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.