Our German Shepherd is Rommel. He's the third German Shepherd we've had during our married life and he is the most mellow. Our first was "Metternich", a 130 pound mass of muscle and attitude! NOBODY came near me when Metternich was around. NOBODY! Our second shepherd was Maverick. Maverick was MY DOG! Period. He followed me around the house, even into the bathroom! (Shepherds are real characters!) We had to put him to sleep several years ago as he had hip dysplasia and was dragging his rear legs around. It was VERY PAINFUL for the entire family! I still miss him and I swear that sometimes I see him in our house to this day! We have his ashes in a special box in our bedroom. He was my buddy.
So, Rommel came into our lives. It was so painful being without a big dog, a shepherd, that we went to a breeder in Riverside and checked out his litter of 9 puppies. How do you choose one? There was a male who was very alert and independent. We picked him. We named him Rommel.
Anyway, since I don't have any new horse pics, I thought I'd share some Rommel BABY PICS with you! He is now 5 years old, but he was the cutest pup! Sometimes when we take him up to the vet (he's had a case of mange), we take him to see the horses. He's very good around them. He's also very patient with Ripley and he plays with her, then tires, and jumps up into his favorite chair for a nap!