Sunday, November 13, 2016

Ruffin gets a surprise birthday party

Tonight Ruff had a big surprise birthday party that came 3 days early. I'm pretty sure he didn't know it was early but I did. I wanted to make sure I didn't forget because something else is going on around here in the next few days that could have easily got me preoccupied. And that wasn't the only surprise.

In the past 20 years whenever one of the Rottweilers had a birthday we have always had a meatloaf birthday cake, topped with mashed potato icing. When old man Axl started breaking all of the longevity records I substituted something a bit more elegant, a Filet Mignon steak. But tonight Ruffin got to enjoy a whole roast pork with the same mash potato icing.

I think he liked it.

And I got one of Ruff's famous kisses.




  1. You are a sweet man Nelson. The care you give your fur children is simply beautiful. I have 2 rotties and a Great Dane pup. Appreciate the love they offer. All the best to both you, your wife and ruf, Bessie and axel.

  2. Happy birthday! I hope everything is well!

  3. HAPPY BIRTHDAY RUFF! Wow, ten already huh? Sure looking good for your age :)

    It's been a while since I popped in - glad to know everything is ok, esp getting over the hurricane Nelson. Do take good care of yourself too- everyone of your beloved rotties and your wife is counting on you ;)All the best of health to you. Angela

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  5. These photos (as with all of your photos) have brought me such joy, and it looks like the two of you had a wonderful celebration as well. All the best to your family, both furry and human, from Chicago.