Two weeks ago my parents, Kevin and I were out driving around looking for somewhere to take a hike (We get together once or twice a week to hang out, it's the best!) when we drove by a sign that said "Great Dane Puppies for sale" We're a family of Great Dane lovers and back in February the family dog, also a Great Dane, passed away so they've been on a hunt for a new friend. We stopped in and visited with all the puppies. It was heaven. There were so many of them and they were so sweet and friendly. We got the people's phone number, and my mom told them we'd call them if we were interested. Almost immediately after getting the car my dad admitted he really wanted to get one, but wanted to call and make an offer instead of doing it right on the spot. Long story short - we called, they accepted, we drove back and picked up my dad's choice, a little black and white male.
My mom named him Crum, which was my grandpa's nickname when he was young. He's basically the cutest thing ever. I'm excited to watch this little pup turn into an oversized dog who still thinks he's a lap dog. Right now this little guy is into playing hard and then cuddling even harder. I hope he never grows out of wanting to be held, I love snuggling with big dogs.

I love that my parents have a puppy because it's like when someone has a baby (or even young kids) and you have SO much fun playing with them all day but you're really glad when you can go home without them and not have to worry about cleaning pee off the carpet!  Haha!

Hope you're having a fabulous Saturday!
xoxo


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  1. haaaa!!!!! dog is amazing!
    haahah so cool)

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  2. i love the droopy skin and oversized paws. Puppies are the best.

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  3. Great danes are the best. I love how little the puppies actually look like the adults. Oh and when they sit on the furniture like people, or when you're standing and they just leeeaaaaan onto you. They are such sweet dogs.

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  4. crum looks like a darling. i want to hug him. :)

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  5. He's gorgeous!! I'm a huuuuge dog lover, especially big dogs. My family has a Doberman Pinscher and he is just the absolute best. Enjoy your new friend!

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  6. Crum is adorable!!! Congratulations! :-)

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  7. that is an awesome looking dog!!

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  8. Oh my goodness how adorable is he?! I love the name too! That's really cool where the name came from :)

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  9. Crum is SO adorable! I want him to play with my dog, Tater Tot. Awwwww.

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  10. Aaah, he is so sweet! I love how his white stripe makes his face look a bit off-center :) Pretty boy.

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  11. Goodness, he's a cutie!! :D

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  12. Crum is such an adorable male Great Dane!!! :]

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  13. He's SO precious! and I can't help but notice how amazing your second sleeve is turning out, every time I catch another glimpse of it, I'm just wowed!

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  14. So beautiful! All my friends and family seem to be getting puppies lately. I really want a Border Collie..but my house Rabbit, Bunny, might get a bit jealous.
    I cant wait to see more pictures of Crum and he grows up.

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  15. what a cute baby! it's so cute when big dogs want to sit on your lap, completely unaware of their size <3

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  16. OH MY that dog is so cute. My hubby and I have wanted a dog for ages, but as we're moving, we'll need to wait awhile. Also, we aren't sure about breeds- I only owned one dog as a child, and he never has, so we need to do lots of research.

    Oh, he's so lovely, though! Congrats!! :)

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  17. That puppy is the cutest!!! I love big dogs, they're the best!

    lisaintheevening.blogspot.com

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  18. he is so precious! i would keep reading your blog even if you only started posting about Crum!

    my boyfriend is allergic to dogs so i have to live vicariously through other people. hooray for puppy posts!

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  19. How precious! I've been wanting to get a little brother for my dog :)

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  20. Like reverse grandchildren...hehe WOW what a cutie! Keep us posted...I want to see him grow up too :) :) thanks for sharing your life with us, it's wonderful!!

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  21. My parents always have Great Danes! I have a soft spot in my heart for the breed. They are so loving and beautiful! Growing up we had 3 in my house at one point. Needless to say, the furniture was THEIRS! lol

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  22. Goodness he is just too cute! I'm glad your parents found a new buddy.

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  23. He's so adorable!!! I love great danes, they are the slobberiest, gentlest giants.

    http://pony-chops.blogspot.co.uk/

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  24. I don't know if I mentioned this before... (I saw Crum on instagram too!) But my sister in law has a great dane that looks pretty much JUST like that! Her name is Gunner, and she's a big ole sweet goof! She got big sooo fast and she is so sweet and loves to put her big mouth on your hand to greet you. They have a 2 year old boy now and Gunner is so good with him, lets him crawl all over her and she doesn't mind a bit! Danes are such great dogs :)

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  25. Crum is adorable! My cousin has had two great danes, one male and one female and the male seemed to be much more mellow and cuddley!

    xo
    cortnie

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  26. Awww! How sweet! He's way too adorable, it's almost not ok.

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  27. oh my god, this little man looks ADORABLE!!

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  28. Oh my gosh so so so cute! I love cuddling with big dogs--the bigger, the better!
    C Marcia (Sequins)

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  29. He is so adorable!! Congrats to your parents! :)

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  30. I love the 4th picture so much!!

