Big Dog of the Day: George the Great Dane, who, at 7 feet in length, is officially the world’s largest dog, is something of a real-life Marmaduke. According to a new book by owner Dave Nasser, George sleeps on his very own queen-sized mattress, has a hatred of swimming pools, and is “a big softie” who loves playing with dolls.
“[S]ince his appearance on [the Oprah Winfrey Show], Giant George has built a following around the world, with his own fan club, website and 70,000 fans on Facebook,” writes Nasser in Giant George. “None of this, of course, means anything to George. He still spends his days doing what he has always liked best: eating, playing and sleeping. Our cherished pet may have become a global celebrity — but really, he’s just one of the family.”