Major - the New Olde English Bulldog Puppy Arrives

Have you ever felt you have just entered into a Brawny paper towel commercial? The one with the bulldog looking at the puddle he just made on the hardwood floor?

Well, I would except this puppy came a week ago weighing 12 lbs. and now a couple pounds heavier I still can not put him near either of our corgis. Obviously, our corgis are old, set in their ways, love to sleep a lot and have become accustomed to having their needs met first.

Gunner is trying to chew off his back leg and awaits at the door to tear the puppy’s head off if given a chance. Major, the puppy, just wants to play while Gunner is thinking “lunch.”

Duncan feels replaced by Major as he has always been our grandson’s side kick. We do not have a picture of Josh that Duncan is not in I don’t believe. So he has taken to throwing up every chance he gets.

Sleep? Forget about it!

It is now August and Major is a bit slow in catching on about house training. Just in the last couple days he lets me know ahead of time. He has completed his shots and now weighs 25 lbs. The vet tells me he is ready to be neutered at the end of August which should be around 40 lbs.!

I am still carrying this dog in and out of the house to protect him and have the scars and bruises to prove it. He continues to watch the Disney channel 24/7 and is always hungry.

My grandson could care less about this animal and I have become attached. Recently my cousin visited from Raleigh and inquired as to why on earth would I even consider undertaking such a project at my age.

In the past couple nights he has slept nearly all night due to the weather being cool enough to allow him being outside during the day. The heat and humidity are difficult for bulldogs since the nose creates a breathing problem without the elements of a North Carolina summer.

Major is well on his way to becoming a fine Rehab Dog and will go to work with my son, an Occupational Therapist, to visit the patients in the nursing home where he works. I am already missing him!

Over the past 8 weeks we have bonded. I know which cries are for what, the allergy food that is working, that he hates getting his feet wet, his spot in the yard and that he still stays close when seeing his shadow at night.

I just hope that my efforts will bring comfort to those Alzheimer patents that he will visit everyday and in my small way I have given them some joy.

Mary Riggs is the Owner of Cute as a Bug Boutique in Hickory, NC http://www.cuteasabug.biz

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