Sunday, January 11, 2015

Pushing 70.

We may have discovered a new breed of Rottweiler. Bessie had a visit to her Vet a few days ago and the first words out of the doctor's mouth when he walked into the examining room was, "She is HUGE". If the Vet had seen what I see every day he might also have noted that she is growing as fast as a weed. Last week when Bess reached her 6-month birthday on January 1st she weighed in at 67.5 LBS. Today she is a half pound shy of 70 LBS.
I think we will name this new breed of Rottweiler, Amazonus Rottus. I like the title, it goes well with the Goofus Rottus we have been living with for the last 8 years.

And the love affair with her handsome hunk Ruffin continues, as it is in their world. I think it has something to do with their teeth. And whereas the size difference has changed somewhat since they started the daily combat lessons, Bess now weighs only 45 LBS less than Ruff does.
These pictures were taken in sequence this afternoon. When I walked in with my camera they stopped playing and looked at the camera, then returned to whatever it was they were doing. For want of a better word I call it aggressive love. It looks painful but no one has ever complained. Minor correction, when Bess had a mouthful of needle sharp baby teeth she did a job on Ruff's jowls and sent him to the Vet.
Earlier, I spotted Bess and Axl outside my den.



  1. Love the first pic of Ruf and Bes. Both beauties!

    1. Thank you. They are both beautiful. I suspect that when Bess is fully grown she will turn Ruff into one hen-pecked Rottweiler.