For background information see prior blog posts. Amaretto gets his bottle twice a day. Each time he is given 2 quarts of Dura Life Essential Milk Replacer. He travels back and forth from Lewes Delaware to Terra Alta West Virginia because I have no one at the farm that can bottle feed him twice daily. On the weekend he learns how to be a cow from the other cows. On week days he is baby and pampered by the local children in the Lewes Delaware area. He is getting quite heavy for me to lift up into the truck. I walk him at night when few people are out so as not to cause problems with the home owners association. I tell those who ask what kind of dog he is: "oh a cross between a great dane and a rottweiler." Some ask what's wrong with his paws, I reply "the vet said that problem will take care of itself." In 3 weeks he will go to the farm to stay; my brother will be there for 6 weeks to continue the bottle feeding. After that he will be weaned from the bottle. He is eating some grass and hay now, a little feed, but not enough to survive. He is definitely much happier at the farm. When he gets there he runs and jumps. Going back to Lewes is always a downer for him.
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