Monday, June 16, 2008

Moments for Me Monday

Moments for Me Monday originated as Tammy's Happiness Challenge. Well, what makes me happy? My silly, little, loving pup!! Really, he is the love of my life. Diesel is the best dog in the world. I gush and gush about him all the time. If anyone even begins to mutter "he's just a dog" they will get that nasty scowl face before they even finish their sentence. He is my baby! For many, many, many years "English Bulldog" has made it on my birthday lists and Christmas wish lists and I never got one. So, when J and I bought our first home, I thought "I'm getting one, and no one can stop me." And so we did!!

I began looking into the Bulldog Rescue because I know how many are out there that need good homes. They have the potential to have lots of medical issues and people don't want to or can't deal with that. Frat boys think they are "cool dogs" and they get them and can't take care of them, etc. etc. The bottom line is there are many amazing bullies that need rescuing. So we did. There was only one in our area at the time, and to be honest with you...his picture was so very ugly! Sorry Big D, you are adorable now! You old mama claimed to not be able to get a good pic of you? Was she nuts? I can't stop snapping the camera on him. He is just too cute! We went about the process and filled out forms, and made calls, and then one night around 10pm J and I were laying in bed and WE GOT THE CALL!!! We had been approved for the rescue and they wanted to set up a "get to know eachother" time.

I know this is long so I will cut the rest down - - we met, I couldn't wait so we went within 48 hours. Diesel was coming from a great big loving wealthy home. The only teeny problem was that he was becoming dog aggressive and the other bully in the family had been there longer. Diesel was fighting with her and they had small babies in the home and it wasn't safe. His old daddy was heartbroken. This was his boy and we can see why. I cried the moment this chubby, short little fella came running out of the house. I couldn't believe it was him (I told you about that pic!!) It was love at first site. We were allowed to pick him up within about 48 hours and after more tears (his old daddy broke my heart) we were taking our baby home!!

That, my friends, is happiness. I love my bully so very much. He is an amazing boy. Oh yeah, and what was that about not getting cute pics? Look on...

7 comments:

THopgood said...

Oh, that's so sweet! I love your Christmas cards every year...LMAO!

Kelly said...

What a cute dog. I love the one of you and him together.

Janel said...

Oh, he is too cute!

Crissy | IndieBizChicks.com said...

Oh, he is cute! I will upload some pics of my little mr. tonight!

by the way - I especially love the one with his head under the blanket. They just love to be cuddled!!

Happy2bme said...

I completely appreciate the love you have for your dog. I once had a beagle that I had to put down two years ago and I thought of him as my son and I still to this day think of him and can't get over him being gone. I love the picture of him running in the snow.

rmgales said...

I love the photo with him under the blanket. I had to look twice. I'm starting a new Meme on my blog, Oh Snap - It's Friday. Be sure to post some pictures of him. He's adorable.

Farm Fresh Jessica said...

Oh my goodness your bedding! I love it!