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At A Glance
ISix year old Kinnick arrived in Iowa City, Iowa yesterday, April 12th, but this is a bit like a homecoming for him, as he is originally from a breeder in Iowa and he has a very Iowa name (Nile Kinnick was a sports and war hero in Iowa - the University of Iowa's football stadium is named after him). The transport team tells us he did very well during the ride from the Twin Cities, where he was surrendered because his family had to move.
This big boy (we estimate he weighs 115 pounds) has been a gentle, affable, fellow so far. He has been just fine with our resident dog and seems to enjoy human attention second only to food. As his FM says - "he is just a big sweetie."
His size and what is believed to be a thyroid condition prevent him from being too active, but he has enjoyed walking and has polite leash manners. Later this week we will be getting more information about his medical needs. We hope with some exercise, medication, moderation with the treats, and exposure to various situations we will get to know him better and will have a better sense of his needs. The SO reports he was good with kids, but he did not have had exposure to cats.
Kinnick will be quickly exposed to a lot, so we will be sure to update you about his progress and will give you some more insight into this fellow and what would make a good furever home for him.