fan·cy \ˈfan(t)-sē\loyal friend, son, brother, lover to all, loved by all, known to drool A LOT
It's with a heavy heart that I write this post. After 6 1/2 years, we lost our beloved Mr. Fancypants on Easter morning.
We did a lot of research of what kind of pet we wanted after Bo & I got married. Bo had always wanted a bullmastiff & we found a breeder in Bastrop. We met Fancy's parents to check out the breed & we decided that breed was the best choice for us. Once Fancy's mom had puppies on 9/24/04, we got to meet them all & pick which one would be ours. They were all so cute but Rebecca had the final pick & she picked the "green" puppy....one w/ the green collar.
We picked him up the week of Thanksgiving on a day trip up & back from Bastrop. He whimpered a little but mostly slept the whole way home in my arms. He loved his new house where he could run, jump & play...but not get on furniture. We knew if we let him up once then we would regret it since we knew how big he was gonna get.
|8 wks old|
It seemed like Fancy grew by the minute! I think his top weight was about 130lbs which is actually a little light for his breed. Where he used to fit under the lowest rung of the barstool, he was soon eye level with the seat of the barstool!
|6 months old|
Fancy got to go on a ski trip with us to Steamboat & even had to evacuate for hurricanes a couple of times.
|6 months old|
|3 months old|
|New Year's Eve ~ 1 yr 3 mo|
|1 yr 11 mo|
|1 yr 7 mo|
|Bec (13 yrs) and Fancy (6 yrs)|
|Izzy (8 months) and Fancy (2 1/2 years)|
|Izzy (1 yr 7 mo) and Fancy (4 years)|
|Izzy (4 yrs) and Fancy (6 yrs)|
|Maggie (5 months) and Fancy (6 years)|
Fancy had a great last weekend surrounded by lots of family & friends. We spent a lot of time outside with him this weekend, so I hope that made him happy. 6 1/2 years isn't a long time to have with someone but it was a GREAT 6 1/2 years! Fancy's presence is severly missed & we hope he enjoyed his time with us as much as we did with him.
We miss you Fancy Boy!