Brutus had heartworms and had to go through the painful treatment. He spent several months at a foster home, being spoiled while he recovered. He was adopted out once, but came back after a couple of days. They said he was too much dog for them. Brutus likes to give full body hugs. I guess they didn't understand him. But on days when I felt totally overwhelmed at the shelter, a big old hug from Brutus helped put everything into perspective for me.
So, here we are. A kind hearted man wanted to take Brutus home. He told me about his wife's two little yappy dogs at home. He wanted a man's dog. He wanted a dog to take to work with him. He wanted a buddy to ride in the truck with him.
Suddenly, I panicked at the thought Brutus might just get adopted. I found myself telling Tim everything bad that I knew about that dog. You have to be careful because this dog has food rage. Watch him close because he has toy rage. Don't turn your back because Brutus might just knock you down with his enthusiasm. He's stubborn and hard headed. Nothing I said mattered because Tim had already made up his mind about that dog.
Yesterday, I called to see how things were going. Tim's wife told me how Brutus goes to work with Tim every day. He leaves his truck door open, but Brutus lays in that truck all day long waiting for his pal to come back. They might go through a drive-in window at lunch and pick up a hamburger. Brutus gets his own burger.
Everything is going perfect for Brutus. He even has a new name. He's now called "Buddy." It seems that Tim has found a new best friend.
--- Sandy Williams