Friday, March 7, 2014

We Should have Named Him Scooby-Doo

Last August we got a new dog.  Dan's daughter had been involved in a dog rescue and wanted him to have a new home.  She had been told he was 1-1/2 years old and a Canadian lab.  The rescue dog came with the name Tank.  If I had realized how scared he was of everything I would have changed it  to Scooby-Doo.

We had lost our dog Sammi in May and "Baby" was still mourning the loss of her playmate.  So we had talked about a new playmate.  "Baby" was not impressed with her new friend.  Her nose was severely out of joint when we brought him home.

It didn't take us long to realize "Tank" was much younger than we thought.  He had not yet learned how to raise his leg.  He was closer to 8 months.  He may be a lab cross but he definitely is of Great Dane ancestry.  He runs, looks and sounds just like Sammi.  He also thinks he is a lap dog.

"Baby" is still not real impressed.  She gets tired of him treating her like a chew toy.  Are my older dogs impressed with Tank? Not so much.  They think he is annoying.

When we first brought Tank home he was terrified of everything.  In fact my husband farted and scared the dog.  Now he runs away and then shortly comes back to investigate what scared him.

We really should have named him Scooby-Doo.


  1. He's really pretty, Ruth. Because you 'guess' he's younger, things will improve, I'm sure. Settling into a new home is always hard.

  2. He's beautiful! I'm sure Baby will come around!

  3. Every time we brought a new kitten home the other cats were put out. They got over it and I'm sure Baby will too. Tank is a beautiful dog.

  4. Tank is beautiful....and who says there has to be a size limit to be a lap dog! I am sure he will get over being so frightened...since he is a rescue dog, it may take time...but he is so lucky to have a loving family welcome him to their home. Love the pictures. Kind of reminds me of mix of Marmaduke and Scooby Do. Jackie

  5. Marmaduke comes to mind as well as Clifford the Big Red Dog. He is very loving. I think he would have made an excellent therapy dog.

  6. He has come along way. I just wish he didn't like to shred and eat paper so much. He finds books quite tasty.


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