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‘Rowen’, Our 6-Month Old Newfoundland Puppy Today — June 2, 2021.

by Anura Guruge




What can I say other than that she is cuteness epitomized. A handful still, but a very loving & lovable pup. Still not sure about ‘deep’ water. Wants to explore, sometimes, but hasn’t started to swim as yet.

‘Rowen’, Our Nearly 6-Month Newfoundland Puppy, Takes ‘Fort Williams’ (Maine) By Storm, May 28, 2021.


by Anura Guruge


Her 2nd visit to ‘Fort Williams’. Her 1st visit was on Teischan’s 15th birthday, in March. It is close to a 2-hour drive but I custom fitted the cargo area of our new Volvo VC60 for her comfort & safety. Worked out. Did NOT hear a word from her in complain. She did bark a few times at people & dogs she spotted through the back window. So, it worked out.




Rowen at Fort Williams on March 22, 2021.

‘Rowen’, Our Nearly 6-Month Newfoundland Puppy Checking Out Her Customized Cargo Area In The Volvo VC60.


by Anura Guruge



We got the Volvo VC60 for her! I was going to get a ‘Genesis G70’ when Teischan (15), Rowen’s official owner, notified me that she needed me to get a Rowen-carrier & if I did not my chances of her (meaning Teischan) travelling with me would be greatly diminished. It was she who ended up picking the VC60 after I had settled on a ‘Volvo V60’ wagon. Now, she is saying we might need to upgrade to a VC90!

Anywho, I had got a bunch of stuff, from Amazon, to customize the cargo area for Rowen. These included a metal grill to keep her from trying to climb over the back seat plus TWO (2) padded, full-length cargo area covers. So there are two layers of padding for her in the back.

We, i.e., all three of us (viz. Rowen, her owner & I), are going on another day trip to Maine. Rowen’s 2nd trip to Maine. Same place as the last time — which was on March 22, 2021 (i.e., Teischan’s birthday). ‘Fort Williams’, by Portland. It is Teischan’s favorite ‘local’ spot (i.e., within 90-minutes) of home. I am very partial to the place too. So, it works out. Will be a good test for all of us.

The famous lighthouse, Maine’s oldest, at Fort Williams.

Rowen at Fort Williams on March 22, 2021.

Cooling off, in the bushes — this evening.

‘Rowen’, Our 5.5-Month Newfoundland Puppy Graduates Puppy Kindergarten.


by Anura Guruge


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She did good.

Not 100% convinced that she is as trained as she should be, BUT she is getting better by the day.

“Rowen”, Our Newfies, First Easter.

by Anura Guruge


Water does not scare her, BUT she is still curious.

Will NOT drink from streams or lakes! Will sniff it … will pee in it, BUT will not drink. Only drinks from bowls or from a hose. That will sure change.



125-days old. That is 4-months & 5-days. Getting big. We have had her just over 9-weeks. She has changed our lives! Great dog. Lot of fun.

Forget what folks tell you about Newfies. She has become a GREAT walking dog. She, furthermore, enjoys her walks now that she has got it figured. Walks 4-miles with me every morning. She is FINE. She is getting STRONG.

So, why don’t I post more pictures of her. It is very difficult for I to get pictures of her! She is always so close to me. If I stop she is all over me. Standing up. Same at home. So, I have to rely on others.


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Newfie “Rowen’s” Very First Encounter With An Unfrozen Stream — Cute.

by Anura Guruge



It was cute. Temperatures here have only gone above freezing (& even then just during sunlight hours) in the last couple of days. So, everything has been frozen solids — & the lakes are still frozen. This stream, across a little-used hiking trail that I often frequent, just broke free from the grips of what was a hard & harsh winter. You can still see the ice in protected ‘coves’. Well, it was all knew to Rowen, who was born in Iowa, on November 30, 2020. He is indeed a snow puppy.

She walked into the water without any fuss. She is familiar with water. She has had enough baths & loves playing in her water bowl. BUT she would NOT drink the water — though she, as is common with that breed, is always thirsty. She didn’t even sniff it. But, I am sure she will work it out in no time. Braxton, as is his wont, was lapping away. She paid no heed.


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Two More Of ‘Rowen’, Our Newfoundland Puppy From Iowa, Just In Case You Were Getting Withdrawals.

by Anura Guruge



She is a handful, BUT cute & loving beyond words. Absolute joy though she drives all of us to distraction & beyond. Still ‘little’. Soon she will be BIGGER, much bigger. We are trying not to think what she will then get up to. Hopefully she will also start to mellow & not be as mischievous & curious. At the same time, as with kids, I hate to have them grow up. So much fun when they are young & the world is all new. Enjoy.


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‘Rowen’, Our Newfoundland Puppy From Iowa, 89-Days Old — We Have Had Her For Exactly A Month.

by Anura Guruge




We picked her up, in West Point, Iowa, exactly a month ago. We drove 2,700-miles just to get her.

She is 89-days old, today. 1-day she of being 3-months.

She is a handful, BUT what a joy. A lot of fun. Plays with everything & anything. LOVES snow shovels. She attacks them while we try to shovel. Good job that we love her. We stand there till she is done. Takes 3-times as long to shovel. But, for obvious reasons, does not like my monster snow blower.


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Puppylove — ‘Rowen’, The New Guruge Puppy, A 9-Week Old Newfoundland From Iowa.

by Anura Guruge




Yes, I & my 14-year old daughter drove 2,600-miles to pick up this puppy from ‘West Point’, Iowa. 3-days there & 3-days back.

The two bottom pictures are from Wednesday, January 27, 2021 — the day we picked her up from the breeder.

The top picture is the next morning. I had got up at 2am, got dressed & taken her out in the cold & snow. Done so again at 6:30am. The top picture was when I got back. SMILE.


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The New Guruge Puppy, A ‘Newfoundland’ — Currently 7-Weeks (But Getting Her At 9)).

by Anura Guruge



The parents; father (brown), mother (black).


The Extended Family


I had thought that it would be at least February 2021 before we got a new dog to replace the much beloved ‘Maya’.

Well, the 14-year old had other ideas.

I paid a HEFTY deposit for this puppy today. SMILE.

It is a Newfoundland.

Never had one before. I like big dogs. Big dogs don’t bother me. I need a BIG dog to go on my long, rambling walks.

This dog is in Iowa, 1,250-miles away!

No, we are NOT having it shipped. We are going to go pick her up & drive her back … slowly.

She won’t be ready for another 2-weeks. 9-weeks.

Yes, you should be seeing a lot of her. SMILE.

We do NOT have a name for it — yet. SMILE.


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