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last lift

Bosco was born Tuesday, February 6th. He came home at 8 weeks old … small.

I took to weighing him every Tuesday. At 10 weeks he was 22.3 pounds. I climb on the scale with him in my arms, note our weight, then climb on without him and subtract the difference.

It is not important, but a curiosity that somehow interests me. I log his weight on the calendar, then plug it in to for their projection of his likely adult weight. In April they were estimating just over 90 pounds when full grown.

Today I picked him up for the last time. For one, he does not like it. He resists. That makes it harder. Then there’s the little factor that I just had my 69th birthday. That makes it harder still.

The BIG FACTOR, however, is that at 6.4 months old Bosco weighs 81.4 pounds today.

That is a lot for me to pick up off the floor. I must quit before I injure myself (again).

Puppy chart now figures he will reach 108.6 as an adult.