Showing posts from March, 2013

Happy Easter All!

What a weekend! Today we awake to a beautiful Easter Sunday! Nala has been doing well in her new environment! Friday we took her to the vet to get a wellness check up. She was due for her distemper vaccine and she got blood work for heart worm which came back negative. Also we had her ears cleaned which there was no infection of any kind!

 Center of attention!  Troy the bulldog
Dr D said she is in over all good health. Yes thanks much to her previous owner who took great care of her. The staff was happy to see her. They had all loved Ozzie and they were glad that we got another bullie with an equally charming personality!

Saturday was the first warm-ish day of the season so we took a ride to the dog park. It was unusually crowded with dogs and humans alike. We were obligated to take her into the large dog section because she weighs over 25 pounds. We were a bit hesitant since there are dogs in there that tower over our petite girl. Of course she was the center of attention with everyone …

Happy St Patrick's Day & Meeting New Friends

Wow top of the morning and all things Irish. Nala is passed out on her bed after a weekend of celebrating Erin go bragh! Saturday there was a party at our friends Terri & Dan 's house, home of Tank and Harley. They were surprise to see and meet Nala for the first time. I wonder what they were thinking, like "what happened to Ozzie?"Any way, they all seem to get along fine. Nala appears to hold her own with other dogs well. Even when challenged by Tank at one point she back him into the corner as if to correct him! I think she will enjoy the dog park this spring!

 After a partying night she hosted a get together today inviting my brother and his girlfriend and their pup Rosie. Nala was a gracious hostess and made Rosie feel most welcomed.

I am beat myself and tomorrow is Monday, ugh! I go to bed with the thought of being so happy that we got Nala as much as I miss Ozzie, I know that we all can move forward and enjoy her sweet little self while always holding Ozzie's…

Day Light Savings and Nala's Stroll

Nala is settling in quite nicely. Yesterday morning we went for a little walk around the neighborhood. She really enjoys the snow and romping through it! She has brought us much joy and I am sure Ozzie would have loved her! Everyone thinks she is still a puppy but at 2 years old she is a full grown bully girl. She is just full of rambunctious energy like a puppy!

Morning came early today with turning our clocks forward for day light savings time. Nala was up at  7:00 ish which in my book was really 6 ish! I guess dogs only obey their inner clock when it comes to time. With a sunny day ahead and temps in the 50's I guess we will be getting out today with Nala. Perhaps a walk with her new BFF Katie.

I would like to share a link for bulldog parents and all who are interested. It is a great forum for information on everything bulldog! Its a great resource and worth a look!

Everyone have a great week ahead!

"Circling the frozen tundra!"

Suddenly Saturday and Dog Adoption, the Way to Go!

One of the things that I have learned from having Ozzie and now Nala in our life's is the importance of adopting a dog. With the literally thousands or more dogs in desperate need of a home it's hard to justify buying a puppy. Rescue dogs are all wonderful and with a little love and patience will fit into your home and your heart!

The process is simple but one must be patient to find the right dog that fits into your lifestyle. To adopt a Bulldog or a French Bulldog you need to have the right expectations. Bulldogs may not be the most active dogs in the world (some are though and may depend on the individual). "Frenchies" as they are lovingly referred to are a more active canine and smaller in size. Both breeds adapt well to apartment living and you have to be careful with warm weather and their breathing etc. Also you cannot leave these bullies alone during the day for too long because they are very needy. Be prepared to spend $$$ amount in veterinarian bills. Their…

Whiney Wednesday

"Okay, does this sweater make me look fat?!" No way I told Nala before we stepped out for our walk. Okay maybe just a little but she does look terribly cute in it, besides it keeps her warm. The weather here has been windy and chilly lately. Don't worry Nala, spring is around the corner and soon you will be going out "au natural"!

"Such a fashionista"

Simply Sunday and Meeting Nala

A house without a dog is not a home. I think that Snoopy said that but if he didn't he should! Though Ozzie's passing is recent we were already considering adopting another bulldog. It seems to me that there are constantly dogs out there in need of a forever home. The rescue through which we adopted Ozzie, The MidAtlantic Bulldog Rescue, was on the look out for us. Then we got a call to see a male who was 3 years old and recently surrendered, a couple weeks ago. With a knee jerk reaction perhaps we jumped to see him and took the 2 hour ride to his foster mother's home. My husband still had in mind a big male like Ozzie. This little guy was far from that at maybe 40 pounds and all white. Sweet and mild tempered and called Elvis, we spent the day with him and the foster family ( let me say at this point thank you to her and all of the folks in the rescue for the work they do!). We left and thought about it on the ride home. He had some skin issues etc. nothing that was not w…