7 Realities of Having Large Dogs

If your best four-legged friend is weighs more than some of your peers you'll relate to these truths

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Maria Miller, Flightline Editor-in-Chief

Having a dog is as American as apple pie, or not understanding how free speech law actually worksAs a result of centuries of selective breeding, these loyal companions now come in seemingly unlimited colors, shapes, and sizes. Some breeds have now reaches extremes that even the first people who domesticated the wolf could not imagine; Greyhounds running faster than 43 miles per hour, Bernese Mountain Dogs pulling 2,200 pounds, and Great Danes reaching 3’6 at the shoulder. Those of us who have, for whatever reason, willingly adopted one of these Clifford-esque pets into our homes will recognize these moments.

1. Hair is everywhere

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You’ll never walk out of the house without being covered in it, and your family will go through approximately 18 vacuums a year.

2. Under no circumstances can you leave food sitting out on the counter

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Any food left unattended that they can reach is fair game. You’ll loose multiple dinners to this phenomenon.

3. Small children worry you 

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Please don’t knock them over…OH MY NO!!! DO NOT TRY TO RIDE HIM!

4. They don’t understand their size 
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They can and will attempt to sit on your lap like a teacup poodle. You will never understand the phrase “love hurts” until your 140 pound great dane is laying directly on your chest.

5. The horse joke 

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My dog is as big as a horse!! Ohhhhhh, I’ve never heard that one before! ‘Where’s the saddle?’ classic! 

6. You aren’t particularly worried about intruders 

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Unless the bugler comes in with four steaks and a muzzle you are pretty much covered

7. You wouldn’t want it any other way 

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They are your best friend, and you love them just the way they are: drool, wrinkles, paws larger than the average human hand.

Maria Miller - Flightline Editor-in-Chief

Maria became a member of The Flightline in January of 2016. She is a senior this year involved in slam poetry at Skutt Catholic and spends time with her beloved mule, Shoelace, outside of school. You can email her at [email protected]