All in the Family
Buster Brown



Bruiser's been with me since he was 2 months old and brings sunshine to my life daily, even on the grayest of days. I've never known a dog that's so in-tune with his surroundings. When I finally lay down on a bad day, he can't seem to crawl onto my chest fast enough and proceed to give me kisses as fast as his doggie tongue will let him. He'll lick my face until I start laughing, at which point he seems satisfied and trots off to bring me a toy. Bruiser is even the reason that Buster's ARVC was caught. I took Bruiser to the ER after noticing something was off, and sure enough, his heart was beating wrong. The cardiologist diagnosed a disruption in electrical signals (no apparent cause) that just sometimes happens. 5 days later, Buster was hospitalized with severe arrhythmias and near heart failure (which I wouldn't have noticed had I not just dealt with Bruiser's heart problem) and diagnosed with ARVC (boxer cardiomyopathy). Our regular vet and the cardiologist both agreed afterward that Bruiser most likely was experiencing sympathy pains for his brother. Beyond being the best therapist a girl can have, Bruiser is just happy living his doggie life - playing with toys, running in the yard with Buster, and snuggling up close with Buster and I when the day starts winding down.

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Comments (28)
Oct 8, 2008 Rickysmom
Perfectly handsome!
Oct 8, 2008 Courage's mommy
cute!!! sucha funny little boy you have!
Oct 27, 2008 boxerlover58
OMG!!! What a great name for a boxer! Bruiser is so handsome! And suprisingly looks alot like the real santa clause in that picture!! HA!!! Many happy years together!!!!
Oct 27, 2008 boxerlover58
and OMG again because we sing to our boxers too! you are my sunshine is one of the many songs we sing! we like to change the words in songs to add their names to it! i think they think we are crazy, but it makes us feel better!!! HA!!
Nov 17, 2008 white boxerparents
Big Bruiser! Heh wats up dude? Im the lil brat( so my dad calls me) KOVU! Im sooo proud that your out there winning shows! Im so young but I pick things up quick too! I hope to one day win a showlike you dude. Well heres the friend request dude. Write me back and send all ur boxer friends my way k! KOVU
Nov 18, 2008 varshami
He is really very cute. Please give him my love and regards....muuuuaaahhh
Nov 22, 2008 BoxerLover19
Looks just like my little girl Nilla
Oct 20, 2009 willyboi
Close up much?
Oct 20, 2009 willyboi
He's adorable by the way! lol
Oct 20, 2009 wolfgirl66
100% ADORABLE+!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oct 20, 2009 wolfgirl66
AWWWWWW! They look like the best of friends and I hope ya'll enjoy many happy years together!!
Oct 22, 2009 georgia04
Bruiser is a handsome young lad. I love his sweet, soulful eyes and white "socks". He sounds like a terrific boy. :)
Nov 23, 2009 scdoxielove
I just adore boxers. They are such cuddle it when their whole body wiggles when they're happy. You are a great looking boxer Bruiser.
Jan 25, 2010 budtuk
Feb 8, 2010 LadyMam
Boxer's sure cab be the goofiest love bugs, huh? Their silliness is the perfect cure to sadness and they always seem to be working on a new way to make us laugh :P Your boys look like the best of friends and I bet they light up your life every day!
Mar 11, 2010 olivia alexandra
Thank you, all, for your lovely comments - they are so very appreciated :) Boxers truly are an amazing breed - I am a dog lover, but something about this breed just draws me to them. I leave for work with them sitting at the door and think 'This is the worst part of my day'. I come home to their wiggly butts (sometimes more like wiggly bodies!) and think 'This is the best part of my day!'
Apr 6, 2010 murph364
your boxers are to die for. I have such a soft spot in my heart for all animals, but boxers are by far the best breed. I will NEVER have a home without one! Your Bruiser looks like my Emma who we jsut recently had to have put down :( hardest time of my life! Of course we had to get a new little girl to love instantly and our Lilly was lonely. Beautiful boys!!!
Jun 7, 2010 loopy
You are just beautiful!!:) So glad you and your brother have such a great family, aren't boxers just the best breed ever :)
Jun 7, 2010 loopy
Aawww this picture just melts my heart. Such beauty :)
Jun 7, 2010 loopy
LOL all I want for Christmas is a warm bed, food, toys & my family to play with. Greatest picture ever.
Aug 30, 2010 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 4th Birthday!
Many belly rubs for you on this special day.
Aug 30, 2011 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 5th Birthday!
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Happy 6th Birthday!
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Happy 7th Birthday!
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Happy 8th Birthday!
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Aug 30, 2015 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 9th Birthday!
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Aug 30, 2016 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 10th Birthday!
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Aug 30, 2017 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 11th Birthday!
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