National Dog DayA special day to celebrate dogs that reminds the public to adopt from shelters and breed rescue clubs.
Adopt a dog. You won't be sorry.
|A testimonial from a happy former shelter pooch.|
|Captured, cared-for and soon to be adopted!|
It does indeed take a village.
|Mid 19th-century Bulldog|
|About 1890 - cute and cuddly|
|Gus at three years of age.|
|He gained a little over a pound, 1 inch in height|
and 2 inches in length. And his muzzle is longer,.
|His head is getting bigger, but not much else.|
|He's gained a little over a pound a week.|
|He's almost doubled in weight in one month.|
|Another pound, no additional height or length|
|His big dog teeth are coming in. His puppy coat is disappearing.|
His front legs are beginning to bow.
|He's almost housebroken, and his front legs are not as bowed |
as they were three weeks ago.
|I had the carpets steam cleaned this week. Hope it's not wishful|
thinking. You can tell he's getting used to his Saturday
photograph. No squirming about. He knows his
basic sit, stay and come commands.
22 weeks old, October 6, 2013
17.2 pounds, 12.5 inches tall, 26 inches long
|He continues to gain a pound a week.|
His sleep pattern changed. Deep coma-like
puppy sleep has ended, he awakens easily
|He is outgrowing his bowed front legs.|
|Just got a bath|
|First week that he hasn't gained any weight|
|Just a three ounce gain. This week was the first time |
he barked to be let outside to potty.
He's gaining weight again.
|My guess is at 18 months he will top out at 24 pounds, |
30 inches long and 14 inches tall.
|22.8 pounds, 30+ inches long, 13 + inches tall|
|He went to the groomer this week for the first time. That's why his hair|
is so flat. No more conditioner.
|Still gaining about half a pound a week.|
Gus is one year old, celebrating a birthday with me - April 24.
In the future I'll photograph him on his birthday and add to his blog.
|I think he's done growing. He's a very confident, personable |
and willful little dog. Lucky us!
|Gus at age two, May 1, 2015|
30 pounds, 30 inches long, 15 inches high
|Gus at age three, May 1, 2016|
Same size and weight as age two
|Gus at 18 months. Quite a grown up. He looks very much like|
his Mama in photo below.