This BullMastiff Brings His Favorite Toy To His Little Brother Every Time He Starts Crying

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For Bonnie Michalek and her husband, a couple from Northern California, it was not too difficult to find a babysitter at the birth of their little boy. Brutus, a Bullmastiff, was made for the job!

 

brutus mullmastiffSource: Bonnie Michalek

 

The Michalek's have had Brutus since his birth two years ago, and ever since that day, there has only been one toy that the animal with a destructive penchant has not "[torn] apart in five minutes": the sacred fluffball, a small yellow toy.

 

brutus mullmastiffSource: Bonnie Michalek

 

Despite his love for destroying toys, Brutus is the most loyal and gentle dog. Bonnie said to The Dodo:

 

I call him my first baby.

 

brutus mullmastiffSource: Bonnie Michalek

 

A few weeks ago, or 11 to be more precise, the Michalek family welcomed a new member into their family: little Kayden. Given Brutus' temperament, there was no doubt that he would get on well with the other first child of the family.

 

He’s always loved kids. Every time he’s heard kids outside laughing he gets excited.

 

brutus mullmastiffSource: Bonnie Michalek

 

Indeed, Brutus actually knew the Michaleks were expecting even before they did.

 

Brutus knew I was pregnant before I did — he definitely sensed it before I knew. On the nights my husband was working Brutus refused to be in his crate.

 

brutus mullmastiffSource: Bonnie Michalek

 

When Kayden was born, Brutus went to live with Bonnie's parents for a while. When he returned, it was time for him to get to know his new little brother.

 

Brutus completely bypassed my husband to meet Kayden. He immediately wanted to give him kisses and snuggle up to him.

 

brutus mullmastiffSource: Bonnie Michalek

 

Ever since that day, Brutus has taken on the role of Kayden's personal babysitter. Each time he starts to cry, Brutus brings him his favorite toy to console him.

 

brutus mullmastiffSource: Bonnie Michalek

 

Today, the little family doesn't stop sharing all the good times they share together with Brutus and Kayden:

 

We go to our cabin every summer and we go hiking and Brutus has loved that ever since he was a puppy. I went there as kid. I’m super excited to bring Kayden along.

 

brutus mullmastiffSource: Bonnie Michalek

 

Everyone is learning and growing now that Kayden is here. And Brutus just learned that, in addition to the fluffball, there are other kinds of toys out there that aren't even for dogs — but hopefully Kayden will return the favor and share.

 

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