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…


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6 thoughts on “Cuteness

  1. I still think you need one for your self. They steal your heart. My Jim is a better person for our pups. He grew up in a Dog less home. Bull dogs for ever. Ours not bulldogs but I would loved as well

  2. Oh my goodness. I love it because puppies are just so precious. He’s the cutest and I just want to hug him. He is so lucky to have you two for extra love too. I think you should get one too now so they’re are playmates. Happy days for you for sure.

    • I would love to have a dog, but the Mr is not a dog person? I’ll have to be satisfied with being a grandma to the cute little guy! Best of both worlds. My daughter has a lot of weddings & activities associated with those celebrations that entail weekends. So he’ll be here a lot!

  3. He is absolutely adorable, Cyndi. Actually, puppy sitting sounds like a good gig because you don’t have the full-time responsibility but you still get the benefits! We have always had dogs. I love them, but I’m wearing down a little bit on the commitment. Although, who can resist a puppy face?

    • You’re right Julie, those puppy faces! I know what you mean about the commitment factor, I haven’t had a dog for years and have forgotten how much work they are. I think I’ll be happy dog sitting.