It sounds like you had great memories with your danes.some of these stories my parents told as Iwas to young to remmeber some of them. When I was a toddler I would hang all over cheif, on his neck and legs,he couldnt of cared less, he just like the company. I used to sleep with him in his cage, that was rarley used. My dada used to say the sam thing about danes. And it is true their hearts are bigger than them. Some people are very afraid of them due to their size, but honestly you couldnt find a nicer type of dog. I would be more afraid of chiuahaus and such, they litereally bite ankles,trust me!