Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The story about Axl and his blankie

As far as Rottweilers go, of the six we have owned (or who have owned us) the latest member of our family, Axl, is the sweetest, most gentle and devoted of all of them. And we have only had the pleasure and joy of knowing him for the last year and a half of his nine years. We adopted Axl when he was seven in August of 2009 after his previous owner's home was destroyed in a fire and she could not take him to her new home. Almost from the day he entered his new home, Axl became devoted to my wife Jackie. He followed her around the house, he lays next to her on the couch with his head on her lap when we watch TV and he sleeps next to her on the bed at night. 

When the first Winter came after Axl arrived my wife decided he needed a small blanket over him to help keep him warm on the bed. Axl never complained that he didn't want it or needed it, he just accepted it. My guess is that was because it was a gift from his Mom and that made it special.

Then the blanket started to go wherever he went and my wife would sometimes cover him with it when he took a nap on the couch in the day-time during the cold weather.
On occasion the blanket, now referred to as Axl's blankie, began to go with Axl wherever he went and when he got off the couch he often carried the blankie around the house with him still where his Mom had placed it, over his back.
Today was one of those days only something different happened that made me think of a scene from a favorite old movie. Axl walked out into the kitchen following his Mom wearing his old blankie still draped over his shoulders.
And when my wife opened the refrigerator door to get something it looked like a scene from the movie E.T. The Extraterrestrial.

You be the judge, don't take my word for it.

Hope you enjoyed our crazy adventures.

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