Whippet Mix: Charlie the Grippet (great dane/whippet mix)
Charlie sunning on the patio
I was volunteering at a shelter.
One morning at the shelter, about a year after I had lost my great dane Peanut to bloat, I went to bring some new puppies out for a walk.
It was January and very cold. The puppy I was holding in my arms, all gangly and paws, did NOT want to be put down on the freezing ground.
I thought I was holding a greyhound mix but the paws where not catlike, they where definitely huge like a dane's.
This puppy was also all black like my dane. I found that indeed the puppies were of a whippet mom and gulp! a great dane dad.
I promised my husband that I could work at the shelter and not bring any dogs home (we already had 3).
Well, I broke that promise, after 3 of the 4 in the litter were adopted and the only one left was the one I couldn't put down on the ground, my heart melted and Charlie had to come home with me. Charlie was an instant part of our family loved by all.
Even though I know he would like to do serious harm to the squirrels in the yard, he became best friends with a hooded rat named Gus.
Charlie became the recipient of a donor cornea (scottish terrier's) last fall when he had a large tumor removed from his eye. He never lost his sight.
Charlie and I enjoy hiking at a state park where he can run freely and think he's chasing squirrels!
Charlie was the runt of the litter.
He is 60lbs, 1/2 a dane and double a whippet, PERFECT!
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Jul 08, 20 11:09 AM
Why does my whippet want me to find his bone? He hides milk bones all over the place and sometimes he finds it immediately and hides it again and again.
Jul 08, 20 11:05 AM
My wife and I are really struggling finding 'the right' smallish rescue dog and what we don't want to do is buy from a breeder. Has to be a bitch and everyone
May 10, 20 01:08 PM
Charming playful (neutered) male whippet aged 5 looking for a whippet pal. I take plenty of rest between showing off in the park. Text me on 0868114974,