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Living La Vida Mastiff

For the last week my life has consisted of cleaning up after a mastiff puppy, taking a mastiff puppy outside to potty at 2 am, awakening at 6 am to feed a mastiff puppy, having my toes bitten repeatedly by a mastiff puppy, reading all about what’s best for a mastiff puppy…

You get the picture: I’ve been living la vida Mastiff!

I’ve discovered that this particular Mastiff enjoys peeing on floors, even though he makes it clear that he knows he should go outside to do so. He indicates this knowledge by running toward the dog door when I yell “No Moose!” as I see him squat.

Fortunately he’s decided to stop pooping on the carpet.

Although he does seem to enjoy laying in his poop outside, right after he goes, every once in awhile.

And I get the pleasure of washing him off when I bring him back inside.

And it turns my stomach to do so.

But I love, love, love this puppy. 🙂 He’s a lot of fun.

Today was his first trip to the vet. He was given his first shot and wormed. This puppy, who just turned 7 weeks old as of yesterday, weighed in at 13.6 lbs. In the last two days he’s gained 3 lbs. He now weighs the same as my mother’s 6 year old Bichon Frisé.

I take the responsibility of having a dog very seriously. He’ll have regular check ups, be neutered when he reaches the appropriate age for such, be electronically chipped… all of that. I also want to feed him the best food possible. I asked the vet, “If this was your dog, what would you feed him?” He recommended Blue Buffalo for large breed puppies.  The vet listed off the reasons for his recommendation, but I’ll spare you the details.  Suffice it to say that over the next 4-5 days, the Senator will have his food gradually changed from IAMS to Blue Buffalo.

Caden won’t be able to do this for long:

He Won't Be Able to Do This For Long

Senator Charles “Moose” Bosworth, sitting on the Vet’s Table for the first time:

First Visit to the Vet