Who is This Puppy?

Rhodesian Ridgeback, Puppy, chicago, marking our territory, zero, adventure

Who is this handsome pup? The truth is that you guys know nearly as much about Zero as I do. Our first week together was a whirlwind of late night whining, early morning wakeups and lots of pee breaks in between. (Most such breaks, I’m happy to report, occurred outside.)

Now that we’re settling into our new routine, it’s fun to learn more about his personality and disposition each day. Because while I once thought of puppies as blank slates, I know now that these guys each come prepackaged with their own unique character.

Rhodesian Ridgeback, Puppy, chicago, marking our territory, zero, adventure

And you don’t get to custom order it on Amazon!

So who is this Zero character?

Rhodesian Ridgeback, Puppy, chicago, marking our territory, zero, adventure

A dapper gentledog, like Eko was?

Rhodesian Ridgeback, Puppy, chicago, marking our territory, zero, adventure

A wild beast, like Penny is?

Rhodesian Ridgeback, Puppy, chicago, marking our territory, zero, adventure

Or, a unique pup all his own! Yes, this is certainly the answer.

The other fun part is that Zero is along for the ride as well. He’s still figuring himself out, just like us.

Rhodesian Ridgeback, Puppy, chicago, marking our territory, zero, adventure

And like us, he isn’t quite sure what to make of those catcher’s-mitt paws of his.

Rhodesian Ridgeback, Puppy, chicago, marking our territory, zero, adventure

“Excuse me, Paw? Why are you so big?”

There is one thing we do know for sure…

Rhodesian Ridgeback, Puppy, chicago, marking our territory, zero, adventure

Zero is already a total mama’s boy!

With that being said, we’re taking bets about our boy’s future. If you fancy a dance with chance, let me know your guess about what Zero’s personality will be (and for fun, also include a guess at adult height/weight). Step right up and give it your best shot!

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Judging by his current size/weight, I’m guessing he’ll eventually settle at about 90lbs. My RR, Finn, grew into 100 lbs and then leaned out. He now steadily hovers around 90lbs. I have to say he looks like a goofy lovable little guy, so that would be my guess for his personality… only time will tell. 🙂

Judging by his current size/weight, I’m guessing he’ll eventually settle at about 90lbs. My RR, Finn, grew into 100 lbs and then leaned out. He now steadily hovers around 90lbs. I have to say he looks like a goofy lovable little guy, so that would be my guess for his personality… only time will tell. 🙂

His looks so gentle and innocent with those puppy eyes and a bit clumsy with his big paws. But with the wild & crazy Penny as his big sister, he could easily learn how to make some sweet trouble. I think he will turn out to be a protecting and loving dog, who loves his mama. And his weight will be around 55 kg.

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