I titled this the opposite of LoriF, to hopefully not confuse anyone:)
I've not posted in many months for several reasons. I don't talk about negatives until they are far behind in the rear view mirror.
On the animal front, I have laid to rest two of my cats that were brothers and had been here for 12 years. One I Lost to cancer, the other I lost to heart failure.
Then I lost my precious Catahoula/Fox Terrier mix to a massive stroke. I had rescued him at about 18 months when someone dumped him on the road below. He made it to ten or eleven years which I understand is a short life for Catahoulas. They are all laid to rest in the Pet Sematary.
Somewhere in the midst of all this and DH's recovery from prostate cancer, I was asked to take in an 18 month old Rottweiler. Having lost three Rotties to cancer, over the years ,I said no absolutely not.
Freyja the Rottweiler arrived bag and baggage on December 16, 2018. It's been a rough several months for her as she came from a great home, where the man did everything right, including obedience school. Freyja had been with him and his family since she was 8 weeks so her world was tore apart. The family's life style changed dramatically so they had to re-home Freyja.
I have given her a lot of space and she finally started acting like she is home in the last several weeks. Joker colicked (my avatar) last week, and DH walked him while I ran to the house for Banamine. To both our surprise, Freyja was clearly upset and tried to help. She either walked step for step beside DH, or walked behind Joker, quietly encouraging him to move if he stopped.
She is whip smart and was probably valedictorian of her obedience graduating class, lol
I also still have my Catahoula/Pit Bull whom I rescued four years ago. Freyja is a strong dominant female so it's a good thing Sheldon is male and they get along.
I took this pic not long after Freyja's second birthday in March. Notice the breeder did not dock her tail, something I am happy about as that is one massive and handsome tail, lol. I understand Germany has recently banned tail docking, so I hope the U.S. Will soon follow suit.
My vet said although he has seen bigger females, Freyja is a bigger than average female and well put together (her human also gave me her papers and vet records). She is a handful in that, unlike my previous three males, she sticks her nose everywhere it doesn't belong, the worst being the DirecTV cable she chewed thru image.jpg