Thursday, December 4, 2008

very important thing

Food! It disappears very quickly.

Madison eats twice a day, a mix of Canidae All Stages Chicken & Rice, Wellness Complete Health Chicken Recipe and Wellness Super5Mix Just for Puppy, dry only.

In the morning, she eats about 1/2 of her breakfast and saves the rest for after the dog park.

In the evening, she eats again.

When she goes to bedtime, she gets a large milkbone.

And plenty of tiny rewards for good behavior and obedience. Right now, the cookie jar is full of little shamrock shaped liver-cranberry treats.

Madison is almost at 40 pounds. Her breeder advises us that this is her fast-growing period, and that she should gain about 3 pounds a week, until she reaches 9 or 10 months.

That puts her right on track for about 80 pounds of schnauzer. The "temporarily" little package will seem very fleeting.


Mango said...

80 pounds is a good size for a little lady such as yourself.


The Devil Dog said...

Wow. Mom thinks that is big, but then, I am 18 pounds and Lucky is 12.7. She wouldn't know what to do with us if we were any bigger.


Stanley said...

Madison Wadison!

That photo of you illustrates the profound disappointment I feel everytime I see the bottom of my dog dish. Eating is such a pleasure!

It's good to know that even when you're full grown that I will still be able to hold my own with you in a wrasslin' match. I'm a little large for an Aireboy, but I'm a lean 85 lbs. It's a great wrasslin' weight.

Goober love & smooches,

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