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Woman Tricks Husband Into Adopting A Giant Great Dane

by Barbara Diamond
Barbara is a passionate writer and animal lover who has been professionally blogging for over 10 years and counting.

Sue wanted nothing more than to adopt a shelter puppy, but her husband Robert only agreed to bringing home a pet if they didn’t choose a “big dog.” So, Sue headed off to her local animal rescue. It was there she fell deeply in love with an adorable, tiny puppy named Yogi, and there was no way she was leaving the little guy without a home. That’s when things took an unexpected turn.

You see, Sue told Robert a “little” lie — that Yogi was a Jack Russell terrier who’d grow up to be just under 20 pounds. The truth? Yogi was a Great Dane — only one of the largest dog breeds known to man. Oops.

And so, the tiny puppy found his home with Sue and Robert. As months passed, Yogi grew bigger and bigger… and bigger. By the time Yogi was five months old, Robert realized he’d been tricked by his own wife. This was no Jack Russell. Robert was now pet parent to a dog who would one day weigh over 200 pounds and eat his way through $200 worth of food every month. However, Robert couldn’t be angry; he was already very much in love with Yogi.

Yogi, who also goes by the name of Bear, is now nine years old and one of the biggest dogs in the UK. He has to wear a horse coat outside in the cold. He’s massive, he’s lazy, and he’s best friends with Sue and Robert’s adopted stray cat, Toffee.

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Sue couldn't wait to adopt a puppy from her local shelter, but her husband Robert only agreed if she found a small breed. Sue fell in love with the adorable black and white puppy pictured below, who was just under two pounds. So, she brought Yogi home to meet Robert, and told her husband a little fib...

Sue couldn't wait to adopt a puppy from her local shelter, but her husband Robert only agreed if she found a small breed. Sue fell in love with the adorable black and white puppy pictured below, who was just under two pounds. So, she brought Yogi home to meet Robert, and told her husband a little fib...
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Sue told Robert that Yogi was a Jack Russell puppy. (See the generic photo below.) These dogs only grow up to weigh about 15-20 pounds. 'How much trouble can he be?' Robert thought. Boy, was he in for a huge surprise...

Sue told Robert that Yogi was a Jack Russell puppy. (See the generic photo below.) These dogs only grow up to weigh about 15-20 pounds. 'How much trouble can he be?' Robert thought. Boy, was he in for a huge surprise...

Little did Robert know that Yogi was a Great Dane who would grow into a 210 beast, eating through $60 a week in food -- and becoming one of the largest dogs in the UK.

Little did Robert know that Yogi was a Great Dane who would grow into a 210 beast, eating through $60 a week in food -- and becoming one of the largest dogs in the UK.
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It's been almost a decade, and Yogi -- now nicknamed "Bear" -- is a whopping 6-foot-10-inches long. He's so massive that Mom and Dad have to dress him in a horse coat when he goes outside to play. Good thing they have a three-acre paddock so Bear can get his exercise!

It's been almost a decade, and Yogi -- now nicknamed "Bear" -- is a whopping 6-foot-10-inches long. He's so massive that Mom and Dad have to dress him in a horse coat when he goes outside to play. Good thing they have a three-acre paddock so Bear can get his exercise!
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Last year, an old stray cat started showing up at their house. Sue and Robert didn't think Bear would accept the cat into the home, but he quickly welcomed Toffee onto his beloved sofa. To this day, Bear and Toffee love nothing more than curling up together for naps.

Last year, an old stray cat started showing up at their house. Sue and Robert didn't think Bear would accept the cat into the home, but he quickly welcomed Toffee onto his beloved sofa. To this day, Bear and Toffee love nothing more than curling up together for naps.
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Bear thinks of himself more like a person than a big dog. His favorite past time is lounging on the couch with Mom, Dad, and Toffee, and watching TV. For such a giant dog, he has an equally giant heart.

Bear thinks of himself more like a person than a big dog. His favorite past time is lounging on the couch with Mom, Dad, and Toffee, and watching TV. For such a giant dog, he has an equally giant heart.
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Back when Yogi was five months old, Robert realized he'd been duped by his own wife. Yogi was no Jack Russell, but by that point he couldn't be angry. He was already very much in love with Yogi, and this dog had found his forever home.

Back when Yogi was five months old, Robert realized he'd been duped by his own wife. Yogi was no Jack Russell, but by that point he couldn't be angry. He was already very much in love with Yogi, and this dog had found his forever home.
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