Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them most.

I don’t know who said that, but I find it always to be true.

About six years ago, this 150lb hunk of love came crashing into my world.  A Tibetan Mastiff, he is stubborn, lazy, protective and LOVES to bark.  But, if it ever came down to it, I know Big Joe would take a bullet for me.  Big Joe is loyal beyond human definition, and sometimes he find himself in a pickle by protecting us from those who mean no harm.  But, I’ve never felt safer than with this massive soul in my home.

I’ve also never felt so loved.  This breed are protectors, and while I know his love and adoration for me is built into his breed, I also think think the universe/God brought him to me.

He came into my life when I needed to find my strength.  When I needed to hear my own bark. When I needed to stand up for myself.  And as I found those strengths, he settled in to life in Flagstaff.

Boy I love this dog.

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