Black Great Danes Are Gentle On My Mind.

"Black Great Dane with grey muzzle sits in grassy backyard

My husband has been having an affair with Jasper, this BIG, black dog for nine years.  Probably for longer than that.  He fell in love with Great Danes before we got married when I introduced him to one of my friends who had a 12 year old Harlequin Great Dane.  Flicka. She was a HUGE dog with a pleasing outlook on life.  Flicka didn't get out much until my soon-to-be husband and I started to take her on long rambles. Like some Great Danes will do,  she thought she was a lap dog.  And, she … [Read more...]

A Big Black Dog On A Summer Day

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Definition of  "BBD:" - Big Black Dog or "BDS:" - Black Dog Syndrome  1. "The general public is not aware of how doomed black dogs are when they are brought to a pound."  2.  "Nobody wants a black-coated dog." 3.  Black Dogs Face a Hard Choice at Shelter   (Article that first appeared in The Bark, issue 35, Mar/Apr 2006.) A poem (that I wrote) about a big black dog on a summer day:  written in retaliation against the general public's very WRONG misunderstanding about the unsuitability of … [Read more...]