The Insanity Continues

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When I was a child, I vowed one day I would own a Saint Bernard.  I am not really sure why, other than the fact they are gorgeous in all their drooly glory. Perhaps I watched too much Beethoven?

There are currently two Saint Bernards available for adoption at my local shelter. If they are not gone by the weekend we could be in some serious trouble.

Yes, I probably am that insane.

ETA: My heart is breaking for Georgia Little Pea and her family. Saying goodbye to a beloved family member is the hardest thing we all have to do eventually. Rufus is an unforgettable dog and he shall be missed for a long time. I wish there was something I could do to make things easier for them but I know that is impossible.

22 thoughts on “The Insanity Continues

  1. My daughter’s favourite books are the Hundred-Mile-An-Hour-Dog series written by Jeremy Strong. In these books, the main character’s best friend has a Saint Bernand dog called Mouse who is well behaved and has a very sweet nature. My little girl is completely in love with this fictional dog, and has already expressed her interest in owning one of these gentle giants ‘at some point in the future’. In light of this, I don’t think you’re crazy to consider them 🙂

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  2. I hate to encourage further insanity, but I LOVE, LOVE them too. I once was in a puppy store and fell in love with the cutest st. bernard puppy…..what a sweetie he was!

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  3. Wow – yes, you do like yourself some big dogs! 🙂 Hard not to love a Saint, though … they’re just lovely! I looked on the site, though, and I didn’t see any Saints on there? Maybe they’ve been adopted?

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  4. This almost happened to me! Before we ended up with our two shibas, there was a Saint Bernard puppy at the humane society who neeeeeeded me (husband said no). I made a similar deal though – “if he’s still there in x days…” Luckily, some other family swiped him before I could.

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  5. Haha…you are the ker-aziest. But that’s why we luv you. Anyway….I think you’re safe. Cuz I just went and looked and unless I missed something, I didn’t see any St. Bernard doggies.

    Wiggles & Wags,
    Mayzie

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  6. I had been campaigning for a St Bernard or other giant breed (Bernese, Newfie, etc) for a while but the hubbie was substantially opposed. He had all sorts of logical arguments like our house is too small for 3 big dogs, especially a third whose 2-3 times as big as our other two “big” dogs. I thought all hope was lost until he surprised me with Hurley this past weekend. We are now the proud parents of a St Bernie and he’s going to be my personal teddy bear. Do it!!

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  7. I always wanted a German Shepherd when I was a wee sprout. Just be aware that giant breeds don’t live very long and are usually plagued with bone and joint issues. If you are going to adopt, take the yonger one, you’ll have a better chance with training and socialization, which is crucial with a dog that size.

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  8. OMG I’m in love with Brooklyn. OMFG!!! Pretty please at least bring Shiva over there and see how they get along?? It’s the least you could do. Well, and take a whole lotta pictures too. And then maybe do an overnight to make sure Brooklyn fits in your house? And lots of pictures of that too.

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  9. Would Shiva be able to meet them before you brought them, er, one home? Remember the female to female thing. I don’t notice it much. I almost always go for the older dog – like Brooklyn :).
    Prayers to Georgia Little Pea – so sorry :(.

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  11. The Spouse grew up with a St. Bernard. They loved him, though the drool and goober on the walls was horrific. And they EAT. What does the PH and Shiva think?

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