Yesterday in the paper there was an ad in the found section. It says: Found Spotted GREAT DANE(Grey with Black spots) around Oct. 1 Call to identify. It also so say where they found it. Anyways I called to talk to the people about the dog and it turns out he is still a puppy. Well, a big puppy. They said he probably weighs about 80 or 90 pounds and his gonads aren't very pronounced. In my books he about 6 to 8 months old. They told me that if his owners didn't claim him then they would call me and I could just have him. They said he is very gentle and he gets along great with their Border Collie. I asked them why don;t they just keep him and they seem to think that he wold eat them out of house. Thats is such a myth on how much they eat. I would love to take him but Brad says no. He thinks it would hurt Oscars feelings. The people might not even call me. I know that if I brought him home Brad would love him. What would y'all do?
would two males get along ok? as long as oscar knows he is still top dog, getting fed and petted adn treats first they would be fine. if they do call you, i'd take oscar there to meet him to see how they'd get along (meeting on neutral territory) before you agree to it. good luck!
I agree with eskiegirl and fin... I would take oscar to meet him first just in case they really dont get along. And your home is much better since you know and have the breed. Might as well give a lost doggie a good home!!
Oscar is pretty good with other male dogs. I would have to get the other one fixed though. Brad just says that Oscar would love a new play buddy but one that goes home at the end of the day. Men can be such butt heads. I also think Oscar would be okay since he is bigger. He would know he was still top dog. I just don't know if I could walk two danes at the same time.
I don't know what I'd do. I mean, I want you to get the dog but you have to talk it out with your husband I think. I'd think about it more and get your argument together and then talk it out with him. Tell him why you think you should get the dog...ie, you can afford it, it'd be good for Oscar/your daughter, who knows where he will end up, you already told Oscar and he is pumped! Let us know what happens, I hope Brad changes his mind!!!!
A FREE dane???? I couldn't pass that up..lol I agree with everyone else's advice. Take Oscar to see him first. If they get along, I would have a serious talk with your hubby and explain how Oscar gets along with him and that you would really like to get him, but that you value his opinion/concerns as well and see what he says. Maybe make 'puppy dog eyes' at him when you're talking to him! hehe :o) Let us know how it goes! *edit: added: You know what works great with me and my hubby if one of us wants something? We tell the other to get something for themselves. When my husband got his motorcycle, that is when I got my chihuahua. What does your hubby like? That might work :)
I'll talk to him more tonight when we go out to eat. Without the distraction of our daughter or Oscar. And plus he can't leave the room at a resturant. I like the idea of telling him that I already told Oscar and he's pumped. That made me laugh. Oscar doesn't get pumped over nothing. I hope they call because I know Brad will change his mind. I don't want the dog to go into rescue when I know I can give him the home he needs. I just might have to get a bigger bed with more pillows. Oscar loves sharing my pillows and snuggling. Money wouldn't be an issue with another dog. I won't even go to the concert I plan on traveling 11 hours to if Brad agrees on the dog. I won't even get that 60 dollar dye job on my hair next week. Or the other piercing.
i think you should tell brad that he is really cute(the dog) and that the to dogs would get along well together. then beg him to reconsider. after all my jermon sheperd was found by me 9 months ago and she fit in well with my other animals