Wally The Newfoundland Dog Is Twittering

Wally created a twitter account and will try to post daily updates, which you can read in the right sidebar there under “Wally’s Updates”.

Twitter is some silly online service that allows one to post short phrases about anything, but usually concerning what you’re currently doing.

And here’s a recent video of Wally playing in the kids’ pool:
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Newfoundland Dog Video

I recently saw Jody’s Newfoundland dog, Wally, in the flesh and shot some home videos of it. It’s like having a bear living in the house. Check it out.

I DECIDED TO REMOVE THE VIDEO BECAUSE IT CONTAINS SOME MUSIC BY HERB ALBERT AND THE TIJUANA BRASS AND I DON’T WANT TO GET SUED BY SONY MUSIC OR WHATEVER MULTI-NATIONAL CORPORATION THAT HAPPENS TO OWN THE RIGHTS TO THE MUSIC.

Wally Likes Legs

wally eating a bone in the snowWally, our nine month old, 120 pound Newfoundland dog, likes to hump legs, chairs, cars… anything that will stand still for him. The breeder we got him from doesn’t want us to neuter him until he’s 18 months old due to research indicating that their growth can be disrupted due to hormone imbalance. Or something.

Unfortunately, he’s at the adolescent age where he wants to mate with everything, and when that something is a leg from a 130 pound human, the human can become flustered about dealing with a 120 pound bear-like dog. Fortunately, Wally is a gentle giant and a forceful shove gets him off, but still, it can be intimidating for people who aren’t used to dogs that big.

I think the main problem is that of dominance – he’s humping anything that won’t resist him.

An Update About Wally

Wally at 5 monthsOur Newfoundland dog, Wally, is five months old and weighs 60 pounds, which is average for the breed. He’s not fat nor skinny. We feed him about six cups of dry food (Canidae) a day, which is mixed with a little water and canned food. He’s forever hungry.

His jowls are developing now, such that he drools occasionally. His eyes are beginning to have that bagged look, too; more fluid is beginning to collect around them, but nothing excessive or gross.

He still stumbles at times, still getting used to his fast growth. He’s loosing his baby teeth with some adult teeth coming in.

He doesn’t shed, but we brush him a few times every week. His coat is soft – he gets complimented on it a lot.

He’s sociable around people and dogs – very friendly.

He shits about 10 shovel-fulls a day.