"Wanna see Mr B on Friday at noon at Macaulay?"
"Ah, yeah I do!"
So it was settled... I was going to get to see Mr B - for the first time since he'd been adopted back in March 2022!
As I've mentioned on this blog before, Mr B is one of my heart sleddies. He captivated me from the first moment I saw him, but I can't pinpoint the one thing that drew me in. Clearly others felt it too as both his foster homes as well as his adopters feel something extra special about him.
Bruno was adopted into a home with two other adopted dogs - Murphy + Goose. Both have helped show Bruno how sweet life can be, with Murphy being his direct guide.
It was a beautiful afternoon of sunshine and warmth, along with that tiny touch of fall coming in with the ocean breeze. So Bruno, along with Murphy, Goose and his adopters as well as Shannon + Tica and myself, wandered to the grassy area of the park taking turns holding Mr B's leash and sharing treats with him. He and his foster sister, Tica even touched noses along the way.
When Bruno was being fostered by Shannon + Tica, we would come to this park almost every week for a walk, so it was really cool we met up here.
hint: you can search 'Bruno' on my site to see our adventures!
We stopped on the grassy knoll and while I chatted with Mr B's new family, Shannon and Bruno had their own chat.
(yes, that's Tica and her tail in the foreground of the top row of photos!!)
I turned my camera onto Murphy (border collie) + Goose (sweet grey muzzle) and though they were interested at first, I made a sound that seemed to unnerve Murphy...
A few more attempts were made at getting all 3 dogs in a semi-posed photo, but they were getting a bit anxious and I don't see any use in stressing dogs out for a photo op, so here's where we ended up... (Goose knew who was holding the treat!)
A few more snaps of Bruno, looking, not looking, looking again, unsure...
Then he re-set and stood in his safe spot...
It was time to head out so we all walked back to the car, and Mr B walked up his custom steps and into the back where he has his own pillow to enjoy the ride.
It was great getting a chance to talk with his adopters - his mom was convinced he remembered us and I kinda think he did too. Bruno isn't one to show excitement, but if he likes the loves or treats you're providing, he'll very stealthily inch forward for more... and that's what he was doing at this meeting... it was just as sweet as I remember.
The road for Bruno and his adopters hasn't been without some challenges, but the more they learn about where he came from, the more they understand him and his needs. Most importantly, he's given space to just 'be'. He can hang out outside or inside, he gets fresh cooked meals (look at how beautiful his coat is looking), and adventures with his family. He's wandered off once on a walk, but he had just gone back to the car. He doesn't pull (he's like walking a balloon) and often just trundles along, getting ear rubs and the affectionate nickname of 'Bruni' from his mom.
I wish this fella and his family a life full of more naps and adventures and hope we can visit again soon!
p.s. big thanks to Shannon for the pics of me + Mr B! Being behind the camera all the time, along with having a big ol' touch of 'camera shyness' there aren't many pics of me and my sleddie friends, so I'm thankful for those that turn up!