Well, a couple years have passed since we brought Cali home and I'm wanting another dog for her to play with but I'm also wanting to have a baby. I couldn't get Robert on board with the latter at the time, so instead he agreed that we could get another dog. This time, we both wanted a BIG dog. In high school, I worked at Strathe Vet Hospital and fell in love with a great dane and wiener dog that were "brother and sister" and would come in to board. And after meeting them, I always wanted a great dane. For Robert, he had friends in high school that had great danes and always loved them. So, he had always wanted one too.
Thus, our search to adopt a great dane began. We searched and searched and searched. Unfortunately, there were very few great danes to be found up for adoption and the ones we did find had 3-4 applications pending on them. So, we decided to find a breeder and buy one. While I wanted a girl, Robert wanted a boy. But since we already had a girl in Cali, it only made sense that we get a boy.
We found some people in Broken Arrow who had a litter of great dane's for sale. So we called them and found out they only had one more boy and no more girls. A couple days later, with our minds made up that we were going to take the little guy home, we headed to BA to meet our new addition. Driving up to the house, though, we were appalled and disgusted. It was a terribly run down trailer with sheds and barns that were falling apart in which the grown up dogs were living. Oh it was awful! We truly felt as though we were rescuing little Maximus, aka Max, as we had decided to call him on our way to pick him up. Poor guy was covered in flees. There was no way I was leaving without him because I couldn't bare the thought of him living in the smoke-filled, flea infested trailer one more day! So off we went with our sweet little Max. Of course we headed straight for PetSmart to buy flea and tick shampoo.
Oh he has been the best dog! Yes, we have had moments when his puppy-ness has come out and he has torn some things apart, but I take full responsibility for them. He was left alone far too long....especially for being a puppy. He is the most gentle, laid back dog ever!! Many people ask if we're nervous about bringing Collin home with Max here and I can truly say that I am not in the least bit worried about Max. In fact, I'm positive Max will be more scared of Collin at first! I love Max and highly recommend the great dane breed to anybody who asks!
So, that's our family. Almost complete....just need to bring Collin home! Hope you enjoyed the read. Sorry it was so long!