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Even after admitting delays were their The quest to get him into the Guinness book struck me as a very competitive-male thing to do the same way some birders don't just keep life lists, they try to have a Big Year , but Nasser maintained enough charm and humility to keep me reading. The book ends abruptly after the big Oprah appearance - I wouldn't have minded a little more of George learning to appreciate the new children in his life.
Oct 17, Haley Bierman-holloway rated it did not like it.
Giant George: A New Book About Life With the World’s Largest Dog
The writing was so bad that I couldn't finish this book. Nasser's observations about dog ownership are banal his supposed guilt over snipping off his dog's "manhood" made me simultaneously roll my eyes and yawn. Again, I can't say enough about how terrible the writing was - at times, it's nearly incomprehensible. How this guy managed to get a book deal is beyond me. May 08, Jami rated it really liked it Shelves: I really enjoyed this book - it was a fun book!
I love Giant George and loved hearing his story. Who would have thought it took so much to be star? I couldn't believe that people tried to sabotage him in order to get the Guinness title for their own dogs His parents obviously love him and I love how he is a valued member of the family! View all 5 comments. May 02, Alexandra rated it did not like it. I thought this book was suppose to be about a dog not about some guy with ZERO personality.
I'm really wanted to hear cute stories about the pup growing up, his personality ect. Sorry but after chapter seven u had to put it down bc it went no where. Apr 22, Jeannie rated it really liked it Shelves: I loved this book What a cute story. And he's still alive by the end of the book Sep 12, Wendy rated it it was amazing. I loved this book. What a wonderful dog and a great true story. I couldn't put this book down, I read it in under 3 hours.
Great book for any dog lover. Aug 19, Louise rated it really liked it. This book made me thankful our mini poodle weighs only 16 pounds. Oct 17, Arielle Masters rated it liked it Recommends it for: This book is a highly recommended read cautionary tale, as far as amount of food and care and cleanup they need for anyone considering getting a Great Dane of their own. Picked this book up because I love dogs and love reading happy dog stories.
It was a cute recounting of the life and eventual worldwide fame of the author's enormous Great Dane, George, who ultimately made the Guinness Book of World Records as "tallest dog". I was surprised that they didn't also have him in additional categorie This book is a highly recommended read cautionary tale, as far as amount of food and care and cleanup they need for anyone considering getting a Great Dane of their own. The story starts with an ad to sell George, which is disturbing - normally breeders want dogs back that don't work out for the initial purchaser. So this was off-putting.
Plus I don't personally advocate buying a dog to begin with - adoptDontShop, to save lives - but in the case of very unusual animals they were specifically looking for a Great Dane, preferably a blue one , it might be necessary to look for a breeder.
I don't like the idea of shipping a very young puppy 7 weeks, according to the author, and the puppy really should have stayed with mom for 8 weeks solo to from a breeder to its new owner. I don't like that they didn't go to meet George's parents - or mom, at least - and the breeder in person. Also don't like that they got George well before having a place where they were allowed to keep a pet - it's better to have the place first, then take in an animal.
But it is what it is.
After that, it seems like they waited an unusually long time to get George his puppy shots and to start training him months in both cases , though I haven't had a young puppy myself we've adopted older dogs so maybe this isn't unusual. They also waited a really long time to get him fixed until George was around 9 months. Animal welfare advice and mores are changing over time, and the author and his wife got George some ten years before this review. Hopefully they'll do some of these things a bit differently with their next dog if they haven't already.
On the very positive side, the author and his family clearly adored and took very good care of George, at least once he settled in I'm referring here to the author's puppy-for-sale ad. They went to great lengths to make him comfortable at all sizes, which a lot of pet owners don't try to do. They fed him well and played with him a ton. They socialized him very well. They tried to be judicious about making George fit in at the local dog park. The stories of George's reach food off of counters and other habits like greeting visitors were amusing. George, like my dog, doesn't like to swim, so that was funny.
He sounds like a super awesome dog. I really enjoyed reading about their trip to Chicago and everything it took to get George there. Won't get a Great Dane personally, as I despise dog drool, but they are generally very nice my dogs and I have met several in our neighborhood over the years, and our current dog plays a little with one or two GDs who live near us. George, like my previous dog, has had the upped risk of a twisted stomach. Ours sadly died from that very thing - well, from complications after surgery to fix it.
I didn't know there was such an operation as the author describes, to staple the stomach to something else. Sounds extreme, but I haven't looked into its usefulness or potential side effects. PS to those planning to have kids read this book: On the contrary, these are natural life events that had sad endings and that happen to many people. If anything - as the author says - George helped the family's healing process. Depending on the ages of the kids, though, you might want to summarize or skip over parts of that section.
Dec 15, Alfonso rated it it was amazing. 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. George grew fast, incredibly fast. In fact, he grew so fast that he quickly outgrew the largest dog crate they could buy.
He loved to play but despite his size he was scared of a few things in life like for example water, other 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.
He loved to play but despite his size he was scared of a few things in life like for example water, other dogs, and most of all being alone. Oct 06, Kimberly rated it liked it. Great Danes were big dogs, weren't they? George was padding in small circles in the dirt, stopping only to bend his neck to sniff the odd weed or to peer thoughtfully into the middle distance.
Jul 14, Kim rated it really liked it. I really enjoyed learning about Giant George. Even though he passed away in , it was still fun to read about him and his family life. This memoir captures Dave Nasser's delight, pride and frustrations with caring for his pound fur baby. A great read for anyone who is thinking of getting a Great Dane.
Aug 06, Tracy rated it liked it.
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Books about animals are always a nice read and break from the heavier books. I am sure I would love George if I met him.
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The author had a tendency to tell about a situation then move on and then go back and tell more details about the situation which was highly annoying. What a delightful and entertaining story. When Dave and Christie bought a Great Dane puppy little did they suspect that the "puppy" would grow to be the world's tallest dog.
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As big as he was though, he was the most gentle and sweet natured dog anyone could want. Their story of George the giant Great Dane is a fun read. Loved this book, from begining to end. The relationship built between George and his humans, from the day he was brought home, to almost getting rid of him, to bringing home baby. It just tugged at my heart strings. I found myself in tears as I finished the book one day and learned that Giant George had died the day after.
You really get to know this gentle giant. This book is unlike no other it will capture your heart mind and soul if you want book full of Giant love then look no further Giant George is the book for you!. RIP Giant George you will be missed dearly. If you've ever had a great dane or have been thinking about getting one, this would be a great book to read. Can't say enough about how good this book is and there were parts that really had me laughing because I've had four danes. Thought the part about them shopping for a larger mattress for George was so funny and I could relate because I went shopping for a twin size mattress for one of my danes because she outgrew the crib mattress and the guy at the store thought we were over the top getting a mattress for a dog, but he was glad to make a sale.
I absolutely loved this book. There were a few tears but lots of laughs! Having had Danes made this book even more realistic and hilarious. As I got closer to the end of the Giant George I started reading slower and slower.