What is Burly's Story ...

May 2007 - it came to our attention of a short hair St. Bernard that needed adopting, he was found as a stray by the Seattle Humane Society. He was six months old at the time, and had a severely deformed right hind leg (x-rays showed it being a femur fracture that healed badly). Since it was useless, it was amputated by the Humane Society. He then went to a foster family, who cared for him post operation. It is through the foster family that we became aware of Burly. We met him, and fell in love with the big guy and adopted him. Our Vet tells us that having a missing hind leg, is a much preferred limb to be missing in a large breed as you know they carry so much more of their body weight in the front. He is fortunate to be able to lead a very normal life with our other dogs, and mobility seems not to be an issue for the big guy (except on smooth surfaces his hind foot will lose traction). He runs in the yard, rough houses with the other dogs, navigates stairs with no problem. We just love him so much, he is like a big cuddly bear.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Well I just got back from the vet office, for my weigh-in, and I am now 142 pounds. If I add in 20 pounds for my missing leg, an additional 20 pounds of added weight for my proportion (my human friends, try to keep me thin to keep excess weight off my back hip) ... I would be 182 pounds right now ... I guess I am a big dog now.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Who's a big boy now!!!! Just got weigh this afternoon, and I am now at 122 pounds (at 15 months). Still looking fit and trim ... my Vet wants to keep the weight off. Still uncertain how much bigger I will get, but time will tell. Burly

Monday, February 25, 2008

This is my little brother Mu Shu, he will be 5 this summer. He is a Shar Pai / Lab mix. He LOVES to be chased by all of us, and he is super quick. We also love to play tugga-war when ever er can. He truly enjoys life, but HATE (and I mean HHAAATTEEEE) to have his nails trimed.

This is my other sister, here name is Chani (though we like to call her Chanster Monster). She is 7 1/2 years old, and is a Rhodesian Ridgeback / Terrier Mix. If you do not like to be kissed by a dog, then avoid her ... for she LOVES to give out kisses! She also had the TPLO (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy) surgery done a couple of years ago, and is doing just fine (she loves to run and play in the yard with the rest of us.