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    Quote Originally Posted by laurentourville View Post
    wow, danangel14, your story brought tears to my eyes. so glad that dempsey has brought so much love and joy to your lives! bullies have a way of doing that, i think they understand our emotions better than a lot of breeds.
    Thank you. I know bullies do. They also can express their emotions so clearly- looking at your post picture proves my point, lol.

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    Tuffy is 9 months old and he is our first bulldog! We previously had a buff and white Cocker Spaniel named Sophie, who died at the age of 13 a couple of years ago. I never knew anyone who had a bulldog but had seen them around town and just always found them too cute for words. I then saw Munch in that Iams commercial and was hooked even further. What solidified the decision for me was last July when we were on vacation in N.C. and someone at a neighboring cabin had a tiny bulldog puppy. I thought it was fate and knew right then and there that I had to have one...to my husband's consternation because he said three kids was enough and we didn't need "anymore living things in our house." But my heart was set on having a bullie to love and I began meticulously researching reputable breeders and learning as much as I could about caring for this high maintence breed. We were going to wait until this Fall to get new puppy because my youngest would be starting kindergarten, but last December the breeder of my choice had the red and white puppy that I'd been dreaming of and I was smitten at first sight. The rest is history... Tuffy is such a wonderful addition to our family and we've all fallen under his spell--even my stubborn husband who grudgingly admits that "since we HAD to get a dog, Tuffy is not bad."
    Nothing brings me more pleasure than seeing Tuffy's sweet bully face gaze up at me with those adoring brown eyes. He's a true treasure!

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    I went kicking and screaming to my first english bulldog meet up. I had never even seen a real live english bulldog and I never wanted too, they snorted, burped and farted. I was a Golden Retriever person!!! It only took a few moments after setting eyes on a little female bulldog and I was hooked. Our Clyde is now 3 years old and last November we got Miss Congeniality, Charlotte (11 months). In between I've fostered more bulldogs than I can count and am organizer of the very English Bulldog Meet up I was grumbling about having to attend. Oh then, with the help of Florida English Bulldog Rescue, we started our own...Georgia English Bulldog Rescue. It wasn't enough that I volunteered to help the rescue, I'm now director. At the moment I have 3 foster english bulldogs (Sophie, Clementine and Brewzer) and 2 foster Olde English Bulldogs (Stone and Sinatra). We have an additional 9 dogs in private foster homes throughout the Atlanta area.

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    Here is 'Bulldog' and my bullies:

    Molly, the queen. She is light fawn with "cleopatra" eyes. She is the mother of Yuna and Tidus, our two youngest pups, who are now almost 5 months old (Wow time flies!!!). Next oldest is Mandy, she is all white, and we like to call her wiggles. Jesse is about 8 months old now, and she is light fawn like Molly, and such a happy girl.

    When my hubby (bulldog- bullpapa- Chip- you know!) wanted an English Bulldog 16 years ago, I refused. They were too expensive ($900 only back then!!!) and we did not have any money. Plus I liked little fluffy dogs.

    Well, he called the breeder, her name was Neva Gulliford, and charming as he is, somehow he was able to get a payment plan of $75 a month. I still wonder how he did that! So we jumped on the ferry from Bremerton to Seattle to meet Neva. Once I saw "baby" (her kennel name was Jesse, who we named Jesse after), I was instantly in love. She was our first child together, and spoiled rotten.

    Now you cannot allow me to see EB puppies. I will not leave without one. I am a sucker. Can you not tell this by the fact that we kept both of the puppies Molly had? LOL

    I think I am maxed out at 5 of them! I love how they are all so different personality wise and I just love to watch them. They are my beauties.

    Tidus is becoming a bit of "eye candy". I can hardly stop looking at him. Kinda like a Brad Pitt of bulldogs. I worry tho, he is soooooo wrinkly, he may take a bit more effort to keep up on. I really must post some updated pictures!!! He is sooo much cuter then the camera shows, wow he is so adorable!!!! We are very proud of Molly and ourselves for creating such beautiful pups in Yuna and Tidus.

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    My boyfriend && I have three beautiful children! Chev Chelios our first EB who is a little over a 1 yr old, Sophia the kitty who just turned a year old, && our new EB addition Faith who just turned 3months!
    Like a lot of stories here my boyfriend was in LOVE with Ebs, they were his 'Dream Dog'. I on the other hand was not very fond of them. I had never seen or interacted with one so they were not at the top of my want list. But Angel (my boyfriend) was convince on getting one. He found a breeder in TX before we moved out to Arizona && some how convinced me to lets just go "look at the pups". Well the rest is history.. We got our first addition to our little family Mr. Chev Chelios who stood our from the litter with these HUGE, big paws that didn't fit his little body! I'm in LOVE with bulldogs now! They are nothing how I imagined! Such loving cute things! Chelios is such a mama's boy, he's our pride && joy! !!
    A year later we started feeling bad for Chelios alone at home when we were off at work, he needed a companion. Plus I wanted a another female in the house ( I was over ruled by boys :p) So we got Sophie our cat! Things just didn't feel quit complete yet. So yet again my boyfriend somehow convinced me to just got "look" at a breeder here in AZ that just had puppies even tho we didn't have the money for another one. && well the minute we laid eyes on Faith it was over. We just HAD to have her! She's our little monster!! She's so completely different then Chelios! But we love them both with unconditional love! They're our Children! A family of five && I love every moment of it! Even when I come home && they've manage to tear up && destroy the lamp! Lol!
    .Peace.Love.&&.Bullies.<3

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    My lab passed away in November. He was 13 1/2 and it was a terrible week of him being in the hospital, being told he's ok then just took a turn for the worst. I told my husband never again no more dogs. We have a 12 1/2 year old beagle as well so he was going to be our last dog.

