Bella and her Great Dane (George)

Sometimes you see something and it brings tears to your eyes. It reminds you of what you have and how much good there is in your life. This particular video brought tears to my eyes and made me think of perseverance, patience, and preciousness. Bella, is eleven years old, and cannot walk without assistance. She went from a wheelchair and crutches to a Great Dane, George. The connection between the two of them is precious.

Before you watch the video, I will tell you that Chris has a great love of Great Dane’s (he had one before we were married, named Belle) and so I have learned a lot about these gentle giants. I love watching this George with Bella – and that he is with her all day long.

Bella and her Great Dane.

Did you have tears?

Live Cam: Service Puppies

Last week I wrote about Chris’ Great Dane, Belle. Siouxsioux commented on my blog post and shared this live cam indoor puppy room that is used for Great Dane service puppies. This is the outdoor area for these same puppies. It will suck you in. Check both links, as some of the puppies might be inside and some outside. On Sunday I kept the page open on my computer and would go back and check on it throughout the day. I love it most when they are inside curled up together. What is it about this live cam that makes me want to just sit and watch them interact and play together? Just as I wrote this post I toggled back between writing the post and checking the cam to see what they were up to.

I wonder if this live puppy cam should be installed in animal shelters so more folks looking for a pet will come and watch their potential future dog and how they interact with other dogs. I think shelters might find more potential dog owners showing up at their door, because they will become addicted watching them. While this puppy cam is in Ipswich, MA, it makes me want to go and bring one home right now. The Harlequin is going to be a bit Great Dane (just look at his head and feet compared to the other Great Danes).

Precious Danes 🙂

Are you hooked?

Belle, George, and Zeus

BC. Before Chris.

Great Danes were not part of my life, BC. Growing up we had black Labradors and German Shepherds. Never a dog the size of a horse. Belle was Chris’ dog when I met him. A beautiful black Great Dane, so gentle and sweet. Well, except around me. Somehow I think Belle knew that I was taking more of Chris’ time away from her. She was an angel when Chris was around, but if it was just me, she would get into things, make messes, and be ornery.

In any case, Belle made me appreciate Great Danes, and she made Chris completely addicted. We will walk down the street and see a Harlequin or Brindle Great Dane, and he will talk like I would if a little baby was walking by…(oohhs and aaawws, and a sad face). We have known about Giant George, who was the tallest dog in the world (until recently). He was on Oprah, has a website, sleeps on a queen size bed, and consumes 110 pounds of food a month. You can read more about Giant George at the above link, and be sure to click on the Photo link on George’s website!

Recently, George was pushed out of first place by Zeus. The newest dog to be the tallest in the world. Zeus beat George by one inch. Zeus is 44 inches tall, weighs 150 pounds, and stands at 7 feet 4 inches tall. Crazy! I was not able to find a website for Zeus, but maybe soon.

Note: F or those on their way to get a Great Dane – both George and Zeus drink directly out of the kitchen faucet.


We miss you Belle.