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    I never formally introduced myself when I joined. So here it is...

    Watson is 10 months old now. I always wanted a bulldog since I was a kid watching the Tom and Jerry cartoons but they were too expensive. We had miniature dachshunds growing up and they were fun but too small and yappy. I like the bulldog because it looks tough but has a very sweet temperament. I was looking for one about 6 months ago and did my research mostly by lurking on EBN. Since I work as a physician, I knew it would be difficult to potty train a small puppy so I was looking for an older puppy. I came across Watson's breeder's website and he was the only puppy available from his litter and he was 6 months old and already potty trained and had been socialized well. The breeder wanted to keep him for a close friend of hers but something happen and she couldn't take him so she put him up for adoption. When I saw his pictures I knew he was my dog. I called her and she said that someone was already coming to pick him up in a couple of days . She said she had a much younger puppy that was available but I told her to call me back if they didn't come or what not. I got a call a couple days later and she said I was lucky because the people that was suppose to pick him up found out they couldn't have a dog in their apartment. She said there were 3 other people waiting to adopt him but she called me first because she thought I would provide him with the best home. He traveled by truck from Springfield, MO to Charlotte, NC and I drove 3 hours to Charlotte to pick him up. The 3 hour ride back was interesting because he was nervous and kept moving about the car. We had to stop and few times. But he settled in pretty quickly when we got home and the rest is history. My home is his kingdom now.

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    Moe is almost 1 1/2... wow, time flies.

    My wife kept bugging me about getting another dog to keep our Shih Tzu company, but I was initially against the idea. She said I could pick the breed, and I finally gave in... so I thought about what would be the coolest breed to get, and the Bulldog came to mind. I had no idea what I was getting into with the price and difficulty finding a breeder in Hawaii. I'm a stubborn person though, and finally found our Moe in Australia. It was a tough year long journey, which involved getting scammed, but the support I had with my new friends here was the encouragement and light I needed to see this through.

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    I did do the introduction when I first joined, but since then we've added beautiful Remy, so here's a recap. I have Oliver and Sebastian who are littermates and are almost 16 months old and Remy who is almost 6 months!!! Sebastian and Remy both have pulmonic stenosis but they are wonderful and full of energy. Oliver just has your average environmental allergies which are easy to control. I've always wanted a bulldog since I was a little girl and now I can't believe that in just one short year I have three!!! I love my boys
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    I have Bre who is 7 years old and Tank who is 2 years old.

    I had always wanted to have a bulldog and had bought Jack (my first english bully) from a woman who said her daughter was allergic to him, so they decided to keep him in the kitchen. He was a total mess when we got him, only had a few teeth, severe allergies, arthritis and too skinny (his spine and ribs were protruding badly). I loved the heck out of that dog. We only had him for a couple years before his bad health was making him suffer. After we put him down I knew we needed another bulldog in our lives. I adopted Tank from someone who said he didn't get along with her other dogs...and Bre from a woman who just didn't want her anymore....can you imagine?! I have a weakness for senior bullies so she has become queen of the house

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    I can't remember if I did an intro or not when I joined. I hadn't ever thought about getting an English Bulldog. My family always had mutts growing up and my dog from my first marriage was a dobie mix and that whole thing left me heartbroken. When I entered grad school, I knew I wouldn't be able to get a dog because the college town I lived in was notoriously dog-unfriendly to renters. When I moved in with my dad for a couple of years, I talked him into getting a pug, so that was the start to my love of the squishy faced breeds. Then I unexpectedly met Adam, it was love at first sight, and we got married. Then I found out his dream dog was an EB and now we were settled, he wanted one badly. Well, I wanted to make sure we did our research, which we did. But also just kept fanning the flames and that was all he could talk about. He found a breeder on his own about 40 minutes from us and begged me to just go and "take a look". So I agreed and that was it. Adam took one look at this stocky little puppy and fell in love. As did I. So completely unprepared, we were now parents to this adorable, wrinkly puppy. Two weeks later, I found EBN, lurked for much needed information, and finally joined. Now I can't wait to rescue an EB and give Frank a brother or sister.

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    Hi all, we had a girl EB named Duchess when I was a kid, she was the greatest dog ever! No health problems that I remember, so when I decided to get Nigel then Talulah, I wasn't aware of all of the problems the breed had developed since the mid 60's. Thank Goodness for this forum as it has educated me immensely,now my babies are healthier and happier! =))
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    Quote Originally Posted by rainyruth View Post
    Hi all, we had a girl EB named Duchess when I was a kid, she was the greatest dog ever! No health problems that I remember, so when I decided to get Nigel then Talulah, I wasn't aware of all of the problems the breed had developed since the mid 60's. Thank Goodness for this forum as it has educated me immensely,now my babies are healthier and happier! =))
    Nigel will be four May 10, Talulah will be two May 9. They are uncle and niece.
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    Ftse is 22 weeks, he was born on November 9th my husband bought him for me for Christmas. he is the first Bully I have ever had, I have wanted one since we had our pug dogs when we lost our last pug in 2007 age 11, I was not game to get another pet as it hurt's so much when they pass on as it is just like a child as you all know. last year I started looking at breeders for British Bulldogs and thought they were all so adorable but when I saw Ftse I told my husband this is my dog I want that one so we brought Ftse home at the age 9 weeks on the 2 January this year and he just fits in with the two of us and has certainly filled the whole that has been there since we lost our pugs Now I can not believe why I waited so long but it was truly worth it to get Ftse.
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    Sarah is 5 years old now.
    well i was conned into getting sarah by my bf. apparently his friends wifes sister had a bully she wanted to get rid of. he had been asking about the dog unbeknownst to me for a while. well then i guess he gets the go ahead to get the dog and then tells me oh well she dont want it and is giving it away and we will take it and find it a home. hmm we have 2 dogs already. im like um no. then hes like oh hon we will breed it and get lots of money for the pups. hmm i dunno dear. well he talks me into it with the understanding he will find a home for her. well we drive to nj to get her and omg she was in awful shape ive seen worse but it was bad. well on the ride home with her on my lap we bonded and a name was picked out and there never was any talk of her not being with us. i also found out later he intended to keep her all along as he had always wanted one. the sneak. i would not have it any other way she is my best friend.

