Monday, March 9, 2015
Giant George review
AUTHOR: Dave Nasser with Lynne Barrett-Lee
PUBLISHING DATE: April 10, 2014
PUBLISHER: Grand Central Life & Style
FROM GOODREADS: With his big blue eyes and soulful expression, George was the irresistible runt of the litter. But Dave and Christie Nasser's "baby" ended up being almost five feet tall, seven feet long, and 245 pounds. Eager to play, and boisterous to the point of causing chaos, this big Great Dane was scared of water, scared of dogs a fraction of his size and, most of all, scared of being alone.
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. In 2010, George was named by Guinness World Records as the Tallest Dog in the World-ever. He appeared on Oprah, and even has his own global fan club. But to Dave and Christie, this extraordinary animal is still their beloved pet, the one who has made them laugh, made them cry, and continues to make them incredibly happy.
MY THOUGHTS: I am a sucker for a cute dog and have had this on my shelf for a few years. Giant George is a story of the world's largest Great Dane and the people he owned. And any true pet lover will understand being owned by an animal. The Nasser's had no idea George would grow to take up such a big space in their home and in their hearts. This book tells the story of George's climb to fame and how he helped the family cope through some pretty rough times. Plus, you can only imagine the antics a rapidly growing, gigantic puppy can create. I really enjoyed reading this non-fiction tale and it is a must read for any dog lover out there! George was not only a Great Dane, but also a Great Dog.
RATING: 5 PAWS
PUP THOUGHTS: It's me! Booker T! And Mom finally let me back on the computer. I am here to tell you I loved reading about Giant George and his family. He was a really really really big dog, and I love big dogs. He was friendly, and caring, and took good care of his people. Giant George became very famous and owning him almost became a full-time job. I don't think I would want to be that famous, I am content enough to have a blog. Please consider reading George's story. He was a real-life doggy and not a made-up one like Mom usually tells me about and he deserves the highest rating.
BOOKER T's RATING: 5 PAWS