Arrival Story: I was a manager at Blockbuster and a client of ours came in and said, "I have to show you something!" We went out to her car and there was her mama dog with all these little squirmy puppies. Only one was all black and I told her, "He's mine." She was planning on keeping him, but I visited her house once or twice a week and she finally gave in. I still remember the day I took my puppy home with me -- he barely fit on my lap at 8 weeks!
Unfortunately, at the young age of 6, Aikado had to be put down due to a rather painful nasal tumor that was causing neurologic problems and visible physical pain. I miss my mastiff EVERY DAY.