Apparently not, but Kathleen had her reasons for wanting to adopt this one-year-old Great Dane in need of a home.
For one, Kathleen has owned them before and loves them. For another, the dog has had many homes and owners, and her latest owner had bought her to breed, but she doesn’t go into heat. Sounds like she needs a permanent home with space.
We all went out to meet her, and she was so sweet, calm, and well mannered that we took her home to meet the other dogs. She was good in the car!
When we got home, the dogs barked and barked, then settled into just sniffing.
Then, someone let Goldie into the back yard, and they started working things out. Penney and Alfred are taking their time, Carlton is meh, and Harvey is pretty friendly.
I let her into the house and she made herself at home. I thought it was touching when she and Harvey shared the couch.
We later went on a walk, and everyone got along and had fun. Kathleen even let her off leash for free fun. Everyone got hot and had to swim, of course.
But the MOST fun came when Goldie met Vlassic.
Once they decided they liked each other, off they went. Watching Goldie run freely was beautiful.
They went round and round but I only got this one image with both of them. Isn’t it great?
All that running wore her out!
It will take some time for everyone to work out their relationships, but it’s looking good right now. Sure, we didn’t NEED Goldie, but I think she needed us. We sure are enjoying her gentle, kind spirit already.
She still needs to get comfortable with the dog door, though! She is welcome here.