Shorty came to us a week or two ago with a surprise. His size.
We've seen some big lugs in FBRN before. 35 pounders, 38 pounders...Big dogs, big hearts, good boys.
Shorty is in a class of just 2 or 3 dogs in our history. He came in at about 50 pounds.
He's lost a couple of pounds since he first stopped in, and it's not like he's out of shape or dragging his tummy on the ground. He's a big guy. Barrel-chested, like Brian Keith.
Here's an update on Shorty from his foster mom.
"So this guy is great, a total snuggle bug and all around gentleman. But
he's no loafer-- he'll play for as long as anyone in the house will, and
when it's time for a walk, he bolts down the hallway! Honestly, his
owner raised a really well-behaved man. He listens really
well, and when it's time for him to go in to his little area for bed he
goes in with no problem and doesn't make a peep for the rest of the
night. And believe it or not, as heavy as he is, and as winded as he
gets when he's excited, there is no snoring at all! He eats really well
too, but doesn't beg.
"Shorty is your classic case of don't
judge a book by its cover. He may look like a chubby loafer, but he's
active and not that into food which was a big surprise. Sometimes I
give him the tiniest treat for sitting and sometimes he eats and other
times he spits it out. He drinks a lot of water and because of that
he's had a couple accidents. But if I stick to the routine there is
never an issue.
"He tolerates a lot too, my old man Boston is always humping him, and he just
hangs out and smiles. He's really good with my pups and pups on the
street while on leash, but when he went to dog park I found that with so
many dogs Shorty got really excited, ran all around, and then the
excitement turned aggressive so we promptly left. Shorty can be in a
house with other dogs for sure, but dog parks aren't his flavor. I think with medium to slow intros, which is what we did
he would get along with any pooch. He and my two dogs get along just
perfectly. Any first day signs of dominance are gone and I can't say
enough good about him."
The Frog Princess