Hi!! My name is Tamara and I am 34. I am happily married to my best friend and the love of my life George. We have been married 11 years. I have 2 wonderful kids, Britany 11 years and A.J. 2 1/2 years. I am a stay at home mom and my husband is recently unemployed. I have always loved animals. In 2001 when my daughter was 2 we decided it was time get a family pet. There was no question about it we were gonna get an English Bulldog. My husband has been in love with these dogs for a very long time. His nickname is even "Bulldog". He even has a bulldog tattoo on his left arm. So, I started looking around. I posted to a community website stating that I was a mother of a 2 year old and that I was looking for an EB for a fairly decent price. I got a response from this lady in Locus Grove, OK. She told me that she had this little male puppy that was the runt and the breeder only wanted $800 for him. I didn't know any better at the time so my husband and I drove there and took a look at him and fell in love with him immediately. He was only 7 weeks when we got him. The lady said she had been bottle feeding him from day one. His momma had sat on him so they took him away from her. I named him Sir Winston Alexander.
I tried several vets to get his first puppy check up and many refused to see him. He weighed only 1.5 lbs, was malnourished and dehydrated. They were also saying that he had water on the brain and would not make it to 6 months old. They also said to take him back and get your money back. How could they talk to someone that way?? Of course me being Irish and very stubborn, I took him to one more vet. I had finally stumbled across a friend of mine that I went to high school with and took Winston to see her. She told me that I needed to fatten him up and bring him back when he was 6 months so he could get his shots going. So, at the time all I could find and afford was the frozen Bil-Jac. I fed that to Winston 3 times a day. At night I would have to wrap him up in a baby blanket and hold him til he fell asleep. I had to do this for 2 months until he could keep himself warm. But with me not giving up on very tiny baby he survived!! He was on the smaller side but I didn't care. Winston had a very full and happy life. In November of 2010 "Lumpy" went outside with my daughters dog Spike and never came back in. I went out in the backyard and found him laying on the ground next to the steps like he was on his way back to come inside.
Baby Winston was extremely malnourished. This was his first day home.
I did not give up on Winston and he survived!
Winston ended up living a full and happy life!
Then March of this year we decided we wanted another EB. All our bills were paid and we had some extra cash from income taxes. Hubby said he wanted a female this time so I started looking again. Man, there sure are a lot of scammers out there. They didn't get lucky enough to get me to send them any money though. Around mid march I found her. Wow!! She sure was a cutie. The breeder was calling her Candi. So, I contacted the breeder, got the directions to where Matilda was, loaded the kids in the truck and headed out for our 2 1/2 hour trip. We got there and my husband immediately fell in love with her. He could not stop smiling. So, on the was home we put her in the floor board of my truck, turned the A/C on floor and there she slept all the way home. So, the fun begins with Momma's Madame Matilda.
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