Thief of Hearts at 7 YO
Jupiter, god of the sky, father of the divine family and patron of Rome. Jupiter, King of the Roman gods.
Jupiter, the fifth planet from the Sun and by far the largest.

, Thief of Hearts

Eight month old Jupiter was adopted from Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue (MAGDRL) on Saturday, March 24, 2001.  See Jupiter's MAGDRL rescue photo

Jupiter's color is Fawnequin, a non-standard piebald marking of Great Danes. He has one brown eye and one blue eye and is absolutely stunning! 

At 8 months old, Jupiter weighed 95 lbs.  By late April, he weighed 106.  By September at 13 months old, he was a slim 128 lbs. and 34 1/2 inches at the withers.  At three years old, he was a full-chested 145 lbs and 36 inches at the withers.  Jupiter was a handsome puppy who grew into a
Thief of Hearts! 

See Jupiter's first day at home on March 24, 2001

Our kids got dressed for Howley-ween. on October 28, 2001.

Jupiter stealing the heart of a toddler at Baltimore SPCA Walk for Animals in April 2006.

Celebrate Christmas 2001 with the kids.

Jupiter wishes everyone a wonderful Christmas 2002!
FLASH!!! Jupiter earned his Canine Good Citizen certificate on October 5, 2002!  

See the kids at Howley-ween 2003 at Riversdale Mansion.

Miss Judy is back! See Jupiter give her a big kiss!
Jupiter adopted a new baby sister on January 9, 2004! Introducing Miss Merlot!
FLASH!!!  Jupiter earned his 'Therapy Dog International'" certification on February 1, 2004 at Fidos for Freedom! He's a THERAPY DOG!!!
See Jupiter in our family photo taken February 1, 2004.
Jupiter was at Port Discovery Children's Museum in Baltimore on June 2004.

Jupiter got a new big sister in July 2004!

Jupiter wishes everyone a Happy Holiday 2004!

Jupiter with an adoring fan at Baltimore's children's museum, June 2004.

Our fur family wishes you a Happy New Year 2006 from Times Square, NYC.
Our boy welcomed a new baby sister Savannah on May 13, 2006.
See Jupiter surrounded by Girl Scouts at the Gaithersburg St. Patrick's Day parade on 03/11/2006 .
Read about Jupiter and Savannah's prophylactic  laparoscopic gastropexy on November 7, 2006.
Jupiter and the girls wish you Happy HoliDanes 2006.
Despite having preventative surgery for stomach torsion, Jupiter's colon torsed on January 25, 2007 -- the same day our Joya passed a year prior. Thankfully, he survived.

Jupiter's first day, March 24, 2001

This is Baby Jupiter at 8 months old in March 2001. 


The Mighty Jupiter with a Little Tyke

...and this is Dane Ambassador Jupiter at 6 years old in 2006 with a little friend.

Thief of Hearts in September 2006.

Jupiter in the sky with diamonds
Thief of Hearts

Jupiter retired from MAGDRL activities due to arthritis in August 2007 at age 7 years old.
Our boy had his first acupuncture session at Veterinary Holistic Care on May 2, 2008.


My handsome prince, my thief of hearts lost his struggle at age 9-1/2 YO.  A month prior he was diagnosed with Megaesophagus for which there is no cure or treatment. Despite trying various meds and vertical feeding, he could not hold down food or water. He went downhill fast.

On October 7, 2009, I held him in my arms as he donned his angel wings.

"If Tears Could Build A Stairway
and Memories A Lane
I'd Walk Right Up to Heaven
And Bring You Home Again"


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