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Re: Our new pup, Zita
« Reply #15 on: June 17, 2007, 01:27:05 am »
im so happy for you! how exciting! it's almost unbearable to wait the last fiew weeks
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Re: Our new pup, Zita
« Reply #16 on: June 22, 2007, 02:23:17 am »
Zita..You and KD look like sisters!

Cutie pie!
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Re: Our new pup, Zita
« Reply #17 on: July 29, 2007, 02:50:59 pm »
Sorry for the delay in posting pictures.  I wonder how doggies are doing when people suddenly stop posting, especially with giant pups, but all is well.

I got spayed a few weeks ago and things have been in disarray.  That five-pound lifting limit was the worst because it meant no leash training for our Zita for weeks.  She is slowly remembering how to walk at my side, but it took three snaps with a borrowed choke chain to get her started.

For my "being brave in the hospital treat" I got a digital camera.  Here is a picture of Zita asleep on her bed.  The mattress is now on the floor since she kept rolling over and slipping off.

The canine kids:
     Cody Newfoundland
     Wally Italian Mastiff
     Zita Italian Mastiff
     Sparky Chihuahua

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Re: Our new pup, Zita
« Reply #18 on: July 29, 2007, 03:05:50 pm »
More pictures.  :)
The canine kids:
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     Wally Italian Mastiff
     Zita Italian Mastiff
     Sparky Chihuahua

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Re: Our new pup, Zita
« Reply #19 on: July 29, 2007, 07:32:38 pm »
oooh i want a new camera too!
set backs in training are always a bummer, but they seem to always snap back into shape pretty quickly.
Christina
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Re: Our new pup, Zita
« Reply #20 on: August 01, 2007, 04:20:47 am »
awww she is getting big...How tall?..

Glad to hear your feeling better. Cute how you say you were spayed, I had to re-read your post to make sure we were on the same page..

Got spayed 12 years ago myself, and I still remember. One of the most difficult for me to recover from.

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Re: Our new pup, Zita
« Reply #21 on: August 09, 2007, 03:11:34 pm »
Zita is difficult to measure unless asleep. 

From her nose to her rump is 50 inches, and she is too big for a 32-inch-tall crate.  When she is reclining on her twin bed, there are about 18 inches of unused space at the foot end now that she has discovered the use of the pillow.  She can rest her chin on my desktop and with her front paws on the 40-inch-tall gate she is almost as tall as I am at 5'2".

Once she is back asleep I will measure her giant spider legs.

She will be eight months old on the 20th.
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     Wally Italian Mastiff
     Zita Italian Mastiff
     Sparky Chihuahua

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Re: Our new pup, Zita
« Reply #22 on: August 09, 2007, 03:16:20 pm »
Wowo is she ever big and cute too. Lucky her has her own bed.

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Re: Our new pup, Zita
« Reply #23 on: August 26, 2007, 05:32:46 am »
The spaying went well and there are only four tiny scars.  My sister came to stay for almost three weeks and successfully prevented Zita from jumping on the incisions.  My hubby is a RN so it was really nice having him around too.

Zita's newest thing she learned was to not open the door with the loose latch by jumping on it.  Now we can stop locking it behind us every time we go through.

Her newest favorite toy is a Nylabone that looks like a turkey drumstick.  She has been chewing on it for hours and has barely dented it.  It is so nice to finally find a toy she enjoys that she can't destroy in minutes.

The canine kids:
     Cody Newfoundland
     Wally Italian Mastiff
     Zita Italian Mastiff
     Sparky Chihuahua