Friendship
180-pound dog waits every day to give favorite mailwoman a hug
This sweet Bull Mastiff loves his best friend.
Rachel Shapiro
01.20.22

A Bull Mastiff named Fronky has the same ritual every day. Every morning, the dog waits by the door and asks his mom to let him outside. Then, once he’s in the front yard he sits and waits.

Fronky continues waiting until his best friend appears: a mailwoman named Shaun!

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Fronky and Shaun have been best friends since he was a seven-week-old puppy. The two absolutely love each other, and seeing Shuan is always a highlight of Fronky’s day.

Fronky’s mom, Eileen, told The Dodo, “When she is at her truck, getting all her packages and getting ready to come to our house you see his tail going so fast, and if she takes too long, he gets impatient.”

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Fronky has grown into a 180-pound dog who could very easily hop the front yard fence if he wanted to. But Fronky is a good boy, and he always stays on his side of the fence. Luckily, he can still get plenty of pets and cuddles from Shaun!

Eileen explained that Shaun had a chocolate lab that passed away. She thinks Fronky gives her those puppy cuddles she’s missing.

“I think just having this little break with Fronky helps her out and gives her something to look forward to as well,” Eileen said.

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Shaun and Fronky are truly best friends. Sometimes, Shaun will even come and visit Fronky on her days off.

“Shaun sort of has become part of our family,” Eileen said. “She always misses coming by and we can’t wait to see her every day… And Fronky, as soon as he hears her voice is just out of control.”

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According to Hill’s Pets, Fronky’s love of Shaun is a bit out of the norm for his breed. The website says:

“Bullmastiffs are gentle and affectionate with family members. Their generally calm, easy-going natures make them good dogs for families with reasonably well-behaved children. However, the bullmastiff’s laid-back attitude with family members is likely to change when a stranger enters the picture. These dogs tend to be quite suspicious of people outside the family.”

It seems like the most logical explanation is that Fronky views Shaun as a member of his family. How sweet!

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“I like that it’s a mutual love,” Eileen said about Fronky and Shaun. “So they both look forward to it so much.”

Fronky is an adorable big dog who has a wonderful best friend. It’s so sweet to watch the pair together. If you’d like to see more photos and videos of Fronky, check out his Instagram page.

If you want to see the video of Fronky and Shaun, check it out below!

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By Rachel Shapiro
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Rachel Shapiro is a contributing writing at Shareably. She is based in New York and can be reached at hi@shareably.net.
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