This is an old photo of my and Dr. Bernardez's dogs, Spaghetti & Meatball. They are English Mastiffs. It is maybe a bit over a year ago. Since then Meatball has gotten a little bigger, (He's 212 lbs. now) and Spaghetti is just over a year and a half now and is 132 lbs. (she was probably about 10 weeks old here). They are part of out family.
I'm not sure where he learned it from but every time I come home Meatball has to lie on me for a few minutes, almost as if to say, "stay home Dad!" If I am home late or especially if I am home very late he cries and barks at me while holding me down for quite awhile. If I try to get up he pushes down harder with his chest. It is his way of giving me "personalized care".Eventually though when he feels secure that I am home, he lets me up so we can play or go for a walk.
It is our tradition.
Happy Fathers Day to all of the Dads out there!