I like nosy people.... okay, maybe I just like to talk. Hehehe.
I grew up with dogs, cats, hampsters, lizards etc.... and I LOVE animals, so after my hubby and I had lived together about three years and we already had one cat we decided it was time to get a dog. Hubby never had any pets growing up and had always wanted a bulldog. At the time we didn't know there were two kinds of bulldogs, we just knew about the EBs. I wasn't too keen on an EB cause I'd heard about their health problems, so I insisted on at least rescuing even though hubby wanted to buy a pup. We looked on petfinder and came across the American Bulldog Rescue dogs and e-mailed back and forth with the PA representative. Found out about ABs, breed personality and all that. Eric wasn't convinced we should get an AB instead, but then he found a particular dog on there, named Sophie, and fell head over heels in love with her. We went and picked her up two weeks later.
Sophie was a Johnson type AB and was the most loyal loving dog you've ever met. Eric and her bonded immediately, and they were inseparable! We were her fifth owners (
) she was a stubborn bully, but we bonded and were totally in love with her. She ended up having some health problems, she had horrid food and seasonal allergies, SEVERE hip dysplasia, and nerve damage such that she couldn't feel her feet as a result of a beating earlier in her life. Sophie overcame extreme emotional damage in the time she was with us and was actually ready to take her CGC test shortly before she passed. The pinched nerve in her spine eventually pinched all the way off and she became paralyzed, we did about nine weeks of physical therapy but there was no reversing the damage that was done. In Sept. of '07, after only a year and a half with us, we lost our dear Sophie. But she is how we came to love bullies and we will never forget her.
Heh, sorry so long, but that's how we came to bullies.
Sleep sweetly Sophie