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    Default Meeting a new EB owner at PetSmart!

    I met a brand-new EB parent at PetSmart while buying my monsters new harnesses! He looked very overwhelmed looking at food, so I told him about different foods, what I fed my puppies (pushing Fromm's! Haha) my husband came around the corner pushing our buggy full of wrinkles, and his jaw hit the floor when I told him our pups were 4 and 4 1/2 months old. Haha! He was cuddling his baby in one arm, and I said, "give it a month, you won't be able to hold him like that! Lol"
    I was so excited to meet a new EB parent!

    There's always one in a crowd that ruins the fun, but it's getting easier to deal with negative comments. A lady hit my hubby with the, "Those dogs have so many health problems. How much have you had to spend at the vet? I had one and gave it away, we were always at the vet." He's a softy, and just looked confused, and turned around to look at me like whaaa? I told her "We thank God every day that our puppies are healthy and don't have any chronic problems."

    When we left I told my hubby, "I'm so thankful for EBN! Without the forum, we might end up like that lady, broke and grouchy! It's so great to have a searchable encyclopedia of bulldog conditions, and a supportive community to help when we need it. I can't imagine what our bulldog ownership lives would be like without it!"

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    I generally don't get rude comments. Think they've been something like 3 or 4, in the last two years. Or maybe I just don't notice. I have a tendency to tune out people when I think it's going somewhere I don't want it to.

    This is a great forum with lots of support. I've taken the advice of experienced members here and it has definitely made a difference- there's a ton of info. available.

    But I'm also the broke, grouchy lady because my boys do have health problems that I can only control for short periods. But I guess that's part of having any dog. You take the good with the bad.


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    Quote Originally Posted by nycbullymama View Post
    I generally don't get rude comments. Think they've been something like 3 or 4, in the last two years. Or maybe I just don't notice. I have a tendency to tune out people when I think it's going somewhere I don't want it to.

    This is a great forum with lots of support. I've taken the advice of experienced members here and it has definitely made a difference- there's a ton of info. available.

    But I'm also the broke, grouchy lady because my boys do have health problems that I can only control for short periods. But I guess that's part of having any dog. You take the good with the bad.
    Ellie, I don't get many rude comments either, but I credit it to my NY face! I have been known to cut someone off at the knees with a look or very few words. Maybe you have the same condition??? lol Now, don't get me wrong, I am also the same person chasing after cute EB's or Pitbulls in Petco or giving advice but I don't suffer stupidity well.
    My smooshy face boy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brutus77 View Post
    Ellie, I don't get many rude comments either, but I credit it to my NY face! I have been known to cut someone off at the knees with a look or very few words. Maybe you have the same condition??? lol Now, don't get me wrong, I am also the same person chasing after cute EB's or Pitbulls in Petco or giving advice but I don't suffer stupidity well.
    lol.. NY face. Is it anything like "Resting B!!ch Face?" lol..


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    Quote Originally Posted by nycbullymama View Post
    lol.. NY face. Is it anything like "Resting B!!ch Face?" lol..
    Yes indeed!!!
    My smooshy face boy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nycbullymama View Post
    lol.. NY face. Is it anything like "Resting B!!ch Face?" lol..
    Lmao! Apparently I do not suffer from this affliction...my hubby intimidates men all the time (he's 6'1 310lbs of muscle), but it's the women that always have the smarty comments!

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    Good for you... I am like Rosalie -- I am the nutty chick running up to ask to pet a Bulldog, Pitty or Frenchie that might e in the store. I've had my share of rude questions over the years and I always respond with -- 'they are still cheaper than college tuition'
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    I don't understand the negativity of some people. Then again, it can happen with many other breeds. I've heard of "I don't like chihuahuas cause they are mean, always cold, and shaking. Same with pit bulls, "oh, they are mean dogs and they lock their jaws".. pffff..... I always educate them. First response I normally use is: I didn't get him from a back yard breeder. I made sure I searched blood lines and did my research before buying my baby". Not that this will guarantee perfect health, but it helps that legit breeders are breeding healthy pups . Educate educate educate

    Oh, and about this forum, all I can say its absolutely the best. All my questions have been answered, and it's usually within minutes! Thanks to everyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nycbullymama View Post
    lol.. NY face. Is it anything like "Resting B!!ch Face?" lol..
    Thats so me lol

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    I surprisingly see a lot of bulldog owners. Actually down the road a lady has two, and then the house behind her has one. It's crazy! I absolutely love running into any bulldog and it's owner. It;s like if somebody walks by with a lab, or a beagle or any other breed they're like "aww cute" and keep going. But if you have a BULLDOG (awesome people have bulldogs) you stop and all you talk about is their crazy antics and personality. I love, love bulldog owners


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    Quote Originally Posted by AceTheBathound View Post
    I don't understand the negativity of some people. Then again, it can happen with many other breeds. I've heard of "I don't like chihuahuas cause they are mean, always cold, and shaking. Same with pit bulls, "oh, they are mean dogs and they lock their jaws".. pffff..... I always educate them. First response I normally use is: I didn't get him from a back yard breeder. I made sure I searched blood lines and did my research before buying my baby". Not that this will guarantee perfect health, but it helps that legit breeders are breeding healthy pups . Educate educate educate

    Oh, and about this forum, all I can say its absolutely the best. All my questions have been answered, and it's usually within minutes! Thanks to everyone.


    I KNOW! Actually all the time I get "I hope you got her from a rescue and not support backyard breeders." It's like no, I did not. But yes, she was bred and I paid for her. And I am happy I did every day of my life.


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    The last time we took the boys to PetSmart Rogan and I were in one isle and Weesie was coming around the corner with Emmitt. A lady said I thought you are so ugly he is cute. I said thank you and Weesie said not you Dumbass the dog. It went from a compliment to me and Weesie thought she was rude. The bottom line was cute so I was good. We then went one isle and got you have to be rich to have Bulldogs. I said Yes. You are correct. We are rich. Idiot...

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