Atlas & Tuska

Atlas with puppy buddy Tuska

Atfer Playing




Sent: Tuesday, January 16, 2007 12:17 PM
Subject: RE: Atlas & new puppy relations

 Hi Fredericka,
Things are going great.
Atlas and Tuska (the Indian word in Hindi for BULL ELEPHANT) play all the time and somewhat respond to "OFF!" when we feel it's getting to be too  much for all involved. He was pretty much potty trained from day one, with the only real pee accidents being somewhat our fault.  No poo accidents so  far. Tuska has slept through the night every night.  Tuska follows Atlas around, and walks so proud, actually he prances, when we go out for walks, as though he's telling anyone who's looking, "look at us!" Tuska sleeps at Atlas's feet when we let him, and Atlas will sit by the door awaiting Tuska's return if we take the puppy for a walk without him. They share water bowls and  the outside faucet all the time even though they have separate water bowls. This is probably the best indicator that Atlas loves Tuska because the only time Atlas ever shows aggression to other dogs is whenanother dog tries to drink his water. (Interestingly, Atlas will always share his food with any dog; it is just the water he won't share with other dogs except Tuska.  In fact he usually will let Tuska in to drink even if  hewas there first.)  Atlas will let other dogs take his toys (usually) if he can take theirs, but with the puppy, he lets Tuska take  his toys all the time without aggression.  If Tuska has a toy around Atlas will usually take it but not always. Atlas and the puppy  are inseparable, and constantly playing. Atlas is very gentle with the puppy, even when the puppy isn't being gentle with him.  If I call Atlas to come, he will usually respond, and then stop to see if the puppy is coming too, and will wait for the puppy.  If I take the puppy out for a walk (usually together with Atlas but not always) Atlas will wait for the puppy to catch up.  If I take the puppy out without Atlas, he will wait by the door for the puppy to return.  Atlas usually will sleep next to our very near the puppy and vice-versa.  If the puppy wakes up
while Atlas is sleeping, then the puppy will climb on Atlas and instigate play. On Monday the puppy got a clean bill of health from the vet and weighed in at 31 lbs. Atlas weighed 17 lbs on the same scale at the same age.
Thanks again Fredericka for another wonderful addition to our family.
As Roger Carras once said, "Dogs are not my whole life, but my life would not be whole without them."


Michael & Manjit

Sent: Thursday, January 18, 2007 6:30 PM
Subject: FW: atlas and puppy attached

Dear Fredericka,
Attached is a new photo of Atlas and Tuska after a play session.  I'm
sending this not to show you how well there getting along but to show you
how much he has grown in two weeks.  He is not huge, he is gi-normous as my
niece would say. At eight weeks and three days, Atlas was 17 lbs, and Tuska
was 31 lbs at the exact same time period on the same vet scale.  Atlas was
12" at the withers at nine weeks, and Tuska was 17" at nine weeks.  He has
already completely out grown his first crate(a cat carrier) and second
crate(20" x 20" x 24").  Do you have a spare horse stable you could send,
we'll need it in about 2 weeks.
Thanks again for another awesome dog.



George "Bob" Wagner Jr. & Fredericka Wagner
PO  Box 845  /  Piketon  /  Ohio  45661
Phone: 740-493-2401
Fax: 740-493-0072

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