Still, we are dog people and we always will be so it was only a matter of time before another dog came into our lives. We knew we wanted an adult dog because puppies are too much work. We also knew we wanted a big and/or strong dog, since that is what all three of us like the best (our previous dogs were 90 lbs and 140 lbs, though the bigger on was a bit overweight). No little yippy pooches for this family!
With that in mind Kiddo and I have been watching Dog Whisperer and It's Me Or The Dog! on TV for the past few months. I didn't want to make the same mistakes with a new dog that we did with our previous ones, and I also wanted to be sure that there would be nothing to scare people about our dog other than the way he looks. Little dogs can get away with bad behavior because they really don't seem that scary, but if you have a big dog barking and jumping at you, you're most likely going to be petrified!
Things just have a way of coming together, don't they? Amidst all this dog talk, my sister informed me that her neighbors were looking for a new home for their 2 year old Rottweiler. The family has three children plus the mom watches my sister's three kids a few days a week, so they really don't have time to care for such a big dog. The dad is a police officer so he's on shift work, and that makes things all the more difficult. The dog came to them as a little puppy; the dad adopted him after he was seized during a drug raid. The dog, Bullet (the dad is a police officer so of COURSE the dog is named Bullet!) had puppy training classes and is great with people and other dogs, according to the family.
SO we decided to do a weekend trial and see if Bullet would be a good fit at our house. He came home with us on March 17 (that's St. Patrick's Day!) and has been here ever since.
Oh, did I mention that he JUST turned two on March 19 and that he already weighs 120 lbs? I haven't measured his height, but this is THE BIGGEST Rottie I've ever seen. He's fantastic!
Stay tuned for more on Bullet coming soon!