quinn is a 17-month old male great dane. he weighs about 110 pounds and when standing, his head comes up to my belly button. if he could stand on his hind legs, he would be about 5 or 6 inches taller than me, so almost 6 feet tall. he is a sweetheart and we love him very much.
hope you enjoy his interview:
bailey: so, quinn. where is your favorite place to sleep?
quinn: i like cuddling up in small spaces. right now, the corner where the two couches meet is my fave. but when mom and dad let me on the bed with them, that takes the cake. i do not like laying down on hard, cold floors, and if i have to, i will bring my blanket from my bed so i don't have to endure the horrible floor.
bailey: what is your biggest fear?
quinn: water. the kind that sprays you is the worst. or the kind that is really big and deep. or the kind that is cold. or the kind that is wet. i don't mind baths as much, but that's because i get a massage at the same time.
bailey: what is your favorite people food?
quinn: i really like it when mom and dad give me anything because that means they love me, but my favorite lately is when they give me the last bit of peanut butter in the container. also, my mom gives me the brown pieces of avocado, and that is good too. oh, and ice. yum.
bailey: what is your favorite season?
quinn: i like fall or spring, because that's when mom and dad like going outside the most. i don't like summer because it's too hot and mom is away a lot working at camp.
bailey: which toy is your favorite?
quinn: i like my long rope toys that i can swing around and throw in the air. they are good for tug-o-war too. oh, and i like the tear the strings off of them until they are dead and then i eat them and the strings come out in my poop and my poop is colorful! it's wonderful. rope toys have been my fave since i was a puppy:
bailey: what is something you like to chase?
quinn: i love to chase the little bright red dot on the ground. it's so sneaky and fast and only comes out at night and when mom or dad are holding a shiny thing in their hands. when i see them with the shiny thing, i get in my at-the-ready position, so i can catch the red dot better. they laugh at me when i chase it, and that makes me happy because i like to make mom and dad happy.
bailey: what do you get in trouble most for?
quinn: when i shake my body, i get in trouble. mom and dad say i shake too hard and that's what makes the tips of my ears bleed. then i have to wear band-aids and a cone and those aren't fun.
bailey: where is your favorite place to visit?
quinn: gramps and granny's place (mom's mom and dad). they have a nice backyard where i learned how to dig. they have small dogs, too, that i can play with. also, gramps and granny don't get me in trouble as much as mom and dad do.
bailey: what is the command you are best at?
quinn: i like it when people tell me to "shake" because then i get to touch them and be near them.
bailey: what is your least favorite command?
quinn: when people tell me to "lay down." usually, when i'm standing or sitting, it's for a reason and i don't want to lay down! what if the ground is too cold? or too hot? or hard? or what if i can smell your food better when i'm standing? but i'll do it anyway, just slowly.
bailey: what makes you bark the most?
quinn: when i hear people talking outside our door or window. mom and dad don't like when i bark too much, but i do it for their own protection!
bailey: what's your favorite way to get your energy out?
quinn: i like to go to the dog park to run around & play with other dogs. also, chasing that little red dot gets me tired, too. sometimes, mom or dad will rollerblade with me while i trot beside them. when mom & dad walk or jog and take me with them, though, it doesn't get much of my energy out.
bailey: what makes you frustrated?
quinn: when mom or dad make me stop barking. then, i just huff and puff while i pace around the apartment because i get anxious. i don't like not being able to scare predators away! also, if mom and dad do weird things to me, like put clothes on me, i get a little frustrated, but not in the same way, just a little annoyed.
bailey: what is the worst thing that's ever happened to you?
quinn: well, every week, mom has to squirt liquid stuff in my ear and clean it out. i hate that. i get all dizzy afterward and can't stand up straight for a long time. it's traumatizing.
bailey: who are your best dog friends?
quinn: ruca, my aunt carley's dog, and henry, my uncle matt and aunt jana's dog are my cousins and best friends. they are both big enough to play the way i like to play.