Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Rottweiler and I


This is Marcus, my Rottweiler. Rottweilers which are said to be ruffians and were made famous by Hitler who used them as killer dogs in the concentration camps, seeing him the first time, my dad said that I had brought home a beast. I had other plans though. I wanted to see if nurture could change nature and so treated him to loads of love and care and plenty of socialization. Today Marcus is said to be the friendliest creature at home and is also quite protective and popular with my friends, family and neighbors (why else would I have him around?!) A strong, powerful and wonderful chap that he is (click on the picture to catch a close up), he adorns a charming character and has managed to create strong bonds with the Lhasa Apso and other creatures that share our abode. His latest friend is my 8-month-old kid with whom he is free to mingle and protect and he does so with grace, like a baby-sitting-nanny. Half a decade down the line, today my folks wonder why people fear the Rottweiler so much when they are actually such wonderful creatures. Nurture wins! (The other dog in the picture is me during one of our self-click moments.)

3 comments:

Arun said...

Thanks for this post. My cousin wanted to by Rottweiler, but we are totally against it. But, this post is enlightening and totally changing our perspective.

VST said...

@Arun: Hey Arun, thats a good thing to make a decision before just picking one pup up. Rottweilers ask for responsible and equally energetic masters who can control. The first 3 months in a pups life are supposed to be the formative period when they learn the most so I would suggest to look for a pup that is nothing more than 45 days old. And read lots before finalizing your decision. Good choice!...

Swarnali said...

Marcus is such a darling...I have often seen people being very scared of large sized dogs. Perhaps their size hides the caring and sensitive creatures they can be. Wonderful post...reminds me of my pup.