|Keaghan strikes up a conversation with Shiloh|
Anytime I post photos from my hikes with my friend Bonnie and her wolfhound Keaghan, someone who hasn't met Keaghan is bound to ask "So, Jean, just how big IS that wolfhound?"
Keaghan is so tall that 38 pound Eddie can walk right underneath him, between Keaghan's front feet and back feet, without ducking his head - as we saw today while taking a rest during a hike. That made us laugh! But I didn't catch it with the camera.
He's not as big as the horses we met on our walk a few days ago, but the riders' little dog could easily walk underneath him too.
|Dog meets horse|
It's often hard to tell size from a photo.
However, when Keaghan was over at my place for a visit the other day, I took a few random shots that might give you a good idea of his size. Keep in mind he is only 15 months old so still has a bit of growing to do - fortunately, despite his size and youth, he is incredibly self-aware and careful around dogs, people of all sizes, and furniture. He's no bull in a china shop, though he might look like the elephant in the room:
|Keaghan in my living room|
And it's a good thing he's been taught not to countersurf, because this boy doesn't even need to put his paws on the counter to reach the food:
|Got any treats, Auntie Jean?|
Both the armchair in the living room (underneath that pile of coats) and the top of the dishwasher are 37" tall. Just neck height for our sweet Keaghan.
His nickname should be The Gentle Giant. At least, that's what Shiloh, Mitzi and Eddie think. He's one of their very bestest friends.
|They's mah best buddies!|