Remembering Zeus: Zeus and Rock, a love story

It’s hard to believe that two years ago today we lost our beloved Zeus, one of the best Rottie boys ever, to bone cancer.
We fought hard for a year before that. In honor of Zeus, I’m sharing a story that I originally shared in the North East Rottweiler Rescue email groups.
A lot of people found it entertaining back then, and I hope you do, too.

Zeus and Rock, a love story

Zeus met Rock last week. He got him out of the stream with his own paws and with some difficulty. It was love at first sight. This isn’t his first Rock, but they seemed to have a special attachment. I know he was hoping this would be a long term relationship.
Zeus_Rottweiler with rock (2)

They played and played for days. Zeus knows to keep Rock away from his teeth.
Zeus_Rottweiler with rock (3)

Rock is the only playmate who doesn’t get upset when Zeus opens his mouth as wide as he can and barks at him.
Zeus_Rottweiler with rock (4)
Zeus_Rottweiler with rock (5)

While Zeus’ sisters can’t handle his rough play, Rock could take all Zeus could dish out.
Zeus_Rottweiler with rock (1)

Sadly, their relationship came to an abrupt end this morning when Zeus rolled Rock 10 feet to the edge of the pond and Rock fell in and sunk to the bottom. Zeus looked for him for quite awhile, and again this afternoon. We’re trying to take his mind off it.
He’ll probably find a rebound Rock tomorrow.

The end.
>—————————-<

I miss you with all my heart, Boo.

3 thoughts on “Remembering Zeus: Zeus and Rock, a love story”

  1. I stumbled on this story about your dog and his rock. I laughed until I cried. What a wonderful tribute. And the photographs are divine!!!!
    My dog, Malia is a Newfoundland and she adores her LOGS, but this story about your Zeus and his rocks… Oh my.
    I may be fostering a Rotty soon for another group, and I only hope he is even a fraction as funny as your sweetheart.
    Jennie

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *