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    I'm so sorry for my outburst of earlier ... I should have never got on the computer before I had composed myself, so please forgive me! Now that I have calmed down, bathed Molly and checked her over from head to toe ... she is just fine!! A few small puncher wounds and scrapes but over all very lucky and nothing that won't scab over and go away! She is all clean and pretty and sound asleep sitting in the chair with me, just like nothing ever happened. Destiny (aka: Cruella) has a scrape on her face near her eye and a couple spots on her chest but not sure the chest ones are from Molly, could have been from the 2 tussles with Ally but she is just fine also. I now know that she is to go out alone to keep all the other babies and her as well safe from harm.

    For those that are reading this that have wanted to foster, please don't let these few bumps in the road change your mind, fostering isn't all gum drops and lollipops but in viewing the big picture, it is so worth it!! after all, you are saving a dog, in my case 2 English Bulldogs from being in a shelter and not getting the proper care they need. I am committed to finding these sweet fur-kids a forever home that will love and cherish them!!!


    Update on Chance: Don't hear much on him because he is so easy going and fits into my pack like a fine leather glove! When I went into the bathroom to run a warm bath for Molly to get her all cleaned up, the bloody look was so not working for me LOL I walked out to get her came back in and found Chance waiting patiently for me to bathe him ... silly boy! So what can ya do right ... he got Molly's warm bath first. He must have been an outdoor dog or something because he had this black gravel tar stuff all over his belly area ... I hadn't even seen it before but it's all cleaned off now! so Chance is all clean and handsome(er) now .... he is such a great boy and deserves a home full of love and lots of proper care!!!
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    because one bulldog is NEVER enough!!

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    Never apologize for this. There is absolutely nothing to forgive. That is what we are all here for! Besides, the emotions that made you go to the computer and express yourself are the same emotions that make you so compassionate and willing to sacrifice for others.

    “Happiness is a warm puppy.”
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    I've been following this thread since last week and just wanted to say that what you're doing is amazing, and you're handling the issues that come up beautifully. Don't be so hard on yourself. There are always going to be bumps, but you're doing a great job with each one that comes up.

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    @Tooleysmom and @Blueberrys Mom - thank you for your your encouraging posts just now they mean a lot to me!
    I suffer from "M.B.S." (Multiple Bulldog Syndrome)
    because one bulldog is NEVER enough!!

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    A person who is selfless such as you, is also a person who is passionate and has what it takes to foster. I for one know about that emotional roller coaster that you feel, only from trying to raise pups. Different, but same in my case. God Bless you, you are an angel.

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    Oh My Gosh!! what are the Chances of you walking in there and having that happen!? It was Meant to be! How did they react to your other pups? did you get any more info on them? they look soo sad... thank god for you to help the Poor babies...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SheilaBMathis View Post
    Oh My Gosh!! what are the Chances of you walking in there and having that happen!? It was Meant to be! How did they react to your other pups? did you get any more info on them? they look soo sad... thank god for you to help the Poor babies...
    I'm New with the postings and Just read your whole story... you are amazing for helping them. I have 4 pups and i think Females AKA bitches seem to try to be dominant over everyone. so they challenge each other. I only have 1 male in my Group and the 3 girls sometimes get loud with each other, I have to Get in between and tackle them show them I'm the Head b*itch. Can be stressful but I love them! As long as your aware of her attitude and make a new routine with them separated, Everything will get better. Props to you for not giving up! <3

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    @Vicaroo1000 - yes I can see a flash of her trigger but she is so darn fast ... take the 2nd mishap with Ally, Destiny was going pee when Ally rounded the corner of the deck and in mid pee her ears went up and she lunged, she was on Ally so fast all I could do was jump off the deck and grab hold to separate them. I have thought about it all day and I think the mishap with Molly, Destiny's trigger was me ... everything was fine until I called Molly to me ... Destiny shot a glance over to me actually had a second of eye contact, ears went up and she turned and pummeled Molly I was already running that direction because I knew it was going to happen ... Molly tried to save herself by running under the deck but it just made it worse, she was trapped under there and I still have no idea how I got myself under there to get Destiny off ... by the looks of my mud soaked cloths I swam and my hand hurts so bad tonight I don't even like to use it .... but alas the bulldog in me says heck no to giving up!!! So if the trigger is me ... what are your suggestions?

    @SheilaBMathis - thank you ... she is a very dominant female for sure but she peaked the "Total Top B***H" in me now .... I don't play games and I won't put up with any bullpoop from her, she has met her match this time! In this house the Rules, Boundaries & Limitations are very clear and I am always Consistent with my fur-kids, she just hadn't accept them but after today just the way she looks at me with those I'm so sorry eyes I think she might have had the light bulb moment!
    I suffer from "M.B.S." (Multiple Bulldog Syndrome)
    because one bulldog is NEVER enough!!

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    @bulldogs4me Don't be sorry for posting your frustrations! When we were fostering Thor last month the same thing happened with him and Gio, only they both would attack each other. It was extremely frustrating because we really wanted to keep him. They could not be in the same room as each other in the house because they would always end up fighting, just one look and they were both at each others throats. The most frustrating part was that they got along great outside of the house! But in the end he found the perfect home, and we even were able to visit him last Saturday! Chance and Destiny will both find great homes, and all your hard work with them will pay off when you are able to witness how happy you made their new families and Destiny and Chance! You are amazing for doing what you're doing! And I'm also glad that Molly was not seriously hurt! Give her a big Bully kiss from Gio, Diva and I!
    Princess, Diva, and Gio <3

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    Never apologise for pouring your heart out about such things. Those who do want to foster certainly need to know the truth of what can and often will happen at some point when they are fostering. So I'd rather read exactly what you are putting then a fostering story that is all roses!!

    We have had a similar situation where it was me calling the other that set off the fight. I'm still unsure what that is but I do know that when I called the one dog that they had started to come over to me, so maybe the second dog thought that I was going to be attacked or was jealous. I just don't know.

    In our situation we took dominant training to the maximum - as in the "offender" was made to sit, give paw, have their food put down and made to wait until I gave him the OK to start eating. I would then take the bowl away again and make them repeat the whole sequence. Whenever I opened a door I would make them sit and wait for permission before they could follow me through, that even included the opening of the fridge door which usually gets an audience of at least 4 hairy faces. I make them back off and sit before I open the fridge. It just seems to have worked for us. There are still the occasional spats and we will never be able to fully relax with these two dogs in our house but at the time I was worried that they would actually kill each other!!

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    YOU ARE WONDERFUL. Don't give up! You are so inspiring for taking those poor babies in! I'm glad Ally and Molly AND Destiny are all okay. Poor thing, she probably had to fend for herself too long to trust others quite yet.

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    There is no sorry needed! Thats what this site is for! I think you are doing amazing and I don't know how you do it! You give me strength in my battle with Lola! Because of your guidance you are not just helping those 2 bully's, you are also helping everyone when you reply to their posts on this site! Your amazing!

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