A few weeks ago, Brian and I were taking our daily walk through the neighborhood when one passerby commented loudly about our doggie brood, "Those are some galutes!"
A few days later, another person stopped us to comment on the sheer size of our pups. Finally, I asked Brian, "Are they big? I just don't see it."
Brian was flabbergasted that I didn't consider a dog who was well over 130 lbs to be a large dog. Sure, she's bigger than chihuahuas and yorkies, but please, I just don't find her to be that obtrusive.
Maybe it's because she was an itty bitty 7lb puppy when we first adopted her, or maybe its because she just lays around all of the time, so she doesn't seem to take up much space in the house. Whatever the reason, to me, she is our little baby, and I will continue to treat her as such :)