her swims and will float and…
Oct 1, 2009
Sara Firman (Sulis) left a comment for Kendall De Menech
"I'm delighted you joined us Kendall. The article about your work and your use of Watsu (one of my own modalities in humans) was inspiring to me. Children (and it seems animals) have sometimes been considered unsuitable for this kind of floating…"
Oct 1, 2009

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How are you involved in aquatic therapy?
I have two pools running. My business is nine years old and I swim dogs as well as other creatures.
Your discipline or title (PT, OT, CTRS, ATC, SLP, Watsu practitioner, adapted aquatics instructor, whatever!)
Bachelor of Arts in animals psychology, aquatics instructor and a very close referral program with over 140 veterinarians.
Location (city, state, country)
Abbotsford and Burnaby BC Canada
What temperature, depth(s) and approx dimensions is your therapy pool (if you have one):
Abbotsford : 16X32 pool, 8 feet at deep end, 84 degrees
Burnaby: 12x20 and 4 feet deep, 84 degrees
Do you have any teaching experience?
close to 30 years
Main patient populations:
Adult
What unique products or services do you offer:
canine lifesaving, boating etiquette, cookies, clothing for dogs
Website:
http://www.k9h2o.com

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At 7:06am on October 1, 2009, Sara Firman (Sulis) said…
I'm delighted you joined us Kendall. The article about your work and your use of Watsu (one of my own modalities in humans) was inspiring to me. Children (and it seems animals) have sometimes been considered unsuitable for this kind of floating but those of us who have been prepared to experiment can usually report differently! The most suprising to me was working with two teenage boys from a rural community who had never even seen or heard of the work, dropped quickly into 'trance', and just didn't want it to stop. But I haven't had the opportunity to work with animals and I believe that, as any close nurturing contact with them often does, this might help heal the separation some feel from the emotional life we truly do share with our fellow creatures. My much beloved cat loves water but not immersion in it sadly! If you feel inspired to blog here about some of your experiences, I'd love to learn more. Welcome again, Sulis
At 12:14pm on May 11, 2010, Kathie Knowles said…
Kendall, I am so moved by your video. Please tell me how you manage your pool ie getting the animals in and out, and sanitation/hair etc????I am inspired.

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