Friday, November 12, 2010

29.6

That is how much Nugget weighs right now. I was so worried he would be over standard, so can breath much easier now. I have been watching his rations a lot more carefully, and he has probably lost some weight in hair as well. He thinks he is starving, but still piles the green beans on the floor by his dish, so I don't think starvation is truly an issue.

It is in the mid thirties when we go out for our first run in the mornings. I rather like it, and the dogs do as well. This whole "set the clocks back" thing has really got us messed up and I try to put them off until at least 8am since they can get rather noisy out there. Wild running and wilder digging goes on each day. I don't know if the rodent critters have gone to earth and they smell the nests, or what it is. I just know that my bellowing is probably as loud as the two tailed ones' barks; another reason to wait until I know all neighbors are up.

Nugget is on the grooming table at least three times a day now; as I try to remove as much blowing hair as possible. This has been going on since Idaho; I don't know how he can have any hair at all left on his body. With shows next week, I am just hoping what is there is somewhat manageable. He loves being on the table as that means a treat afterward. I love that he no longer runs and hides when I grab the brushes, but one of these days he will clock me in the chin as I lean down to pick him up, and we will both go down for the count.

After meals all three dogs like to chew; most often on an old bone. I decided to treat them to cow hooves this week. I forgot how much I hate them. First I smell them prior to purchase. Some just smell nasty. ALL smell nastier after being chewed on for a while. They smell particularly nasty when they are chewed on my pillow. Worse still is to hit one of them as I hop to the bathroom. I have found something as bad, or perhaps even worse, than a lego stuck to the arch of my foot.

So I will let them enjoy cow hooves for another day and then the hooves will disappear. The games I play with these dogs...

but the Nugg-man is going to be well within the standard. I am a happy camper...

G2

4 comments:

Kim said...

Ours love the hooves too but I agree some of them are rank!

Next up is antlers...

Sandy ~~~ said...

Geeesh...not bad. Cotton was 35 or 34 (mostly blubber) on the horse scale in the barn last week when she came to her forever home. But I would like to turn that weight into muscle so we do a lot of walking and (her) running in the yard at least once a day during the week. This morning she went out to potty with Creel and they actually ran together for, ah, about 3 seconds.

She has destroyed the camo tug toy that came with her, totally barbed up the old Creel nylabone...maybe we need to look into antlers too? I would be nice if Bryan could "harvest" us some next weekend.

Tylwyth Cardigans said...

Antlers are the way to go. We have them at our house. Everyone loves to chew on them. They don't stink. They don't come off in chunks you have to worry about them swallowing. Biggest thing is just watching for them when you walk because they hurt to step on and they can get tangled up in your feet.

We used to buy them locally from a pet store but it has since closed. Last batch we bought off ebay! We got something like 10-12 good size antlers for $40. Much much better then what they go for in the store! They call them sheds or cut offs. Generally means they cannot make anything decorative out of them. Perfect for a dog!

Nugg-butt doesn't weight 30# yet. Wow he must had a lot of fluff cause he looked bigger. Can't wait to see his new 'do next weekend!

2Grandmas2 said...

My guys love antlers, but they are pricey at the store. (I just bought some off eBay, thanks for the suggestion!)
When I picked up Flower at Boise I told Kim that I didn't think she weighed much less than Nugget and she looked at me like I was crazy. Now I wonder what she really does weigh. I too was surprised; and pleased.