Saturday, May 03, 2008

Hank the Tank: 12 weeks

Hank is growing by leaps and bounds. I swear, he goes into his kennel at night, and comes out five pounds heavier in the morning.Sam keeps busy trying to establish his Alpha-ness over Hank. He only has a couple more months of this as Hank will outweigh him. As of now, Sam only has fifteen pounds on Hank.Hank's favorite place to hang out and chill is currently under the dining room table. When it is time for bed, I have to crawl under the table and pull him out as we have not learned the "pen up" command yet. However, we are working on that.Hank, like most any teenage boy, is little body, but all legs and feet. He's unbalanced and uncoordinated and falls over himself with little encouragement, or just a slight draft.Hank still has some of his puppy features, but he's starting to emerge true to his breed. He still has puppy breath, unless he's gotten into something disgusting. He's now started to drool, especially after eating. He'll eat non-stop if allowed. And, instead of cute puppy turds, his poops are now starting to resemble that of an ottoman. Some Saint Bernards tend to run on the small side. I get the feeling that is not going to be the case for this guy. If this is his paw at twelve weeks, I can't imagine how big they are going to be fully grown. Hank still likes to play, especially with Sam. He is very inquisitive of his environment. This lands him in hot water all the time. The rest of the time, you can usually find him sleeping.Overall, a nice addition to the house. Now, if he would just fall in line with the housebreaking.


Spyder said...

OMG! He is so sweet looking.

bobbie said...

Oh, man!!!!!! Hank is so adorable!! And LOL at the ottoman-sized poops!! We won't have that problem with SR, but still not looking forward to the house-breaking!!
Would that we lived closer so the 2 of them could have play-dates!!
Give Hank a cuddle from me!!

Melinda said...

He is the cutest little-going-to-large doggy I've seen in a long time. He's going to be monstrous. Just make sure he doesn't step in his poops.

Suzy said...

There is nothing better than waking up to a cup of tea and puppy pictures!!