10 Things Never to Say to a Friend With a Bulldog!
We decided not to get a Bulldog because my veterinarian said they're super expensive and unhealthy!
Ya, you're right. Bulldogs are so unhealthy and now I'm in debt up to my eye-balls going to and from the vet every day. It's the talk of the town, actually. They say my Bulldog is lucky to even be alive with his many, complex health issues.
Not! This whole theory that Bulldogs are unhealthy doesn't have to be true. If you decide to consider adopting a Bulldog into your family, do the research and invest in a Bulldog from a quality blood line, then take care of him-you'll see the vet less than you do your mother in law, guaranteed.
Your not bringing your dog to the party, right?
So what, if I was?! My Bulldog is far better behaved than half the children running around like maniacs anyway. Ok. Ok. I know. Last time we brought our Bulldog to the 4th of July family party, Lily got a hold of one of the roman candles just after it was lit up.
Thing is, no one was seriously
injured, except maybe grandma, and looking back, most of the family(except maybe grandma) thought it was a hoot. Think of the money we would have made filming the whole fiasco-if only Lily hadn't chewed up the camcorder!
Your dog stinks and so does your house! Everyone's talking about it.
My Mother said this to me. How Rude! The truth is that no, our bullies can't always smell like fresh cut flowers, but we take care of them and love them. This is our home-a place with wrinkly, short and stalky, lovable Bulldogs and no amount of smell would ever change that. Besides, lots of people who don't have pets have stinky houses, what's their excuse!
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Did you buy your Bulldog from one of those puppy mills down south?
No, but thanks for asking...This one is just insulting. To insinuate that someone would drive their family into Amish country looking for a "cheap Bulldog" no matter the cost-to the well-being of the animal. Someone who supports puppy mills-where dogs know nothing of their world but cruelty-should be ashamed of themselves and I don't want to be named in that number.
Bulldogs have a face only a mother could love.
And I never could imagine how your mom could love you in spite of your
What a thing to say, really! Another annoying thing a friend might suggest is how they've come to the conclusion, "Bulldogs must be one of those pets that are so ugly they're cute."
When someone says this about your Bulldog, just smile and suggest, "Maybe that's how it works with you too!"
Thousands of shelter dogs die every day and you just paid how much for your Bulldog!?
Look, we're well aware of the many dogs wasting away, eventually being put to death in animal shelters around the country and it's say, however; we didn't put them there. Many dog lovers are naturally born with the desire to serve and advocate for America's unwanted dogs, some are not so gifted, but without a doubt, we all express these desires differently.
I always encourage the representation of these poor animals by those willing to minister to their needs. At times I have supported Bulldog charities through my blog here on this site. I applaud those providing foster and adoptive homes to discarded Bulldogs. I love to hear of people giving to charities, administering proper nutrition and medication and lavishing hope and affection to abandoned dogs and I;m extremely grateful and cast my admiration on their shoulders.
Isn't it possible that even a person who has spent a ton of money purchasing a beautiful Bulldog puppy may have supported a dog charity in the past? Might the person you're persecuting already have adopted a shelter dog? Maybe they're already actively speaking out against cruelty to k-9s.
It infuriates you as a lover of dogs to see them suffer, but don't be too quick to judge a friend who has just adopted a new Bulldog puppy from their local breeder. Instead, congratulate them on their new puppy. Explain your heart to rescue the suffering dogs of this world and ask them to join you!
Your Bulldog died? Just go get a new one.
I remember the day our 6 month old Bulldog, Libby, died. My brother called to check on me. His name's Steve. There
were tears. Steve said to me, "I know you loved your dog, Danny, but be thankful it wasn't one of your children." This was a good point. I have three young boys. Steve's gentle message, that things could be a lot worse, came through loud and clear. Of course, what he said, if to the wrong person, would have been extremely insensitive.
Obviously, some folks aren't able to have biological children and have chosen to adopt a dog and treat it like their own flesh and blood.
For me, though, the things my brother said through the phone were both comforting and grounding. Steve didn't flagrantly suggest I "just go get another one" as if they were lifeless items to be purchased from the local Wal-Mart. After our short conversation, I hung up the phone with a very heavy heart, but still, I was left with a reassuring feeling-that everything would be ok.
I hear Bulldogs don't live too long.
Ya, I mean, it's sort of true in comparison to some other dogs, but this can come off quite insensitive.
When visiting you ask, "why don't you put your dog away?"
I hate when people come over and ask me to put my dog in a cage. Dude, the dog lives here, he's part of the family and if you don't like it you can come back never. Having a friend means putting up with even the things about them and their life you don't care for. It's like marriage except you only see each other a few times a month. So, you see, having a friend with an English Bulldog is easy. Stop complaining!
My kid's afraid of your Bulldog!
Your kids are afraid of my Bulldog, you say? No duh! The whole neighborhood remembers the last time you brought them over to play. Hard to forget the time they all screamed as if they were suddenly ambushed by a machete wielding Jason Vorhees under a moon-lit Crystal Lake Camp on Halloween!
You know how they say, "don't worry, he's more afraid of you than you are of him?" My Bulldogs are petrified of your screaming children. Be sure to get them some training before bringing them back for a visit.