With his big blue eyes and soulful expression, George was the irresistible runt of the litter. But Dave and Christie Nasser's "baby" ended up being almost five feet tall, seven feet long, and 245 pounds. Eager to play, and boisterous to the point of causing chaos, this big Great Dane was scared of water, scared of dogs a fraction of his size and, most of all, scared of being alone.
GIANT GEORGE is the charming story of how this precocious puppy won Dave and Christie's hearts and along the way became a doggie superstar. In 2010, George was named by Guinness World Records as the Tallest Dog in the World-ever. He appeared on Oprah, and even has his own global fan club. But to Dave and Christie, this extraordinary animal is still their beloved pet, the one who has made them laugh, made them cry, and continues to make them incredibly happy.
What seems like a gimmicky idea for a book life with the world's tallest dog (with a Guinness Book of World Records certificate to prove it) turns out to be an engaging, humorous read. "Giant" George begins life, paradoxically, as the runt of the litter, a Great Dane selected somewhat haphazardly by Nasser and his wife, Christie. George's breeder tries to impart some words of caution "the parents are real big," she says. Soon George is wreaking havoc in the Nasser home, outgrowing the "the biggest dog crate available on the market" (the "Colossus") and eventually requiring his own queen-sized bed to sleep on. Fully grown, he weighs 245 pounds. But rather than the rambles of an obsessed owner, the book is a well-plotted and compelling story, which takes us into the Nasser family dynamic: when Dave and Christie start trying for a baby, they encounter heartbreak. Startlingly honest and well-written, Giant George's story stands apart from the slew of other dog books on the shelves.
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I loved this book. Owning my own Great Dane helped me relate to many thing in this book. It was an easy read that kept me intrigued.
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GG is a good and heartwarming story! Definitely a page turner. I myself have Boxer that is rambunctious, I can't even imagine George in a house and as rambunctious as my Boxer . He is incredible. YOU'RE incredible for accommodating you're life to his.
What an engaging story. Hearing about George's antics brought me right back to when my Dane, Peyton was a pup. Very well written!