Stories are listed in the order they were recieved.
Here is my story submission for the newest DaDane:
A couple was on a cruise/vacation Great Dane when their ship was sunk by pirates off the coast of Africa. The couple died as a result, leaving their 6 week old "orphan" all alone in the jungles of darkest Africa. Fortunately for the pup, some kind-hearted chimps heard his cries and adopted him into their troop. The chimps named him Tarzdane and he grew up
loving and being loved by the chimps. He taught them many tricks and kept them amused by getting the zoomies, boining and just plain being a Great Dane. He was having a great life when one day a photographer, Ginnie Saunders, saw Tarzdane. She fell in love with this "wild Dane" and wanted to take him home with her. After watching Tarzdane playing with "his" troop, she reconsidered taking him home with her as he was so happy and in a very loving environment. Ginnie has to be satisfies with pictures but she has never forgotten Tarzdane, the wild Dane that stole her heart.
I hope you liked my story.
---Lauren and Tonka
It's Tarzan the Dane, raised by apes!
---MOUSE ("Adam A. Crown")
short and sweet.....my danes view of photograph of HIMSELF and his
humans...considers that we are capable of limited learning...open the
door when told, feed on command, sit on floor for making a lap to
accomodate him, etc.
---richard e. goldy
Hi Ginnie, I can't say that I have a story for this picture, but how about a
title like "Monkey see, Monkey do"
"Guess Who's Coming to Dinner"
"I'm back, Mom. Did you miss me? I couldn't help myself, Mom. The day was
soooo glorious I just had to go for a walk in the park. You know that spot
where all those squirrels hang out ? You knoow- the ones I chase when _you_
take me to the park. Well, that's where I went.
This time they were ready for me, Mom. They were all sitting on that big
branch and when I got underneath it, they started bombing me with leaves and
acorns and stuff.
Well, I was barking at them to stop it & come down and play fair when all of
a sudden these two hairy guys came shuffling over and went up in the tree!!!
(I sure wish _I_ could climb the tree) They chased those nasty ol'
squirrels out of the tree and helped me run them off.
I really like these guys. They're alot of fun. Since they helped me, I
figured I invite them home for dinner and maybe thay can spend the night.
Can they, Mom? Pleeeeeease??????
It looks pretty simple and obvious to me that Sultan has been caught "monkeying
Sultan is an MTV fan because of his love for rock and roll. He always trys
to imitate things that he hears the bands play and wanted more than
anything else to start his own group. His favorite group is Dire Straits.
He couldn't figure out how to start a group that featured "Money for
Nothing and Your Chicks for Free", so he had to compromise and started a
group and named it, "The Sultans of Swing" with his two swinging buddies
"Bubbles" and "Gonzo".
Yeah I know, it is lame, but the best I can come up with in the silly
Sultan is up to no good! He heard the Monkeys LOVE Peanuts and Bananas!
So does SULTAN!
Plot: Sneak in to the monkey pens at the nearby zoo, Make friends with
the locals, adopt Monkey habits, blend in with the natives!
Mission: Acquire Bananas and Peanuts, abscond with said loot.....
Crimp in the plans: CAUGHT WITH HIS EARS UP!
Solution? Look like a Monkey! See! My ears are up! I can LAUGH like a
monkey! Eee..Eee! I AM a monkey! Monkey See, Monkey DO!
---Lyn Richards "DaneLady@doglogic.com"
Chimps Off the Old Block
The Sultan of swing bounded around the recreation area while
two chimps considered mimicking his fancy paw-work. Then in
one moment of earth shattering impact, Sultan plowed into Girl
and Boy, bowling them over like spare pins and earning their
momentary disdain. But seconds later all was forgiven as Girl
hopped on Sultan's back facing backwards and Boy grabbed his tail
leading him backwards a few steps. Their mistress snapped a picture
before Sultan could object. Not his best side, but then he didn't
really have a bad one. Besides he knew he could never be the butt of
unkind jokes. If Miss-Tress took a picture, it must be because he'd
done something else utterly selfless and winning.
Sultan, the Great, shared weekday afternoons with the chimps
even though he pitied them prodigiously for their unimaginative and
humble names. Sultan did everything exuberantly, though, and it was
one of his best features. Sultan's harem of Dane bitches was
sizeable, as well, since his mistress bred him to help support her
lab research work from which Boy and Girl were retired subjects, now
In fact, our tale begins in the mistress of their park's home study
where she had worked long into the evening. An anxious Boy and Girl
screeched at each other and wondered what was keeping their mistress
from tucking them into bed. She was hours late. So, Sultan the ever
knowing and kindly canine, deigned to show them through his pet door
into their mistress's inner sanctum--her home office. There they
gathered around the female who slept somewhat noisily in her desk chair,
head resting on the brightly lit desk.
Boy climbed up on the massive desk and tentatively picked up a
strand of her long dark hair. Girl followed and chewed on the tips of it
gently while Sultan lay down at Miss-Tress's feet to make sure things
didn't get completely out of paw. But the unbarkable happened and noble
Sultan's breathing took on a low, loud rumble that indicated he was
deeply asleep. Boy and Girl high fived each other and set to work
rearranging the paperwork, even going so far as to gingerly lift
Miss-Tress's hand and remove the day's photo. Girl knew what envelopes
were for. They were for licking. Boy knew paper went inside. Somehow
out of their imitative behaviors they managed to seal papers inside
an envelope which together they fought over until they had placed
it with the other envelopes in a basket on the desk.
