Sunday, October 7, 2012

Anniversary of Ben

It is hard to believe that I have had Ben for a whole year now.  I'm as happy (actually happier) today than the first day I brought him home.  He was 3 years 7 months then so is now almost 5 years old and just a sweet gentle giant of a boy.  He still has a lot of puppy in him but then the bigger the dog the longer it takes for them to mature (this from a vet and Rottweiler owner).

Dr. Lewis also said that Rottweiler's are big babies and this is evident when his huge paws step on an acorn in the driveway and he turns and comes to me with a pitiful look as if to say 'make it stop hurting mommy'.  So I rub his 'toe-toes', talk to him to console him and then off we go back on the walk.

Here is a picture of Ben intently watching the squirrels outside and when they get out of eyesight from this window he darts to the guest bedroom to keep a closer eye on them.
Ben likes to play with his toys, particularly the squeaky toys, loves his Kong with the challenge of getting cookies out of the center and also loves his big bone when it is filled with peanut butter.  Here he is trying to get those cookies out and if this technique doesn't work he stands up and tosses the Kong so that it bounces on the floor and hopefully something will be jarred loose.
On another note, today I updated my patterns page to post pictures of Melinda's hooked Frost Sheep rug as well as Auntie Peanut which was hooked by Lauren; thanks gals, I'm very proud to post your pieces on my web site .

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Ahhh, Ben is such a handsome man! Yes, our Lonnie likes to keep an eye on the cats from the door and then if they go down the street he runs to the bed to look out that window and bark at them!

  2. Saundra ~
    Ben is one handsome gentle giant. I am so glad you make each other happy.
    Pug hugs :)

  3. Ben is a beautiful dog and boy life goes by fast!

  4. Saundra,
    Seems like just yesterday when you adopted Ben! He is such a beautiful boy! Glad you found each other and are enjoying life together!!
    Happy Autumn!!!
    Cathy G

  5. time passes too quickly, such a sweetie, with tender little toes!!

  6. Saundra......
    What a beautiful post regarding your precious Ben. Don't you wish everyone loved their dogs like this???????

    We are getting acquainted with our new puppy. She is a little pistol for sure. Such a darling little girl. She is a Daddy's Girl for sure. Charley is loving every minute of fighting with.......I mean....pleaying with her. They are just having a ball.

    Gosh, what a difference a doggie makes! Kiss Ben for Charley and Blu.


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