huge dogs are wonderful friends but also very demanding. i’d love to have one but i have neither the massive back yard that one needs to hang out in, nor the ability to train and take care of one properly all by myself, and i kind of get mad at people who don’t treat that stuff very, very seriously

same. and agreed. and remember: Huge-ass dogs, while needing space, often need less space and less room and time to run and go nuts than some mid-sized dogs (think: most sight-hounds and cattle/shepherd dogs)