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    Hello everyone! My name is Leigh Anne and so pleased to be a member. My EBD is 18 mos old. his name is Harley and he was born on New Years Eve! He is my 2nd EBD. My 1st died of of a foreign object obstruction, we had no idea till it was too late. She had the surgery but became septic...she left us Sept. 10, 2011 her name was Dottie Lane. At the same time she began to get ill, we had my grandmother with us she was dying from cancer...Hospice was with us and cared for grandma while i ran dottie back and fourth to ER specialists, vets and i was cleaning up after all the through up, hospice was with me through it all. Grandmas hospital bed was butted up next to mine and as sick as this dog was she was climbing onto the bed with Grandma...Gram was still lucid enough to tell me Dottie was sick cause she was sick.. This was so crazy..it was like they were dying together and Dottie and Gram had really bonded over the years, I couldn't believe my eyes! Grandma(94) passed on Sept 9th, while Dottie was in surgery and we had to put Dottie(4) down Sept. 10th. It was so horrific, I dont know how we all got through it...I do know Grandma waited for her and they went to Heaven together.

    So, after a while, still missing all the pitter patter around the house and there being a HHHUUUUUGE VOID and my husband asking me to wait and heal a bit and explaining that i could not replace her. Well, I listened for about 8mos and that was that And comes 9 week old Harley a boy! I'm 43, in all my years we never owned a male...oh boy! Wow!
    Like I said he's 17mos now, and he is awesome and we of course are in love we started training at 10 wks and that was a huge help and he love to go through all the lessons and tricks. We've had some madness along the way, and finding this website has been a great help and miracle! I love seeing all your dogs! I love to help if i can or share comments. Most of all I love the unity in this community..friends helping friends and sharing thoughts & stories!
    The most important lesson I've learned the hard way is just because they make it, sell it and market it for a EBD..doesn't mean they can have it. Durable toys as big as their head or bigger or forget it!
    I'm posted pics of Dottie & Grandma-6 mos. before they passed[ATTACH]undefined[/ATTACH] ....and My -100_0713-2-jpgHarley boy!-100_0840-jpg-100_0111-jpg

    Thank you All for listening,
    Leigh Anne
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    Hello and to EBN! So good to know that the site has helped you and you are enjoying our community.

    So sorry for the loss of your Grandma and Dottie... such a horrific period of time for you. Your pictures show how much Dottie enjoyed your Grandmother... very sweet.

    Your skin-kid and Harley are adorable.... Harly has freckled floppy ears... I LOVE that trait as does @JeannieCO... look at Harley's ears
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    Hi! What a sweet story. All that you had to go through!!! Well Im glad you have Harley now He is a total doll!

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    Hi Leigh Anne and welcome to EBN! What a heart breaking time you had with Dottie, yet such a tender time too as she got to be a loving companion to your grandma.

    Harley is such a beautiful boy and I'm happy that you have him to fill your home and heart with so much love and joy.





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    Welcome Leigh Ann, Harley and family, thanks for sharing such a heartbreaking but beautiful story, the pictures of Dotti and your Grandma are so priceless, our bulldog had a bowel obstruction and he was very ill thought we were going to lose him but he made it through the operation, Harley is so handsome love the photos of him.

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    Hello and welcome to the forum ,im so sorry reading your storey -it gets to prove that animals have huge connection with us ,when they are gone they live huge hole in our hearts
    Im Glad you joined this forum -you are spot on here -i think this forum unlike some ive been on have great sense of community ,as well as great source of information - you will feel at home here x
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    That was quite an introduction! Thank you for sharing the wonderful story of the bond that your grandma and Dottie Lane shared. Condolences for your loss. Hope to see lots more stories and pics of Harley and Dottie, because you'll always remember her in the antics that you see other bully's pull, now that you have joined our little family.

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    to EBN.... You are blessed to be among the priviledged few that have a bully with spotted ears... LOL Thanx for signing up. I look forward to you becoming an active member of EBN. Enjoy yourself!!


    Edit.... I just noticed you are in Buffalo Grove..... We have a meet up group here in Milwaukee that is very active.... that's only about 50-60 miles... Perhaps you'd be interested in coming to some of our parties.

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    to the site. My baby girl is a Harlea as well....
    Bulldogs are like potato chips. You just can't stop with one.

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    Welcome to EBN and I am so sorry for your loss of Dottie Lane as well as your Grandma but they are together dancing over the Rainbow Bridge....Your Harley is absolutely HANDSOME!!! big Muzzies MUAH!!!

    R.I.P. Duece Man 9-13-14 Gone but not forgotten, always in our hearts! Till we meet again over the Bridge, Mommy misses you.

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    Default Re: Introducing Harley!

    Well Harley is a handsome boy.. And Dottie was such a gorgeous dog inside and out. I'm glad your gramma had her as company..

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    Default Re: Introducing Harley!

    Thank you so much for sharing your story with us. I am sorry to read of your Grandmother and Dottie's passing but they are probably up playing together watching over Harley and your family now
    "If our dogs don't like you we probably won't either"

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