Hi Nicc, thank you for sharing your thoughts & love for your lost friend as well as for the understanding on my loss.XXXX
You are righ,t the hole left will never be filled by any other.
Also thank you for sharing your knowledge on the BM. Guess I won't be getting a BM either.;( Although I think St. Bernards are great, they are not for me. There is way to much grooming involved with the breed.
My Nehron was a pitie/mastiff mix. We believe the mastiff in him was that of the American Bulldog.
He was a teeny tiny baby when I adopted him at the pound. He was reportedly 6 weeks old, weighed 6 lbs., and fit in the palm of my hand. I adopted him as a "Red Nose Pit Bull puppy".
At his 4th. month vet visit with a new vet, he weighed in at 50 lbs with no fat. The vet pulled up the skin on his back, and stated "this is not a Pit Bull, he still has a whole lot more growing to go. This dog will be huge". And that he was!! My Nehron got to grow to 160 lbs. of pure loving muscle.
He was a great watch dog simply because of his size & bark.lol People all over were terrified of him until they got to know him. Once introduced they all saw that he was just a lovable giant muscle. Not a single mean bone in him.
He was great with my grandchildren, and other animals. It wasn't until the end that he decided that it was great fun to watch our cats zoom away when he would make like he was going to chase them. He never really did/nor could he chase them.LOL He would pick up his head, stare at them, and make like he was going to launch after them.LOL
He always had a goofy look about him at home, but when out in public he would put on a majestic, ferocious, vigilant look. Always amazed me how he could do this.
He lived his life with 3 other pits. One of those pits was a blue nose who ended up being given up because of her tyranny towards Nehron, and my granddaughters. She was a tiny pit, but apparently a vicious monster. She would out of the blue go after Nehron. Nehron out weighed her by over 100 lbs., and yet she always end up hurting him pretty seriously. Guess she could cause she was so much smaller, and could get under him without any problems.
Nehron lived the remainder of his life with a male 80lb. pit, and a 60lb. female pit with no issues. Only fight that could have ensued had we not been vigilante would have been during feeding times since my son's male pit is a bit of a food aggressive dog,
He is fine with my female pit, as well as with me taking food away.;)
Yes, I do have 2 other dogs to give my love to! Which I do, but there is nothing like having a big dog around.;)
Guess, I will just have to get use to never having another molosser.;( This makes me very very sad....