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.

4 comments:

Mango said...

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

Slobbers,
Mango

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.

Roxy

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,
Stanley

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musings on a giant schnauzer in a little MEDIUM LARGE package