Guess Who Is A Big Boy Now

We have long battled Typhoon’s weight and have worked to add mass. After yesterday’s vet check, will Typhoon be known as a big boy finally?

I'm nervous waiting on the results.

I’m nervous waiting on the results.

For those readers new to us, we have long battled the Little Prince’s quite challenging appetite. He can refuse to eat for days on end, endangering his health. All of the tricks that have worked with picky eaters in our past have been useless with Typhoon. We have tried every diet imaginable with no success. We have performed numerous medical tests and found no underlying issues. But while we have been unable to diagnose a specific condition, we know that his dietary habit can be quite dangerous, reaching a low of 38.8 pounds in April – entirely too skinny for a boy as tall as his brother Frankie.

At that point, we started him on a regimen of steroids that sparked his appetite. We have tried repeatedly to wean him off of the steroid, but he will simply stop eating. Thus, we have settled into a minimal steroid daily to keep him eating and happy.

Our goal has been to get him 50 pounds – an incredible growth from the 38.8 pound low. Yesterday was one of the many check-ins to see if his weight is still progressing.

The result? Are you as nervous as Typhoon to find out?

49.6 pounds!

To celebrate, Typhoon approached every staff person at the vet’s office begging for liver treats – in and of itself a success.

I was never worried.

I was never worried.


  1. Malka Essock on August 29, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    our girls say they”Bet a pizza diet would help”

  2. All Things Collie on August 29, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    That’s great news! Hope he maintains the weight, and keeps begging for treats!

  3. Juno's mom on August 29, 2017 at 11:19 am


  4. Jane on August 29, 2017 at 10:42 am

    Welcome to the big boy club. Congratulations. A great big hug and kiss big boy.

  5. Pat and Rebel on August 29, 2017 at 10:39 am

    Wonderful news Typhoon, you did great.

  6. Krista Ross on August 29, 2017 at 7:44 am

    Good boy Typhoon. Keep it up!

  7. Lori on August 29, 2017 at 6:51 am

    Way to go Typhoon!!!!

  8. Hokie Pack on August 29, 2017 at 6:28 am

    Go Ty!!!

  9. Vincent Porrazzo on August 29, 2017 at 5:36 am

    Good for the Little Prince.

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