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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Yeah, He's Biggish

I was wondering yesterday how many times a week I hear the term 'big dog.' Usually, I hear it in this sentence: "That is a BIG dog!" A lot of times I hear just a snippet of someone's sentence as they pass by, but that snippet always contains 'big' and I know what they are talking about. My favorite is when a car drives by and a big-eyed someone sees him. They're yelling at everyone else in car, and through their open window, it sounds something like this: "look at that big dog! It's huge!!"

I was out working in the front yard this weekend. I'm right there next to the road, and Boozer is resting in the shade. A car is going by, when it suddenly slows way down. I think "Oh look! It's our neighbors! They want to stop and say hi!" and I start waving and walking toward the car. That's when I see an unfamiliar man and woman in it, and they aren't looking at me. They and their dropped jaws are looking at the dog. He's behind a bunch of flowers and tucked back in the shadows, but somehow they saw him. I might as well be a potted plant. Hmph! I guess I should be glad that they're amazed by his incredible size, and not by mine!

We think Boozer is getting close to his final stature, but it's hard to tell. His breed can grow for up to 2 years, and he's only 18 months old. We haven't weighed him lately, but I'd guess he's around 150 lbs. That officially makes him the heaviest in our household. Add that to hairiest, hungriest, smelliest, mellowest. On a good day (when he hasn't chewed up, sneezed on, trampled over or vomitted on something I treasure), I'd have to also give him the cutest. Cute, ya know, in a ginormous drooling sort of way.

Here he is last night, after we all got home. He was so happy to see us, so he was running around like a madman, er dog.

7 comments:

Jeni said...

What's funny is, on that last picture, he looks like he's photoshopped in. In fact, I would KNOW he was photoshopped in to look hugenormous if I didn't know that he is, in fact, that actual size.
Not that I've seen him in real life. Just that I trust you.

Taylor Clan said...

Is he as big as Smoky? That was a big dog. And then you tried to give him to me.

PhatNat said...

We get the same kind of attention- but for the exact opposite reason! Our dog is little. I kind of dread going to the park with her because we get all kinds of attendion. My kids want a big dog- yeah, like that will ever happen! You are a brave woman!

Becky said...

hahaha--by the way. How is your new rug? Get the stain out?

Jen said...

Big is beautiful, right?

The Andrew Family said...

I love big dogs. I wish we were neighbors so we could play with him without paying for his food or cleaning it up after he's done with it.

But that's pretty much it, no other reasons why it might be fun to live nearby you...

The Mom said...

I think that is the biggest dog I have ever seen!