The story of the Black Dog…..
A long time ago there was a little girl living in a little town near the West Coast.
She loved animals and they were often her only friends.
She had toy horses, dogs, cows, zebras and just about anything else
you could imagine. She would play for hours in her imaginary world of animals. Life was great.
Then one day she heard her sisters and brothers talking about a really scary movie. They said that in this
movie there was a little boy and a couple of big black dogs. The dogs were always with the boy, never
leaving his side and protecting him from any harm that may come to him. The little girl was
mesmerized. She asked to see the movie but was told it was too scary for her and the message was bad.
Well, the little girl waited and schemed and finally got to see the movie.
Maybe it was scary, maybe it did have a bad message. But oh my, the dogs! This was the first time she
had ever seen a Rottweiler. They were not popular then and were usually in junk yards or other places
that hat to be guarded. As the little girl grew up, she had lots of other dogs, cats, and horses and loved
them all. But she never forgot the Rottweiler.
At the same time, there was a little boy growing up 1000’s of miles away. He had a very different life.
He was a part of a tight knit German family. He grew up with authentic German cuisine.
His favorite was Brats and Friday Fish Fry. He had lots of friends and only 1 dog
in his whole life, but he loved that dog. It was a German Shepard.
As he grew up he got busy with sports, friends and parties.
But as he was approaching adulthood, he found that the wonderful little
town he grew up in did not offer him much in the way of a fulfilling future,
so he took a leap of faith and moved to the West Coast.
Well, as nothing happens without a purpose, the little boy decided to become a Deputy Sheriff in the
little girl's town. And as it happened, the little girl’s father had also been a Deputy Sheriff there too. So
as the little girl grew, she worshiped her father and decided to “follow in Dad’s footsteps”.
As the little girl and little boy, now adults moved thru their separate but parallel career paths, the little
girl had a coworker that had a female Rottweiler that she had to re-home. Oh, my goodness did the little
girl jump at the chance to take the girl for her own. That was the beginning! Darlin’ Dear was adopted
by the little girl, but the name was changed to “Kodi”. And if you know anything about Rotties…
that turned into “Kodi Bear”.
Well, as things happen the little girl and little boy, now big bad Deputy Sheriffs met and fell in love. He
was ok with the animals: current count 2 horses and 3 dogs. But not high on his priority list. Well, you
can’t meet a Rotty without falling under their spell. So, he became a dog daddy.
Move forward several years and the horse count is up to 4 and the Black Dog count is 4 . “Rotties are like
potato chips, you can’t just have one: Kodi had long ago gone to wait at the Rainbow Bridge, along with
an assortment of other dogs, cats and a few horses. The Big Bad Deputy Sheriffs had had enough of
fighting crime and decided to move to a farm in the Great State of Tennessee.
The deputies moved over
2 thousand miles with 4 horses and 4 Rotties: Tatum, Tilly, Tess and Finnegan (we rescued him on St.
Patrick’s Day). Well the little girl had lots to do with the horses and dogs and as she had always wanted a
farm… She tinkers with farming. With all the extra space and time, the deputies rescued several more,
and helped several across the rainbow bridge. We said goodbye to Tatum, and Finny. Hello and
goodbye to Teagan, and hello to Torin! The “T” names started in Cali, long before Tennessee, but now it
is fun to find a new “T” name when we need it.
The little boy, who would really rather be in a condo on the beach decided he wanted to open a little
Brat House. But how to do it and what to name it? Well the way is a Brat Kiosk and catering, the
name is Obviously in honor of all the Black Dogs, and the combined interest and heritage of the big bad
Current Black Dogs: Tilly, Tess and Torin.
Stay tuned for the next Black Dog. In the meantime,
wipe your eyes and have a Brat and some potato salad.
Serving at venues throughout middle Tennessee and Catering coming soon -so check back often.
Wisconsin's finest bratwurst and steaks prepared in the "old school Sheboygan tradition" served on a Pretzel roll. Topped with your choice of caramelized onions or Sauerkraut. We also include a Northern Bavarian potato salad, served in the traditional style....cold..
WISCONSIN'S FINEST - A SHEBOYGAN ORIGINAL
Charcoal grilled Bratwurst served on a pretzel roll with choice of sauerkraut or caramelized onions.
Charcoal grilled steak served on a pretzel roll with choice of sauerkraut or caramelized onions.
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