@Lucy-licious, @Vikinggirl, @Piamitch, @Sherry, @TracyT, @Davidh - Thank you everyone! We really do feel like the blessed ones finding him, although I think he would say he also feels like he has found his happy, forever home.
@Sherry I was especially intrigued by what you said as I would bet my life on them having known and recognized each other. It brought me to tears to see how overjoyed they were at the sight of each other.
We'd planned on looking for a second bulldog in the Spring, but life doesn't always go as you plan, right? I mean, we probably should have named him Tank, in honor of the hot water tank we'd planned on replacing this month
He is a special and gentle soul. Sadly, his first dad was killed in a car accident. And the last couple months he has spent a minimum of 9 hours alone each day. He is so happy to not be alone. He has not spent one minute alone since we brought him home. He has been out to the park and the forest and the river and off-leash. He might just be learning english, but he understands he is loved.
It will be a challenge to keep him calm in the next week as he goes in tomorrow morning to be neutered. At least he doesn't understand what neutered means..