Sunday, May 18, 2008

Show and Tell

I feel like I do not know what bring to Show and Tell, so I am posting some pictures of my current family.

I have two big dogs, and both have hearts that are just as big as they are. I got my first Dane the year I entered nursing school. Gertrude is in the first picture. She takes herself very seriously. She almost does not think she is a dog. I think it must be like pet, like owner. I have a tendency to take myself too seriously, too. She is my dog, and my baby. She is also the smaller of the two. I love her to pieces.

The picture on the bottom shows both my boys. Hubby was trying to sleep, and Oscar wanted to sleep on the same spot on the couch. Oscar does think he is a lap dog and is constantly trying to get in your lap. He is not at all discouraged by the fact he does not fit. Oscar loves everyone. He thinks everyone wants to come and see him and fuss over him. It does not help that many people want to do just that. Oscar is still intact, but he is the biggest teddy bear you will come across. No major problems with aggression at all. I think Hubby enjoys having another set of balls around the house, so we never got him neutered.

Hubby and I have been married for about 12 years now. We dated for four years before we married, so we have known each other a long time. Hubby helps keep me sane. I tend toward crazy sometimes, and Hubby keeps me in line. We support each other. I supported Hubby when he went to law school, he supported me when I did nursing school. I love the fact that we respect each other's individuality. We are married, but we are still our own person within the marriage. I think that is pretty special.


~Jess said...

Your danes are beautiful! I grew up with big dogs and love them, unfortunately our house is not big enough for them.

JuliaS said...

Wow - what gorgeous (and big!) dogs!

Thank you for sharing with us. :0)

Amy said...

I love the fact that you and your hubby support each other's individuality. I hate it when people say "my other half," like married people can't be their own whole self anymore. I may not always feel whole, but it has nothing to do with my hubby. Sorry, that got long!

VA Blondie said...

Danes are big dogs, but they are very low energy. They actually adapt well to apartment life. Our dogs are doing all right without a fenced yard for the time being. We walk them every day, and we go to a dog park so that they can run around unleashed for a while.

Hubby and I have always had separate identities. It helped that we met in college, and both of us went to single sex schools. I think we just carried that over into our marriage.

DC said...

Your dogs are so freakin' cute!!! I'm such a sucker for pooches.

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