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Apparently a Saint Bernard Labrador Mix is a Big Dog

Did you know that a Saint Bernard – Labrador mix is a big dog?

That seems to be one of the only things people can say when they find out what kind of dog Roxie is. Well, that and also that she is cute. ;) It’s sort of funny now that we hear it so often. We’ve made a bit of a joke out of it now. Someday I’ll have to try to play it up a bit and tell the people they’re crazy. There’s no way our 3.5 month old dog is going to get any bigger! She’s full grown! hehe.

Anyhoo, Roxie is now easily over 35lbs. She’s starting to respond to voice commands (with some help from a pocketful of kibble) and is doing beter when we go for walks. She’s almost to the point where we’ll need the head collar as she’s just recently started pulling. Up until now it’s been a struggle just to get her to walk more than 5 feet at a time.

Lots more fun to come!

Holy Beefcake Dog!

Well, we wanted a big dog and it looks like we’re going to get one. Roxie weighed 22lbs as of Friday night. That’s almost a pound a day since we brought her home! She also seems to be longer/taller now. When she jumps up against the baby gate, she can now rest her front paws over top of the gate. Crazy!

Anyhoo, we went to SuperPet today since they are moving and have 20% off everything in the store. They also had a huge sale on other stuff as well. We picked up a ton of new toys for Roxie, including a whole slew for $2 each. Great fun! She’s going crazy right now running from toy to toy trying to figure out which is best. ;) Hopefully she’ll be stimulated enough. :)

Update: When weighed Monday night, Roxie was 25lbs! Gack!

Roxie!

Our new puppy Roxie came yesterday. We took her to the vet and she got all of her shots. She also got weighed. Wowzers, around 7.5kg (16.5lbs) at 8 weeks! She’s more than twice the size of when we saw her around 4 weeks. Crazy.

So far she’s been pretty good. She sleeps a fair bit and we’ve had a few accidents but that’s more our fault than hers. We’re not quite getting her outside soon enough after she eats or drinks some water. No problem, we’ll get the hang of it yet.

Of course since she’s growing quickly, her body doesn’t quite do what her brain wants it to do. It’s good for a laugh every now and then. She’s still not so sure about the collar either. She’ll be walking along and start trying to scratch the collar off at the same time.

Anyhoo, it’s been less than a day now that she’s been here so we’ll see how quickly she learns everything. We need to start crate training her soon.