#72 – VERA ROTTWEILER
The Adventure: Personal Puppy Protector Rental Unit.
Living in the city, it is sometimes not a great idea for a 5’2” petite female to be walking alone in the dark.
But, guess who has a predilection for being in the darkness, walking alone?
Thankfully, Vera, an 90 lb Rottweiler is super duper fierce. She has stared into the hearts of men, both young and old, and has driven them to cross the street anytime we approach.
We are given a wide berth.
Because of her breed, she instills fear with her very presence. Even the homeless guy who freaks out on people in front of the 7-11 stops talking to himself and hides under his dirty sleeping bag, hoping the V-Dawg won’t notice.
Twice now, a woman was brutally assaulted in an area that she and I had only just visited within a 24 hour time period.
She has protected me not only from the ruthless killer-rapist men on the streets, but the guy up Cypress Mountain who approached us in the dark.
As we heard his footsteps nearing, she let out a low growl that permeated the landscape. Upon hearing this, the footsteps stopped and a man called out, letting us know he was setting up his camera equipment (like myself) to catch the meteor shower. She got a really nice steak dinner later on that night.
I love this dog. She is my best friend, my heart…and the biggest dork-dog I know.
I love taking her to the beach because of her addiction to water. She will swim around in circles, around and around and around – protectively – making sure I’m going to be okay. And if it’s not me in the water, she’ll find someone else to rescue.
Crazy me…I even created a Vera Rottweiler Facebook Page in honour of her.
What can I say? This cat lover loves the V-Dawg.
© Monthly Adventure, Patricia Taylor, December 2013