Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Xander



Xander is now out in the big pen with Trooper all day! Yea! We worry that someone might want to steal him as he's so damn cute! But Trooper is guarding so he's safe. We took our time getting Xander & Trooper together to be friends. Trooper didn't like being alone but wasn't excited about Xander. He is pretty tolerate of Xander but does growl at him & put Xander in his place. No bites or stitches! So it's all good. Willow being a year old when we got her & taller than Trooper she wasn't going to be submissive. Xander has no problem with that! LOL! He loves the attention. I've been taking him up to the vet the last 3 Fridays to weigh him. Feb 28th= 45.2 lbs., Mar 6th= 50.2 lbs., Mar13th=54.2 lbs. He's put on 9 lbs in 2 weeks!!! We're feeding him 6 cups a day of large breed puppy food. He's gotten taller & longer too. When he is sleeping we joke that he is growing. He's such a happy guy. Very busy. When he's in the house one of us watches him to make sure he isn't destroying anything else( like hubby glasses) . I had warned hubby to watch him .... Potty training is going well. He is not sleeping in the kennel at night but in the bedroom. He sleeps all night with no accidents! He really has helped us with our grief over losing Willow. We still love & miss her & get choked up talking about her. Tomorrow will be 1 month since we lost her. I think she would have had a lot of fun with Xander.


Xander Daily Mug shots

6 comments:

Melinda said...

He is such a cutie! Congrats on no accidents! It's ok to get choked up. I still do it.

Cate said...

That's all wonderful to hear. Glad he's feeling right at home, and putting on weight!

PlazaJen said...

Aw. He's adorable. And I think he came along to help you heal, at the right moment in time. He looks like he can be a big ol' goofball! Glad he's getting along with Trooper & the training's going well. Dogs rule.

Zhu said...

He is a cutie! Glad you have him. 'm sure he is gonna turn out to be a great dog!

Spyder said...

Thank you Ladies!

Melinda- the bad thing is I don't know when I'll choke up. Sometimes I can talk about Willow & be fine. Then other times I tear up.

Cate- He's growing like a weed. I'm trying to get lots of photos but he moves so much...

Jen- Dogs rule! Is right!Especially in our house. I do try to be the Alpha & train them well.He is a big goofball! That's why we named him Xander after the Xander in Buffy the Vamp Slayer.

Zhu-Not only will he be a great dog he will be a HUGE one!

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