Tuesday, April 15, 2014

We have a dog visiting us for a few days.

One thing I have learned while living such a public Internet life is that people will judge you.  I expect it, and it's actually good for me, because it only reminds me not to judge others unless I have walked in their shoes.  

That's enough about that.

The oldest grandson and his fiance are off to Georgia for a few days, and I'm in charge of their Great Dane, Titan.  I'm glad to watch him for the simple reason that they have been willing, many times, to take care of my dog, Iris, when we were on a road trip.  Don't get me wrong, I love Titan.  But he is the messiest eater I've ever met.  Water all over in the area where he drinks, and food scattered all over where he eats.  He can't help it.  It's the jowls.  I should have the Little Princess for two more days this week, and I will be sure and keep Titan away from her unless I'm holding her.  Not that he would deliberately hurt anybody, but he is so big that he could accidentally knock a child down.  Actually, a couple of times he's been playing with Iris and run into my legs, causing me a lot of knee pain.

What does Iris think about him being here?  Titan is the only dog I know of that she loves.  She plays with him constantly when he's here.  I've decided it's because she met him when he was still a puppy.  Anyhow, she usually hates other dogs and has, in the past, tried to kill them... literally.  She's always happy to have Titan around.

Titan and Iris today, playing with a stick

This video is from a couple of years ago, but you can see how much they enjoy one another.

Here's Titan, in bed for the night.  

Here's Iris at the same time, in her own bed.  You can see how jealous she is that Titan has a blanket covering him (because that's what he's used to at home) and she doesn't.  I hope she is able to sleep tonight.  



LOVE it. You'll have to give Iris a blankie too. They both are too cute for words, going nite nite.

Margaret said...

They both look quite at home and very comfortable!! I know what you mean about the judging. :)

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Titan is lucky to have such a great place to stay while his folks are away. Sounds like you'll be pretty busy there for a few days. Enjoy your company, the dog and the baby!

Jon said...

Visiting dogs are better than visiting relatives.
That video is really funny!

Lori said...

I loved the video! Love how Iris practically stands on her head when she plays.