Our Gentle Giants

The story of two Floridians and their foster Great Danes

August 25th, 2015

Ana – First Impressions

By Tara

This girl is sweet and perfect.

She had her first vet appointment a few weeks ago and got a clean bill of health! We’re working on putting some weight on her, but she’s not that big of an eater, so we’re working on it.

She’s a happy-go-lucky dog! She’s not overly hyper, but she’s not a boring snooze-ball either. Roxie doesn’t know how to play with dogs, so Ana doesn’t get to play with other dogs very often. She stayed at another foster’s home over the weekend and she had a ball playing with their dogs. I sincerely hope she goes to a home with another dog.


She pulls on leash when we initially go out for a walk, but walks more slowly after a few minutes. I’m teaching her and Roxie “stop pulling”. I tug on their leashes every time I say that and during the course of their walk, they pull significantly less. I think part of it might be because they get tired. The walks are only 10 minutes long and in the morning, though. I don’t know.


Sidenote: I feel like Beyoncé in the Run the World (Girls) video when I walk them by myself:


Very cool choreography starts at 50 seconds in, if you’re interested.

She came into rescue kind of wary of her crate, but we’re working on it and we’re happy to say that she does okay when we leave the house and she’s left in her crate. We set up a webcam to watch her when we’re away (I’m going to write a blog post on how to set one up!) We see that she gets a little uneasy and paws at her crate, but she settles down after a while and naps quietly.

Now, when it’s raining, that’s another story. She gets very anxious. Over the course of a few days she was left alone in the crate when it was raining, she managed to destroy the tray in her crate. We decided to do something risky and let her roam free in the house when we are out. Thankfully, she handles this just fine. When it’s not raining, she snoozes on her bed quietly. When it is raining, she gets on top of the seat in the den and curls up.

Her tail is a freaking WHIP. And she’s a happy dog, too, which means her tail is constantly going going going. Thankfully, she hasn’t gotten Happy Tail yet like Bubba did.

All-in-all, she’s doing absolutely fine with us! Just patiently waiting for her forever home.