Favorite Walk: To "his" pillow in the livingroom from his food bowl!!
Best Tricks: Right now our first priority is learning basic commands. But his is a VERY quick learn so we expect him to be up to speed quicker than most. Stay tuned!!
Arrival Story: My husband has been in San Diego, CA for a naval school for 9 months. Well about 3 weeks before he was due to come home, he watched Turner and Hooch on TV. Just out of curiousity and boredom, he did a search on Mastiff under rescues. Low and behold, he came across Bronson who just plucked at his heart strings. And too many dogs do not pluck at his heart strings ... that is my job!! He kept talking about Bronson and I just kind of ignored him until I couldn't and realized he was going to bring him home!! So home he came! Husband had to go about 300 miles out of his way while driving home from San Diego to pick him up but he has come to a safe and loving home to live out the rest of his years.
Bio: The information we were given from Monster Rescue, the rescue we brought Bronson from, is that he was in a home with 5 dogs and lived outside. The owner would feed them once a week and the other dogs were so aggressive about food, that he probably got what was left over. So needless to say, he came to her half starved. Luckily he is only food assertive not aggressive. If anyone comes to his bowl he gives a warning bark and snaps at air. No attacking involved. His coat is really thick because the area he came from remains pretty cool. So he has to acclimate himself to the hotter summers and loose alot of his coat ... he has the chow chow coat. And chow chow tongue, height and bark. But the rest of him is all mastiff. He was obviously beaten as he is extremely hand shy and he doesn't know any basic commands. And he is very unconfident in himself. So we have some work ahead of us. But he really is loving all the positive attention he is getting now that he is here. And of course the daily feeding and clean water! And the treats and bones are a bonus!! 5/4/09 - Bronson passed this morning around 2:00. He will be missed and loved until his mommy collects him at the bridge. Kristi
Forums Motto: Lot of attention+ good food=great life!
This is my first attempt at this diary thing. Being a former outside dog, I have had to train myself about these new fangled objects like this puter. My mom's old laptop crashed before I could really do anything with my page. Barely got some of my pictures loaded before I could do anything else, Boom! It crashed! But life in this house is far different than my last permanent home. I get good food (and lots of it!!) and water, lots of soft pillows to lay on, toys all over the place although I don't play wif them. But if I wanted to, I could!! In my past home, I was one of multiple dogs and we had to fight for our food. You can see little scars all over my face and back from fights I have been in. Mom says I still have quite the handsome mug. And I am always wagging my tail. I am quite happy though. I follow my mom everywhere! If she isn't tripping over Maya or Gabe --- or pushing through the bodies of Danes --- she is falling over me. She just doesn't have a chance! She gets frustrated with it sometimes but she loves us all. And we can tell. I actually get so excited to see her come in from work that I bark at her now when she does come in. The most she ever hears from me!! I am even now learning to like and understand treats! Now that she had my teefers cleaned and looked at (she said they are a mess. Most of them are chipped or broken from where I probably chewed on rocks and ate dirt out of hunger!! But luckily, they did not have to pull any of them. ), I am always smiling! Can't hide those pearly whites any longer! Well, I need to get off this thing. If I type too much, I might develop car-paw tunnel syndrome!!