IAM the owner of Zeus, the World's Tallest Dog! AMA!
Hey guys! My name is Miranda and my family owns Zeus, the world's tallest dog for 2013!
Here is proof. Hopefully that is sufficient. If it's not, well, you can try Zeus's Facebook page?
Anyway, before the AMA starts, I would like to address all of the comments I'm sure to get about his weight. My mom posted a reply on his Facebook page regarding those:
Hi everybody! We just got back last night and are amazed at the outpouring of good wishes and everything. We knew there would be some negative stuff too and planned on not commenting but we see that there are a lot of concerned people and feel they deserve a reply. Yes, we are aware that Zeus is thin and we are watching this closely and trying to help him put on some weight. We have noticed that there are several different amounts of food reported for Zeus. We have also noticed that what we say is not necessarily what is heard and reported. The focus is on pounds and we really feed him by cups- the translation to pounds is obviously clouding the issue. Zeus eats 10-12 cups of dry dog food per day and we add 2 cans of moist dog food to that. He also gets fresh cooked burger, chicken and steak when we cook some for dinner. We sometimes give him eggs, cottage cheese as well. There is always extra food down for him at night and when we are at work in case he wants a snack. We have had our vet do a complete exam on him and all the bloodwork and everything has come back normal. We really do appreciate your concerns and want you to know we are working on it. We are open to any ideas for adding weight to him. As for the trembling in his hind legs-this is present when he stands still, but not when he runs, jumps, plays etc. He indicates no pain at all when he is moving and is able to do stairs and jump up into the van etc with no problem. We have our vets looking into this as well to help determine the cause. We are aware that he may very well have joint issues especially with his height. We will not be deleting any posts from this page as it is a public page. We understand the concerns that have been stated and want you all to know that we are aware and are working on these things. It is very distressing to us that people would think that we don't take care of our dog or that he is mistreated. Anyone who knows us, knows that he is a very loved dog. He is a very special boy that we just want to share with the world. He brings joy into all of our lives. To all of you defending our honor- thank you. You know us well and know how much Zeus means to us. We really appreciate your support! The [edited out for purposes of Reddit rules] Family
So, ask away! :)