When we got Dakota on February 3rd, he weighed 5 lbs. Today I'm guessing he's fairly close to 30 lbs. Though the SPCA* told us he was born in December, I'm thinking that he was actually born in January. In March, he weighed 9.5 lbs. when we had him to the vet and that is right in line with a two month old Shepherd. At night when he's sleeping, he sucks his tongue...a sign that he is suckling and was weaned waaay too soon.
He stands to just below my knee cap now...approximately 17 inches. Have you ever tried to measure a rambunctious puppy? It's a difficult chore.
I'll keep working with him and he will become calmer, I'm hoping. Being the owner of a dog is very much like tending to small children. You have to have eyes in the back of your head, be able to decipher noises from other parts of the house and keep a constant eye on them to keep them safe.
This weekend is the Victoria Day holiday here, so Monday is a statutory holiday. The holiday goes back to the time when Canada was a British Colony and Britain was ruled by Queen Victoria. Her birthday was celebrated on the 24th of May. Today, it is celebrated on the Monday before the 24th.
Have a great weekend. It is usually cold and rainy here on this long weekend and this year will be no exception.