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    I love reading all these stories! Okay so here is how we got Gio. I currently still live with my parents and commute to college. I have always wanted an English Bulldog, and my mother has too! So last Christmas we started looking online to adopt, we found one named Nero from NC and when we called they said that they already had someone adopting. The day before we called for Nero I found 1 year old Gio online, his owners were using Ebay classifieds to find him a new home. So when Nero fell threw we called the owners of Gio, they already had 5 people call about him in one day! Well turns out they liked us! So a week later on New years day we drove from Boston to Albany NY (3hr drive) to pick up Giovanni! He was so friendly and he jumped right in our car like he has known us forever! He settled in right away! Then one month later we saw our 4 year old frenchie Diva online, she was from breeders who didn't want her anymore because she could only have one litter, they shipped her from TN to Boston, we got her and she was very skinny! It took them a couple of weeks, but they are best friends now! We love them both and couldn't imagine life without them!
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    @mcraven2 - isn't this fun? I love hearing these too.

    After I lost my first EB and "dream dog", Mabeline Fabulash ("Mable"), I was lost in grief. It was when I started saying "Oh how cute!" instead of sobbing when I saw a pic of an EB...that's when I knew I was finally healing. I went thru an excruciating vetting of breeders. Got tons of references. Talked to them and many folks who know them and, best of all, got good vibes. Then, it was the wait. I paid my deposit and waited. And waited. And waited. It was almost as tho I had the dang baby. It really felt like that. (It did with Mable too) Preparing the nursury....selecting foods...toys...blankets.....Oh yeah. (I even have a baby book for Bea.) Beatrice came FINALLY after I waited thru THREE LITTERS for a piebald female. By the third batch, I was omg Laura, "JUST GIMME ONE ALREADY!" ha ha ha and me, my mom and my best friend Barbara (from Walnut Creek, CA) drove the 9 hours to pick her up. Oh was it a fun trip!

    When Bea was six months old, I decided - per my master plan yanno - that Bea would have a sibling of some kind. A piebald female, right? Well, I'd given up on that. But I did want a girl and I did want a rescue. I submitted all my paperwork to CBRR and did some more waiting. I knew that the perfect little girl would come along and need me and Bea. And one wintery afternoon, I got the email; "I know you were waiting for an adult female.....would you take a male puppy?" Would I? WOULD I? It's like my mind completely forgot the chewed tables and the ruined carpet....AND the brand new carpet I just put in......, "When can I come get him?" was pretty much my answer. Bea and Bo are a year apart in age and the most fun I've ever had ever, ever, ever.

    I'm trying to upload a pic...but it's not letting me.....maybe later.

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    Well, my husband and I have been wanting an EB for years and every once in awhile would research online but worried about the medical costs. Then, last summer we had to put our family dog down, a St Bernard who was a victim of puppymill breeding. We were all heartbroken. So I started researching and researching about EB. I am so thankful I logged onto this site and was given excellent advice for I made the plunge, but I was adament I would only buy from a reputable breeder that loved their dogs like a family member. I was looking at a breeder's website and saw ARnold. It was love at first site. I started sending texts and emails of Arnold to my husband, who kept saying, "no!" Then I met up with the breeder and really had to have him so I made DEan go with me and BAM! He was mine and I (and the family) are now complete. Arnold makes us laugh and love daily with his antics. I am no longer the weirdo in the family, lol!!
    I am working on adding an addition to our family and wanting that BAM! feeling again, when I see the picture. I thought I was there this last month but the breeder kept the cutie I wanted and had the feeling for so I backed out (down a $500 deposit but felt strongly about this. Damn that is a lot of overtime)!! However, I may have good news in the next few weeks and will update everyone once I know. She already has a name Miss Bertha BAcon!
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