Hello everyone! Long time no see! 🙂 It has been a very busy summer, with so much to catch you all up on. First let me say, that I hope everyone had a wonderful summer, whatever it was that you did. I hope all of your danes and other beloved fur family are happy and well. Luke has grown up to be a gorgeous, wonderful young man, one I am so proud of I still look at him each day in awe that he’s by my side. He turned One on July the 14th, and although we didn’t have the big party I had been hoping for, things were too hectic at the time, I enjoyed a nice day spoiling my boy and just being with him.
We began looking for a new place to live back in late June. What a time that was! Finding an apartment in this city that was affordable, one that you would actually want to live in, and one that allowed pets, cats, let alone a great dane, was no picnic let me tell you. There were nights where I literally thought that by the end of August when I had to vacate my previous apt, that we’d be homeless. It was a scary thought! I went to look at quite a few dumps that let’s just say, I wouldn’t let a rat live in, let alone a person. Things were getting discouraging to say the least, when I happened across an ad for this townhouse we are now living in. I almost didn’t call about it….from the pictures in the ad, I figured it was too nice a place for them to ever allow dogs, let alone a dane, and after getting the door slammed in my face so to speak, so many times, I thought for sure it was a waste of time. Well, Patty convinced me to call and thank God she did! I was so excited when the woman on the phone said they did allow dogs, and didn’t start choking the minute I said my dog was a Great Dane lol. I went to look at it a few days later, and even though I didn’t like the area of town it’s in….I felt good vibes about the actual apartment, and I just knew Luke would love having a fenced in back yard to go out in….it is MUCH bigger and nicer than our old place, so I took it.
The next few weeks were busy with getting ready to move. I had forgotten how much work it was to move, since I’d lived at the old place for ten years. Well, we’re now here, have been here almost two weeks now and we’re settling in nicely. Luke loves it, although it took some adjusting to the huge amount of young kids and noise that we didn’t have at our old place. The constant commotion had him barking a bit more than usual but he’s starting to realize that not every sound means someone is at the door, and isn’t barking as much anymore. We still have our moments where I want to go out and shut some brats and their parents up though lmao.
Luke and I have had fun exploring the new neighborhood. The good news is, there is a large park with five seperate fenced in fields to go to, only a five minute walk from here. We use one for the great dane meetups that I started back a few months ago when I decided to create a facebook group for local dane owners and have playdates with our danes. I’ve been to two so far, and Luke has really enjoyed them. He loves playing with other dogs. Especially Lilly, his little woman. There is a story there, but I’ll tell it another time.
So…it’s been a busy summer as I said. Tons of pics to share with you guys that I hope you’ll enjoy.
Chasing a girl he liked at the dog park lol
At our first dane meetup
Some of my favorite pictures of him
A new toy and bone
With his little woman Lilly
With Kayla, Mom’s girl
At the meetup last sunday