Ruffin had a birthday yesterday, November 13th, and he is now 11 years old. I baked him a meatloaf birthday cake, covered with mashed potato icing and we all shared it.
But first I have to tell you how we spent our wonderful day paying tribute to our birthday boy.
On Sunday, I posted a notice on my Facebook page telling everyone what the plans were for the big day on Monday. I wanted to do something very special for Mr. Ruff and I thought up the idea of having an all-day photo marathon.
Then shortly after Midnight I signed off for the night with a photo of the birthday boy himself, in all his obscene shameless glory
HAPPY BIRTHDAY RUFFIN
YOU'RE 11 YEARS OLD TODAY
YOU'RE 11 YEARS OLD TODAY
Tuesday morning I started off with this first post.
Just a small historical note: On this day, November 13th, 11 years ago, the world's most handsome, gorgeous and beautiful Rottweiler was born. These are not my words describing Ruff, my best friend forever, these are the names he has been called by women when they first met him.
So now the day-long marathon begins. Sad to say I do not carry my camera away from home too often.
An hour later I made the second post.
I have tried to understand Ruffin's attraction to women. The best reason I believe is he was raised by three females, my wife Jacqueline, and his foster mom's Mocha and Sassy. Someone recently commented that one other possibility was he was imprinted with the scent of the first person who handled him and that would be a breeder named Theresa Howard.
Now it was beginning to look like This Is Your Life, Ruff. So I retold the story about how much Ruff used to love watching The Wheel of Fortune on TV. Have I mentioned that years ago Ruff had a crush on Vanna White? Every night we all watched Wheel of Fortune and Ruff never took his eyes off of Vanna. No doubt he has very good taste in pretty girls.
Then I told the story about how came to love horses.
Just a side note to that last post about Ruff watching Wheel of Fortune. If you do a Google Image Search for "Rottweilers watching TV" you will see many more photos of Ruff. After the day when he kissed a horse Ruff was suddenly a big fan and all we had to say was "Horses on TV" and Ruff would run into the room to watch. So then we started to tune in the different horse races and Ruff would stand right up to the TV and sometimes leave his nose prints on the screen.
And some outdoor shots of macho man Ruff.Ruff is an all-season Rottweiler. But he loves cold air and snow.
I know its a little early for mentioning Thanksgiving but a few years ago I bought some Rottweiler flags designed for different holidays and the flag for Thanksgiving looked just like Ruff.
But of course, by now you realize that Ruff is very photogenic. He has had so many photos taken of him that he starts posing when he sees the camera.
And then at dinner time we celebrated Ruff's birthday and we all had a feast. And I must say I cook a very tasty meatloaf. All of my Rottweilers think I am a very good cook.