They grow so fast…

I measured Sid again last night, one month after my last Dog Measurement Extravaganza. He’s up to 24 1/4″ right behind the shoulders, exactly the same height as Zille although he tends to look taller because he has a heck of a lot more hair than she does.

The height right behind his shoulder blades is a pretty important number. The handles of mobility harnesses for dogs top out around 9″ unless I get something custom-made for the handle. Since my ideal comfy cane height is right around 34″[1], I really need Sid to hit 25″ at least. But he’s got a while yet to get taller and I think it’s safe to say he’s going to get tall enough, at this point.

Also since I didn’t measure him until he’d been here about a month, that suggests that he’s grown at least an inch since he came here. I do know that when he arrived, he was visibly shorter than Zillekins.

In other news, this weekend is my first school field trip in, like, 17 years or something. My Civil War Military History class is going to Gettysburg. Predictably, although the weather has been FANTASTIC, on Wednesday the temps started plummeting and it’s predicted to be around 40 degrees and possibly rainy while I’m trying to tromp around a battlefield. Argh. Of all the weekends for the spring weather to turn cruddy, it had to pick this one.

[1] MY WRIST HEIGHT, WHICH IS WHERE A CANE IS SUPPOSED TO BE, IS ACTUALLY CLOSER TO 35″, BUT I FIND THAT REALLY KIND OF AWKWARD TO DEAL WITH AND HAVE MY CANE SET 1″ BELOW IT.

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