It’s been awhile since I’ve been able to write a post…sometimes life just gets in the way, and in my book that’s a good thing. I think it’s beneficial to take a break now and then to live in the moment, don’t you?
Anyway, lately I’ve been a little preoccupied – with this little fella. Who can resist this face?
He’s a registered English Bulldog and oh so cute! He has stolen our hearts, and then some.
My high school mascot was a bulldog, but back then I never really thought about owning one. But now, every time I encounter one of those beefy bundles of muscle and wrinkles it just makes me smile.
I’ve always wanted a bulldog, but the time was never quite right…and still isn’t. How did this little cutie-pie come into our lives? Well, he’s actually my youngest daughter’s baby. She’s been wanting a furry companion for awhile now, and when we found him, it was kismet.
The only hitch..she had an office retreat, out of town for two days. No problem, we were more than happy to puppy-sit. What a tough job…
Thankfully, the Mr’s cousin is a renowned author of several books on dogs…and one just happened to be about English Bulldogs!
A few years ago, after learning I was smitten with them, she surprised me with a complimentary copy of her ‘Bulldog’ book. I perused it for the cute pictures and history of the breed, then popped it on top of our display books on our living room bookshelves.
At the time I had no idea that we would be eagerly reading every word – what a godsend! It’s been our bible!
This book is filled with guidelines and easy to follow suggestions for every aspect of care, nutrition, behavior and training for every stage of the dog’s life. Don’t have a Bulldog? No problem, she’s written about other breeds, as well. Also in her library are two other titles that sound interesting – “Reporting for Duty;” explores the topic of service dogs for our veterans, and “The Rescue Dog Problem Solver,” covers the special considerations of adopting and caring for rescue dogs. Tracy herself is a proud owner of rescue dogs, so she knows what she’s talking about. She is amazing to say the least – from photography, to writing, to training her own fur babies, her energy knows no bounds. If you’re an animal lover, you’ll want to take a look at her website – horses and felines are also favorite topics there.
As for our little guy…his visit had to come to an end. He’s happily home, taking care of his mama, but he’ll soon be back with all his sharp teeth, wiggles, and energy that make puppies so darn cute.
Until next time…