Alright, I wasn't exactly intending on posting a new journal the day after my birthday...but today I ended up getting a late birthday gift from my parents that came as such a surprise, I felt I needed to tell you all about it!
As you might know from some pictures and other information I've given out, we have 3 dogs. One Olde English Bulldogge, a Scottish Terrier, and a big, (admittedly) intimidating American Bulldog. For quite a while, though, I've wanted to have a new dog in the household. I guess I kinda got used to having four dogs over the years (since we had four for many years)...but I seem to have taken quite a shine to bulldogs, and I've off-and-on mentioned to them that I would like to have another one. They would sometimes play jokes on me by buying toy plush bulldogs for the holidays
Well, last night, my father was looking up dogs online (as he so often does-let's just say it's quite a hobby of his)...and he found some Olde English Bulldogges for sale in a town about 30 miles from where I live. He showed me a picture of a puppy that looked a lot like our own OEB...but I didn't really think anything of it.
Later, while I was at my job at the local country club earlier today, my father called me to say he and my mother were going out to town to eat. So imagine my surprise when they came home a little while after I arrived home myself and my father told me to go out to the car to help my mother. And imagine the shock when I saw what she had in her lap...!
Yes, that's right. My parents bought a new bulldog puppy for my birthday. Another OEB, 12 weeks old and has already had some of her shots. She cost $800, quite a bit more than any of our other dogs cost, but I think she will be more than worth that money As I said, she looks quite similar to our other bulldog-brindle, with tiger stripes on the back. Three big differences between them are A. She has a longer stubby tail B. She has a brown ear and C. She doesn't have a blue eye. She is a cute little thing, let me say!
We've already given her a name, Sandy. Our other bulldog seems to already have taken quite a liking to her, practically shadowing her everywhere she wanders! (Our Scottie seems quite a bit less enthusiastic...) Of course, it will take a little while to get her house-trained (though buying her when she's 3 months old and had a bit more time to possibly get a bit of training with her original owners), but I think Sandy will do just fine once she learns. I just hope she isn't as much of a chewer as our other bulldog was
Well, this was certainly quite a surprise-needless to say, I'm still kind of shocked they actually bought a new bulldog! But quite a welcome one