Great Danes

Bodie, the great rescue from Mississippi(he said, part 1)

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“My other half wanted a dog desperately and I said it isn’t the right time, and he said, It’s never going to be the right time.

I conceded.

We got on Petfinder one Sunday morning as an exercise because we were just beginning the search.  We have two shelter cats and getting them was like an act of congress, so we thought it was going to take a long time.

We started the application process and filled out our first application, in which I realized Mike, my other half and I were talking about two different dogs.  I said, it’s a 10 week old puppy in Mississippi and we’re never going to get him.  Well, two hours later they called and said, he’s yours.

I was mad because I didn’t want that dog.

I asked the woman on the phone how this happened so fast.  She said she just googled me and saw the trailer to my last movie.  She said, anyone who made that movie, has to have a heart, so we fast tracked it.

When I got off the phone with her, I said to Mike, that’s our dog.

We’ve never looked back.”

Laura, as in Laura Dern (part 2)

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“When Laura was little she pee’d and pooped everywhere and would bite and chew everything in sight.

It was hard getting a puppy.  She was a huge responsibility that we weren’t ready for.  It was helpful that there were two of us.  There was a huge learning curve.

As we got used to being dog parents she grew up and became more of a dog.

Our neighbors, who were also our building supers, didn’t like that she barked when we weren’t home and threatened to make her disappear.  They had a set of keys to our apartment.

At first we made sure that if we weren’t home, Laura was at doggie day care, but that became difficult.  We felt stuck in the apartment with her. We had this tremendous fear that if we left her alone in the apartment   something would happen to her at the hands of our supers.

We decided to move.

We left Bushwick and moved into Manhattan with my aunt.

It’s great now, Laura has a dog sibling and we know that she’s safe.”