We chose him from a litter of six. He was the largest among the males and was pretty much the boss of the pack. The breeder described him as “brusko” (which means ‘domineering’), so from that description we named him Bruce. We were delighted that he shared the same name as the legendary Bruce Lee, the actor and father of martial arts. He was our “Bruce Lu” (our last name is LU), but he didn’t have six-pack abs, nor any superior fighting skills. He was chunky, goofy and rather lazy. He was our gentle giant.