Our gentle giant isn’t so gentle when he’s excited and his tail wags his whole butt. He knocks knobs off our stove, CD’s onto the floor and whacks men in highly sensitive spots. It’s not a tail, it’s a weapon of mass destruction.
Our gentle giant isn’t so gentle when he demands pettings. In his doggy mind, the guidelines we got off the Great Dane AKC website are wrong. It’s not 4.5 hours of hands on touch time per day… it’s 4.5 hours of touch time per person, per day.
Our gentle giant isn’t so gentle when he sits on you. He weighs in at nearly 145 lbs. And he thinks he’s the size of his head.
One website we found that was devoted to Danes said they back up until they find a seat. We’ve found that to be true. Our Dane will hit reverse until his butt finds an object. Then he sits. And if he really, really likes you… he’ll sideways flop on you. Good luck getting up.
Our gentle giant sleeps with us. He starts off curled up at my feet, but at some point during the night he takes the entire king size bed over. And if you don’t give him room, you’ll get squished. Flat.
Of course, there are other times when he lives up to his reputation. Children, and adults, can lay on him and he doesn’t care. He just moans under his breath and snores louder. He’s a complete pacifist. He rattles the windows when he barks, and scares both neighbors and door to door telemarketers, but at heart he is exactly what was promised.