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Friday, November 8, 2019

Feature Friday - Sasha the Rottweiler

It's Feature Friday time again, and this week it's all about Sasha.

Rottweiler Sasha

Sasha is a full-bred Rottweiler and currently 9 years old. She and I have a special connection as we share the same birthday - Dec 29th (keep it in mind - I'm expecting gifts :-)).

Rottweiler Sasha flowers

We got Sasha at 10 weeks and it was the first time I'd ever raised a dog right from a puppy. It was only a few weeks in and I wasn't sure if she was going to make it. The peeing, the tiny teeth, the not listening! Maybe she's taught me a bit of patience?

Rottweiler puppy Sasha
Rottweiler puppy Sasha

She is such a happy dog though. We call her our court jester as she'll jump around or flip her dog bed, and then look at you to see if you're watching with a big smile on her face. She's full of energy - even at 9 years old - always ready to go for a run or a bike ride, or to just chase you down the hall.

Rottweiler Sasha
Rottweiler Sasha
Rottweiler Sasha

One thing that's unique to her is that she was born without a tail. Most Rottweilers have tails that are then docked (though less do these days), but she was born with just a little floppy stub. There was also some sort of nerve damage (possibly in the womb) and that stub doesn't wag - which is one of our favourite things about Rotties! Sometimes we tell her we got a dud.

Rottweiler puppy Sasha

Sasha is our resident present opener. She dives right in there like there's a time limit. Once the present is opened she's on to the next one without even looking at what was inside. At Christmas and on her birthday I'll wrap up some of her old toys just to give her more to open.

Rottweiler Sasha

She is the biggest cuddler around. She likes nothing better than to climb up on the couch or bed with you and snuggle right in. She'll flop on top of you for the first few minutes and then fall to the side and spoon. She and Zac have finally figured out their sleeping arrangements and you'll usually find them curled up together in the morning, legs going every which way.

Rottweiler Sasha
Rottweiler Sasha

She's a brave girl who will stick up for any of the other dogs, but she's a big chicken when it comes to loud noises and power tools. When we're working on a project and walk downstairs to get a tool - power or otherwise - she immediately runs for the spare room and dives under the bed. We've also found her hiding behind the TV, in the closet (behind the clothes), and once just sitting in the corner beside the couch - like if she didn't move the loud monster wouldn't get her.

Rottweiler Sasha
Rottweiler Sasha

My sweet Sasha is the light of my life. I love all of our dogs, but I'll admit that Sasha just might be my favourite.

Rottweiler Sasha
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