Friday, August 17, 2012

Foster Brother Friday: Brutus' Personal Ad

Single Male seeking single female, single male, couple or family. 
I'm not picky.

My name is Brutus and I'm looking for a relationship.  Let me answer a few questions for you, so you can get a better grasp on who I am and if you might be my perfect match. (I stole them from Eharmony... they think these are some good first date questions!)

1. Who has been the biggest influence in your life?
Corbin of course... although foster momma and foster dad are close seconds

2. What kinds of things really make you laugh?
Oh! When foster dad throws my ball and then expects me to bring it back to him, but I run in circles and dart across the yard really, really fast!  It's just the best time...  I always have a smile on my face!

3. What’s your favorite place in the entire world?
Right next to foster momma... or foster dad.  I love being close to my people, they make my world a wonderful place.

4. Who is your best friend? What do you like about him/her?
Corbin!  He's just wonderful and has taught me so much and is a total blast to play with.  We've grown really fond of each other and when I first arrived, and then when I was returned, he really calmed me and let me know that everything was going to be okay. 

5. Favorite movie of all time? Why so?
The Lifetime movie that goes on outside the front window!
6. What’s your biggest goal in life right now?
To find a perfect forever family.

7. What is your favorite way to spend a Saturday?
My perfect Saturday would involve foster momma giving us breakfast early, snuggles in bed, a little play time outside, a great car ride to Lake George, jumping and playing in the water with foster parents and Corbin and greeting anyone and everyone who walks by us, going to a nice lunch at one of the dog friendly restaurants and getting sweet potato fries, car ride home and a night full of snuggling!  Oh, and dinner... and lots of treats!

8. Do you have any pet peeves?
I don't like it when people are upset with me... it makes me really sad.

9. What was your family like growing up?
My first family really loved me, I think... they taught me mannors and some tricks, but they couldn't keep me and brought me and my sister to the shelter.  That was okay though, because it brought me up here and I got to meet the foster momma and foster dad and Corbin. 

10. What were you like as a kid?
I'm still a kid!

11. What should I know about you that I’d never think to ask about?
You should know that I love to carry a fleece blanket around the house... no reason really, but I grab it out of my crate and carry it into the living room.  You should also know that I'm super crate trained and Corbin and I race down the hallway to get into our crates when the foster parents leave!  I love my crate.  Oh, and you should probably know that my name was Oakley, but I didn't respond to it and the foster momma kept calling me Brutus, which I came to... so it stuck.

12. Did you—or do you—have a nickname? What’s the story behind it?
Foster dad calls me Big Blue... Corbin's nick name is Big Brown, and since I'm a blue color and foster dad is a big Giants fan, he calls me Big Blue!  They also call me Brutey and foster momma calls me smushy face and she smushes my face together and shakes my head back and forth... Oh, I LOVE that!

13. Who was your favorite schoolteacher or college professor? Why?
I love learning from the foster momma!  And foster dad taught me how to catch a ball!  But, I have to say, Professor Corbin is absolutely my favorite! I've learned so much from him.

14. Have you figured out your calling in life? What is it?
I knew it shortly after I met foster momma, my calling is to bring positive awareness to pit bulls and to show everyone what wonderful dogs we are because I'm such a wonderful boy!  The foster momma hopes I find a perfect home that will continue to work with me on my good behavior and will bring me out in public so I can meet and charm as many people as possible!  Foster momma says this is a huge reason why she'd love to keep me forever, because I make sure a good argument for wonderful pit bulls!

15. What do you hate most about the dating process?
Waiting!!!!!  Although, killing the time in my foster home isn't all that bad!

Here are a few other things that might help you decide if I'd be a good forever dog for you.  I love snuggling, so you must have a couch, okay?  I sleep in my crate, because I want to, but if you ask me to sleep in bed with you, I will not say no!  I'm kind of a nervous fella and I always want to make you happy, so if you yell at me, I get really scared. 

I love other dogs, and cats scare me a bit, so I keep my distance.  I only bark when I feel I need to and when the foster parents come home.  I bark so they remember I'm in my crate and to let me out because I'm so excited they're home!  I'm totally house trained.  I like to eat tomatoes sometimes.  I'm not a begger, I'm not a counter surfer and I'm not a garbage digger.  Actually, I'm not a digger of any kind.  I enjoy chewing on bones, but I don't chew what's not mine (or Corbin's!). 

I like to play and I love to run, so I'd love a fenced in yard.  You'll know why when you see me run and do my zoomies! It makes me so happy.  I'm good on walks, and I enjoy taking them. 

