Hello – I’m Honey.
They say I’m called a fawn Great Dane but all I know is that most other doggies are very short.
Sometimes I see other doggies like me but everyone tells me that I’m a very big girl, even for a Dane!
I love sleeping in the sun, eating bread and giving my paw. Oh – and I slobber…a LOT!
I was born in New Zealand – the ‘Land of the Long White Cloud’ – and lived for a long time in Auckland but I have recently moved to Australia with my family. I’m still a Kiwi doggie at heart, though!
I grew up with a ”kitty sister”, Lemon the Tortoishell Moggie, but sadly Lemon was taken from us very suddenly at just 5yrs old, by a mystery sickie when she was staying at the pet hotel and she went to the Rainbow Bridge on January 27th 2009.
Lemon - we miss you terribly
Recently, after 2 yrs , we finally felt ready to add another kitty to our family. So introducing…Muesli! She is also a moggie, adopted from the RSPCA. Things were a bit stressy when she first arrived but we are now good friends! You can see how we became friends here…
My human, Hsin-Yi, does lots of fun things with me. Just because I’m a Great Dane doesn’t mean I have to be a couch potato – and it’s not true that Danes can’t be trained!
We were members of Outreach Therapy Pets NZ which meant that I was a Therapy Dog and I went to visit sickie people who need help and a bit of cheering up. For more on my therapy work, visit the Therapy Work page
I also do lots of fun training with Hsin-Yi – I’ve dabbled in Obedience, Agility, Rally-O and of course, lots and lots of Clicker Training which I love!
We also do this really cool thing called Canine Freestyle which is like doggie dancing: Hsin-Yi teaches me lots of fun tricks & dance moves and then we dance a routine together to music! I have even competed in Canine Freestyle competitions – they say that I am the first Great Dane to do this kind of thing!
For more about my dancing adventures, visit my Canine Freestyle page
I am now quite a senior doggie (us Great Danes only live to about 8yrs on average) but I’m still doing well, having new adventures, meeting new friends, going to new places, playing a bit of football, enjoying yummies, doing a bit of dancing & tricks for fun (I have retired from dance competitions & therapy work now).
I did recently lose my left eye due to glaucoma – you can read more about that on the Honey’s Eye! page – but I have adapted really well to being blind on one side and it doesn’t stop me doing anything!
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Check out this movie of all the things I’ve been up to recently…there’s life in the old dog yet!