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The New Addition

As you know, we live in the space upstairs.  Sadly I had to put my precious little dog Gerbil down in July.  I thought I would wait a while to get a new one but made the mistake of going with my sister to check out a litter of Bull Mastiffs a couple weeks ago.  Needless to say, I am now the proud owner of DOZER, a male Bull Mastiff.  He is gorgeous but rambunctious.  We are in the process of training him.  He is already trained to go outside to do his business.  The trick now is to get him on the same sleeping schedule as Russell and I. 
 
Ben, our German Shepard/Rotweiller mix, is cooperating and seems to be accepting the whole situation pretty well.  Dozer has stopped taking tufts of fur out of his tail - thank goodness!
 
At any rate, the two dogs stay upstairs and never get to meet our visitors unless requested.  They love people and make great protectors of everyone here.
 
So when you come for a visit - say hi to Ben and Dozer!