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Since I was a young girl, I had always wanted a Great Dane. I read all the Marmaduke and Scooby Doo comics and fell in love with the silly laid back personalities of these gentle giants and wanted one of my own. When I could financially buy a home with a big enough back yard and inside space for a large dog, I immediately went in search of a Dane. Dana and I found each other. I saw her, the smallest black and white puppy in the corner by herself, she was the runt. And she saw me with those eyes that said, "pick me." I went right to her and held her for a while, then said, "this one is mine, she's coming home with me." She would be my Great Dane, the one I always wanted. So she became my Great Dana. And she grew up to be great!

Dana was so little when I brought her home. Weighing only six pounds, I thought I would lose her, or step on her. As she grew and grew, her personality started to shine, and she did all the crazy things just like Marmaduke and Scooby Doo. She was silly and full of life. We learned a lot from each other. Mostly we learned that she was very strong. I broke fingers in tug of war games and we knocked heads while playing. She was fine; I had a black eye and whiplash. But as she grew into adulthood, she still had the silliness that I love so much, but she also became my protector. She would not leave my side at the dog parks to play with the other dogs or while walking she always kept her eye on me and our surroundings. She would rush to the door when there was a knock, scaring away those she didn't know, or welcoming friends and family she knew. A salesman came to the door one day and was greeted by Dana. When he regained his composure, he told me he was going to try to sell me a home security system. But saw that I already had a security system, Dana. And he walked away.

Dana lived a long and healthy life. As big dogs are prone to, she went through bloat at the age of nine. But she recovered from surgery like nothing happened. Then as she aged more, she showed signs of arthritis. She didn't let it get her down too much. But I could see it was time to slow down. Our walks were shorter, but she wanted to go every day. Poking at her leash when it was time.

Dana had lived up to all my expectations, and way beyond.

So smart, and silly, but yet so beautiful and majestic.

I will always cherish the time I had with her. I miss her terribly. But she left me with such beautiful memories. I know she is at peace now and will never suffer. And she will always be great, Great Dana!


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