When Max passed we were determined to open our homes/hearts to a brand new rottweiler pup for the long haul. Samson "Shadow of Maximus" was the perfect pup to fill those shoes. Such an angel... possibly so much an angel that he needed to be by the Rainbow Bridge w/ Max more than here on earth. Ugh..I don't want to cry in this thread though. Samson was only able to make it close to 6 months old and as everyone knows we're still wanting to experience the full life of a Royal Rott from puppy to OLD AGE. As such, hubby has tried again and this time, with lessons learned (we hope!), he did a ton more research and has put a deposit down on a "Show Quality" puppy with OFA approved parents, grandparents, great grandparents etc.
The puppy's father is rated Excellent and the mother Good. We're sure hoping this will give us much greater odds of being able to share our life with a rott that can run, and jump, and play, and swim w/o pain for several years.
This is a pic of the father, who you will notice, was lucky enough to be able to keep his tail. This is because he was an import from Europe where they are SMART ENOUGH not to dock the tails. I WISH the USA would hurry up and make that rule!
Father - Rathko
Father - With that classic silly look
This pic of the father cracks me up too....
I don't have very good pics of the mother... Alec... but I'm sure you can see she's beautiful even if the pics don't do her justice...
The babies are due on Halloween night..Oct 31st, 2004. We're hoping that means they'll be a treat and not a trick!
We, of course, will not be able to bring our lil'boy home until 8 weeks after they are born which puts us at a bring home date of Christmas day or close to it.. depending on when they are actually born probably a day or two after Christmas...
We are hopeful of having second pick of the males, but may get third. There's another couple that is "wishy washy" but if they decide to go with a pup from this litter they'll have second pick. If not then we will.
So we've got about 9 weeks to pick out a name... I imagine it'll take me about 10 or 11 weeks though lol.
Please keep Alec, the mother, in your thoughts and prayers. I admit that I am scared. Samson really took something out of me and caused a paranoia that I need to get under control. I'm so worried something will go wrong with the litter or something crazy like that. I've also noticed that I've quickly become over protective of Chelsea our shepherd. I get scared if she jumps or does anything that looks like it might cause pressure on her joints. I even left the ramps up that we built for Samson thinking maybe it's better if she doesn't have to take any steps up/down either. Which logically is ridiculous because the extent of our "stairs" is a single 4 inch step on two doors that go from the outside to the inside but I can't help it
So if you could pray for Alec and the breeders that everything can go smoothly for them and for Chelsea and the new puppy that I don't hinder them in any way..e.g. that I get over my paranoia and allow them to play and function normally I'd really appreciate it.
Other than that... I'm just full of hope and anxious to be able to intro the puppy to all of you in hopes of being able to drive you nutz with tons of brags for MANY YEARS to come.
If you have any SPECTACULAR name ideas by all means share them. I have a long list so far of potential names but for some reason nothing seems to be "good enough" for the lil'guy that hasn't even seen daylight yet.
For others that may also be on name hunts now or in the future..this is my list so far..... some are good..some maybe not so good but I'm still looking for something unique and royal lol...