Friday, November 20, 2009

New Member of Our Family

Well, as you can see we have a new member of our family. The picture above is courtesy of google images. For some reason my camera is not uploading to my computer. The puppy in this picture looks like it could be my puppy's twin. Can you guess what kind of puppy we got?
It looks like a black lab but think much bigger. Yes it is a Great Dane.

Jon woke me up Saturday morning telling me he found Great Dane puppies on Craigslist for 200 dollars. I was amazed that he wanted a puppy in the first place. We paid 175! He is a full breed and he comes from an amazing heritage. His father "Titus" was such an amazing creature. He weighs 175 pounds and his owner says he's 30 pounds under weight. He was HUGE, ENORMOUS, MASSIVE, COLOSSAL, words can't express how big he was.

We named our puppy Stryder because he reminds me of a leader. His personality we are so delighted with. He is the gentlest puppy I have ever met. He is very calm for a puppy and very smart. We are almost there when it comes to potty training. I think the only reason he still has accidents is because he doesn't want to go out in the cold, (DId I mention that he is lazy ?)

He loves sleeping in front of the warm fire. He plays with the cats and already knows "sit" and "shake" :)
We need to socialize him more so he can be tame with other dogs.

I am excited to raise little Zane with this dog. I want Zane growing up understanding animals and to not be afraid of them. I want him to know that God gave us dominion over the animals of the earth and the blessings that come with that. I also am glad to know that we have a guard dog who will be able to keep his ear tuned in if we ever have an intruder in our home at night or while I'm home without Jon.
We still can't quite fathom that we will have a horse on our hands pretty soon:P

6 comments:

Melissa said...

"We still can't quite fathom that we will have a horse on our hands pretty soon:P "

That cracks me up! That is a big dog! I know you will really feel safe having him there when you are alone at night.

Your hair looks SO cute red, by the way. I love it!

Melissa :D

Lisa said...

A new puppy is fun!

And red hair???

When your camera works I'd love to see the hair.;-)

Marie said...

Ha ha Melissa! Yeah, maybe i should just say I'm crazy ha ha ha!
Thanks about the hair :)

Thanks Lisa! I wouldn't call it red but maybe just a touch of red. Miss you!!

Holly Trujillo said...

What fun you will having with your new pup!And to think 175 is under weight ha ha

Davene said...

A Great Dane? Wow! That really is a huge dog!!

I have a friend who has one, and their whole family LOVES it. They have lots of kids, too, but the dog is really gentle with the kids (not gentle with strangers though, which is a good thing).

Have fun with Stryder! :)

Amber said...

oh wow! that is so cool!! I've always loved great danes, they're such majestic looking dogs and you're right he'll be a great guard dog! congratulations!!! I'm so excited for you!

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