Ross (L) and Beau (R) are my two co-therapists. We rescued these closely bonded Bull Mastiffs in 2013. They were neglected and abused. An inspiration to many who suffer, these boys demonstrate the principle of resilience as they have learned to trust despite a history of hardship. Ross is especially perceptive. When he senses a client in distress he will paw the air in front of the client, asking if he can place a paw of compassion on the client's lap. If you are standing in my office, be sure your feet are firmly planted because Beau who knows no enemies might bestow the "Mastiff lean" upon you. This is one of the ways a dog communicates trust and love.