12.29.2010

♥ 150 lbs of puppy love ♥

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i remember the day like it was just yesterday....my mom called me while looking at the sunday paper saying that great dane puppies were available in a town close to lincoln.  matthew and i had been searching forever for great danes puppies close by.  i called the breeder right away and matthew and i were at their doorstep later that afternoon.


we were greeted by the daddy (the one about to kiss my nose) weighing in at 190 lbs and still growing and the mommy 160 lbs...then we saw them....all 10 of them!!


here are just a few of the pups in the litter we were able to catch all at once!  aren't they adorable :)  matthew and i had no idea how we were going to decide.  we knew we wanted a girl so that eliminated 6...then this little one caught our eye...


we named her brixa and the rest is history!  in the picture above she was only 5 weeks old...so we had to wait a whole 3 weeks before we got to take her home for good.  lucky for us the breeders were cool and let us visit on the weekends.  here is just a little more cuteness that we captured of our little girl when she was just a tiny pup (but oh my goodness we knew she was going to be huge...look at those paws).  get ready for picture overload.











and here is brixa today


a near 150 lbs and not even close to being done :) 

to see more on our animal family you can visit my previous post here it is quite the zoo in our household, but i wouldn't have it any other way :)

39 comments :

  1. wow! brixa is really big and pretty!!!! it seems like many bloggers are posting pics of their cute pups today. did i not get the memo? lol. i have an american bulldog and he's so chubby and cuddly. he's only a year old. :)

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  2. I love big dogs! They have such a sweet temperament. We had one of the most sweetest rotweilers.He had such a huge place in my heart. They're just like gentle giants, truly. Every great dane I've ever met are such loyal sweeties.
    Hope you're doing well darling.
    Love love love!

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  3. Oh my gosh look how she grew! So cute! My aunt was just talking today about her favorite dog she had when she was little, and she was a great dane. They must be awesome dogs!

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  4. this is why we are friends :)

    cannot wait to meet this pretty girl one day!

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  5. Oh my gracious she is adorable - that face!! And I love that name!

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  6. She is so so cute! I love big dogs so much! I can usually never get close to little dogs as easily. We have 3 dogs-a german shepherd, a labrador mix, and an american eskimo dog. We also have 3 dogs, 2 hamsters, 2 lizards, and 2 frogs! :)

    <3Chelsea Elizabeth

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  7. Your dog is precious! I absolutely love her! I have a big soft spot in my heart for all animals if you haven't noticed. ;-)

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  8. Oh my goodness Brixa is gorgeous. Makes me want to go right out and get another dog, a great dane too! ;)

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  9. thanks for your sweet comment!! your blog is the cutest thing ever. you should definitely invest in outie headphones, most comfy things EVA!! and i'm so jealous of your big dogs. mr. husband and i REALLY want great danes someday!!

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  10. She's absolutely gorgeous! And ummm big :) I love the big ones though, I've always wanted a St. Bernard but hubs is adamant about the "no drool" rule. He's no fun. Of course the felines in the house probably wouldn't be too happy with a dog either, they're still being pissy with each other! Thanks so much for sharing her, I have NO clue how you picked just one from that litter!

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  11. Oh my gosh, what a beauty she is!! I just love how cuddly and lovable big dogs are. Gorgeous photos...and how sweet are all the pups!!!

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  12. love the big doggies. we want one soooo bad.

    hope u had a great holiday!

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  13. Wow...that is a lot of puppy-poundage! Brixa is beautiful (do all great danes have blue eyes? GORGEOUS!); it's amazing to see how much she has changed. And how lucky is she, getting to lounge all over your furniture like she does? ;) Where does she sleep?

    I so want a dog. Like, yesterday, but The Hubs and I can't agree on the size! Plus, he wants an outdoor dog. That's right..."outdoor". Out here, the dirt is "red" and it stains, so almost everyone we know keeps their dogs outside. I will be the first to break that rule. hehehe...

