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Birthday Dog

From Ozzie: Today the humans declare is my birthday! I am two years old. Why I don't feel a day over 6 months! I hope they give me a cake, better yet a steak would be nice!

Ozzie Comes to Town Part Deux

I was given the number of the foster family where Ozzie would be over the weekend so I gave them a call. I got hold of Monty a person who loves dogs and volunteers his home for fostering rescues and owner of a Bulldog named Ruby ( a rescue ) and two Pugs and one French Bulldog. He had received Ozzie Friday evening from his family and had already fallen for him. " He is a big mush. A very sweet dog you are going to love him!" said Monty. "I will be around all weekend come and see him, and if it works out you may be able to take him home with you!" I was excited about the prospect and told him we could be there Sunday. When I got off the phone I told my husband who was interested but held reservations. "Look, if the dog doesn't like us and visa versa then we are not taking him!" Yeah, yeah all bark and no bite I thought!
It worked out that we would take my Dad with us because on the way to Monty's was the nursing home where his sister was …

Ozzie Comes to Town!

It was early in 2009 that I decided it was time to get a dog. My cat of 16 years has passed away in October of CRF (Chronic Renal Failure) after a long brave battle and thousands of dollars in veterinarian costs. She was a joy and a very sweet kitty I may say! Heart broken I went though several months of missing her when I started to think of the dog thing! My husband Mark was dead set against it! "No way, we work, we travel a dog will never fit into our lifestyle!" Well he had very logical points but I wasn't thinking logically I was thinking with my heart! I had a dog before and know all the ramifications of dog ownership! Rushing home after work or going out and looking at my watch towards the end of the evening. The walks in 20 degree weather waiting for him to pick just the right spot to do his business! Cleaning mounds of poo in the back yard and the occasional pee-pee accident! Yeah its not all that glamorous! All that aside there is something special …

Getting Started

I have been tempted for a long time to blog but always though better of it. About three weeks ago we adopted a 2 year old male bulldog named Ozzie from a local Bulldog Rescue. Since then life has changed for the better I might say. He has also inspired me to brag about him in less conventional ways so what better forum than this!? Life is a journey and taking an animal companion with you is wonderful company! ( Sometimes better than human! Oh no I don't mean you dear! ) So I imagine more times than not I will be rambling on about the latest Ozzie escapade or perhaps life as he may view it.