The car makes me a little nervous, but I willingly get in now.  Maybe someday I'll stick my head out, like Corbin does but for now, I'm comfortable laying down on the back seat.  I'm a little unsure of some new situations, like the lake!  Those waves were a little unsettling at first, but with some patience, foster dad showed me that it was super fun once you got over them... and it sure was!  I've experienced a lot here, but I still might come across some new things, so just know to be patient!

Overall, I'm really just a great fella... I promise to love you and to make you laugh every day.  I promise to learn from you and hopefully you can learn a little from me too.  Whatever you give me, I'll multiply with love.  I know this was a little long winded, but I thought it would be great for me to get it all out there!  This is me, Brutus!


  1. Oh Brutus, you are such a great doggie. I hope you find a forever home real soon!

  2. Brutus, this was a Most Wonderful Personal Ad and I just luved getting to know you better! You deserves to have a very much happy life and I KNOW your Most Perfect Home That Ever Was is out there looking for you right this very second. Be patient. They'll get there before you know it.

    Oh, and your sad face was sad but it was soooooo cute, too!

    Wiggles & Wags,

  3. You sound perfect Brutus! (Or is it Linus? That's a cute thing with the blankie!)

    I just know someone perfect will come along and adopt you. Gosh - who wouldn't love you? You sound super sweet. And fun. And loving. And well-trained. You sound a little like my Blueberry when I first got her - great dog, just unsure of new situations. But now she does really well. I love that Corbin has shown you the ropes!

  4. OH BRUTUS... how could ANYBUDDY say No to YOU. I would give you a home if I could. We all KNOW that you are a truly SPECIAL FELLA beclaws Normally Corbie only likes... GIRRRRRRL fosters. THAT is a REAL Plus fur YOU buddy.

  5. Brutus, you are so adorabull I just know the perfect match is out there for you.


  6. Well, I'm in love. I'm sure the perfect match is out there right now. Hugs, Brutie.

  7. Hands down the best post I've very read for finding a dog a home. Wow! I wish I was in a position to respond to this boy's ad.

  8. Brutus!! We loves you!! Best of luck finding the PERFECT home (and soon!)

    Shelle, Milo, Dixie and Newby,

  9. hi...i have been cyber stalking brutus for over a month now...i have experience with smart,challenging pits thanks to my beloved Zazu who passed away earlier this year...waahhh...
    but after being her pack leader I know that i can bring peace adventure and love to this boy...
    how do we go about meeting him?

  10. Oh Brutus - we KNOW the right home is out there for you (personally we think you have already found it with corbin - but.....I guess you can't really stay there)..but another great home is waiting for you buddy.

  11. Brutus, you're such a handsome dog! I just love the pictures of you with your best friend Corbin.

  12. Oh, you'll find your furever home in no time Brutus!! That is a great ad, and I don't think anyone could resist such a fabulous face as yours.



  13. That is a very smush-able face! I LOVE Brutus!

  14. Oh Brutus, your perfect match must be there soon.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  15. You are the perfect boy and the perfect family is out there for you, Brutus!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  16. Brutus, you are AWESOME! and I hope this postie helps you find your forever home.

  17. Brutus, we love ya mate. We have all paws crossed that you find a loving, forever and ever home. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  18. Brutus

    If my mummy and I did not live so far from you (we're in Tucson, AZ), mummy said she would seriously like for us to meet you to see if we could keep you. We did have a pitty for a couple of months 2 yrs ago (he followed me home one day -- seriously), but he would pull on the leash and after the second time he pulled mummy out of her wheelchair, we had to give him up. He and I got along really well (he also got along with my cousin Coco and the kitties), but in the doggy park he also created problems. I REALLY hope you find a nice home -- after that personal advert, I am sure you will.



  19. This is a perfect personal ad! Wish I lived closer so I could come meet you and play. I bet Shiver would like to play with you too. He's shy, but once he got used to you he would love to play.

  20. Great post, Brutus! Did you know that my forever-and-ever Mom met me via a blog post on my foster sister's blog???? Seriously! I hope you find your forever-and-ever home this way, too!

    Here was my "personal ad" --

  21. Oh my pal, you is a gorguss doggie and if you lived in the UK we would be your best pals furever. Woof. We wish you all da luck in da werld wiv your search for a furever ome...

  22. Hey Jen, I am way behind on the blogs but is Mr. B still with you guys and still looking for a home? I want to share your post but not look like a big dummy if he's gone somewhere lovely already. :-)