I have been fortunate to be able to have the puppy stay as much as he has and in a heart beat would keep forever if my son was to ask. They have bonded so well... melts my heart.... ridgebacks and rottweilers make a perfect combination. My experience..... The boys have always been well behaved but still very single minded where the rottie just wants to please. Ridgebacks live for human affection and attention while the rottie is so happy on his own or cuddled into the boys. A lot more independent. Rottie is far more obedient it's almost like he can read my mind where boys as puppies would if they felt they wanted to and it's in their interests.
The boys have never been ones for barking at sounds however will go crazy if they spot a stranger. In contrast rottie will stand in the back garden at night and bark and growl to the heavens while the boys sleep in the house ignoring the sounds he hears.
Debateable I know but I do find the rottie edging the cuteness race.... cute like a baby bear and just melts my heart to look at. while the boys as pups won my heart from their acts of affection and goofy actions.
I favour the noble sleek and statuesque look of the ridgeback compared to the powerful wide grinning muscle of the rottweiler in the mature adult dog.
Having owned and fell in love with the Doberman breed many years ago I found that breed in appearance a merging of the rottweiler and ridgeback.
Milo, F1b Bernedoodle. She will hopefully be bred to Archie later this year for a litter of Australian Bernedoodles. We are SO excited about this pairing, those puppies are going to be 😍😍 #f1bbernedoodle#australianbernedoodle
This is Blake. #adoptable
I was invited last month to an event at @calgarylibrary celebrating the @empathy.pawject. My reaction to this invite was opposite to my normal social gathering invite reaction: I knew I definitely would go. This project is one that I’ve watched unfold in joy on Instagram. Ms. Carruthers is an art teacher who mixes painting and adoptable dogs to affirm the kind values these grade 4 students already had in their hearts.
The event took place Saturday evening in the newest and fanciest library in Calgary. I asked the perfectly normal question, “can I bring a homeless dog with me?”. The query was run up the chain of command and someone said yes. So I started looking for an adoptable dog who’s interests include reading, fancy architecture, meeting many humans of all ages, being quiet for extended periods of time, sitting still, and generally just not embarrassing me. Coincidentally, this is Blake’s exact list of likes.
He’s almost 7 months old and available to live at your house for the rest of his life. He’s so well behaved that whenever I told people he’s almost 7 months I was looked at like a crooked car salesman misrepresenting mileage. Blake is currently being fostered by the fine folks at @muttleycrueyyc and he’s available for adoption through @aarcs . #adoptable
If the artists didn’t already present an art show that exceeded all expectations, an Empathy Pawject artist presented me with a portrait of Beans that perfectly captures his gooberness.
Special Blake appreciation to Kelly Adams in Calgary for dognapping this young fella from his foster, hiking a mountain with him, and dropping him off at my place for his brindle suit evening event.
Aww......this is what I call total bliss! Rolling in the green, green grass. ~ Kaiser.
We hope all of you, near and far, had a most enjoyable Easter holiday. We had torrential rains most of the weekend so it was nice to wake up to a dry day. The clouds cleared and the sun did come out by late afternoon. Kaiser and Islay both just wanted to sit out in the grass underneath the warmth of the sun for a while. And Kaiser, well, he loves to roll in the grass as you can see. He will twist and turn and moan.....so it has to be bliss for him. It's going to be another beautiful day with much warmer termperatures. Hopefully, once all the work is done for the day, we will get to enjoy a nice long walk. It will do us all good. Happy Monday to all!