My Own Marmaduke
Before I got a Great Dane as a pet and companion, I never thought one could be so amusing and entertaining. Heidi makes me smile at all times of the day. She is quiet and gentle and spends most of her time sleeping or just lying about as long as I am in the room. But when I am ready to go she is quick to jump up and follow me.
Heid is all legs and part of her physical humour is how she decides to fold her legs in when she lies down. Sometimes she just puts them up in the air as in the picture below as she rolls around on her favourite spot. . . .my bed. Thsi is cute in a little dog but ridiculous in a Great Dane.
"My Marmaduke" Heidi
I have taken to reading the comic Marmaduke. They are funnier now that I own a Great Dane that they were when I used to occasionally glance at them in the newspaper years ago. Here is a little background on the strip http://wondermark.com/the-comic-strip-doctor-marmaduke/
Brad Anderson, the creator of Marmaduke has accurately caught so many of the Great Dane's personality and physical presence.
This 'toon struck me as particularly funny. Ironically, his master is also called Phil
If only Heidi could learn to dance like Honey the Great Dane in the video below. For years I have tried to find a partner to take ballroom dancing lessons with me. When I was 14, was the last time I learned to dance ballroom dances. if Heidi could dance, what fun we would have.
The wonderful dog in this video has its own web site http://bighoneydog.com/ with a special section on his freestyle dancing http://bighoneydog.com/canine-freestyle/