Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Ruff goes to Petsmart again and we have another kiss and tell story.

To be precise, we took both Ruff and Axl to Petsmart yesterday, but Axl is so quiet and reserved that he gets very little attention. Ruff, on the other hand, is by no means a wallflower. Ruff loves to meet people and he goes out of his way to do it even when they don't expect it. Today, when we were finished with our twice monthly shopping and picked up our usual 80 lbs of dog food, we got on the checkout line behind a woman who was writing a check to pay for her purchases. Ruff stood up with his front feet on the conveyor belt like he always does so he can greet the cashier but this time he was looking at the woman as she wrote in her checkbook. The woman, who was leaning over to write her check had no clue Ruff was standing behind her, almost looking over her shoulder. She finished and turned to her left and noticed Ruff for the first time. She was face to face with him and she gave him a big smile and Ruff gave her some licks on her cheek and her neck. The woman told Ruff how gorgeous he was and said to me that she used to own a Rottie. She let Ruff give her a few more kisses and then she left the store. Ruff enjoyed his visit to Petsmart as he always does.
More good PR work for Rottweilers. ARC ought to put Ruff on their payroll. (ARC is the American Rottweiler Club)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

How do Rottweilers deal with our heat wave?

I know some people will say that because the normal body temperature of a Rottweiler is 102 degrees that they are not affected by a 99 degree heat wave like we humans are. Never the less, to see my 120 lb baby Rottweiler Ruff laying out by the pool sunning himself is enough to make me worry that he has already baked his brains. The photo below was taken at high noon today with a telephoto lens from our kitchen window. I apologize for the weeds in the garden, this has not been a good Summer to work outdoors.


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Attacked by a Rottweiler, again.

My apologies for the misleading title. My over enthusiastic and extremely lovable, 120 lb baby Rottweiler, Ruff, just loves me too much. My wife came in my den and was followed by her two shadows. Her favorite companion Axl came over to me and gave me a lick and this made Ruff try to reclaim his property that he thought Axl was marking for himself. One thing led to another and while I was trying to keep Ruff from climbing on to my lap I asked my wife to grab the camera. Now we have a few more pictures to add to our collection.
This reminds me, did I ever tell you about my theory about Rottweiler saliva helping to make wrinkles go away? I really believe it does.


Monday, July 11, 2011

My crowded office. When Mom's shadows follow her everywhere.

Wherever Mom goes, her two shadows follow her everywhere. When she visits me in my little den they all come with her, and promptly fall asleep on the floor. I just had such a visit and when I turned around from my computer this is what I saw. Mom is sitting on the chair in the lower right of the photo but my wide angle lens couldn't fit her into the picture.
I know I've said it before but this is what it is like Living With Rottweilers. I wouldn't have it any other way.


The more things change the more they remain the same.

I took a photo of my wife Jackie sitting on the couch a few days ago with my "baby" Rottweiler, Ruff, sleeping next to her and it reminded me of another photo I took some 5 years ago of her sitting on the same couch with my first Rottweiler, Mo, sleeping next to her. Hope all of you Rottie lovers enjoy this.
That was then, 5 years ago.
And this is now.
By the way, "baby" Ruff is no longer a "baby" and he is all scrunched up in this photo. When he is by himself on the couch and stretches out he takes up the whole couch. He is much bigger than my old girl Mo used to be.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

We're all ready for the 4th of July.

Celebrating our nation's Independence Day is a big thing around here. We are all ready for it.


Friday, July 1, 2011

Sometimes they surprise me and do stay awake.

Very rarely, once in awhile and for not particular reason, everyone manages to stay awake after a night of watching TV. I still can't explain it. I can play a movie on the BluRay player filled with explosions and gun fire and car chases and everyone sleeps right through it. Other times there may only be some drab, dull programming on TV and it keeps everyone awake. That is the way it was last night.