4 Week Old Bulldog Babies Weighing In!!

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 And…We’re Celebrating Valentine’s Day Early 🙂bulldog-puppy-valentine

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These Pups Are So Fun! Follow Them On Facebook!

Their First Photos

Over the coarse of a few days I managed to steal a few photos from our Miracle Bulldog puppies. Most of the time while shooting these photos the puppies were either sleeping, yawning or nodding back off into dreamland.

You’d think it might be easy to pose the puppies the way you want, but the second you place them in that perfect position they’re moving back to the way that they prefer to lay. I’ll definitely be capturing many more photos of these pups as they grow and I can’t wait to get some shots including their Labrador mommy!!

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Indy delivered 7 healthy puppies in North Ridgeville, Ohio Saturday. Although she was slow to recover after her cesarean section the doctor cleared her to return home with her new puppies. Only minutes after arriving home, Indy stopped breathing. Efforts to resuscitate her had failed and just like that, our beautiful 3 year old girl was gone. Pumping her chest in the back of our speeding car, with the nearest veterinarian’s clinic still 8 minutes away, I reluctantly asked Katie to stop and take us back home.

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No matter the stress and sadness inflicted on us by this tragedy, my wife Katie and I had 7 newborn Bulldog puppies to care for and they weren’t going to wait for us to cycle through the grieving process. The task of raising a litter of Bulldogs is a tough one even when the mother is present. In this case our puppies were orphaned. They would need to be hand fed every 2 hrs, 24/7. It became ever-clear to us just how much a newborn puppy depends on it’s Mother.

tube-feeding-bulldog-puppyOn the kitchen table, next to our basket full of now hungry and crying puppies, were bags of newborn puppy bottles, plastic syringes and milk replacer Katie had rushed to the store to pickup. Yes, we had backup supplies for an emergency occasion, but not one like this! Besides, a Walmart bag filled with supplies could never replace a Mother’s touch.

Thankfully, Indy did feed the puppies 3 times before her untimely death. These 3 feedings provided the immune system boosting colostrum that is vital to newborn pups for survival.

A Grueling Task Ahead

To receive their meals for the next 4 weeks, the  puppies would have to adjust from their natural, God-given care taker to our man-made bottles and syringes. They would have to put aside their instinct to draw close to their warm Mother. For warmth the new puppies would cling to each other – and a Pet Safe brand heating pad.

After a full 24hrs the puppies were excelling at their only job – eating and growing. Suckling, they were consuming 5ml of milk per feeding and slowly mending our hurting hearts. Funny how new life can heal where death had previously left it’s sting.

After hearing what had happened the day before with Indy, my Mother and Sister called to ask what they could do to help us. I simply said, “come visit.” We needed someone to help us think happier thoughts. Maybe a hot coffee in hand and a discussion over these beautiful new babies would help.

My Mother suggested, “Why don’t you go on Facebook and ask someone if they had a dog with milk-a dog that could feed and care for the puppies?” Of course, that was a great idea, but who would have such a dog? We even considered the idea of possibly finding a cat that could fill the Mother’s role. No, that wouldn’t work. Not a chance actually, but it was well worth the laughs.

We Just Did a Photo Shoot With The Pups! Check It Out! 

It was around that time we received an unexpected message to our Facebook page,

“Hey guys I am terribly sorry to hear of your loss. I want to throw an idea your way, it may or may not help.

I have a lab that gave birth yesterday and she lost her pups. She is grieving and producing milk like crazy. If you’re interested it might be worth a try. If we can help let’s us know.”Macy Grubbs

At first, I thought, “It’s a Christmas Miracle!”

I pictured the whole scenario played out in my mind like a Hallmark movie. I couldn’t imagine better news!

Then I realized there was just no way we could do this. How could we take this person’s offer seriously? Besides, we didn’t know this man and certainly couldn’t trust a stranger in our home. You hear so many stories of entire litters of Bulldog puppies being stolen from their homes and I didn’t want to put my family in jeopardy.

I paced back and forth staring at the blinking lights fade in and out on our newly decorated Christmas tree. “It couldn’t hurt to just call him, right?” My wife didn’t seem as worried about this man’s proposal as I was.

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Macy, Daniel , Amanda and Pixie

So, I called, Macy. I told myself I would play the part of a detective to decipher whether he was legit.

Right away, I noticed Macy’s warm, southern accent. “He said he was from Kentucky, so that much checks out,” I thought. He also mentioned he and his friend, Amanda breed Labradors.

Those next few moments on the phone Macy of CDK Retreivers told me he had a story too. He and Amanda co-owned a Labrador, Pixie, who gave birth to puppies the same Saturday Indy did. Pixie and her puppies were attacked by another dog and her puppies were killed. Pixie and the families that cared for her were mourning down in Kentucky much in the same way we were here in Ohio. Macy’s story instantly filled me with a spirit of solidarity. We truly did share a common bond.

“I believe in fate”

That’s what Macy told me as he began to explain his reasoning. He knew that sometimes terrible things happen to families and we just can’t control that. Macy wanted to help – nothing more. He put himself, his friend, Amanda and their dog Pixie in a vulnerable position to place another family on a better path.

