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Paloma, arlequin GD

Joao M

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I believe Paloma should have her own thread instead of being only in the introduction section, so here it is.

Born in Spain 5 jan 2022, I picked her up on the 4th March
Here she is when we were driving home

And a pic at home in her puppy bed ( I will use this bed to update pics on a monthly basis to see the growth - at least that´s the idea )
On the 5h march took her to the vet for a check and register and she had 9,5kgs (~21lbs)

Last monday a horse pooped very close to the fence and she was able to eat a chunk...that led to diarrea and some vomiting.
Just to be on the safe side, I took her to the vet again yesterday and now she weights 11kgs (24.25lbs). So 1,5kgs (3.3 lbs) increase in 11 days which I believe is normal. She is ok now

And here are some other pics of her (alone and with the pack)

Joao M

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Quick update after gpong to the vet to take the final shots: all is normal and weights 14,650 kgs (32,29 lbs). She is just 5 days shy of 3 months, so probably will gain another kg (or 2+lbs) in these 5 days.

So, normal growth and within the parameters


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👈👈👈 More pictures please! (That finger is what I send my adult children when I'm poking them to do something and being an annoying mom.)

Joao M

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Paloma is 3 months today !
Entering that phase when she tries to test the waters within the pack (and with us). She has ben scolded by the older dogs (as expected) but she is stubborn... Only backs down when they "raise their voice".
Seems she is going to be handful in the next couple of months...
And as requested, some pics I too a few days ago


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She's just gorgeous! I love the picture of her with your big boy. Lomu? Did I remember that correctly?

Joao M

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She's just gorgeous! I love the picture of her with your big boy. Lomu? Did I remember that correctly?
Tks Boxergirl
You are correct. That is Lomu. He is 6,5 yo now, so a full grown "middle age" dog.

Here is another pic I tokk yesterday evening at a friend´s house

"Blending in"

Joao M

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When Paloma arrived she was just slightly bigger than Fava
Now, you can really tell the difference

In a few weeks she´ll be the size of Carmela


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Oh my gosh, she's just gorgeous! I love seeing pictures of her.

I also start with a dremel from the day I bring them home. I do nails once a week whether they need them done or not. Nail boards are also nice.

Joao M

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Growing up nicely. How do you get his nails so short? You must grind them regularly.

Thank you all for the nice comments.

@Big Gus,
I actually never took care of her nails. We live in a farm and she is constantly out and about and weares them out by herself.

Here are three more (sequencial) pics I took yesterday: 1st she moved to Lomu´s bed (it was too hot for the couch), then she started stretching and finally the poor Lomu gave up and left...

Joao M

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They grow up too fast. LOL, time for a bigger bed!!
That is actually Fava´s bed, but she rarely uses it (the couch is much better).

Took them for a walk. Paloma is doing better with the lead.
Living in a farm I hardly ever use a lead, but they still need to practice (mostly Paloma).