Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Giant George - Nasser

Dave and Christie Nasser wanted a dog.

Though Dave was much more inclined to wait until they had a home (rather than an apartment with a no-pet policy) after much consideration they decided on and brought home a Grant Dane, despite the obvious issues with hiding such a pet from nosy neighbors and unwelcoming landlords. Giant George is Dave Nasser's memoir of bringing home that adorable puppy, easily held in his wife's hand, and watching his family and the pup grow...and grow, and grow. 

In fact, George grew to almost five feet tall and several feet long. After the Guinness Book record holder for largest dog passed away, a friend suggested that perhaps they ought to put Giant George into contention for the newly open role. Not actually believing they had a chance, Dave and Christie started the process. 

After several test dates and an official Guinness visit (sadly some competitors questioned the validity of the facts),  George was awarded the esteemed role. To Dave and Christie's surprise, George became an instant celebrity with his own website, Facebook and Twitter page. He was even invited to the Oprah show and enjoyed her breakfast danish and extra sofas. But above all, he became a cherished family member.

This is a really cute animal story about the current Guinness Book record holder for largest dog and his family. I enjoyed reading about him and would suggest this book to anyone looking for a quick, easy read.

3/5- Good. Read it, have a good time and move on. Or not.


Laura M. Campbell said...

It's amazing what can happen when you open yourself up to love. It changes you forever.

Jennifer Hartling said...

Omg. That dog! He's amazingly huge. I need to find this book for my daughter, she's kinda obsessed with big dogs :)