We hadn't been back in from our neighborhood walk ten minutes, when Toryn plopped down in the center of the sun room, stretched out, stated basking in the sunlight streaming through the windows, and promptly passed out!
Though not just 6 months old, his is already 65 pounds. He will surely grow to be some 100-110 pounds as an adult, and will be bigger than his new "Mom" quite soon!
One of the issues with such a large breed puppy is that he really can't get enough of a jaunt by our walking him around the neighborhood, or from romping in our medium sized back yard. So, with the help of dogparkusa.com we discovered the Robert L. Nelson Dog Park.
At Nelson's, he can run, play, and even swim (they have a small, cordoned off pond!) with a huge variety of dogs, all sizes and breeds.
He does get distracted by the other local wildlife, like squirrels and birds... ;-D
Overall, he REALLY likes this experience. Though it is a 25 minute drive from the house, I try to take him three nights during the week and at least once on the weekend... Kim gets him there daily in the morning, so he is there quite a bit. He is so much less of a nuisance at the house after a good run! ;-D
Though we can't get him in our pool at home, recently he has taken to lying in a child's wading pool at the dog park. Very cool in the summer heat, I'm sure...
Below are some photos of him running on Kim's father's property...just about his favorite place on earth. There he gets to romp and run and play with their three dogs and two miniature horses. Their menagerie, combined with the fenced in pond full of fish, geese and ducks, right beside an artificial "mountain," make it quite the playground for such a silly big dog like Toryn.
Toryn sitting on the shady side of his "Mountain"...
"King of the Mountain," Toryn surveying much of the rest of the property
Toryn and Lily having a dispute over just who's Mountain it is...
Toryn runnin' full throttle around the "Mountain" by the pond while Lil' digs and picks out a nice spot
|For a short time, we had had three Giant Schnauzer's in our "Herd," our amazing male Toryn, a pretty little female named Lily, and a precocious baby girl named Naya... Click here to see a Gallery of images of those three "babies."|