Some weeks later Miss-Tress hosted a human, chimp, and Dane
party on the lawn. There were cake and ice cream, biscuits and cheese,
and bananas. Music and their mistress's laughter filled two large
pointed ears and four rounded ones as Boy, Girl, and Sultan romped to
the appreciative squeals of the visitors.
"Ann, we can't tell you how surprised we were to see the
photo as part of your application: funds to train Great Danes for
therapy work with disabled young people. Usually, your appeals are so
scientific and serious," one of the visitors was saying to Miss-Tress.
Sultan cocked an ear.
"Yes, it's true that while your appeals are always sincere
and solidly documented, we've just never been satisfied that such
large dogs could be gentle and thoughtful enough to work out. But
when we received your photograph of Sultan, here, with Girl and
Boy. Well, therein hung a tail! You all won us over." The female
of the two visitors shook her head.
Sultan, who was keeping an eye on things, likewise shook his
great head,followed by Girl and then Boy. It appeared as though a
tremor had affected them in quick succession. All of which made the
three at the table chuckle again.
"All I know is that I fell asleep over the application, and
when I woke up the next morning the thing was complete and in my out-
box. I really don't even remember putting the photo in, but..."
Ann patted Sultan.
"Well, my dear, you have the backing from our foundation to
get started," the man reached inside his jacket pocket to remove
an envelope for Ann. Girl instantly appeared at his side with her
hand on the check envelope.
"Please, don't be a bad Girl with company," Ann said in her
sweetest voice, easily confiscating the prize from her prize chimp.
Then the woman visitor snapped an instant picture of the animal
family, seemingly posed peering over a concrete wall. All were smiling
but Boy gave a particularly toothsome smile.
"Look," the man visitor broached when he saw the photo, "Sultan
looks like the posters of Batman for the new movie with those molded
ears,eh?" And Sultan, happy to be included in the conversation, whipped
his tail back and forth a number of times.
"I guess that would make this chimp, BatGirl, and poor ole Boy,
Robin," Ann said. Then she added, "Oh my, there he is now living down
to his new name. Boy is robbin' Sultan's dish of biscuits." At about
the same time Sultan saw Boy, Girl saw the biscuits scatter, and the
entire party scene took on elements of a great race. Of course, Sultan
won over and out.
--- story by Marilee Smith, mistress of Shaman and Ku
The story is obvious. Your dinner was fixed and placed on the table, but
guests came to the door, and while you spoke with them these three ate your
dinner, lock-stock-and barrel. Now you are coming back into the room and
they are greeting you at the door. The chimp on our right is feeling a
little guilty, while the chimp (chump) on our left is not a bit sorry, in
fact, he finds your being dinnerless entertaining to say the least. Sultan
has already forgotten his part in eating your dinner and is looking to you
in anticipation of getting his dinner now.
This isn't a story but I'll suggest it anyway. The first thing I
thought of when I saw this picture was the old, See no evil, Hear no
evil, Do no evil. So I kinda changed it around a little below.
If there is someway to put titles above the monkey's heads and above
Sultan's head, you could put the following:
The monkey on the left looks to have his eyes closed so above his
head you could put: See No Trouble
The Monkey on the right could be: Hear No Trouble
Sultan looks to have a guilty look on his face so above his head you
could put: I am Trouble!
(or you could put I am *in* Trouble!)
---Rose, Tucker, & Lucy
Sultan Was obviously dumped and these monkeys rescued him. raised and now
he protects them!
Roswell, New Mexico
Now that the records have been opened on the alien cover-up, pictures have
emerged of an alien, named Gilligan and two of his traveling companions,
the Captain and Mary Ann.
The Alien Report shows that interviews were done with these creatures. It
seems that they were on a three hour tour, when their little ship got caught
in a storm and ran aground.
As remarkable as this sounds, it seems they lived here for a number of
years, stranded on this planet, with nothing but their wits and what they
could make with found items.
They financed their return home after getting a literary agent and selling
Questions arose today at the University of Edinburgh regarding the record
keeping policies at the laboratory involved in the first primate cloning
experiment. After announcements of the success of this experiment, an
independent committee of scientists questioned the fact that one of the
subject's temperament was much to stoic to be considered a full clone to the
The AKC has rescinded the papers on a litter of Great Danes after questions
arose as to impure breeding practices.
"So my friend says you're from Denmark"
Planet of the Danes
Staring, Mathew Broderick, Mel Gibson and George Burns
--- Louise Feddema, Pebblecroft Great Danes
A Search to find my Parents
On October 18, 1997 I was eating out of a trash can, and decided I needed to move on. But where could I go, I was an orphan just like that little girl in that box I watched from outside a grungy place. All my doggie friends had homes to go to at night and during icky weather. What was A beautiful Great Dane to do?
Suddenly I heard two men who were talking about needing a big dog to keep protection in the monkey cage because people were vandalizing them. Since I knew I needed a home I ran up to them, and one of them said "Hey, this golden dog is just what we need!" "This is not just an ordinary dog, it's a Great Dane. Oh yeah, and it's not golden, it's color is called fawn." The other man said. Not only did this man know a lot about us Great Danes but he gave me a gorgeous home with my new best friends, Roxy and George who lived in the zoo. I got fed all kinds of new delicious foods and I get to stay up all night with my chimp friends to protect them. So now I know I am loved and am being taken care of.
--- by Nikki Brotz and Kristen Lorenz
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