Sunday, January 13, 2008

JUPITER my crazy great dane

I have decided to write a blog on each person of our family just for fun, sort of a get to know you thing, and I decided to start with our funny dog, Jupiter. YES he is a GREAT DANE. He's just in disguise! He's very confused and thinks he is a Dalmatian. He is a Harlequin Great Dane. They were breed with Dalmatians for their amazing color centuries ago . If you haven't noticed he has two different colored eyes one blue one brown.

He is just an awesome dog! Yes he is HUGE but that gives me a great deal of comfort sleeping alone every night knowing that my 150lbs dog is sleeping on the floor outside my bedroom door protecting us. He's a great watch dog and when strangers come to the door it's nice to see their faces when they look in past me and see my dog sitting nicely beside me, his head at my elbow. Gives me a great sense of safety. Some one will think twice before coming in.. he is a huge baby though! He sleeps most of the day away, or plays with his enormous puppy toys, he is such a good sport and great the kids, especially the baby! As you can see from the pictures he lets Matthew sit and hang on him and just sits there... he also takes orders well from the kids. We have taught him hand signals as well as verbal commands and Matthew loves to say "..PUTER....sit!" and then giggles nonstop when he does. I took some funny pictures of Jupiter running around in the back yard. for some reason he loves being outside late at night and running around in the snow like a race's such fun!


HOWARD'S said...

He is sooo HUGE! I can't believe he just sits there while Matthew sits on him. Too funny. I can't wait to read about the rest of the family.

The Bunnell Fam said...

Rachael he is a cute puppy- or dog- but all cute dogs still look like puppies to me!!