A New Dog: An Adventure!
Meet "Gage" my new dog.
I have decided to bring this dog into my home and life, in spite of some reservations. He needs a home and my home and farm are well suited to him. But.!!! He is not as I imagined when I read he was part Gread Dane and part Doberman. I thought he would be more the former than the latter, which would have made him larger. I have never owned such a short haired muscular dog so this is new for me. I will have to protect him from the cold, which probably will mean I will have to go outside with him in the Winter. (A good way to resist "cabin fever"and get a little more exercise.
Initially, I was anxious he might be an agressive dog which needed a firm hand. (I am not a firm hand kind of guy) Or, he might have been one of those one person dogs. But neither is true. He is quiet and gentle and a little shy. (so they tell me) Tomorrow I will learn the reality for myself.
He is a big dog that will need to run and get exercise. That is no problem. He will have to learn about some farm animals. which at first will probably intimidate him.
He comes with some collars. leads, toys including a pillow to sleep on. He has been well cared for and dealt with gently.
I am told he is good in the house and manages to gracefully move about without upsetting things. I am told he will tolerate the two little lap dogs in the house that live with my friend David. He also will accept the dozen cats.
I am excited that we will get to learn about each other together and bond. Perhaps, he will learn to play the "toss the ball" game and next summer learn to enjoy the water in the river.
I am told he doesn't bark much and doesn't chase cars . Both good behaviours in my book.
I have had better luck living with animals than with people so I shouldn't be nervous . . . .but, I am a little.
Tomorrow I get to meet and embrace a new pal, the gentle giant I was looking for.