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Puppy is getting HUUUUUGE 
16th-Sep-2013 12:22 pm
For those people following along, Cleo is approximately 13 weeks old this week. As of Friday, she weighed in at 22.8 pounds. From widdle cuddly puppy to galumphing monster... Also, her right ear is starting to stand up. (Only her elkhound side has upright ears, so this is a 50/50 chance.) Note that I mentioned back on August 6th that one of the formulas for predicting puppy size is [(weight right now in pounds)/(weeks old)] x 52 = final weight. Back on 8/6, that number was 78 pounds. It is now 91 pounds. (Edited to add: This is still only about half the weight of a full-grown mastiff, so is not all that big in comparison to previous experiences.)

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16th-Sep-2013 07:31 pm (UTC)
Yes! Griffon could probably walk underneath her now. He would have to duck, but he could do it.
16th-Sep-2013 07:19 pm (UTC)
I was going to say "call back when she outweighs my cat", but the prospect of a 91 pound dog is a wee bit frightening.
16th-Sep-2013 07:32 pm (UTC)
::laugh:: um... What, you wouldn't have said that for a 78-lb dog?
16th-Sep-2013 07:36 pm (UTC)
But then my response wouldn't have been as snotty. ;) And yes, a 78 pound dog sounds monstrous as well, especially since I grew up with Shelties and smallish collies.
17th-Sep-2013 11:43 am (UTC)
Is that bigger or smaller that your previous dogs? Ugh. She's so darn cute!
17th-Sep-2013 12:58 pm (UTC)
Oh, way smaller. At his heaviest, Puck was almost 200 pounds.
17th-Sep-2013 07:53 pm (UTC)
That is an adorable puppy. My sister Joni has an 80 pound 6 month old "puppy" of undetermined origins. We know there is some English bulldog and Golden Retriever in there, because that's what his mom was, but that dog has paws as big as dinner plates.

The base of his tale is nearly as big around as my wrist and the tale is almost as long as my arm.

And....wait for it....he thinks he's a lap dog.

A big cuddly sweet heart.

Her other two dogs are papillions, the smallest of which is a 5 pounder.

She found this puppy under a porch while selling off all my nephews' old bicycle to a guy who repairs and resells them. He said, "Take it if you want it." Thank God she did because a couple of weeks later the other puppies and their parent were dead. :(

At least Bruno escaped.

(Note: I floated in here through a link from Naamah Darling's blog. I loves a puppy picture, I does.)

Edited at 2013-09-17 07:55 pm (UTC)
17th-Sep-2013 08:28 pm (UTC)
Hello from Naamah Darling's blog (an excellent source) and welcome to the farm.

I'm glad you know a supersized lap dog. We used to have mastiffs, so I know all about monster dogs.
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