Sir Winston Ruoto
Date of Birth: 09.21.02
(King Mustaffa x Daisy)
Owners: William and Maria Ruoto, Dunraven Mastiffs
From Maria Ruoto
A neighbor of ours developed bacterial meningitis - both legs, an arm and all her fingers except one on her remaining arm had to be amputated. After a very long hospital and rehabilitation stay, she was able to return home. However, her return was bittersweet. She was not able to do the things she used to, and people "looked" at her and treated her differently.
A couple days after she returned home, I was stepping outside to take Winston for a walk...and he spotted his old friend, whom he hadn't seen in such a long time. He nearly pulled me down the stairs to get to her and give her a big kiss. He didn't see her any differently. And she knew it.