was our very first Bullmastiff! She was an awesome girl and much loved
by everyone who met her. She was an excellent guard dog when in the
backyard and everyone's friend on the street. Most often people thought
she was a male due to her sheer size and stature.
was very smart and learnt things extremely quickly. One of her quirks
was that she learnt about the morning’s routine and soon realised we had
toast for breakfast - one of her favourite treats. So if she was
out-side and heard the toaster popup she would bark as if to say ‘give
some to me’. She also loved going for walks and when she decided it was
‘walk time’ she would grab her lead and parade around the house with it.
Karla loved to play with a
few of her mates that lived at the neighbours house, a few doors down
and we would let them run around and play together in the court that we
lived in. One hot day the neighbours had the sprinkler on for their dogs
and they were jumping, playing and putting their face into the
sprinkler. Karla thought she would do the same… little did she realise
it was WATER one of her all time dislikes! She screwed her face up in a
way I have never knew it was possible for a dog to do.
was the Queen of our home and our hearts, she is still missed very much
by her family we hope to see her again one day... Karla taught us much
about the Bullmastiff and was the apple of her parents eye. She had a
wonderful life with us from when she arrived as a small red bundle of
joy to the day she passed away.
Unfortunately through our inexperience of the breed, lack of knowledge
and lack of support, she suffered various health problems. This
situation certainly taught us a lot and not to feed a high protein or
calcium diet! Karla was very stoic and never ever complained!!
passed away in December 2002 after a short battle with Lymphosarcoma. We
are extremely grateful to the Veterinary Team and staff at Hampton
Veterinary Hospital in Melbourne for all the support they gave us
throughout her life.