Big pet, small pet

We recently had to do a pet re-do. Daisy is a Great Dane. Everything about her was great. Including the amount of hair she shed. It made the boys’ eczema flare up. My aunt is now the busy owner of two Great Danes along with two other dogs.

Daisy (right) will be one this Tuesday. She was so much fun. She will be hard to replace. Especially when we can’t agree on a dog/pet. So in the meantime, we bought the smallest pets.

Meet: Raptor: the evil beta fish, Captain America and the Avengers: the red, white, and blue neons, Iron Man & Thor: guppy’s, Pepper Pots: a glo fish, and Loki: a sucker-mouth catfish.

They can’t kiss you, goose you, hug you, sit on your lap, or love you, but they’re pretty to look at.

Growing Daisy

My sister gave me a hard time about why I hadn’t blogged about my dog yet. (I’ve only been blogging for 3 days!) I guess she’s just got more of the animal-loving gene in her than I do. So here it is!
Dustin and I had been talking about getting a dog for a while. We wanted the kids to be able to care for it. We wanted a dog that would be of course great with kids. Dustin wanted something small but I think “yippy.” I wanted a bigger dog. One that I could take jogging…if I ever started. He thought “anoying & hard to manage.”  We started researching… labradoodles, all sorts of spaniels…Then we were waiting for right time. A house with a bigger backyard, etc. One day while out-of-town, I got a call from my dad. “I found the right dog.” ………………”a what?” It was a Great Dane. After some discussion and persuasion, we gave my dad the go-ahead to buy her. She was home waiting for us and the kids had no idea. We’d kept it a secret. I just don’t know how something so little can grow so fast!

Daisy was about 9 weeks old when we got her. She’s now 6 1/2 months old. She is so clumsy, sweet & lovable. Between the floppy jowls, weird sleeping positions, and extreme fear of the vacuum (which she tries to hide from but for obvious reasons can’t) she’s brought much laughter to our house, that’s for sure!

But with a name like GREAT, I guess we shouldn’t expect any less!

The Innocent Dane

Have you ever seen that movie the Ugly Dachshund? There was a scene from that movie that I walked into after snow-blowing my ginormous driveway this morning. Dustin was at physical therapy, Gracie and Gehrig were at school, and I started a show for Nolan and Murph…but something else got into their little minds…

Just like the movie…our dog was not to blame. I have two ‘ugly dachshunds’ named Nolan and Murphy. Yes, it’s my fault…I left them alone. But at least this incident gave me a  good laugh.

“I didn’t do it.”

The guilty ones.