*Just to remind you...Max at 8 weeks in his Hoosier Tire bed (cute huh!)
Max is growing…he started off so small and cute (I don’t know what went wrong)
His bed was a Hoosier race tire cut in half , they don’t have wires in the tread so it's nice and soft and I figured he could chew it all he wanted without wrecking it. He's chewed all my pot plants and all the pots, unbelievably he's even chewed up all the cactus'. (How's that even possible) My greenhouse has no plants left and in fact he's started on the shadecloth walls, I guess he'll grow up (eventually) and I'll be able to get some more in. Before you suggest I need to get things for him to play with...I have, lots of them; but he prefers to kill my things.
*He DID look cute, until he started doing this with his ears... When he hears a noise he does this then moves them around like radar trying to pinpoint the sound. It must be an American Bull Terrier thing because I've noticed they all seem to do it
At our last visit the vet staff could not believe it was the same cute puppy, they even called his name to make sure I wasn’t playing a trick on them. At just 20 weeks he was 27kg (60lbs) and he's expected to double that weight….
He's very friendly though and just loves people…any people. (which is only a problem in so much as he's a guard dog)
* This was his last night in the Hoosier Bed, I took the hint of "That Look" and went out the next day and bought the biggest dog bed I could find. It's so big I can get into it comfortably and I'm hoping he won't outgrow it.
A bit more time has passed since these photos were taken, he's now six months old and huge, my son-in-law calls him 'the bowling ball' because he knocks the kids down like nine pins. I guess he's about 35kg now (75lbs)
With his few bad points comes a few good points like his fantastic temperament, he's just so friendly. I bought the biggest dog carrier cage I could get and I cant get him through the door of it anymore so I've just bought him a seat belt for the back of the Ute. This is the law in Australia, all animals MUST be in a fixed cage or wearing a fully approved animal seat belt. His is a full chest and belly harness with a sliding loop so he has some movement but is unable to climb or fall from the Ute bed...He loves it! He stands in the back with his big ears flapping in the wind, I'll get you a few pics as soon as I find someone who can work my new camera…
Being a white dog in Australia means Max has to have zinc cream applied to his nose every hot day to prevent sunburn and eventual cancer, a very real risk here in OZ..