AKC, BKC Ch. Groppetti Genghis Moses E, CGC, TDI
(Groppetti Ghengis Cohen X Groppetti No More Sweeter Than Honey)
Bred, Owned, and Loved by: Stanley and Roberta Einbender
Submitted by Stan Einbender
I have two stories to offer, both about Moses, who was our very first mastiff. Moses was a therapy dog, and on one of his trips to a nursing home, he visited the room of a stroke victim who had not spoken for a number of months. Upon seeing this 200 lb dog, the woman turned and said, "I love dogs". Of course, the nurses and attendants were amazed and thankful that this wonderful mastiff had inspired this patient to utter her first words in a long time.
Another extraordinary incident occurred at a show in PA. Moses, although retired from the show ring, came along in our RV. Upon hearing an adult crying hysterically, my wife Roberta, with Moses on a leash, went to see what was going on. After seeing this huge animal, this challenged adult stopped crying and wanted to pet Moses. His parents were extremely grateful Moses was available, and able to help this challenged person get through some emotional crisis. Moses seemed to have a certain sense, and although he was extremely athletic in the show ring, when serving as a therapy dog, he was able to go into a completely different mode.
I hope these stories will help to show that mastiffs are really multipurpose dogs.