Remember when you were first in love and the idea of taking a shower together seemed like such a romantic thing to do?  That is until you realized that only one person could get under the shower head at a time.  Plus, there really wasn’t enough room and soapy elbows polked soapy “insert your favorite body part here.”  Ever since I came to that realization I have had wonderful, solitary showers…until now.

You know that moment when you’re just starting to rinse the shampoo out of your hair and your eyes are closed and you suddenly get licked on the tush?  Oh?  You don’t get licked on the tush in the shower?  I never have, either…until we got Greta.  Let me tell you, that is one weird sensation when you aren’t expecting it!  At least she wasn’t coming after me with a knife “Psycho” style.  Though I think the yelp of surprise that came out of me would have made Hitchcock proud!

Greta loves water.  I’ve never seen anything like this in a Great Dane before.  Danes drink water out of a bowl.  On a hot day, they might walk into the lake and get their legs wet.  This is how a Great Dane should act.  Great Danes are not water-loving dogs.  Danes are not Labradors!  Apparently, Greta never got the memo.  Apparently, Greta thinks she’s a Labrador Retriever.  So far she’s only licked me, but if she tries to retrieve me, we’re both in for a surprise!

Anyhow, back to the shower situation.  After trying repeatedly to keep her head from poking around the shower curtain, I finally pulled the curtain around so she couldn’t get to me.  I figured she’d get tired of being thwarted in her tush-licking endeavor and go away.  That’s when I heard the noise.  She was climbing into the tub!  It was my turn to peek around the shower curtain and sure enough, her two front legs were in and she was just about to climb in completely when I stopped her!  I’m too old to share a shower, especially if my shower buddy is a Great Dane who thinks she’s a Labrador!




41 thoughts on “Greta Thinks She’s A Labrador Retriever

  1. Ha haaaa! I had a Maine Coon cat who liked poking his head and paws in the shower, too. The whole thing is kind of funny. I’m also glad you mentioned the discomfort of taking a shower with another human being. When I watch movies and see a couple enjoying a shower together, I’m baffled.

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  2. This I am familiar with. The shower is over the bath, like yours’, and Bobbi, the boxer loves to lean over the bath and lick my legs. She can’t reach much higher than just above my knees, thank goodness, but efforts to shoo her away are not always successful.

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  3. haha! 🤣 😂 😆 You just wrote your own “Guest in Jest”! I think you should let her in! I cant imagine how I would have been able to stop a dog that big anyway! 😂

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  4. Lmao the way you started this story though! HAHAHAHAHA. Oh Linda you have such a way with words. Greta is shaping up to be one interesting addition I see!

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    1. Thanks for the reblog, my dear. I am SO glad that Sergeant Spike has been repotted! I can’t see the pictures, they show as broken links, but I really want to see Spike in his new home.


  5. Wow… very funny… Labradors was bred mainly to be a family dog and working dog breed. It is one of the most popular dog breeds both in the United States and United Kingdom. Labrador which is the other name for the dog. It can be a good service dog, watch dog and moreover a family friendly dog. It is one of the most lovable and intelligent dogs in the world.

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    1. Labs are lovely. We had a lab/golden mix a few years ago named Woody. As time went on my husband started calling him Woodhead. Woody was not the smartest we’ve ever had but he was lovable beyond measure. I can still see him now swimming in the lake…in circles…getting nowhere.


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