Read Chewy's Story
Bear-Brindle-American Mastiff /
Jake-Fawn-English Mastiff / Cort-German
Shepard & Malamute
Sent: Friday, January 29, 2010
To: 'Flying W Farms'
Subject: RE: Bear Update
HI Fredericka! Please let me know if you can open
these photos. We call Bear “Big Pretty Bear”. The pics are with my
son Bobby, who is 6 foot 2 inches tall. That will show you how TALL
Bear is. At 230 pounds everyone says he is the biggest dog they
have seen. He is a real sweety!!!!! Picture 268 shows Bear on his
couch!!!! He starts out sleeping there every evening and then comes
to my bedroom to sleep at the side of my bed around 12 or 1.
However, whenever we have company over we always have “problems”
with Bear because he does not like people sitting on HIS couch!!!!!
Thankfully, they all understand! We spent 2 hours at Lake Evergreen
today hiking the trails. Bear left footprints in the snow that
looked like a real bear. Please let us know how closely he
resembles his father Brego. Everyone says he is a beautiful boy!!!
Take care and thank you again Fredericka! Sorry for the delay in
gathering pics. P.S. Bear’s “stripes” are the same color as his
mother, silver fawn.
Sent: Sunday, December
Yes, we learned our lesson that day.
You never know the type of owners who will have their dogs there.
Bear is a sweety. All of the people at the office where his root
canal was done said he is the biggest dog they have seen and they
staff took pictures of each other kneeling by bear. They told us to
bring him back for visits!
Merry Xmas to you!
From: Robert H
December 09, 2009
Bear loves his little English
Mastiff brother Jake (180 pounds but Bear dwarfs him in height and
width), all people and all dogs. He really never meets a
stranger. I walk Bear and Jake on the same trails I walked Chewy
and Cort (Cort passed May of this year) and Bear is a celebrity.
People will meet us and say things like “OK, that is the dog
leaving those giant paw prints”. Over 50% of the people we meet
on the trails and at the dog park take pictures of him. They say
he is the biggest dog they have seen. He plays with dogs that
range from 20 pound mixes to 140 pound Malamutes and Great Danes.
He is always well behaved. He is a beautiful boy, very regal
looking. We still call him King Bear. His new mission in life is
to make sure every squirrel in the city knows he is the boss. As
nice as he is, he is no shrinking violet. The Sunday before
Thanksgiving I took Bear and Jake to our local dog park. As we
walked through the entrance, a very tight and confined area, a big
group of dogs ran up the them. A large mix, about 90 pounds,
attacked my boys. Bear let him know immediately that was not a
good idea and sent him packing. I started apologizing to the
people present but they said the dog that attacked them had been
attacking dogs the whole afternoon. His owner finally took him
home after that. I found out three days later that Bear chipped
his left fang defending himself, exposing the root. He gets a
$900 root canal Tuesday or Thursday of this week. Over the last
three months Bear has become very much the home protector.
Raising the alarm whenever he hears a noise. He is not an
offensive barker like some dogs, but if someone or something is
around the house, he makes us aware. At night he sleeps by the
side of my bed, I have to make sure I do not step on him in the
morning. Through the day our couch is his. If you are sitting on
it he walks up to you and whines until you move over so he can sit
by you. He continues to be an absolute joy. I take him
everywhere I can. He is well socialized and people really like
We will send pics soon. Thank you so
much for Bear, he has brought so much joy into our lives we can
never repay you!!!
September 02, 2007
As you can tell, the pups are
the focus of our family. They are pampered but most of all they
are loved. We know they know it because of how they return
their love to me, my wife, my daughter, her fiancée, my son and
his girlfriend Thanks, again Fredericka and Lucy!
Robert and family
Jake & Bear
Jake, Bear & Cort
Bear is the much larger Brindle American Mastiff
Jake is the Fawn English Mastiff puppy
is much larger than Jake, the English Mastiff puppy, who is the same
Sent: Sunday, September 02, 2007
We picked Bear up Saturday.
