Hi Lindsay and BDHP Team!
It's hard to believe it's been a year since Bogart (formerly Bruce) has joined our family. In our move to Minnesota this summer I came across his evaluation from his foster home and smiled at how, in some ways, he has changed and, in some, he has stayed the same. He is still as gentle and kind as he was the day we brought him home. He continues to have a high tolerance for everyone (animals included) and everything and still, to this day, has never met a stranger. People cross the street to meet Bogart - he is truly an advocate for English Mastiffs and Big Dogs everywhere.
In his initial evaluation it was mentioned under favorite toys that Bogart didn't "seem to be interested in toys yet." I am happy to report that that has changed! This summer, Bogart started playing with his sister Gracie, chasing balls and pouncing on toys. His favorite is a small stuffed moose that he often plays with until he falls asleep and it's only possible to see it's extremities from his "face puddle" on his dog bed. His temperament and personality have blossomed in this year, and I have no doubt that he is as happy with as we are with him.
I've attached some photos from this past year - he's had some great adventures and made some great friends. Thank you for what you do and providing us the opportunity to bring such a big amount of love and happiness into our home. We'll be thinking of your team and all the dogs still waiting for their new homes this holiday season.
Briley and Mark Gracie and Bogart
PS - We're expecting our first baby this month! Stay tuned for Bogart and baby photos!