Bruno, a St. Bernard Mix on his way to his forever home in Topeka Kansas, has warmed the hearts of many along his journey. Discovered by the Southern West Virginia Animal League (SWVAL), Bruno was nursed back to health by Becky Steele and her family. Mona Morrissey found him online and contacted SWVAL about adopting him and relocating him to Topeka. SWVAL reached out for help with the relocation. We had the privilege of transporting Bruno and this is part three of his story. For information on SWVAL please visit http://www.southernwvanimalleague.org/
The amazing thing about the animals we get to help, is how quickly they give you their love and loyalty. It took no time at all for Bruno to begin watching for us when we got out of the truck. He tried to sit on the passenger seat, even though he didn't quite fit, so he could watch over things while you were gone. He loved to meet new people in almost an aggressive way. If you were lucky enough to encounter him while out on his walk, he made sure to work his way over to meet you.
Since we delivered Bruno to his new family, we were happy to hear from them that he is fitting in quite nicely. Below is a message from Bruno's new forever Mom.
Message from May 19, 2014, Update on Bruno:
We are so happy to get Bruno here and acquainted with the whole family. While I was busy on Saturday and Sunday with a neighborhood event my daughters were being charmed by Bruno’s inquisitive personality. Today was all about him and, boy, I am not disappointed! All this time I’ve been thinking that once I met Bruno I’d be assured that this is a normal, regular dog with a dog personality. Instead, this dog that I’ve thought looked so human, has yet to convince me he’s not. His personality is one that I would expect in a curs-ed dog prince. Lo, we’ve kissed him, but he stays the same.
Bruno Update Message Continued:
Our dog Hibbleton and Bruno have been very accommodating to one another. While not always sure of each other, they look to us for reassurance that all is well. Size-wise they are a match. And so far, neither is taking a leadership role. For now, they seem satisfied with marking and remarking each other’s territory.
The cat has been a bit of a pill. She seemed alarmed by his investigation of her and she hissed, then ran, which triggered Bruno’s chase reflex. After a couple days of that reaction, I’m pleased to say that this morning she held her ground on the porch when Bruno passed her. It must have been because of her confidence that he gave her a wide berth. I knew my dog was pretty easy going and I know the cat will come around but I have been astounded at Bruno’s gentle nature. I want to thank you ever so much for working with me even though I was not very conveniently located. For me, he is truly worth the wait.
This slideshow is photos sent to us by Bruno's new family. He seems to have found some peace and happiness.