At 10 weeks he was about 16 lbs and a constant whiner. Damn cute though. Most of these toys are long gone. Actually now that I really look they are all gone! Nothing short of stainless steel lasts with the current version of this pup!
At 12 weeks and 20 lbs Quincy had a chance still. Not so much these day.
His first snow last October (5 months) and 40 lbs was hilarious. He made the winter bearable I must admit. The “Dooffus” (as I have come to affectionately call him) loves the snow regardless of the temperature. Letting him off lead was absolute delight. The smile on his face was at times I am sure frozen in minus 30C weather. Under all my bundles, I was smiling too.
hmmmmm then and then a little later……..
You can see the shaved spot on D’s left leg. This is 6 months and 47 lbs. This was the day he returned from the “no there won’t be any puppies” appointment.
The first haircut at 7 months was a bit of a shock for all of us. The then 55lbs Dooffus was looking pretty gangly. We swore he looked like some kind of moose. Skinny legs and a big head. We were sure he was finished growing. After all, his mother and father were about 50 lbs and Daegan was the runt of the litter.
Yah not so much! My baby better be full grown. We figure he is the better part of 80-85lbs now. Neither of us can pick him up any more. He is still entertaining, he is still a pain in the butt and he is still full of P and V especially when we take him to the off lead or Hubby decides it is time to wrestle which really means it’s time for Quincy and I to find higher ground because the Dooffus doesn’t know how big he is nor is he aware of his surroundings when he is leaping from the stairs to the footstool (which is on castors and imagine if you will the momentum a leaping 85 lb dog has).
Daegan has wound his way into our hearts. Today even more so because we left him free reign in the house for an hour while we did errands. Hubby couldn’t contain the giggles as we were returning home and he asked “hey didn’t I see your knitting out before we left?” The vehicle was very quiet while I imagined Daegan NOT making it to his first birthday.
Lucky for both of us, he and my knitting made it to his first birthday.