So for the last week or two Les has been commenting about how Sweetheart appears to be getting a little "bulk" to her. I really hadn't noticed but once I started looking closely, I started seeing it too. The muscles on her thighs and her front shoulders are getting more defined and 'bulkier'. Well, I took her to Petsmart yesterday and decided to weigh her on their scale. Sure enough, she is now 58 pounds. The last time we weighed her she weighed 56. I supposed all of that digging and running after the other dogs has helped my little Peanut become a bit bigger Peanut. I am excited to see if she will gain any additional weight by August 13th, her one year 'rescue' anniversary.
Ollie is doing great. She is pretty much normal weight now, or at least appears to be and her coat is nice and soft and still fluffy. She is very very sweet and likes to snuggle on the air bed with me when I let her. She is doing better with her food aggression and doesn't growl any longer when the dogs come near her when she is eating or when she is lying on a dog bed. She still has about 10 days to go on antibiotics for her tick borne disease. Then I suppose we will have her blood work done again to make sure she doesn't need to stay on them even longer.
I will try to get some pictures of Ollie soon.
Oh yes, I almost forgot. Friday Lester made steaks and baked potatoes. After we finished dinner I let the dogs in. I was sitting in my recliner relaxing and watching TV. All of a sudden I see Sweetheart run into the living room from the kitchen with something in her mouth. She drops the 'object' in the middle of the floor. One guess what it was....half a stick of BUTTER! ARGH!. I took it away from her and made her feel guilty. She went into her crate and hung her head. After she was 'punished' I gave her, Ollie, Cleo and Journey a few licks of the butter. Yes, I know, I am a sucker. What makes this all the more hilarious is that Bavarian had a butter fetish and swiped a tub of margarine (not a full one thank goodness) off the counter a few times when we were gone. As time goes on Sweetheart is showing more and more little Bavarianesque characteristics. However, at least Bavarian would wait until we were out of the house, Sweetheart is just downright brazen!
Jess, Sweetheart and Ollie