We adopted Giotto (Gio for short) in December of 2012. At the time of adoption, his name was Jethro, so Gio was not too difficult to switch to. We’re not entirely sure how old he is, but he was about two when we adopted him, so he is probably ten years old now! Shortly after we adopted him, Gio had viral meningitis and was treated by our vet with steroids and chemotherapy. He made a full recovery and he is now a very happy and healthy boy, even though he is getting to be a bit of an old man. At his most recent checkup, the vet said his heart, lungs, and stomach are all in tip top shape, and that he’s keeping his weight very well.
Gio loves his family and friends, and he gets very excited when people come to visit. He gets along with his two cat siblings pretty well too, but he is a people dog more than anything else. He loves being petted and scratched, and sometimes he forgets he’s too big to be a lap dog (though not for lack of trying!). He eats two meals a day (1 scoop of Iams ‘older adult formula’ per meal), and he is very enthusiastic about his meal times. In addition to his daily walks (morning and evening), Gio also likes playing with his tennis ball, but he likes rearranging pillows and taking naps on the couch just as much! Overall, Gio is a very goofy boy, a big baby, and a joy to be around. We’re very thankful to New Life Boxer Rescue for bringing this guy into our lives.