|Checking in at the clinic|
We had thought that the low hanging tongue was perhaps a result of missing or damaged teeth on the right side of her mouth. That didn't appear to be the case. It's possible that it's a neurological problem, but that is somewhat belied by the fact that she can withdraw it at will, and she can eat and drink successfully (if messily). Perhaps it was due to a trauma, or it may just be a genetic anomaly. There doesn't seem to be anything really wrong with it, and it doesn't bother her; so, if you'll forgive the phrase, it just is what it is.
|If she was nervous about being|
at the vet, she sure didn't show it.
|On the ride in. That blond patch is Maya, and|
Trooper is in the crate. They came along.
Speaking of feeding, she weighed in at just over 101 pounds today and I think she could stand to put on at least 10, maybe 15 pounds. I'm now feeding her four cups of food three times a day and she's loving it. I expect she will begin to pick up some lean muscle mass. She's a real sloppy eater and drinker because of the tongue, but she does her best to clean up spilled food and I send Vince or Samantha out to clean up after her when she's done.
|A reprise of the baby test with Erika and Oliver.|
|My assessment: Great Dane, great dog.|