Brutus the Bullmastiff is a big, loving, and cuddly dog. Since Bonnie Michalek and her husband first adopted Brutus in 2016, all he has wanted to do is spend time with them and sleep next to them.While Brutus loves both his parents, he’s a true mama’s boy at heart. And so, when Michalek became pregnant with her first child, Brutus got even more protective of her.
“Brutus knew I was pregnant before I did — he definitely sensed it before I knew,” Michalek told The Dodo. “On the nights my husband was working Brutus refused to be in his crate.” At first, Michalek just thought Brutus was being clingy. But looking back, she realized he was trying to keep her safe.
When the baby was due, she and her husband brought Brutus over to her mom’s house. They kept him there for the first few days after their son, Kayden, was born. Once they were ready, they brought Brutus back home. Michalek gave Brutus lots of hugs and kisses to show him how much she loved him.
Then, she let him into the room to meet Kayden. As soon as Brutus got into the room with the baby, he made a beeline for him: “Brutus completely bypassed my husband to meet Kayden. He immediately wanted to give him kisses and snuggle up to him.” Michalek shared a sweet video of this moment to Brutus’s Instagram page.