    My son had been bugging us for another dog. He seen the Iams commercial, came home with bulldog books, was researching them (he's 7) and showing me and his dad youtube videos. I never wanted a bulldog. My husband had wanted a bull terrier, boston terrier, bulldog, or frenchie. He asked me if I would do research on the breeds because our son was not going to stop. I started looking into it and saw the English or French bulldog would best fit the family dynamic. I couldnt' find any breeders or litters available for the English so I made an appointment to see a new litter of Frenchies and that breeder happened to breed English too so she had grown ones that we could see. But she gave me the name of another breeder that had 2 puppies left. We met with her first, fell in love and now we have our little Bear, we got him at 9 weeks old in April and I want more more more!!! I too never had interactions and they were not on my list. Just goes to show you how ignorance can be and wow the stuff I would have missed out on. He makes us so happy and I do nothing but look at bulldogs most of the day, read and post on here, constantly talking about him to everyone its getting to be an obsession. My hubby is like "stop being on the computer looking at other bullies, you got one here" hahahaha i'm just looking for the next one
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    I have to say, Lisa, what a great topic to start. I love all the stories. Keep them coming!

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    I had always wanted an english bulldog since i was a little girl and saw one on the westminister dog show. Never in a million years thought i would have one. They were my dream dog. After i talked my husband into going to a local dog show and he saw the english bulldog up close and rubbed his first bulldog belly he was as in love as i was. We came home and started looking for our puppy. We found a breeder in north carolina and she had two females but i had to wait until a lady chose between the two females. I was wanting the female with the all white head the sister to her had a patch on her eye. I waited and hoped the lady chose the one with the eye patch and luckily she did. I got the baby i wanted from the beginning. It was destiny for my mimzy to be mine. Mimzy is going to be three in october and we now have a 6 month old girl we named gwendolyn. Mimzy is fawn and white and gwendolyn is solid white with a fawn ear. I wouldn't take anything for them. They are truely the best breed i have ever owned or should i say that has owned me.

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    I too am one of those that grew up with a bulldog. My dad had wanted one forever. My mom would take any 50 cents coin she got with change and keep it in a bucket in the closet. When she got enough to purchase a bulldog, she went to the bank and traded them in. It took her 20 years, but in 1975, my dad got his AKC male bulldog, Richard. Believe it or not, he was only $250.
    I too became a sucker for that squishy face. I have two myself.
    Abby, my 9 yo, was to me considered a puppy mill "rescue" she was being sold on a country road in a trailer with floor to ceiling cages and numerous breeds. I knew that for her price she would become a yard dog and ignored. I knew bullies can have a lot of health issues and I knew I could afford to address them. Lo and behold, she only has allergies and those have been identified. Piece of cake right?
    Then we got Bella. She was purchased from a "reputable" breeder in town. I heard nothing but great things about him. I was so excited to get my AKC "healthy" pup. Well the first month was great and then down hill. She would not gain weight, ate all day and pooped just as much. She had numerous vets visits and didn't get the mystery diagnosis until 5 months. By this time she was still only 8lbs and just skin and bones. Now that she is treated for her congenital conditions, she is 10 months, 33lbs. She is tiny and stunted due to the problems we have. We call her our little lemon. But we wouldn't have it any other way. I have now become a huge advocate for her disease, contacting numerous rescues, shelters etc to get the word out since it still goes un-diagnosed and many die from starvation. If you are interested in the information, there is a non-profit website....Epi4dogs.com The more people who know the more chance another can be saved. It is a genetic condition and will show up at any time in a dogs life. Bella's litter mates are at high risk and are out there somewhere.
    Bottom line is we spent a lot for this AKC pup and spent even more for Vet bills the first 3 months, but I wouldn't have it any other way, she is our special "child"

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    I have never had a Bulldog til two weeks ago. I have a friend in Calif. who has bred them for 20+ years and I've liked them since becoming friends with her and her house full of Bullies. We have a St. Bernard who will be three in Oct., on my birthday, no less! But my husband who loves to ignore all the rules and advise, and just spoil a dog ROTTEN has entirely made MY Arrow HIS dog. So a few weeks ago my daughter and her family, who live around the block from us, decided they needed to add a puppy to their little family. She wanted a French Bulldog, her husband wanted an English Mastiff, so they compromised and got an English Bulldog. Millie is just adorable and the more time I spent with her, the more I wanted one of my own! So I went to see a litter of 4 gorgeous girls. They were born May 24th, which is my youngest granddaughter's birthday too. I thought it would be such fun to see them grow up together! I those Gertie because she was the only brindle and white of the litter and I really love her white head and face and her adorable little brindle "eyebrow". I'll be telling my daughter about this site, so she and Millie will probably be joining soon. We have lots to learn, to say the least.

    There is nothing nicer than two sweet Bully girls, unless it's THREE sweet Bully girls!!
    Julie, Gertie, Ida & Clementine in Az.

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    Welcome Gertie and Julie!!! You'll find alot of great advice and fun on these boards.

    Everyone's stories are so heartwarming and wonderful, just like the bullies

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    So many new members, it is time to this very old thread!

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