Wednesday, May 27, 2009

English Bulldogs And Other Thoughts

I've been keeping my daughters English Bulldog Opal, they have 3 other English Bulldogs but she is the "baby" of the family so she got special care. Have you ever tried to take a bulldogs picture who knows when the flash is going to go off? This is the best picture I got.



Then I decided to hold her still, bulldogs are rather stout but I did it. Those are my feet BTW.
The next morning it was slightly foggy, I've always wanted to take a picture of the red Persian cat who accompanies the bichon on his morning rounds. Well since we have the bulldog she is part of the group. BTW the cats name is Paris after Paris Hilton cuz when she was a kitten she thought she was just SO cute. Paris is now a tomcat. Paris thinks the male Bichon is his mother, for some reason the Bichon puts up with it though he's not fond of cats and would love to chase them if I let him. All but the red Persian?
I know this one is terribly blurry but the mama cat Meanie has decided the lab is "her" dog and goes with him on his morning rounds. She's there rubbing under his chest.So Opal the bulldog was walking down the sidewalk when I was washing out an old dog crate and watering my houseplants that I sat outside. So I tried to get her to sit by the flowers because she looked so cute. No dice, so I got the bichon, he will usually sit and stay but if the bulldog is going to follow me so is he so this is all I got.


This is Opal in all her glory, mama, daddy and her human brothers and sister are within 20 miles now, we've been getting regular updates and they even had to "talk" to her on the phone. It's been a good visit. I know she misses them because every time I come back to the house in the car she has to go out and see if maybe they might be a little slow and getting out of the car too since they've NEVER left her anywhere and certainly not for this long. Well they are home and Opal is gone, they said once again I'd fed their dog too much and she'd gained weight (that happened the last time I kept a bulldog for them), I don't understand my dogs aren't fat. Mugsey and Dispatch are wandering around like they are lost. I don't know if they really miss her, I know she was so very glad to see her family. I saw a commercial from Oregon about people without pets and how having pets mellows people out and puts a whole new aspect in their lives. I know this is true. I sort of miss Opal myself and all the snuffing and slobbering and running like banshees are after her. I swear the bichon was trying how to teach her how to do the bichon blitz but maybe that was my imagination?

13 comments:

Bev & Bailey said...

Hi TC! I think Bichons would teach the world to blitz, if they could! Thanks for visiting my blog today--feel free to cross post.

MzzLily said...

That last shot needs to hang on a wall! Your stories bring up my own memories! Animals make my life so much richer.

SquirrelQueen said...

I agree with MzzLily, that last photo is a keeper. I agree that having a pet does make your life richer. I've always had cats because most of my jobs kept me on the road and a cat just adapted a little better.
Great post.
SQ

chicamom85 said...

I love bulldogs, my sister had several,except for the slobber and drool and the snorty noises I think I would like to have one. Love the pictures.

TC said...

Thanks Bev & Bailey, thanks for letting me use the commercial. You are right, Bichons don't understand why the whole world doesn't blitz just for the sheer joy of it.

TC said...

MzzLily thanks for stopping by and thanks on the photo, animals do make our lives richer in a different way than anything else.

TC said...

Thanks SquirrelQueen, I liked the photo too, it's almost the shot I was trying to get but as I wrote Opal wasn't too cooperative. Cats do adapt better to a life on the road in some ways. Right now I'm trying to get Mugsey to go potty while he's on a leash. We usually just turn him out and let him back in, it's been almost 18 hours now with no freedom except on the leash! If he's going with me he has to be on a leash so......

TC said...

chicamom85 I like bulldogs better than I thought I did. My daughter who raises them was a toddler when her paternal grandparents had one. I don't think she remembers it but evidently it made her like bulldogs, they have 4 and maybe another litter in August or the fall. The snuffing and the sheer strength is hard to get used to but Opal is a very sweet submissive dog. She thinks Dispatch is tough and cool, go figure?

Tracy said...

Hi
I like the bulldogs..they are a bit ugly but don't give me wrong...I don't mean it's bad, just because of that - they are cute... and I don't think none of you bulldogs consinder as overweight...they're looking good and very cute on the pictures...thank you for sharing this...the other thing I'd like to share with you is that there's a person who knows pets' language and she can communicate with them, if you're curious about it, can check out: www.mrsdolito.com ane one true funny story: http://www.mrsdolito.com/consultation-story/toffycomedian.html

TC said...

Thanks for stopping by Tracy, bulldogs do grow on you. I'll have to check out the link!

SquirrelQueen said...

Hi TC,
I just wanted to drop over and say hi. Hope your weekend is going well.
SQ

TC said...

SquirrelQueen, other than the dogs little mishaps my weekend was fantastic. I drove and slept and we went out to eat and vegged and watched movies and slept again and then I drove home.

Wooden Dog Crate said...

Dogs are wonderful pets, no questions about that.