Sunday, July 13, 2008
Love and the Time of Collaring
It's exactly one month since Munson dropped into our lives.
I took both the boys into the vet yesterday, canis minor for his second round of vaccines, and canis major for a general inspection - especially of his jaw, which I suspected to be subject to some arthritis.
Munson weighed in at 14.6kg, so he's been growing at 1.5kg/week since he arrived. Bondi surprised me by only clocking up 58.4kg - he seems much more solid but has only put on 1.5kg in 6 months! It must be the sheer density of his regrown hair.
The vet seemed to agree with my diagnosis of arthritis of the jaw - the "death skhream" is actually Bondi howling with pain when he overextends it to tell off Munson, or to take a large item such as a toy or chicken carcass into his mouth. I'll monitor this for the next few weeks, so that we can determine if he'll need some additional medication.
Last week my bathroom drains backed up - probably due to the output of my little poopsicle. The Sewers Crisis lasted for about 5 days, several with me mopping day and night, and two more while a plumber tried to get a jetter past the blockage.
Today's photos are all taken at Sydney Park. It's Munson's first exposure to a lot of other dogs since leaving his litter. While not afraid to boss Bondi and me around, he's rather shyer with most other dogs.