Congratulations on your newest family member, he is darling. Love those big paws!
We lost our Rexx at the end of September, and my husband and I are ready to bring another Dobe (or two) into our home. Our Java ruled the roost, loved to cuddle on her terms, but Rexx was our sweet, goofy, red 'teddy bear' as my husband called him. He thought he was 8 lbs, not 80+, and would think nothing of flopping beside and partially on you if you were stretched out on the couch. Not such a bad way to watch tv...
I'm so sorry for your losses. These lovies really leave a hole in your heart when they are gone. We had to let Coco go on December 21 and it has been harder than I had imagined. I was looking for a puppy in the summer but things worked out sooner and now Sugar is home with us.
For a woman who never wanted a dog let alone a dobe, I couldn't live without one now!!