Our little Irish wolfhound puppy isn’t so little anymore! Today Reilly turns two years old. Irish wolfhounds, like many larger breeds, develop slowly, so he’s really only just becoming an adult now. He’s reached his adult height—he’s three feet tall at the shoulder (which means depending if he’s hanging his head or holding it up high, he can seem even taller). He’ll probably still fill out over time, he’s a slender 135 pounds. He’ll never be as beefy as American show Irish wolfhounds, but he’ll probably get at least a little heavier as the years go on (don’t we all…).
Reilly has developed into perhaps one of the very sweetest souls on the planet. He has a bark that is loud and deep enough to rumble the walls but behind that bark is a dog who, once he’s comfortable with you, is pure affection. There’s not a mean bone in his body. Oh, sure, he can be obnoxious; at his height, he’s tall enough to “counter surf” and grab food right off any surface if he thinks he can get away with it. But he just wants to get along with everyone. Even our cantankerous old cat who wants nothing to do with the schnauzers will tolerate Reilly.
Happy Birthday, Reilly. Keep on being the sweet little puppy that you are. And enjoy your birthday burgers and peanut butter!