Chris (one of our guests for Independence Day) and Missy weigh 256 pounds. Chris weighs 179 pounds.
Alix (another guest) kept the official record and she & Mr. Big Food did the math.
Before Chris fetched the bathroom scale, we all wrote down our guesses for what each dog weighed (we didn’t guess on Chris’ weight). The “winner” in out little Guess the Dogs’ Weight contest– which was after supper but before Apple Pie and Vanilla Ice Cream– was the person whose guesses summed, was closest to the dogs’ combined weight.
Guesses for Rocky’s weight ranged from 47-57 pounds. With a guess of 50 pounds, Daughter C most closely guessed Rocky’s actual weight of 49 pounds. Only two people, Mr. Big Food (48) and I (47), underestimated Rocky’s weight– so those who live with Rocky were not fooled by his awesome density.
UPDATE: Well duh. +1/-1. It was a TIE. 49-48=1; 50-49=1. I am an imbecile.
Guesses for Missy’s weight ranged from 68-75 pounds. With a guess of 75, Daughter C, Tony, and I most closely guessed Missy’s actual weight of 77 pounds. Everyone underestimated Missy’s weight.
Rocky and Missy’s combined weight was 126 pounds. Daughter C won the contest with her guesses summing to 125.
Repeat: Missy weighs 77 pounds.
Reminder: Missy is 10 months old, so boy was I wrong!
|A little over two weeks ago|
Here’s what I said on February 13th:
At 165 days (give or take), and 20kg, Missy appears to be tracking right there between female German Shepherd dog and female Lab– the smaller two of the four curves. (I know, it’s hard to see the curve for male Labs– the largest of the four sex*breed curves.) I’ll keep weighing on a weekly basis, but at first glance it looks like Missy might reach adult size between 55-60 pounds when she’s about a year old.
In my defense, I was relying on graph of a Gompertz Curve from some”experts” in doggy growth. Silly me.