I got Zoe on Mother's Day of this year. My how things change! She still thinks she is a little lap dog (notice her back paws in the photo) which causes some problems with the real lap dog. Ranger the Rat will play with her, but sometimes, Zoe steps on him or is a little rough. Then he has to give her the what-for. Rita, the cow-dog is not nearly so patient with Zoe. Rita is the queen of mean and high dog on the chain of command. She has been putting Zoe in her place lately herding her around, stalking her, not letting Zoe get any love from the art girls. While on a walk the other day, Zoe did a high hurdle over Rita while chasing Ranger. It was a big mistake. Rita took the big dog down and chewed (literally) her out letting Zoe know who the real big dog was. Fortunately, Zoe has a great attitude about it all. She is loving and easy going. It is her tail that is a killer. Her bark is huge and will send shivers down your spine - just ask the cable guy, but she is a baby and is still a bit of a chicken heart. That is okay with me. I want a dog to look scary and tough, but not be aggressive and mean. Zoe is not aggressive, but she is impressive.
Yesterday, Ranger, Zoe and I made a trip to the vet. The ride in the cab of the truck was interesting. Zoe actually did very well, but she did sit on me at one point. It was when she sat on Ranger that we had a bit of a struggle. I wondered if it was against the law to drive with a Great Dane sitting in your lap, and why didn't I train her to ride in the bed of the truck.