|Baby Rottweiler Samwise at 13 Weeks|
|Bernie and Samwise|
|My Son Anders with Puppy Samwise|
|Me Bonding With Sam During the 9 Hour Ride Home|
Interesting aside -- all of the previous photos in this post were taken with my new iPhone 11 Pro Max, which I bought primarily in hopes of taking better photos. The photo below, the one of me holding the puppy, was taken on my husband's iPhone 8 Plus.
|Unflattering Photo of Me with Mister Adorable, iPhone 8 Plus|
|SIT! Samwise at 15 Weeks, Same Lighting as Above, iPhone 11 Pro Max|
|DOWN! Sam at 15 Weeks|
|Samwise Loves His Toys|
|Lulu is Slowly Acclimating to the Newcomer|
The biggest challenge is managing our two furbabies with an attitude of "separate but equal attention" as our 9-year-old Rottie, Lulu, is very gradually warming up to the little guy. Samwise desperately wants to play with Lulu and will whimper and plop down right up against the gate to be near her, but Lulu isn't there yet. She growled at him a few times initially to make her discomfort clear, hence the baby gates blocking off the kitchen. She's doing a little better with him each day, and they even had about a minute of playtime yesterday afternoon in the back yard -- that's how I got Sam to get over his fear of going down steps. Lulu was lying on the path at the bottom of the steps and he wanted SO badly to go to her. His longing to visit Lulu was bigger than his fear of the steps! But I kept the play-chasing brief to ensure that it would end on a positive note. Both dogs looked happy with wagging tails and appropriate sniffing of unmentionables. Baby steps!
|Samwise Napping in his Nursery: the Puppy Play Pen|
Anyway, this is why I've not been posting anything (or sewing anything either, for that matter!).
OMG he is just adorable. Have to send your link to my friend with a puppy, and do you know Sandra at MMM quilts? She has a rottie who's about a year old. I still have those puppy teeth scars and torn clothes, and Milo will be 3 in another month! Time flies while you're watching what those babies have in their mouths. Here's to many more pics of Samwise for us, and acceptance by Lulu, who's had a lot of change recently. Poor your son, I get it, I want to come over and play with the puppy too! LeeAnna
congrats on you new puppy looks so cute and so big!
Hi Rebecca! OMG. Samwise the Brave could not possibly get any cuter. Unless he was pictured with Anders - his cuteness went up through the sky. Or if he was to be pictured with LARS, of course, then the cuteness would be out of this orbit. Poor LARS. Samwise MUST GO TO BOONE. I'm shocked LARS isn't finding a way to come home this weekend, no matter how far it is. It's the same state, for heaven's sake. How big can NC be??!! And you just drove to IN to get Sam . . . come on, oh Most Important Human in the universe. Your photos are noticeably better with the 11 Pro Max! It makes me want to rush out and get a new phone, almost. Have fun enjoying Samwise the Brave. Soon he'll be napping right on top of Lulu, and I can't wait to see the pictures. ~smile~ Roseanne
Congratulations on your new puppy! What a handsome dude and apparently very clever, too. Poor Lars, indeed! He must be dying of jealousy. We got a new pup in September who is now seven months old, a teen in human time, I'm told, and we're having a great time with him. Animals do bring such joy into a household. Especially well-trained ones!
We have a pug puppy, 6 months old now. We got him at 8 weeks. He is smart and plenty stubborn. We lost our nearly ten year old pug in August and couldn’t imagine being without a dog. We are slowly seeing signs of who he will be as a grown dog. Meanwhile, puppy life means, as you say, watching like a hawk, toys everywhere, and very regular trips outside. And yes, it interferes with sewin.
And I was so taken with Samwise the Brave that I forgot to say thanks for the iPhone 11 Pro Max review. Your good comments and comparison photos led me to read other reviews as well. It's clearly an excellent phone for us camera enthusiasts!
Heis absolutely 100% adorable. Oh my gosh, that look when he's sitting! I'm so glad that you found a new puppy to fill that gap in your heart. Hugs.
We are on a similar path! I have a new pup too, just 4 months, and an adult dog as well. Integration was easier because the adult is only 2. We have not let them run outside together yet not equal enough in size and weight to take too much rough and tumble. Pup is housebroken and requests to go out and sleeps through the night without a potty break. YaY! he is 40 pounds too!!! We start obedience in the garage... in a week or so, and will integrate refresher training for the adult as well at the same time! Pup already sits and waits, and is not allowed to eat until given permission, and only from his own bowl. No meal snatching or fight in our house!!! Good luck with the pup!
How adorable!!! My cousin has Rotties out in California. And, you were 1 hour away from me in Indiana!!! Hope you got to find a quilt shop on your journey?
So adorable. Love dogs that are so relaxed they sleep on their backs!
Samwise is such a great name for him. Yea Anders for thinking up the name. Sam is so stinking cute. What a wonderful addition to your home. Thanks for sharing it all with us.
Bringing a new life into the home will improve everyone’s spirits including Lulu, once Lulu understands Sam is part of the family.
Thanks for the pictures and letting all know of the wonderful addition to your family.
Congratulations on the new member to your family. He is too precious!
SO Precious. Loved all the pictures - Bernie & Samwise, Anders & Samwise, You & Samwise and yet not enough of Samwise!!!
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