03 July 2010

{2july2010: flashback Friday}

Woo hoo for long weekends!  It's the 4th of July weekend so we get Monday off of work and we're taking a half day today!
I ordered Darwin a Thundershirt, and I'm hoping it gets here before I leave for the day!  Hopefully it works on Sunday too! 
Honey's mom has a great post up that I think EVERYONE should read, Dane owners or not, it applies to everyone, Great Dane Reality.  
We didn't do years (or months) of research before deciding to get Darwin like Hsin-Yi did, but we did do some research and spent a lot of time thinking about it and discussing it before committing to keep her.  Getting a dog, especially one of the size of a Dane, should take heavy consideration and not a decision made on a whim because they are cute puppies.  All puppies are cute, but not all puppies grow up to the the size of a Dane.  It makes me think about Darwin's brother, Kona, who we helped rehome because his original owners "underestimated his size" when they got him as a puppy.  OI.  That infuriates me still.  

Anyway, here are some pictures of our goofball from 4th of July last year.

Hope everyone has a great and safe holiday weekend!


  1. Ahhh, sweet baby Darwin! I can't get enough of these Flashback Friday posts. :)

    Have a Happy 4th!

    Nala & Amber

  2. oooh love the back flip ear
    El'bow & Hauwii

  3. I hope she does well with the fireworks. Have a great holiday!

  4. I LOVE the second to last picture! What a cutie! Hope you guys have a great 4th!

  5. Oh, that was so sad about all the Great Danes that people have mistreated and abandoned! :(

    Good luck on the 4th!!

  6. Hope all is well with the Thundershirt. This will Remi's 1st 4th, so we'll see how he does.

  7. Oh, Darwin!!! No wonder you're so cute now - you were such an adorable puppy!!!!
    I hope your thunder shirt works.
    We really liked Honey's mom's post, too! Good for everyone to read!

  8. Have a great 4th of July as well. I can't wait to see this years pictures!

    AARF Kasha the Dainty Great Dane

  9. Good luck with your thunder shirt. I hope you can enjoy your long weekend.


  10. Wasn't Honey's post awesome. I thought of your efforts with Kona when I was reading it...
    I can't wait to hear how your thundershirt works.I hope it arrives in time...
    Have a great weekend!

  11. Haha I love the ear flip - Duchess' right ear always does that.

  12. HOpe you had a lovely 4th of July and that everything wasn't to stressful! :)

    We love the pictures of you lying on the ground with the little toy, very cute :)

    Licks and lots of slobber,
    Lexi and Jasper the Danes

  13. Hey there Darwin! Did you get your thundershirt? Did it help you through the 4th? I thought of you b/c a friend just told me they are using one for storms and said it seems to be working great! Can't wait to hear how it went!