Ranger - Ohhhhh !
You live so romantically.
Hello Suka, I don't know if you are just kidding or what... If I take it seriously, I would say that yes, I left America 25 years ago to raise my Children in a safe environment that was uncrowded... Now with them off on their own, I live as close to "Dances with Wolves" in Australia as I can. I compete Reining Horses in the NRHA, and am on the road a bit. Sooo, these dogs have a real working purpose. Why so large is because it is as close to wolves as is practical, and they are the smartest. My small 14 organic gourmet beef have a few calves a year, and the dogs presence also keeps strays and dingos away.
As to romantic, if you live in Chicago the land of 500 murders a year, it might seem so. But my life is a voluntary step back in time, that is constant work. To me, on the land, it is a passion and not work. But to someone coming from the comforts of the city, 30 acres, 18 stables, dogs and horses, trucks and tractors, might seem like work. To me it is Lifestyle, and there are not enough hours in the day.... Ever..
Anyway, my GSDs are the smartest dog to work in this capacity, personality, presence, and they have a job to do. So I Dance with Wolves in the Outback... I miss some things in America, so went back last July for Cheyenne Frontier Days, and in January to see the Wolves by Arctic Snow Cat and Snowmobile in Yellowstone National Park dead of winter... But in general America has gone too far left and too overcrowded for me... heh he
Back on Topic, Caesar is powering on.
I am going back to mostly the Raw Diet. It could be just chance or genetics or a growth spurt, but Caesars littler mate that was smaller and smaller boned, is 19.4 kg where Caesar has dropped back to 17.7 kg this week, picky on his food. I need to alternate the diet a bit and not give a wide selection with every meal. Chicken one day, beef and bone and organ meat another day, and so on.. The Owner of Ollie, is a purist of Raw, and the smaller pup is doing better, probably my fault. I am going away from the kibble, just in case it is the cause. A 1.7 kg difference, could be chance and will reverse, or the pure Raw diet may just be better... We will see.
Kind regards, out on the Last Frontier...