Sunday we were all playing with Bear, getting him used to the
house, and my brother showed up with Jake, an English mastiff
puppy four days younger than Bear. We did not tell anyone about
Bear. He was such a gift from heaven that we did not want to
risk jinxing our luck. My brother Randy did not know about him,
and he knew how much we missed Chewy. So, he decided to be nice
and get us another Mastiff but he got an English, he did not
realize there was a difference between the American Mastiff and
the English Mastiff. Bear and Jake are buddies. Bear is so
amazing. He knows he is a lot bigger than his little
brother even though they are the same age! When they wrestle,
95% of the time Bear lies on his back and lets Jake on him.
Even when Bear is on top he spreads his legs to not put all of
his weight on Jake. I am absolutely amazed at Bear's awareness
of things like this. My wife and I were joking today that if
Bear could talk he would probably tell us to refer to him as
"King Bear"! He is an absolute angel with a great
Thank you ever so much for this
Sent: Monday, July 23, 2007
Subject: Bear Update
Big old Bear is doing
fine. He is a sweetie. Never met a stranger. Our old
dog Cort, the one who mothered Chewy his whole life, has
finally taken an interest in the pups, especially Bear.
Maybe it is because Bear is bigger, or because Bear is
always trying to play with Cort, but Cort is paying special
attention to Bear. playing with him and sleeping by him.
Bear and his little brother Jake are truly a pair. Tonight
they were wrestling in a little plastic pool, barking and
carrying on. Puppies can be rough with each other, but Bear
is very gentle with little Jake 95% of the time. He rarely
places all of his weight on him, and the majority of the
time, Bear lies on his back when they play. It is monkey
see monkey do with those two. If one has a toy, the other
wants it, if one starts digging, the other digs, if one eats
or drinks, so does the other. It is fun to watch them in
the yard. They play so nice together, chasing each other,
exploring, responding to other neighborhood dogs barking.
Little Jake always gets tired first and falls asleep. Bear
always finds him, no matter where he is in the house, and
cuddles up by him to sleep. They sleep together at night in
their kennel in our bedroom from 10 until 5:30, snuggled up
to each other. Cort lies right beside the kennel. He does
not pay as much attention to Jake, but Jake(the english
mastiff) is reserved, where Bear is confident, forward and
always ready to play. Bear really brought Cort out of his
depression over Chewy. When I come home from work I lie on
the floor and call for the puppies, Bear jumps on me, kisses
me, and tries to keep the other two dogs away. He is a
character. My wife says Bear is Chewy reincarnated. They
run us ragged, but we love them. Gotta run Fredericka, I'll
send pictures soon. Robert
Hi Fredericka and Lucy!
Bear continues to be the love of
our life. Fearless, never met a stranger and growing like a
weed! My son and I took Bear, Jake and Cort to Lake Evergreen (Chewy's
favorite place) to hike. Bear had several bridges to cross but
never hesitated. He actually helped his little brother Jake
across several. Bear is probably 70 pounds now, bigger than his
older brother Cort (who turned 11 years this month) although he
does not look it because Cort is so hairy. Bear had kennel cough
for several days (he and Jake picked it up at the vet's office)
but got over it quick. Jake's turned into pneumonia but he is
fine now also. Bear and Jake are two peas in a pod. Bear gives
Jake a lot of confidence and always looks out for his little
brother. My wife Chelle and I feel Bear is Chewy reincarnated.
Bear follows me everywhere and gets 11 year old Cort playing and
running. When I come home from work he is immediately at the door
ready to cheer me up. What a sweetheart! My next email will
contain pics beginning from his first day here until now. He
starts obedience schools September 12. It should be an
adventure. Thank you SO MUCH for our little gift from heaven. He
is an absolute joy
P.S. Bear's mouth is so much dryer than little
Jakes! We thought the pups were peeing on the carpet but it
turned out to be little Jake's slobber!!!! (the English Mastiff).