I’m in love. Puppy Love! My son adopted a puppy…..at his house *whew.
But I’ve been busy helping him because he works a lot. And I want to steal the puppy. I can’t keep my lips off his cute little wrinkly face.
I have to admit, when we went to look at Dozer, and clearly bring him home, I really wasn’t all that impressed with the breed…English Bulldog, AKA Bullies. But as I held him and he licked my face, he stole my heart.
Watching my son learn to take care of another living being, has been a challenge as I sometimes feel I’m being very bossy but he seems to welcome the advice since he has never had a dog that he is responsible for by himself. We have had family dogs, but I did all the training, he did all the playing and enjoying. He has learned quickly how much is involved with a puppy. And I am watching as he tries to develop his patience. *insert giggle
Unfortunately we didn’t know that the area where the “breeder” was located was well known for backyard puppy mills. And surprisingly, 2 particular religious sects that I would have never imaged to “mass produce puppies”, are the biggest culprits. I had NO IDEA! The breeder’s house did have 3 outdoor pens with dogs in them so clearly dog breeding was a business for him. At the time though, I just thought he really loved the breed but as my son was making the purchase and getting the papers, I wandered a little closer to the pens to get a closer look because my curiosity had peaked. And there were a number of dogs in the pens.
My son is happy that he rescued one of the puppies. The vet appointment showed a skin infection, parasites and worms in his stools all due to his living conditions. We noticed that many of his nails had been broken back to his skin and I was concerned as to why, but the vet seems to think it was his living conditions as well and they will grow back.
In the last 4 weeks, Dozer has gained 8 pounds! He is still on meds for the parasites and worms but he is on the road to recovery!
He’s a very happy and playful pup. And full of sweet love. I do on most occasions get bitten on the nose when I grab his face to kiss him! And when I sit on the floor to play with him I usually get my fingers bit, but then he jumps on me and gives me plenty of puppy kisses!
I haven’t stolen him yet. But the time is comin’