OK, time for an update.

It’s been a little bit over two years since Caspian joined our family, and we figured it was time to let everyone know just how things are going.

Well, it’s been interesting, to say the least.

First of all, we have learned from trips to the vet that Caspian isn’t a full blooded lab. We kinda figured that, since his mom, a chocolate lab owned by friends of friends, turned up pregnant not long after she was adopted. However, what we didn’t know was that dad was likely a Great Dane. Yeah, you read that right. Great Dane. Ooh, boy.

Thankfully, Caspian took more after mom than dad as far as size. He’s big — about 95 pounds — but nowhere near as big as Zeus, the world record Great Dane. He looks like a Dane though, and has their gentle demeanor. He wouldn’t hurt a fly and loves people.

In fact, we think that he believes he’s a person and not a dog. He likes to sleep in the bed with our son Grant or us, and isn’t all that fond of dog food. If we’re not paying attention, he’ll take a nap on the couch or loveseat, especially in the winter. Oh, and he loves ice and almonds. Go figure.

It’s hard to complain about anything with him. He just loves to be with and around his family. As I type this, he has his head in my lap, looking up at me begging to get his ears rubbed. About the only problems¬† are his iron tail, which can be destructive when the wagging starts, and the occasional accident (we’ve had to rent a carpet cleaner a couple of times).

All in all a really good pup. Stay tuned for the further adventures of Caspian the Wonder Dog.

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