Wednesday, December 30, 2009

How many is too much?

How many is too much? If you are thinking of Rottweilers, and that is all this blog is about, then the answer is simple: How big is your house and how big is your heart. I have met a lady named Grace Acosta from Florida who loves Rottweilers as much as I do and the only difference is her house is larger than mine. Grace owns 6 adult Rotties and she is a breeder and travels around the country to Rottweiler dog shows. Grace lets her Rottweilers live in her house. Grace once had a photo on her web site showing 6 adult Rotts lounging in her living room, just like I always wanted. You may have seen the famous photo that was copied off her web page showing 6 Rottweiler puppies in the trunk of her car. Grace has a very big heart when it comes to this magnificent breed.

If I had a larger house I would want more Rotties because they are so much fun and so entertaining to be around. The most we have ever had were three at one time. So let me show you what our life is like with our three Rottweilers. First there are times when you want to watch television and your best friends want to be with you. Yes, they also like to watch television, too.

There is actually room for one more human on the couch. Ruff and Sassy are sharing the couch while the lone Rottweiler, Axl, lays on the couch between me and my wife. It is too cruel to expect them to lay on the hard floor.

Then there are the sleeping arrangements to be considered. It isn't always like these two photos suggest but I will show them just to give you an idea what it is like sometimes.

See? Everything worked out fine. Of course I don't know how we would handle this if we had more of them. Rottweilers always want to be as close to their humans as possible. They will follow you around the house like a parade. If there is more than one human in the house then each will have their own protector. That was one of the first Rottie Rules I learned when we lived in a two story house with The Three Bears. When I was upstairs getting ready for work I had a Rottie with me and the other two remained downstairs with my wife. Here is an old photo of Nikko and Felony on the couch with my wife. The two Rottweilers were having a discussion across her lap all the time each was trying to get all of her attention.

Where was the third Rottweiler? Here is Mocha laying on the carpet at my wife's feet.

If you have a cat living in your house along with your Rottweilers that isn't a problem because cats don't take up very much room on the bed.

Hope this has cleared up the question. Pound for pound my Rottweilers have more love in their hearts than any other animal.

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