19 month old Charlton the blue Great Dane Enjoying Spring
by India Lipton
(Richmond, Virginia USA)
Is 3 too many?
We now know why cartoons, comics and movies love Great Danes! They are naturally goofy! Folks see Charlton and their initial thoughts are always about how big he is or how beautiful and regal he looks. If only they knew what a goofball he is!
Our Big Blue Dude lets us pose him and dress him up for special occasions (yes, he fits normal human size clothing!). We have an endless supply of photos of him hamming it up for the camera. He is such a joyous pup it's hard not to fall in love!
He's not finished growing yet and is just discovering how tall he is. He stands on his hind legs to look at things up high. When he does that, he looks like those show Poodles that dance standing up but he's taller then most humans!
He loves to play with his toys and will even try to get our parrot to play with him by resting his toys on the edge of her cage. I don't think she knows what to do with them but she loves calling his name and barking at him.
Charlton, like most Great Danes has the desire to sit on your lap... he has no clue he does not really fit and will sit on you like humans sit on a chair. He backs up to nearly any surface that's the right height and will sit on it... coffee tables, couches, park benches, other dogs!! Whatever is handy.
There are many stories we can tell about Charlton but we won't take up all your time here. You can always find him on Facebook... his name is Charlton Dane.