So I called my little shadow into the bathroom to be weighed on the scale... I WISH I had one of the ones at the vets office... you know, the one where the dog just steps up on? But alas I don't so weighing myself then weighing myself with Eeyore in my arms and subtracting the difference will have to do. I knew he was getting heavier because he nearly grows in front of your eyes, but wow! 42 lbs!
On Saturday July 25th, the day my sportbike club was riding around with a lightness in our hearts, collecting the donation boxes for our bi-annual Mutts-in-Rutts charity event to be delivered to the Gaston County Animal Shelter that afternoon... Eeyore was just another stray. We were enthusiastically thanking our business owners who hosted boxes and marveling at the generosity of their patrons. Eeyore, on the other hand was probably very scared of this new contraption in his midst, but so very hungry, and became caught in the live trap when the temptation of food overrode his sense of fear. Animal control brought him into the shelter that morning weighing in at a mere 24 lbs. Maverick Pet Transportation rescued him on Monday the 27th when they opened for business and we took him home as his new foster parents. Little did we know how much this little pup would integrate into our pack and into our hearts. He's been vet checked, trained, and loved over the past 48 days, and he's blossomed into a 42 pound (that's 2.6 lbs a week) loving goofy puppy!!! Is he adoptable yet? No. Not for some time.