Saturday, March 13, 2010
Am I crazy or what?????
What in the world was I thinking?
Meet Tiny. Her name is Destiny, but we are going to call her Tiny as I don't want to make the neighbor angry by letting her think we named this big honking dog after her daughter.
A friend had 5 full grown Great Danes and had to find homes for 4 of them. My son has wanted a dog for years so here we are. Tiny may grown more as she is only 13 months old. I understand she has the potential of topping 130. She is considered a blue. Amazingly enough she and George, the cat, are the same color.
We took her to be groomed today. We need to find a crate as she is crate trained, but the crate we have is too small, it is only 48 inches and she needs the 54 inch. I don't want to have to pay big bucks for a new crate. This free dog is already costing money. I am checking on Craigslist to see if I can get a good price for a used one.
She is a very gentle dog. In fact, Great Danes are referred to as "Gentle Giants". She has never seen stairs before so will take some time getting them mastered. Being the floppy-limbed giant that she is, some stair treads get missed on her way up or down to the yard. We have had my son's friends trooping through the house last night and today as he is very proud of his "little" girl.
My son, Alec, was heading out for a while and just asked the dog for kisses, his buddy says, "why don't you just ask her to give you a bath?".
Here's hoping for a long healthy life with a gentle giant.
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