Sunday, January 09, 2011

Gustav, the Big Red Dog

Back in October, we brought home a new little puppy whom I introduced to you here.  He was born at my sisters house, the runt of the litter but in not to long of time caught up with his four brothers.  By the time, at 9 weeks old, that we brought him home, he was the same size as the others and had a big personality to match.  I haven't done a very good job of taking pictures of his growth, but we weigh him once a week to see how fast he is growing.  Every single time it makes us giggle to see how much he's gained every week, which is an average of 4 pounds.  Gus is a Great Pyrennees mix and is showing all the signs of being the size of a Great Pyrennees.  He was born September 1st, so is getting close to 4-1/2 months old.  As of last night, he weighed 48-1/2 pounds.  Holy cow!  Full of personality and as naughty as a little boy, we are having a wonderful time with him.  Potty training is proving to be not so fun, but I have faith that he will get it. 
Here are the few pictures that we have of Gus - so you can see him grow.  One of these days, like Clifford the Big Red Dog, Gus may just stand up and walk away with the house on top of him.  Could happen...

















I hope you had lots of fun romping and playing with our Gus-Gus. 
He loves to have visitors~

12 comments:

Jeni said...

Oh Paula! What a sweet puppy he is! Love dogs like that! Oh heck, who am I trying to kid. I love just about any dog but big ones, like he's gonna be -well, I do have a really soft spot in my heart for them. Although our Sammy is a runt compared to your Gus, and he's over 2 years old now too so is as big as he's gonna be, and I do love him dearly, I'd love to have a big, big dog in the house once again!

Bonnie said...

I am crazy about your puppy! We have friends who have Great Pyrenees; they are the sweetest dogs.

Adrienne said...

He is so adorable! I think the house on his back would be a great accessory!

Stacey's Treasures said...

Gus is so cute!!!!
If he gets to big you might have to move to a state with more room like North Dakota. Remember Clifford had to move when he got to big for the house.

Love Bears All Things said...

He is beautiful and looks like the Cat accepted him into the family okay..
Are you a football fan? My team is playing Oregon in the National Championship tonight. War Eagle!!
Mama Bear

Adrienne said...

I think one of Gus's feet is bigger than my whole little Mini Doxie! Cute dog - can't wait to see him again.
~Adrienne~

Run Lori Run said...

What a cutie! He looks like he'll get huge!

Brittany said...

50 lbs?!? Noah is only 30! I really like the last picture of Gus and Boots playing in the field. And of couse the one at the beach with Shilo's leg :)

Anonymous said...

my short leg bahahahahahahahaha. i just love him and miss him and want to give him a big hug!because he cant give small hugs haha shilo

Yolanda said...

3He is such a beauty. I bet you love him so.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Gustav is so cute!
And boy is he gonna be big. If he don't walk away with the house he's gonna eat you out of it. LOL

Paige said...

He looks like such a sweetheart, and he is sooo handsome! :)