Gane is doing
very well. What a smart little guy he is! He goes outside on a
leash to go to the bathroom, gets a lot of praise, and a piece
of doggie cookie. No indoor accident to date. ..He is lying at
my feet as I type this in my office area. He's eating
well--Wellness large breed adult food, some strawberry
acidophilus, and raw ground beef (20% fat) three times a day. I
put the food down, he goes back and forth to it, and then I pick
it up in about 20 minutes.
At night I do
what I did with my Bullmastiff when she was a puppy. He sleeps
on my bed on his blanket; when he begins to more around I take
him outside to go and then we go back to sleep. When he is
about 4 to 5 months old and can sleep through the night, I'll
move him to his bed on the floor next to me.
In the few
short days I have had Gane, he has learned about snow, rain, and
going out in the middle of the night in 2 inches of snow with a
flashlight only because the power was off. He did great and
seems to take everything in his stride including the honking
Canada geese I feed who begin to bugle early in the morning. He
also is fascinated by the wild turkeys who eat the cracked corn
I throw over the fence each day.
Gane has a
basket of toys, and he gets in the basket to pick out his
favorite of the moment. He really loved the toy you sent!
I had to vacuum
today, so took the vacuum out (upright) and just let it sit so
he could investigate. Later I turned it on, and he ran to his
bed in the TV room. As I moved through the house he came around
to investigate, but stayed away which is just what I wanted him
to do. To not be scared but to stay away from the machine.
Follow-up: Umngane and I
were gone for about 2.5 weeks. He was wonderful. He traveled
so well in the car. The first evening we stayed with good
friends in Lone Pine. They have a 1.5 year old Visula (sp), and
the two played and played. The next day we went to my
daughter's in Redondo. They have a 2 year old American Stafford
Terrier mix. The two dogs had a wonderful time with each
My grandaughters loved him. Mariana, who is in 2nd grade, would
get on his bed, hold his face in her hands and kiss him. They
cuddled a lot, and he loved being with the girls. Lisa, my
daughter whom you met, is amazed at how sweet and well behaved
Gane is. He never chews things besides his toys.
All in all, it
was a great trip for him. He socialized with dogs and children
of all ages from grade school to high school. Also, he
experienced new environments.
Thank you for
breeding such a great companion. He is such an incredible dog.