So much to catch up on!

Hello everyone! Long time no see! ūüôā 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.¬†

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Chasing a girl he liked at the dog park lol

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At our first dane meetup

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Some of my favorite pictures of him

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A new toy and bone

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With his little woman Lilly

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With Kayla, Mom’s girl

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At the meetup last sunday

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