I’ve grown up with dogs all my life. We had a german shepherd and a doberman pinscher, but my favorite type of dog was our great danes. My dad was a lover of big dogs.
Our first great dane was Kirstin; she was a brindle and a beautiful dog. Later, we had Harlequin, but my favorite was Macho, he had a beautiful black coat with a dash of white down his chest, he was a boston terrier. Macho was such a great dog he used to sleep with me in my bed. The funny part, knowing what I know now, I had asthma as a kid and I had many trips to the hospital with late night asthma attacks. Little did I know I found out as an adult I am allergic to dogs. Hmm… I wonder if that’s why that happened.
Although Kirsten developed diabetes and later passed we at one point had 11 great dane puppies from Macho and Kirsten II who was the Harlequin and it was my job to take care of them. My mom and dad eventually sold the puppies but we kept two of them. Of course, I never saw a dime from that, never thought about it either, I just loved taking care of all these puppies, they were so cute.
Macho by far was my all-time favorite dog. I raised him from a puppy, feeding him, cleaning up after him, which if you haven’t cleaned up after a great dane, you don’t really know what dog shit is. My dad taught me how to train Macho to heal, sit, stay, come because I would take him with me on my paper routes and he would run alongside my bike. Macho was a beautiful dog and I miss him very much. Read More