Poor Schooner. He’s smack in the middle of losing his baby teeth. Here’s this gigantic 4.5 month old puppy (about 60 pounds) with a big head, legs the size of tree trunks, and these wee bitty baby teeth in his giant maw.
Just the other night, he was drooling as he slept. Startlingly, I noticed the drool was tinged red. And (not) coincidentally, I found blood droplets on the floor a little earlier in the evening. I didn’t put two and two together until just now — duh. Anyway, I’ve not had a pup teethe quite so hard — the blood-tinged drool, the whimpers after he finishes his meals and the incessant chewing. This boy’s got it bad.
He’s ruined a concrete Great Dane (go figure) statue thanks to his relentless chewing of all things hard. Occasionally, I’ll catch him chewing the wrought iron railing going down to our basement, or the marble on the corner of our outdoor fireplace. If that feels good, his poor toofy’s much be killing him.
Imagine my surprise when I went to wash the couch cover and I found two perfect little puppy teeth! At least two of them have made their way out. From what I can tell, he still has most of his back teeth and a couple of canines. All the others look to be big-boy teeth.
So here’s my question: does the tooth fairy visit puppies? And if so, what do you think he/she tucks under their doggie bed?