we have a dog

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Much to my protest we now are the proud owners of a dog. We or rather the kids and my wife got her from Jerry Greens a very good local dog sanctuary. Hundreds of dogs pass through there for different reasons and my wife fell in love with a ‘small’ great dane youngster.

At the moment she seems quiet and not a handful but I think I was stung by the last great dane we had, that became a bit of a monster. She started attacking little dogs and then any dog that was smaller than her, which is most other dogs! What anoyed us was the fact that we got her from ‘Great dane rescue’ another charity but they were not in my opinion very organised. They told us she was spayed, she was’nt, which made the problem worse, they told us that they could sort out the problem if we payed for her to go down to cornwall for training. Then eventually when we had to give her back they said they would be sending her for the training.

Part of the reason I did not want a dog was the fact that they are a big responsability but also I think that there should be tighter restrictions on pets in general. I cannot understand why you don’t need a licience to breed dogs and cats for example. Part of the problem of unwanted pets is that people see them as a way to make money and have no regard to who they then sell the animal to, as long as they have cash. If you had to pay to breed dog I bet we would see a reduction in unwanted dogs in places like Jerry Greens.

Anyway rant over, she is snoring away in the living room, the dog, not the wife and I quite enjoyed having a reason for going for a walk today.

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8 thoughts on “we have a dog

  1. kethry says:

    she’s adorable! what’s her name?

    I agree with much of what you’ve said. We got ours (who i’m *sure* you’ve seen pics of over on urbania.. LOL) from the Manchester Dog’s home. I fell in love with her as soon as i saw her, and i said “that one”, but Michiel was mean, he made me look at all of them to be sure!!! when we took her out of the cage with the leash on she made a huge fuss of us then fairly dragged Michiel out of the home as if to say, “c’mon then, lets get out of here!”. I’ve never regretted having her, i love her to bits, and thats as it should be, when its the right dog for you.

    I will also say that i found it very hard going around the dogs home. I still cry, even now, when i think about it, and i hope one day, when we’ve the space, to be able to get a companion for Jess.

    i hope you enjoy your dog as much as we enjoy and adore our Jess.

    keth
    xx

  2. dibnah says:

    Sorry she’s called BOO

  3. Josh says:

    She looks good!! Danes are nice, they are just so big!!!
    Yeah fully agreed mate, I see alot of dogs around my suburb, who are very poorly treated, they are given as gifts etc and then neglected, Or bought to bread and then forgotten about. These dogs are then often on the prowl and only within the last couple of months have hmm lets just say consumed a few pet rabbits.
    Unfortunately the lack of forward thinking doesn’t just end with dogs… and many of the children fall into similar boats.

  4. Irene says:

    She is beautiful. We have 3 Danes and 2 of them are rescues… the 3rd is from a breeder and he has been the worst (as far as behavior) and has been a money pit (as far as health). Good Luck with Boo!

  5. Colin says:

    She looks lovely Ant, not sure what she is going to do to your garden 🙂

  6. dibnah says:

    She is going to work and the yard with Ush most days so up to now there has no need to be in the garden. I’m trying not to think about it.

  7. Klickbeans says:

    you all crazy! big love to the Wife x

  8. dibnah says:

    I’m going to try and milk it

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