This past June, I wrote a post about the eight things you need to consider before owning a Great Dane. Penny was still a
wittle baby puppy, and I feel like I’ve learned so much more about her since then.
Oh my God, I cannot even explain to you how big of a diva this dog has become. She doesn’t like being cold or getting wet [so, the winter is fun for everyone] yet she won’t pee or poop if she’s wearing her coat.
Yes, I bought my dog a coat. I thought this would quell her inner-diva, but it just made me an enabler.
Penny eats 8 cups of food every day. What goes in must come out, my friends. Picking up the shit of a Great Dane is no small task. [She gives zero fucks, by the way.]
Owning a Great Dane forces you to think about how you decorate your house. A cute coffee table decorated with adorable knick knacks from Home Goods? Not in our house. Rooms void of drool rags? Nope, not here. Never having ice cubes strewn about your kitchen floor? Not a reality.
Great Danes are so fun. It’s true that they really have no idea how huge they are. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve seen your fair share of Penny attempting to finagle her way into tight spaces. It’s also a riot when she interacts with kids and other dogs, because she thinks she’s the size of a beagle. Even the strongest “social cues” don’t click with Penny. Take Lulu’s face for example:
They crave attention and interaction, so you could never own a Great Dane with the idea of it being an “out door” dog. Before I got pregnant and couldn’t smell all the things, Penny was allowed in our bed. She’s now only allowed on one couch upstairs, and it’s undoubtedly her favorite room in the house.
Even the less-than-glamourous parts of owning a Great Dane aren’t enough to make me not want to own five more. Honestly, if Cory would agree to it, I would bring one home tonight. I’m all like “think of all the love and cuddles!!” and he’s like, “think of all the spending $150 on dog food each month.” Oh, yeah. That.
But seriously, we’ve found “our breed” and I can’t imagine this family without a Great Dane in it.