Sent: Thursday, November 18, 2010
Hi Fredrica and Lucy!
Freya is doing great! She is now four and a
half months old and is currently around 76 pounds! She has
claimed the other end of the couch I sit on in the evenings as her
favorite spot, unless she gets "yelled" at for playing too rough
with Toby, then she goes to pout on her bed! lol
Last week I called PetSmart and asked how much
it would be to get her bathed and her nails done. The girl asked
me how old she was and I told her four and a half months old BUT
she is a mastiff puppy. She told me that was fine and said since
she was still under five months, she would only be 10.99! They
had an opening and I took it. When I got there, Freya and I
waited in the corner for our turn and the girl behind the counter
asked me who I had. I told her and she got a very confused look
on her face. She told me she would get the girl that was grooming
Freya. When the girl came out she said "So, she is four months
old?" I told her yes that she would be five months old on the
21st. Then the girl started looking at her and asking me all
kinds of questions about temperament and health, etc. Then out of
the blue, she takes Freya by the snout and pulls her lips back and
says "You are a puppy! There are still puppy teeth in there!" In
typical Freya fashion, Freya responded with a big mastiff kiss to
the face! She became a huge hit and when I picked her up they
told me "Please bring her back....tomorrow!"
I wanted to ask your opinion on when to spay
her. The vet's office wanted to do the surgery this month. I'm
just afraid that she is a little young to have the surgery. My
other dogs were five to six months before they were scheduled and
I just don't want to rush her. I posted on the forum and the one
breeder suggested I ask about the average age that Freya's line
goes into heat. Also, I have been reading up on the stomach
tacking. Do you recommend this?
I appreciate the information!
Here are some updated photos! We were so
excited to see Freya and Toby on the web site! I hadn't gone on
in a while and it was a pleasant surprise!