Finally Friday and the Good, the Bad and the Ugly about Bulldogs

Pass the suntan lotion please!

Well we all made it through another week! It's been an eventful one as far as the news goes! Gaddafi meets his maker and the world is rid of another nutty evil dictator! Like Martha says, that is a good thing!

A disturbing tale of exotic animals on the loose in Zanesville Ohio the other day. I am still upset over the killing of 48 beautiful animals that was a tragic lost to us all. Perhaps now finally Ohio and other states that don't have laws on owning exotic animals as pets will enact legislation that will prevent this kind of irresponsible and selfish situations from occurring again!

Ozzie has just been "chillin" enjoying the cooler weather, sunning himself in the front parlor in the afternoons. It's a tough life but someone has to live it! What to do? Nap on the couch or on his sherpa mat? Decisions, decisions!

The other day a friend of mine told me her son was considering getting a bulldog and she asked for some advice on the subject. Now knowing that an English Bulldog is not for everyone I wanted to give the facts without discouraging them too much! I came across something on line that put together all the facts about bulldogs very succinctly.

If you want a dog that:

  • Is moderately-sized -- built low to the ground but very heavy
  • Has a short easy-care coat that comes in many colors
  • Is easygoing and dependable with most of the world
  • Doesn't need much exercise and spends much of the day snoring on the sofa
  • Seldom barks
If you don't want to deal with a dog that is:
  • Tenacious stubbornness if he decides he really, really doesn't want to do something
  • Serious food possessiveness -- Bulldogs should not be fed around small children or other pets
  • Shedding
  • Snorting, snuffling, wheezing, grunting, loud snoring
  • Slobbering and drooling
  • Gassiness (flatulence)
  • A multitude of health problems, a short lifespan, and sky-high vet bills
  • High cost ($1000 and up)
Now this all true and valuable information that can help you make a decision, but if you happen to be around them and fall in love with that beautiful sourmug face then all the negative stuff flies out the window! But to be fair to the animal itself, they are the most neediness dogs on the planet! So if you don't have the opportunity to be home with them for most of the day, you should probably pass!

Let me get back to tending to Ozzie's needs. He is currently lying in a pool of sunlight streaming through the window and it's probably time for him to turn over so he tans evenly!

Hope to get to those cookies on Sunday! Ozzie and I are wishing you all a fun filled fall weekend!


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