Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Yes, it really is that big :)

Chassis is huge. How big is she? To approximate, take however big you THINK she's going to be and multiply that times how many small dogs you have been around in your life. Then double it.

Here she is a couple of years ago at my mom's house in El Paso.
And the dog next to her? That's a 40 pound dog. Note the height of the door handles. Yes, she's THAT big.

So on the ride down to El Paso (Saturday) I wanted to make sure that she was as comfy as possible in the MINI. Which meant padding the back area, packing all of my stuff in the passenger seat, and renting a gas mask for me for any farts. Seriously, it's like a gas chamber/hot box in there.

To demonstrate the storage space of the MINI (I'm talking to you Guadagno), I give you Chassis...
Because the just wasn't quite as close to me as she'd like, she decided to sleep closer as the trip wore on.
Note the close proximity of her face to my face. This is so that when she got hot during the trip, she could turn her head slightly towards me and then pant. Hot. Smelly. Breathing. In. My. Noseholes.

I've never been so happy to get out of a car in my life.

1 comment:

kristi said...

That's adorable! I love the oxymoron of a great dane in a Mini. I hope you didn't take those pix while you were *gasp* driving! Here in CA we're apparently not capable of multitasking while driving, hence the new law Jan 1st outlawing texting while driving. Next it will be no talking and no breathing.