We got this great, galumphing, yellow eyed monster just before Christmas, five or six years ago. At the time, he was a puppy so ugly that he was cute, dressed in a tiny red vest and Santa hat. He soon grew into an enormous dog, that still thought he was small enough to sit in your lap, and knocked you flat when he did.
This is Diesel. A red, Neapolitan Mastiff-Dogue de Bordeaux. He often acted more like a lion than a dog. He lazed around in the sunshine, and played like a cat, catching your feet with his big paws as he followed you around.There was always drool akin to shoestrings hanging from his chops.
He was not an intelligent dog, on account of the medication he needed due to his epilepsy, but he was loyal, loving and always ready to play.
Rest in peace my lovely puppy...