Friday, August 24, 2012

Giant George


~Life with the World’s Biggest Dog

By Dave Nasser, with Lynne Barrett-Lee

Giant George is an unprecedented seven feet long, almost five feet tall (at 43”), and almost 250 pounds. The Guiness Book of World Records has acknowledged him as the world’s tallest dog. It wasn’t always this way for George. He started as the smallest in his litter, even called “the runt”, when he was born in 2005.

Relocating back to his native Arizona, Dave Nasser promised his new bride Christie a puppy. It was initially a bribe of sorts. After the huge costs of the big Great Dane puppy and his super-sized supplies, Dave almost reconsidered. However, after “paws for thought”, they realized not only was George rapidly growing, so was their love for him.

Giant George has appeared on TV shows, YouTube videos, and is on Facebook. This is truly a wonderful story full of love and devotion between a dog and his people. This is how it is supposed to be. 

 






17 comments:

  1. What a lovely "tail" to bring a smile to my day. This is a BIG DOGGIE!! I can't imagine how that little pup in the video grew to be so tall! This one sounds like a fun "Must Read", Annie, thanks for bringing it to our attention! :-)

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    1. Thanks. It is really hard to not have a dog, after spending 43 years with dogs (as well as cats). I love this book & George. It is as it should be.

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  2. You know, love makes kids and pets grow!
    Love Noodles

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    1. Noodles...you should be huge! You are very loved! ~xo~

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  3. I imagine it takes a small fortune to feed Giant George. Worth every penny to his family I know.

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  4. Noodles, you must be HUGE! The pictures are not doing you justice! Yes, love makes everything better & healthier. It even made the Grinch's heart grow (in the Dr. Suess story). I know with every critter I love, my heart feels better, too. ~Hugs~

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  5. Beth, love is always worth the cost, if it's returned. Hugs.

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  6. What a delightful story. Thanks for sharing it.

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    1. If you love dogs...don't miss this. It is special.

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  7. You're welcome! I love George!
    Of course it warmed your heart, Beth!
    Hugs!

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  8. I suspect that when you are able to get around well again, another set of puppy paws will find their way into your heart! God will know just which one to send! :-)

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  9. He probably has the best personality!

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    1. He sure seems to. A hunk of slobbering love. Yep.

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  10. I can't imagine having such a big dog. But I bet he is lovable! Sounds like a good read!

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    1. This was a quick but fun and thoroughly enjoyable read. Thanks Pat!

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