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  31. aww he's so cute! I miss having a dog, I also love to cuddle them :)

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  32. He is soooo sweet! I adore his name too!

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  33. Awww he's so cute! :D Love the use of a family name too.
    Faye x

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  34. Super cute Great Dane. My girlfriend and I used to have an adorable Blue Merril Dane with a dipstick tail but he was stolen a few years back.

    I have to ask though, ais your family thinking of cropping his ears? I'm usually against it since I know it can be painful for the dogs. But it is a staple among the Great Dane image.

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  35. I love your blog - you always give me a smile, Thank You!

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  36. I love your story. I love Crum. I love picture number 4 the most. Am pretty much loving everything about your post. And your blog. Oh, and I tooootally agree with your last comment about the dogs/kids/pee on the carpet. Brilliant work!xxx

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  37. I love him! I've always wanted a bigger dog, such as a Great Dane or a Mastiff, but alas, I have no yard. I will stick to my two tiny doggies, until then.

    I hope you keep us up to date on him and his growth progress.

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  38. I feel the exact same way about puppies! I love them, but I REALLY don't want to take care of one. Crum is so so cute!

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  39. AWWW!! My heart is now by my feet in puddles. Dogs are such great company... I met a friend's French Bulldog for the first time the other day named Beyonce (no joke!) and we exhausted eachother by chasing eachother around the house. It was beyond delightful. :)


    - Kayla ★ http://www.kaylanaut.com

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  40. He is so cute! Oh my goodness. I've been thinking of getting a Great Dane. Look at those paws he has to grow into!

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  41. Aw, he's so cute!

    I live in such a tiny house that I could never even imagine getting such a huge dog. But I do hear they are super friendly and this one is just perfect<3

    blueeyednightowl.blogspot.com

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  42. aw he's so charming in just photos. I've always wanted a great dane!

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  43. I have a Great Dane named Poppy. She's a harlequin but these puppy pictures remind me so much of her from when she was little. I love how expressive they are!
    Abby
    beekneelife.blogspot.com

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  44. "you have SO much fun playing with them all day but you're really glad when you can go home without them and not have to worry about cleaning pee off the carpet"
    ...I completely agree with you :P
    I'm not a dog lover (I'm not saying that I don't really like them), but he looks very nice.

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  45. seriously adorable!!! Any update on your Dad's other pets, like the iguana and bearded dragon?

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  46. He's so cute! That's the great thing about working in vet medicine too, get to play with so many puppies and kittens but we don't have to deal with chewed up wires, ect!

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  47. I love this dogs, they are cute and very big ^^ he is a sweet pie

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  48. He is so precious! I love Danes. And he looks just like the Dane I sadly lost last year.

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  49. i love great danes so much! have you ever seen the tumblr 'great danes are great?' so cute.

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  50. that puppy is sooooo adorable!!

    my sister has a crazy HUGE great dane, our vet we go to said he is the largest great dane he's ever seen. i'm 5'4 and when he is just walking around, his head is up to my chest. his feet are actually the same size as mine (tho i should say i can still fit into kids size 3 and 4 shoes, haha)i love him, but he obviously weighs much more than i do and whenever i see him he gets so excited i usually get knocked down to the ground. he is a silver blue color, with these intense silverish blue eyes. as much as i truly LOVE all dogs, i like sticking with small dogs that i can pick up and move around if they have done something bad!

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  51. oh my, toooooooooooooooo cute to handle!!

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  52. He looks totally sweet!! :) Adorable pup!

    Erin
    writedreamrunsing.blogspot.com :)

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  53. How precious is this little guy! It's an added bonus for you that he enjoys having his picture taken and is very photogenic. If only apartment life was more suited for dogs, then I would have a pup of my own. Until then I'll live vicariously through other pet owners!

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  54. I come from a family of great dane lovers as well. When I was a wee little thing I was learning to walk surrounded by like 3 to 4 gigantic great danes (my dad showed and bred them when I was younger)! I would lay on them and they were just the sweetest, most careful creatures around 2 year old me.

    Crum is absolutely adorable. He's got such a sweet face. And I love Bostons. Peaches, the first dane my parents had, was a boston.

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  55. Adorable!!!
    I love the name Crum and that is coincidentally my last name! (completly not kidding!)

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  56. Oh Crum looks ever so cute! And very photogenic as well!

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  57. cutest.dog.EVAR!!!!!!

    love, polly :D

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  58. I knew this was a Great Dane pup right off the bat, just look at those big ol' feet and mantle coloring! They are such sweet dogs and a favorite of mine as well. Looking forward to seeing more photos of Crum!

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  59. So precious! Flawless photos as always :)

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  60. He's sooo cute! I melted! :)

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  61. Oh my goodness! He is absolutely adorable (: Puppy melt my heart, no lies.

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  62. I'm so jealous! He is the most beautiful thing. <3

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