Kids and canines are a match made in heaven – they bond effortlessly. However, introducing a baby to your dog can sometimes require an adjustment period that you need to be prepared for. Pet owners who bring a newborn home may have to cross their fingers and hope for the best, as there is no guarantee how it will go. Luckily, a couple in California did not have to face this issue; Brutus, their loyal furry friend, was thrilled to accept the new addition into the family.
The Bullmastiff breed was initially saved by the couple back in 2016. When Bonnie Michalek, Brutus’ owner, discovered she was pregnant, she felt confident that her affectionate and kind-hearted pet would adapt to the new addition with ease. Bonnie is aware of Brutus’ gentle nature and fondness for kids, so she knew it was only a matter of time before he welcomed the baby with open paws.
The Dodo was told by Bonnie that her furry friend, Brutus, has a fondness for children and becomes excited whenever he hears them laughing outside. Bonnie even suspects that Brutus may have sensed her pregnancy before she did as he would refuse to be in his crate during the nights her husband was working.
According to Bonnie, she initially believed that Brutus was uncomfortable being held in a crate. However, even after readjusting it for him, he continued to prefer being close to her. In retrospect, Bonnie thinks that Brutus may have sensed her pregnancy. To make the transition easier for Brutus, the couple involved him in preparations for the home. Unfortunately, when Kayden was born, Brutus had to stay with his grandparents. Upon his return, Bonnie made sure to give Brutus some alone time before introducing him to Kayden. When they finally met, Bonnie described it as a magical moment. Brutus bypassed her husband and immediately wanted to shower Kayden with kisses and snuggles. The bond between Brutus and Kayden was instant.
Kayden’s tears were always met with the comforting presence of Brutus. The surprising part was when Brutus went the extra mile and brought Kayden his own beloved yellow ball, which he had cherished since he was a puppy. Bonnie shared how Brutus would grab the fluffy ball and offer it to Kayden as a source of comfort. It was a kind gesture that left everyone impressed with Brutus’s empathy and love for his human friend.
Although he has torn apart all his other toys, this particular ball holds a special place in his heart. He clings onto it for comfort, which makes it even more touching that he’s willing to share it with Kayden.