G stands for Gentle Giants

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.

A Gentle Giant.

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10 responses to “G stands for Gentle Giants

  1. Really sweet post! What a cutie!

  2. Awww, I love Danes! Actually I love all dogs. A great post. I visited and volunteered at an animal sanctuary last week and have blogged about it a few times for the A to Z Challenge so far. I’m at Here’s the Story, http://dawnmalone.blogspot.com if you want to check it out.
    Nice to meet you!

  3. k~

    Ohhhh he is a sweet looking pup. When I was a teen (that was a LONG time ago) a friend of mine had a silver Dane and he LOVED me. Every time I would go to their house he would greet me with tail a waggin’. The only problem was during the summer time, when it was hot. I wore shorts and used to go home with welts on my thighs from his tail a waggin’. grinZ But they sure are loves!

    I’m here from the A-Z, and I will be following you now šŸ™‚

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  4. Your dog sounds marvellous. Most digs give complete understanding, but he seems to overcompensate with his love. šŸ˜‰

  5. Hello! I’m stopping by for the A to Z Challenge. You have a pretty dog who looks very happy.

    Susanne
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