Come meet my Rottweiler, Stuart!
Hello guys, welcome back to my blog and if you are new, then welcome! Today I am going to be talking about my sweet 5, (almost 6!) month old puppy. But most of all I am going to talk about why he deserves nothing but love from everyone who sees him. Let me start from the very beginning, when we got Stuart!
Our Stuart, or our Stu was born January first, 2019. He was our New Year miracle! Now we did not even know about Stu until one day, my dad was joking about getting another dog, specifically a Rottweiler. Now although my dad's tone did not sound too serious, I decided to look around my area to see if anyone was placing one up for adoption, or selling one. Soon enough we found a breeder that was a two hour drive from us. She was a VERY sweet breeder and she seemed very trust worthy, so about a week later, we packed up the car and made the two hour drive. Once we arrived, we met several puppy Rottweiler's. But, for some reason, our Stuart stood out to us the most.
After a few weeks of Stuart growing, he was ready to part from his mom and siblings, and join our family! By the end of February, he was officially ours. Instantly, this puppy became a part of our family. Not only was he the cutest thing ever, but he is our sweetheart. He also learned a lot about our family.
Stuart has especially grown a special relationship with two family members. Brandon (left) is my older brother who was born with CHARGE syndrome. This means he was born with several challenges, such as deaf-blindness. Although Brandon acts different compared to others, Stuart fell in love with him, and is a patient loving puppy around him always. He knows that he can be playfully rough with everyone in the family, but with Brandon he knows he has to be extra soft. On the right is Stuarts older brother, Sam. Sam had a hard time with Stuart coming into the family (sometimes he still does, ahah!) but, at the end of the day they love playing with each other, and sharing cuddles with my family.
Now here is my rant.
Now that you have gotten to know my angel, I hope you know what a sweetie he truly is. He is only 10x sweeter in person, he will give you tons of kisses, but in my family we call his face kisses "Rottie Facials". Everyone that knows him, loves him. That is, except for the one grumpy man in the Subaru.
This past Sunday, my family and I decided to go on a walk. Stuart loves walks. He is a puppy and has ton of energy, why would he not love to go on a walk with his family?! So, we leashed and harnessed him up and went on our walk. Side note, because Stu is still a puppy, we practice "healing" while going on walks. Although he is not fully trained, he is a very smart puppy and very well behaved. Anyway, we decided to walk to our local gas station to get some Sunday treats. Because dogs are not allowed in the store, Stu and I waited outside. Although Stuart was very eager to follow the rest of his family into the store, he sat outside patiently while watching his family in the store. I thought the moment was so precious, I decided to snap a picture or two.
As I was taking these pictures I was just thinking how truly grateful I am for my pup. He came to us in such a unique way, yet he was SO perfect for us. He was responding to my "heal" command and waiting patiently- what an angel! Suddenly my moment was interrupted, by the grumpy old man in the Subaru. An old man walked out of the store and looked at me and my Stu, I awkwardly smiled at him wondering what on earth he was staring at, then he said as he was walking to his car, "You are going to get the dog killed one day." My awkward smile instantly dropped. "What? Excuse me what did you just say?" I asked at least twice, he ignored me, got into his parked car and sat there, staring at my Stuart and I. I then peaked my head into the gas station, saw my dad and said "Dad I think someone just threatened our dog, I can't tell." I told him, and practically announced it to the rest of the store, then pointed at the man. If he was going to come out and approach me again, I wanted people to know that I was not comfortable. My dad poked his head out and gave him a dirty look, the coward then drove away, in his old, beat up Subaru.
That night I went on a few Social Media platforms to post my rant. Other Rottweiler owners commented and told me that I should get used to it, they have been through similar situations before. This made my heart break even more. Apparently Rotties, Pittbulls, Bulldogs, and so many more sweet, sweet breeds go through situations like that every single day. That is why I decided to go public about our recent situation. So, if you are reading this as a non dog owner, please believe me and other dog owners when we say, our sweethearts are NOT monsters. Yes, some dogs can get violent, but do not assume that with every big breed you meet. If you are afraid of dogs, do not approach them and they will do the same. If you have questions about the big breed, ask the owner! The big breed owner community loves to educate people about their sweetheart.
OVERALL though, do NOT discriminate my Rottie, or any other big breed without getting to know the pup first. If the grumpy old man was having a bad day, my Stuart would have been more than happy to give him kisses to make him feel better.
STOP the discrimination against ALL breeds. They are dogs. DOGS. If you personally have any questions about my Stuart, comment below and I would LOVE to answer.
Thank you all for reading my story about my puppy. I hope you all learned something from this blog post. Like/comment below!