Thursday, February 25, 2010

Let the gentle giants roam the earth…

I may have mentioned a time or ten that I love dogs. I believe I would have more than two dogs, if I lived in a kingdom and I were queen, instead of in a democracy where my husband has an equal vote. How am I ever supposed to win, if I can never get a majority?

So rather then run out to the pound every week to bring home dogs, I read about them. There are always interesting stories about dogs. I especially like the ones where the dog has recued a family member or hunted down peanuts at school. The only peanuts my dogs hunt down are the ones that fell in the sofa cushions.

It was the past week I read an article about Giant George, from Tucson, AZ, who was recently entered into the Guinness Book of World Records as the Tallest Living Dog and the Tallest Dog Ever.

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He is 7 feet long and weighs 245 pounds!  That is some lotta dog!

He sleeps on his own queen sized bed and eats over 100 pounds of food a month. He was a guest on Oprah and got to fly to Chicago. He was too big for first class, so got the three seats on the bulkhead in coach. As you can imagine, he caused quite a stir at the airport.

If you would like to read more about George, he has a webpage here and he’s on Facebook.

He looks like a lot of fun.

And as soon as I’m queen, I am so getting one!

12 comments:

  1. I've always said I would never get a dog I couldn't take in a fair fight. I don't think MIKE TYSON could take that dog in ANY fight. If he hadn't been on Oprah, I'd believe that dog was photoshopped!

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  2. I don't think I even have to say the words out loud, because...well, 3 dogs pretty much says everything. And I just want to wrap my arms around that big guy, (the dog) and give him the biggest smooch!

    The only sad thing about Great Danes is they don't live very long. Their giant hearts don't last. And their hearts are so extraordinarily gentle and giant. Now, I want one!

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  3. I've seen the picture before but didn't kknow the story behind it, cool

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  4. Wow, that is one big dog. I bet his poops are ridiculous.

    I sometimes think Lona would like another dog, but then I dog sit my mom's dog or my friend's bring their dogs over and Lona knocks them out of the way if they try to come between her and I. Jealous much?

    Also, sorry you had snow. If you live in a place with scorpions you should at least have a warm winter.

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  5. I'm not allowed a Great Dane either so make due with a couple of German Shepherds. We did have four adults and six puppies at one time but we've downsized as we age. I'm thinking we'll be reduced to Poms or somesuch someday.
    Check out the photo section at Pioneer Woman. She's having a contest with lots and lots of doggie pics. Now I want a doxie puppy.

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  6. Dawn, you might like this blog:
    http://coffeecanine.blogspot.com/

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  7. Oh how I would love to have a Great Dane or 3. I meant to catch George on Opera but only saw a minute of it and then missed the rest.

    Thanks for the info on him, I too am a huge dog lover.

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  8. WOW. I thought that was a statue, not a real dog.

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  9. I thought what Jenn thought when I saw that picture - statue!

    I would not want to be walked by that dog. I can barely tolerate being walked by my lab.

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