Showing posts from February, 2013

Thank You All!

I just wanted to thank all of you who reached out and offered your condolences. It means alot and helps us through the process of mourning our beloved bulldog. I will continue to blog even without Ozzie because I know he would like that and it's important to share information about bulldogs to other bullie parents and prospective future bullie parents.

In bulldog news today, a new generation of the Marine Corps mascot made his debut. It is 9 week old Pfc. Chesty XIV who is replacing Sgt. Chesty XII. He is adorable and is in training to step up to his new role with the proud and the few! Semper fi Chesty my boy!

The Passing

How do I begin? Our big beautiful boy is gone, the laughs and smiles he brought us are gone too! This week Ozzie was starting to go down hill. Any exertion would be a strain and his breathing became troubled. His appetite had changed. He was not eating his kibble and would practically eat only food I gave him by hand. When I spoke to the vet on the phone she suggested that perhaps a single round of IV chemo may help but that was no sure thing. Tuesday night we struggled to get him out to go potty. My husband had to carry him down the stairs to the garage door to the yard. When he put him down his legs collapsed from under him and he was just gasping for air. I was sure that was it. It took him a while to calm and catch his breath and eventually we get him back in the house though he never went potty.

That night my husband slept with him in the living room. Ozzie did manage to get up on the couch to snuggle with him. The morning brought the situation into light. He would not go out and …

Simply Sunday and Coming in 5th Makes you Try Harder

Ozzie's week was okay in terms of dealing with his illness. The predinsone has been lowered to10mg a day from 20mg's since his breathing has become so exacerbated from it. I brought the big box fan out and I have it pointed at him most times to keep him cool and comfortable. In this winter weather of freezing temps he spends time laying out on the deck, I guess he likes chilling out, literally. Our vet is still waiting on the oncologist to see what path we should be taking at this point.  I will call her again on Monday morning to see what the status is with that. In the meanwhile we are doing life as usual.

Friday night is pizza night at our house. This is a favorite of Ozzie's who will do anything for a piece of crust! Yes we grovel, beg and howl for some of that tasty stuff.

"Come on! Drop it already!"
Saturday we took a ride toWholistic Paws and bought some bullie sticks and assorted treats. They were all happily greeted with with jowel smacking delight! It make…