Hello Momma Lucy & Grandma Fredericka,
I hope you are all healthy and happy and
life is treating you well!
I just wanted to update you on Larry. He is
doing GREAT!!! He is around 70 pounds now and is beginning to
loose his baby fur (awwww... he was soooo cuddly and soft). It
seems to be a nice golden fawn color. It is just along his
spine for now and dropping down his back like a blanket. It
makes for an interesting look!
We can proudly announce that he graduated
Kindergarden yesterday. (If you want to I can scan a copy and
email it.... please let me know if you need that for your
Ed and I are planning to enroll him and
Curly into the next step of obedience classes together. That
way we will all be able to do things together and the dogs are
learning the same commands. Larry at this point is even more
obedient on the leash than Curly, so we know that a class like
that will definitely not "hurt" Curly (although he is already
6 years old).
Larry is such a gentle dog. Surely he has
his puppy moments when he is getting feisty. It is always very
telling when you see him suddenly "canter" away with his head
and tail held high. That usually means that he found something
that he should not have and is taking you on a chase. Usually
he runs around our kitchen island. He is smart enough to know
when I change direction and he'll go around the other way. I
swear to you he is grinning from ear to ear.
He and Curly are still getting along great
and play very well together. Curly by now has realized that
his little brother is going to be WAY bigger than him. It is
We took Larry and Curly to Annapolis a
couple of weeks ago. Larry and Curly were show stoppers. They
sort of look alike, but now. Larry is so HUGE for a puppy, but
then again Curly has almost the same coloring than Larry and
the wrinkled forehead. It did confuse some people that Larry
was still a puppy and so huge and Curly was the "old" dog and
so small (48 Pounds). Annapolis has A LOT of dogs on its
streets. It is also a touristy town. We thought it was a great
opportunity to sozialize Larry. And boy... did he... every few
steps people would stop us and ask what kind of dog he is. He
had no problems with any of the dogs or people. We halted all
traffic when we met two harlequin Great Danes (fully grown).
Between those huge dogs (one was wearing saddlebags) and Larry
being such a big puppy we had a lot of people asking questions
and petting Larry. My poor Dad was supposed to tour Annapolis
with us. He wandered off by himself at one point because we
could not get very far without being stopped. Next time we'll
go to Annapolis we'll bring no "tourists" and more time!
I will attach a picture of them that I took
today. Such handsome boys!
Thank you again for creating such a
Many hugs to all of you. We will keep you
updated on Larry and his well being.