It can sometimes seem like the bigger the dog, the more love it has to give its owner and the world. And while we totally love our smaller canine companions, the gigantic Great Danes are a sight to behold. Friendly, social, and charming, these floppy-eared loveable dogs are considered by some to be the perfect match for families.

Great Danes can grow up to weigh a whopping 175 pounds (79 kilograms) and be up to 32 inches (81 centimeters) tall, so that’s all the proof that you need that they’re huge. But reading facts is one thing—seeing these canines’ size with your own eyes is another. Bored Panda wanted to show you just how fun Great Danes can be, so we’ve put together this wholesome and hilarious list of their antics for you to enjoy.

Upvote your fave photos as you scroll down, and let us know which doggos you’d like to hug the most and why, dear Pandas. By the way, when you’re done petting all the dogs in this list, you’ll find some more photos of gorgeous Great Danes right here. And, if you’re in the mood to look at more dogs that don’t understand how big they are, we invite you to check out this article over here.

Bill Lambert, the Head of Health and Welfare at The Kennel Club, told Bored Panda that every single dog needs regular exercise, with larger dogs usually needing more of it. According to Lambert, Great Danes need more than 2 hours of exercise a day. However, the exact amount depends on the dog's age: puppies and senior canines will require a lot less movement to avoid over-exercising. Read on for Lambert's insights into what kind of care Great Danes need and what potential owners should be aware of.

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My Daughter Was Home Sick One Day. When I Peeked Into Her Room, This Is What I Found

My Daughter Was Home Sick One Day. When I Peeked Into Her Room, This Is What I Found

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MauKini
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2 months ago

awww.... that is so cute. <3

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Anyone, No?

Anyone, No?

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This 6-Foot Great Dane Presley Is Also Known As Scooby-Doo Duo To Being Afraid Of Everything, From Tiny Dogs, To Plastic Bags And Vacuum Cleaners

This 6-Foot Great Dane Presley Is Also Known As Scooby-Doo Duo To Being Afraid Of Everything, From Tiny Dogs, To Plastic Bags And Vacuum Cleaners

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2 months ago

The expression though

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Because of how big they are, Great Danes are best suited for people who have lots of space at home. Preferably with a yard. "Great Danes have a friendly and outgoing temperament and are sometimes referred to as gentle giants. With that in mind, they are best suited to owners who have a larger house and garden in order to provide them with enough space for both exercise, mental stimulation and to express themselves," Lambert from The Kennel Club explained to Bored Panda.

Besides lots of space and exercise, Great Danes also need experienced owners, as well as weekly grooming. What's more, bigger dogs usually mean bigger financial investments, too. "They need more food and more space, and you may need to adapt your home, ensuring your dog can’t reach things which a smaller dog wouldn’t be able to," Lambert said. "Training is essential with any dog, but especially with such a large breed it’s crucial that owners are able to exert control so that they can handle their dog more easily and understand their dog’s behavior."

Lambert suggests that, like with any new dog, potential owners carry out thorough, extensive research to make sure that a particular breed is right for them. "We’d recommend potential Great Dane owners speak to their vet and a Great Dane breed club for tips and advice relevant to the breed."

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Looking Out The Front Door. "I Made A New Friend, Please Can I Keep Him?"

Looking Out The Front Door. "I Made A New Friend, Please Can I Keep Him?"

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2 months ago

Great Danes are gentle giants. Even the fawn knows this.

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The Park Broke My Dog

The Park Broke My Dog

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Raine Soo
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2 months ago

That face! That tongue!

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The Photo My Sister Just Sent Me Of Her Great Dane And The New Puppy They Just Got. Look At It

The Photo My Sister Just Sent Me Of Her Great Dane And The New Puppy They Just Got. Look At It

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me
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2 months ago

A big woofer with his new baby bro

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Originally, Great Danes (aka German Mastiffs and Deutsche Dogges) were bred to hunt wild boar and deer back in Germany, around 400 years ago. They were a mix between English Mastiffs and Irish Wolfhounds and were favored by the nobility.

Great Danes used to be known as Englische Dockes, highlighting their link to England. However, as relations between Germany and other countries became more strained in the late 19th century, the Germans renamed the breed to represent their own nation. Later, however, as relations worsened further, the breed became known as the Great Dane.

Strong, elegant, and powerful, Great Danes mature slowly. And one thing that you absolutely cannot skimp on is getting high-quality food.

