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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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77 Comments

I said from the beginning that the paws don’t lie. I also guessed over a 100lbs then. You do exercise him a lot , but muscle weighs more than fat so… As far as height, I’m thinking taller than most. How tall is he now? I’ve heard you can tell by looking at their back legs at the lower part from the foot to their first joint. If that part is taller than usual, your dog is going to be taller than the average Ridgeback.

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