Laying in the sun
Look out the window
I fostered George for 2 weeks at the beginning of this year & just couldn't let him go (I knew that would happen) He's a 115lb American Bulldog-Mastiff, white with brown spots. I'm 5'2, but strong & mighty – he thinks he's stronger than me, it's an ongoing battle. George sleeps all day, with the occasional burst of energy at 1pm, when I'm usually in a meeting on zoom. We go on 2-3 walks a day. He's gets a little too excited around other dogs, and has a bit of a prey drive when he sees small dogs, but we're working on it. He intimidates most people, which is understandable. People are usually stunned or scared by his stature and size although he's a big lover and LOVES people. Sometimes he's a little strange towards tall heavier set men, I think that may have something to do with his past. At home when we have guests, he'll greet you by leaning against you and cover you in hair, or even plop his butt right down on your feet. Maybe a dominance thing? As most big does are, he thinks he's 20lbs and will try to sit ON you on the couch. I laughed at another person's submission about their dog gutting and destroying toys like a lion – that is very much what George does. He throws his ropes and stuffed animals up in the air like a killer whale. His slobber is whole other conversation, but I love his face jowls, so I can't complain. He doesn't like loud noises; trash trucks, fireworks, HATES the vacuum (he tries to attack it) We've conquered that situation though. I had him sit next to the vacuum for 10 minutes while it ran & gave him treats, so he views the vacuum at treat time instead of wanting to kill it, lol. His strength is what impresses me the most. When I got him, he was about 97lbs and had horrible hip issues. He was SO skinny; his ribs & hip bones stuck out of his body. The foster agency told me he had a hard time running or going up stairs. It's been about 3 months, he's 115lb now, runs like a champion, dominates stairs, and is SO STRONG. Watching him run on grass is like watching Usain Bolt, insane. He's as healthy as he's ever been, and I truly believe his hip issues have subsided with the exercise I give him/the food he eats/all around healthier lifestyle instead of being at a shelter. Highly recommend this big ol lover of a dog. Long Live Georgie!