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  14. those puppy photos are SO CUTE!!! and what a pretty lady she has turned out to be. aren't dogs the greatest?! :)

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  15. What a beautiful dog. I was just talking yesterday with a friend about pets and how it is so amazing that we can become so close to an animal and love them so much. I have a cat, but would love a dog some day.

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  16. first off, that name is AWESOME. such a great dog name! and brixa is adorable, sweet and awesome. looks like such a good cuddler:)

    aren't dogs just the best? i love how we both did posts on them today. they deserve all the love and recognition. i honestly believe i'm the person i am today thanks to my little pablo:) lovely post, dear!

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  17. Oh, my goodness...the cuteness overload...oh, my goodness...I want to come snuggle her! She's adorable! And what a big girl...we had a boxer that was 80 pounds and she was the biggest sweetie. Oh, I miss her. We adopted her at 8 and she got cancer and we only got to have her in our world for a year... But what a wonderful year it was. :)

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  18. how CUTE! and what a creative name ! Can't wait to get a little puppy of my own!

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  19. Omg she is amazing!! I want one!

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  20. This is making it REALLY hard to not go out and get a pup of my own! What a sweetheart! Enjoy!

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  21. Ohhh, I'm in love!!!! XXOOXXOO

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  22. I love all these photos! Such a great name for a dog too :)

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  23. OH. MY. GOODNESS. Your puppy is SO PRECIOUS!
    I was referred to your site through our mutual friend Sam at Love Never Fails. It's amazing, and makes me want to tinker with mine some more :)

    Thanks for always posting cool/inspiring posts!
    Mallori
    http://nushkoboaiukli-chokvshweki.blogspot.com

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  24. I want a great dane sooo bad! But they are so big! Just so cuddly and loveable in their tall state! Brixa is precious!

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  25. Oh hurro Brixa you big beautiful bundle! ♥

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  26. She's gorgeous! I'm looking at my pup sleeping next to me right now, and she's a tad smaller ;)

    ♥Mervi
    http://myfriendjules.blogspot.com/

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  27. Jeez you have so many pets! That's awesome. I almost got a crocodile once, I'm not even kidding haha. Dogs are the best though. I have a jack russell and he always makes me die of laughter because of the things he does. Sometimes I think he's a human trapped in a dog's body.
    Kiss
    Lula

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  28. Oh my gosh!! So cute!

    I love your blog so much, I just gave you a stylish blogger award on my blog, check it out :)

    http://lisehymas.blogspot.com/2010/12/first-award.html

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  29. brixa is soooo cute! she makes me want a dog really badly. only have cats right now until we move out of apartment and into a house...

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  30. Oh MY GOSH!!! I LOOOOVE big dogs! I really want a Great Pyrenese (spelling?) but they are too big for my apartment...she is a beautiful dog!!! Great choice!

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  31. she's really pretty and everything, and i'm super happy for you, but i hate to be the one to tell you this. that isn't a dog....it's a pony! ;)

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  32. i can truly never get enough of cute puppeh pics! yes and more yes. ♥

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  33. :) luke and i are dying to get a puppy! we can't decide between a french bully or a great dane. i think we'll end up adopting a dog, but man oh man are they adorable!! happy new years!!

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  34. Damn it - I didn't message you either (same problem with Aubrie - I'm such a dope!) Well anyway, I sent you the award for being super stylish. Because you are, quite simply. Sorry my inept attempts at presenting it to you failed dismally! BTW those dogs are beautiful - my hubs and I love dogs but we always seem to live somewhere that doesn't allow pets. Now we've moved to Dubai and fear getting a dog and deciding we want to move back to U.K. So we'll wait till we're settled and see.

    Love this site. Shah. X

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  35. that is pure cuteness! Enjoy (though it looks like you guys really do already!)

    new follower - come visit me at
    http://momto2poshlildivas.blogspot.com

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  36. I was referred by someone who found my blog yesterday, telling me that you had a dane! She is BEAUTIFUL! My husband and I have a dane as well! His name is Titan! Seeing her puppy pictures totally takes me back! One day we would like to have two, but that would mean a bigger house haha. Your blog is fabulous so I'm following :)

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