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Gave Her A Toilet Paper Tube To Play With, And She Proceeded To Breathe Through It Like This For Over A Minute

Gave Her A Toilet Paper Tube To Play With, And She Proceeded To Breathe Through It Like This For Over A Minute

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MauKini
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2 months ago

hahaha... funny girl.

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#8

Once A Lap Dog, Always A Lap Dog

Once A Lap Dog, Always A Lap Dog

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Missy Moo Moo
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2 months ago

Downvoted for cut ears. Stop cutting dogs ears it's cruel

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She Loves The Blower

She Loves The Blower

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ElusiveIntrovert
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2 months ago

Is that a manta ray??

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The breed is so popular that it’s become firmly ingrained in pop culture, probably even without you noticing it, too. For instance, both Scooby-Doo and Marmaduke, probably two of the best-known dogs worldwide, are Great Danes.

We’re just impressed that Shaggy’s able to hold Scoobs in his arms and run with him whenever a spooky ghost shows up. He’s obviously way stronger than he looks, even if he is a cartoon character. Then again, maybe the adrenaline kicks in.

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Today’s Flight Just Got Interesting

Today’s Flight Just Got Interesting

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Brivid
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2 months ago

Whach you doin?

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#11

Big House Cow Meets Little House Cow

Big House Cow Meets Little House Cow

Teddy Flood is a Great Dane and little Speckle is some sort of beagle mix. He was a foster pup, 7 weeks at the time.

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Stitches
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2 months ago

Big dog said “Henlo???”

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#12

My Great Dane Puppy's One Year Difference

My Great Dane Puppy's One Year Difference

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MauKini
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2 months ago

Those huge puppy paws! I love them!

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#13

Our Neighbor Sent Me This Adorable Display Of Pure Joy Between Our Dogs. They Finally Got Him A Stool So He Could Greet His Big Friend Properly

Our Neighbor Sent Me This Adorable Display Of Pure Joy Between Our Dogs. They Finally Got Him A Stool So He Could Greet His Big Friend Properly

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Clara Knaub
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2 months ago

Awwwww! I need to do this for the new puppy next door so he can meet my big dog!

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#14

My Aunt's Goofy Great Dane, Louis

My Aunt's Goofy Great Dane, Louis

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MauKini
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2 months ago

My friend can pull exactly the sam face. He is human tho.

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#15

This Dog Sitting At A Subway

This Dog Sitting At A Subway

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MauKini
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2 months ago

awwww. bless him. He fits right into that seat

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#16

Luna When Our Son Started Getting Scolded

Luna When Our Son Started Getting Scolded

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Little Zoologist
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2 months ago

Oh well... 😬

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#17

This Is Buck, A 10-Week-Old Great Dane Pup. He Has Now Mastered The Sit Command And Is Now Part Of The Good Boy Club

This Is Buck, A 10-Week-Old Great Dane Pup. He Has Now Mastered The Sit Command And Is Now Part Of The Good Boy Club

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Hooked
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2 months ago

Buck is the goodest boy in the club

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#18

Let's Just Pretend They're The Same Size

Let's Just Pretend They're The Same Size

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Marette
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2 months ago

Love the colour co-ordinated outfits.

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#19

When You Are Big Snoops That Can't Mind Their Own Business

When You Are Big Snoops That Can't Mind Their Own Business

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2 months ago

LOVE!!!!

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#20

3 Months / 6 Months / 12 Months

3 Months / 6 Months / 12 Months

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2 months ago

Awww, best buddies for life

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#21

It's A Melting Dane

It's A Melting Dane

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Little Zoologist
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2 months ago

Wooffyyyyy

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#22

Just A Girl And Her Dane

Just A Girl And Her Dane

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2 months ago

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Why is the little girl's top ruched to give the appearance of boobs? Is that normal for child's clothing?

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#23

How My Parents' Great Dane Puppy Lays On The Ottoman He Outgrew

How My Parents' Great Dane Puppy Lays On The Ottoman He Outgrew

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Capelli rosa e patate
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2 months ago

D’awwww baby!

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#24

This Big Potato Enjoys The Tiniest Chairs He Could Find

This Big Potato Enjoys The Tiniest Chairs He Could Find

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2 months ago

At first I thought the title refered to the chair at the back as it looks the dog is resting its head on it.

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#25

A Great Dane Riding Shotgun In A Sports Car. Hollywood, California 1961

A Great Dane Riding Shotgun In A Sports Car. Hollywood, California 1961

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2 months ago

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Stop cutting dogs ears

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#26

Ryder The Great Dane Who Weighs 87 Kg With His Friend Ally The Chihuahua Who Weighs 2 Kg

Ryder The Great Dane Who Weighs 87 Kg With His Friend Ally The Chihuahua Who Weighs 2 Kg

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MauKini
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2 months ago

Friendship knows no boundaries.

