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« on: January 26, 2009, 03:12:18 pm »
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Re: Gilligan is now...
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2009, 04:10:46 pm »
That's like 25% in one week, you can't really expect more than that. Since he started so small that is really quite a bit. That's pretty scary if I think about how much weight that would be for me if I gained 25% of my body weight in one week. I assume he is still quite healthy, so it will just be interesting to see where he ends up.
Clifford is still only about 100 lbs at 17 months old. I wanted a really big Newf, but so far he is on the small side. Of course I wouldn't trade him for anything. Except when he is a "bad, bad dog," he is the sweetest most wonderful dog I have ever known, so of course that is the most important thing.

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Re: Gilligan is now...
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2009, 12:18:23 am »
I don't know about tiny Newf puppies but older puppies gain more like 2-4 pounds a week.  Fargo and Sadie both gained 10 pounds last month, for example.

Sounds like your little man is doing his best to catch up to his littermates!
Ruthanna - the Triplets' mom

Ursa, CGC -  11 month old Great Pyrenees
Fargo, CGC - 9 month old Newfoundland
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Re: Gilligan is now...
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2009, 01:22:31 pm »
Awww, he's such a cute little guy!  Wow, a 25% gain is huge.  Really, what if a 120# person gained 30# in one week??  Boggles the mind!  I don't think that I could do that even if I ate ice cream all day long (but it sure sounds yummy  ;)).  Funny story?  My Dad was only 3-4# at birth, but he stands head & shoulders above his siblings and wears a size 14 shoe.  He's often laughed that he was the "runt" in his family.  Just goes to show how much a little one can catch up & at 25% in one week, I'd say Gilligan is well on his way.   :-*  :)
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Daisy a 9 y/o Golden/Lab mix
Sammy a 6-7(?) y/o Great Pyrenees adopted 3/07
Cassie a 3 y/o Pyr/Mystery Snuggle Bunny mix adopted 2/07

My angel girls waiting at the Bridge:
Cara 1989-2001 Great Pyrenees
Sally ? - 1993 Dobie(rescued '92)
Halley 2002-2006 Great Pyrenees

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Re: Gilligan is now...
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2009, 10:08:01 am »
Thanks Marie! :)
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Re: Gilligan is now...
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2009, 12:06:35 pm »
You're welcome Chantel!  I can't wait to watch that little cutie pie grow!  Please give him a kiss on his nose for me, ok?  Ahhhh, puppy fever!
Marie

And my pups:
Daisy a 9 y/o Golden/Lab mix
Sammy a 6-7(?) y/o Great Pyrenees adopted 3/07
Cassie a 3 y/o Pyr/Mystery Snuggle Bunny mix adopted 2/07

My angel girls waiting at the Bridge:
Cara 1989-2001 Great Pyrenees
Sally ? - 1993 Dobie(rescued '92)
Halley 2002-2006 Great Pyrenees