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    This thread reminds me of so many members that have been MIA. I will update mine also since it has been 2 years since this was started. lol. WOW! I think we should somehow have a flashback section for all the old posts back when everything was still new here. @desertskybulldogs.

    Ok, my name is Jennifer and I live in California which I think is obvious by my name. haha I have my first bully, Cutty who is 6. He was mine and my hubbys first pup together so really my first pup to take care of personally. I surely him! He stays very close to me most the time which is nice. Then we got Mugsy soon after and he is 5 1/2 now. He is a pug and just so dang loveable. If you take a seat, he is on your lap. Period. If you have a blanket forget it, He will beat you to your lap just about. lol He prefers me but if daddy has a blanket he will usually take the blanket over me. haha And now my little Miila..... She is 1 1/2 and a TOTAL love! She gives the best hugs and kisses and often. She is the craziest by far also and has been THE biggest challenge of them all I think. Or maybe my memory is just fading. haha Now we have the pack of 3 and I just LOVE it!

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    Chanel is a 5 year old Pitbull and Brutus 10 month old English Bulldog...They are the love of my life and couldnt imagine anything different! I had researched for about 1 year before making the decison. It was a tough decison as I wanted to make sure we were ready!...Well on 8/16/11 our lives changed when Brutus Dennis the Mennis Lopes came to rule! Chanel was always happy but having Brutus as her brother makes her a happy I have never seen! We went a couple times before birnging him home and we decided to bring Chanel to pick him up as I wanted them to meet on nuetural ground and IT WAS LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT! She is sooooooo good with him cant say the same with him! He bites her and chases her into her cage, he jumps on her while she is sleeping they are complete oppostie...she is the bulldog who wants to be lazy and he is the pitbull who has tons of energy and doesnt stop...He doesnt get called Dennis the Mennis for no reason! LOL
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    As most of you know, my name is bev and Abby owns my heart. But when I met her, her name was Lily.

    One night, 2 years ago, my son Jeremy and his then girlfriend (now fiance) Sally went to the mall to return some things that Sally had gotten at Victoria's Secret. They came home with a Cosmo.
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    Jeremy and Moe stayed with us for about 6 months when the time came for Jeremy and Sally to get their own place. We still had our Roxy but the house seemed so empty without the big, clumsy tornado we had all come to love but eventually we adjusted. Most of us anyway. My youngest son, Giuseppe, never got over it.

    For the next year and a half all Giuseppe talked about was Moe. "Remember how Moe used to eat your shoes?", "Remember when Moe ate your Bible?", At least a couple of times a week Jr would mention Cosmo. Sure we would go visit, but it wasn't the same and Jr always looked so sad when we had to leave.

    I had been looking at rescues since before Christmas. My goal was to get him a young-ish bully in time for the holidays but all I could find on the rescue sites were older, senior dogs or ones that were recommended to be the only dog in the house. As much as I would LOVE to give a senior a new home (and some day will), I knew that the average lifespan of an English Bulldog is only 10 years. Giving him an 8 or 9 year old beauty wouldn't give him much time and I couldn't do that to him. (I know, irony right?) Not to mention that an older, more mature dog would be a little more difficult to introduce to Roxy (our 14 year old Shepard mix).

    One night, after doing my daily petfinder.com search I loaded up Facebook. An old friend from high school had posted that she had a friend who was selling her English Bulldog pup. It was after midnight but I sent her a text anyway. She responded and I called her. She told me that her friend had gotten the dog for her daughter as a Christmas gift but it turned out that the child was allergic to the dog. She sent me a picture and I immediately fell in love.



    "Lily" has the sweetest little head that I had ever seen! That was it. She had to be ours. It was the perfect solution for all. This woman would know that her puppy was being loved in a good home and my son would get the dog he had been dreaming of ever since Cosmo moved out. And just in time for his birthday!!

    After a couple of days of arranging payments, getting my house ready for a puppy and lurking EBN the time to came to bring her home. "Lily" walked into my house, pooped on my carpet and I was in love My son will tell you that Abby is HIS dog, that she was HIS birthday present. But we all know she's mine

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