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#27

My Two Loves, Waiting On Our Hooman Baby To Join Us Any Day

My Two Loves, Waiting On Our Hooman Baby To Join Us Any Day

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2 months ago

Great POV !

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Rut-Row-Raggy

Rut-Row-Raggy

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Me Again
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2 months ago

Scooby scared!

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#29

Biggest Scaredy Cat In The World

Biggest Scaredy Cat In The World

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Zoe Snyder
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2 months ago

Moooom, he won't let me down the stairs again!

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My Sister Is Driving 10 Hours Back Home With The Great Dane Puppy She Just Got

My Sister Is Driving 10 Hours Back Home With The Great Dane Puppy She Just Got

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Firefoxy3121
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2 months ago

Aww! Big howl

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#31

Lincoln The Dane

Lincoln The Dane

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Clara Knaub
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2 months ago

Welp, you got the balloon bigger than him!!! 😆

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#32

Boomie Bear Meeting His New Neighbor

Boomie Bear Meeting His New Neighbor

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Dana
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2 months ago

This is hilarious!!!! Frame it!

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#33

He Won't Stop Growing - Send Help

He Won't Stop Growing - Send Help

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MauKini
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2 months ago

The smiling puppy infront... <3 <3 <3

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#34

This Other Dog Had Really Big Ears

This Other Dog Had Really Big Ears

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Nicholas Williams
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2 months ago

oh

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#35

Nap Time Little Human. Quit Wiggling

Nap Time Little Human. Quit Wiggling

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MauKini
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2 months ago

Best blanket ever!!!

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#36

She Might Be 6’2” Long, But Lola Is The Gentlest Of Giants

She Might Be 6’2” Long, But Lola Is The Gentlest Of Giants

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Beuska
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2 months ago

she looks adorable :)

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#37

Sharing Is Caring

Sharing Is Caring

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Nicholas Williams
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2 months ago

AAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

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It's Tiny, Isn't It?

It's Tiny, Isn't It?

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Natalia
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2 months ago

Your hand? Yes it is ☺️

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#39

Our Great Derp

Our Great Derp

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Alan Green
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2 months ago

He looks how I feel

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From Pupper To Woofer In Just 1 Year

From Pupper To Woofer In Just 1 Year

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Bobert Robertson
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2 months ago

The guy went from "he looks cool" to "on no, a Bengals fan" in a year

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Saw A Gentle Giant At The Vets! She Was A Darling And Sat Down With Her Owner While They Waited

Saw A Gentle Giant At The Vets! She Was A Darling And Sat Down With Her Owner While They Waited

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Laugh or not
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2 months ago

The one time I saw a great Dane at the vet, it was soon joined by a yapping Chihuahua... who stopped yapping immediately after seeing the giant. It was a scene out of a cartoon.

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This Puppy

This Puppy

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MauKini
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2 months ago

Puppy? Mobile armrest!

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#43

7 Weeks And 17 Weeks

7 Weeks And 17 Weeks

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Dana
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2 months ago

Still has the expression: "Huh? Me?!"

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Caught River Looking Festive

Caught River Looking Festive

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MauKini
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2 months ago

Tis the season to drool jolly...

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#45

Your Dog Can Fetch A Ball? That's Cute

Your Dog Can Fetch A Ball? That's Cute

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Downvoted for cut ears are cruel owners

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#46

These Dogs All Pooping At The Same Time

These Dogs All Pooping At The Same Time

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Bill
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2 months ago

How long did it take to find the perfect spot?

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#47

These Are The Critters That Get To Ride On The Golf Cart

These Are The Critters That Get To Ride On The Golf Cart

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Tiredpossum
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2 months ago

for a sec I thought the chicken was part of the dog 😆

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#48

My Dog Thinks He's A Lap Dog When My Grandma Stops By

My Dog Thinks He's A Lap Dog When My Grandma Stops By

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Deborah B
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2 months ago

I love how he has part of one hind leg fitting on her lap.

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#49

This Is Shadow. He’s A Lap Dog

This Is Shadow. He’s A Lap Dog

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Mark Serbian, PK&RG,W
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2 months ago

What do you expect? You're sitting in his chair!

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#50

Jones Has A Desire To Be A Window Washer When He Grows Up

Jones Has A Desire To Be A Window Washer When He Grows Up

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ramen noodle is confused
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2 months ago (edited)

the little teefs .o.

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