The importance of the dogs on this page is immeasurable. Each of them has a hand in bringing us to now…each one teaching us something, each reminding us of where we’ve been, mistakes we never want to repeat, and of a time that we never want to leave behind. They have each healed our hearts by coming and broken them again by leaving…as I’m sure will happen again and again. It is the bittersweet reality of being owned by our Mastiffs. We never, ever have them long enough. The unparalleled love and devotion they give us while they are here outweighs the emptiness of their leaving...it must, or we wouldn’t keep setting ourselves up for such devastation.