Wednesday, January 16, 2008


Helping wash Aimy's feet

Ruben is the newest Eller family member. Dave and Aimy got him this past fall from a student at the high school. He is a pure bread Blue Great Dane and is BEAUTIFUL! He’s a BIG puppy and is going to be HUGE full grown. His parents were 130 and 150 lbs! If live in Wasilla and want to make dog food donations, I’m sure they won’t object. When I left he was 5 months and already 50 lbs! The funny thing is he acts like a puppy and wants to sit in your lap but he doesn’t fit, as you can tell from the pictures.

He gave us a little scare the week before I left when he (unknowingly to Dave and Aimy) got in the garbage and ate a 2 foot piece of rope that blocked up his intestines. Dave took him to the vet because he wasn’t eating and was throwing everything up and they did emergency surgery. The vet said if they had waited through the weekend to bring him in he would have died! So he is recovering now from surgery but seems to be his perky self again and is able to eat small amounts of food. Dave and Aimy just have to watch him closely to be sure that all goes well with eating and that he doesn’t mess with the staples on his stomach. The joys of “parenthood!”

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