Macy, Amanda and Pixie drove to our home in Ohio the next morning.  They explained that Pixie wasn’t quite herself since her puppies died. She had been panting and grieving non-stop. We weren’t sure how to proceed with introducing the puppies to Pixie, but just as we’d hoped, she took to them in no time. It couldn’t have been 5 minutes before Pixie was laying on our living room floor feeding and cleaning her new babies!

As I write, it’s 8:41 pm on a cold Ohio’s night.

Pixie has been given her babies back!

And…

I have my Christmas Miracle!

See Live Video Updates on Pixie’s Bulldog Puppies!

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Pixie + Pups Day 1

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Dylan and Winnie The Bulldog

Have you ever dressed your pet up as a fictional character? I know that for lots of us crazy Bulldog lovers, it’s nearly every day experience. Well, I’ve wanted to do this Winnie The Pooh thing for a while and I’m excited it’s finally done. Dylan always enjoys spending time with our puppies and he’s especially good at being in my photos.

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Behind the Scenes

IMG_5329I had my brother helping with the shots. It was funny, before snapping the one of Dylan and Tuffy laying down in the grass, I asked my brother to hold Tuffy in position until I get focused in on them. Once I got focused my brother was to quickly get his hand out of the photo.

I counted to 3 and said, “get out!” Instantly, as I snapped the shot, Dylan jumped out of the scene with a flash. My brother and I died laughing so hard. Dylan laughed too, although he had no idea why.

Look at Tuffy’s face! She’s like um….Dylan, where you goin?

I thought it was so special to hear that after seeing these pictures for the first time, Tuffy’s new family changed her name to, J.R.’s Winnie The Pooh.

Hope you enjoyed. Go home to dress up your Bully.

 

 

 

Best English Bulldog Facebook Fan Page

Facebook fan pages can be huge in helping you and your Bulldog live an abundant life together. Knowledge is power, we’ve heard it said, but never before has such an abundance of knowledge been so easily accessible. Using the information you learn and share with other facebookers, you’ll no doubt fortify a wealth of beneficial friendships with people who live life similar to the way in which you and your beloved Bulldog/s do. This sort of knowledge is not just powerful, it’s priceless.

Here’s the one English Bulldog Facebook Fan Page you should definitely join NOW!

#1 Baggy Bulldogs

Best Bulldog Facebook Fan PageThe dedicated crew over at Baggy Bulldogs have created this super awesome fan page for all of us Bulldog enthusiasts! They’ve outdone themselves founding a place you can connect to share photos, goofy videos and even get answers to those tough questions every Bulldog owner will inevitably encounter.

With 22 thousand visitors and climbing, Baggy Bulldogs has formed quite an impressive following! Sure, there are much larger fan pages out there, but the fan participation on those other pages has been found wanting at best, even non-existent. When it comes to shear power, the Baggy Bulldogs page is a lock and won’t leave you disappointed!

Baggy Bulldogs is a great facebook fan page that is essential! Imagine a moment when your vet is closed and you find yourself at 1am needing to know what that red oozing bump thingy is between your bully’s toes. Limit those sleepless nights of worrying as much as possible. Join up and ask the willing fans for help!

Whatever your question may be, post it to the fan page and sometimes even instantaneously you can get helpful responses from hundreds of other Bulldog lovers all around the world. These are people who have already experienced what you and your Bulldog are going through at that very moment. Why pay your vet to tell you what other people already know? Dr Greenfield, Sir, no offense to you if you’re reading lol.

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Thanks to the group’s closed status, not just any spammer can get in.  You won’t be bombarded with annoying T-Shirt ads. The admins work hard to see that all of their members have a safe and fun place to share their experiences without being hounded by salesmen or bullies(the two legged ones). It’s just real Bulldog owners joining to form a helpful community, benefiting the Bulldog breed and their owners.

Compared to many of the larger hangouts for Bulldog lovers, Baggy fans quickly become friends you can count on. The member participation is simply outstanding! A person would be crazy not to join this incredibly helpful, fun and loyal group right now!

I’ve been a member for about a year now and I absolutely love the positive interaction I’ve had with other Bulldog lovers. I love the game, Find My Bulldog(below). This is when someone posts a regular picture of something like their backyard. It always looks like just a bunch of bushes and trees, but there, snoring, somewhere hidden among the landscape, there’s always a Bulldog to be found. It’s a fun way to pass time and get to know other members.  

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Find Angela Rosson’s Bulldog, Molly. (I haven’t found Molly yet lol)

 

The Baggy Bulldogs group is loaded with a large number of seasoned Bulldog owners who, through countless hours of good and bad times, have become very experienced with the Bulldog breed! Why not tap into the enormous cache of knowledge and camaraderie there is to be found on the Baggy Bulldogs Fan Page!

#2 ROEB

Rescue Ohio English Bulldogs is a Rescue Organization devoted to the English Bulldog. In today’s world, the immense popularity of the Bulldog has in many ways encouraged the abuse and neglect of these wonderful animals.

A man’s greed truly has no end and Bulldogs are used every single day by crooks, scammers and thieves in America and abroad to line their pockets full of cash.

Another primary cause of abandoned, abused and neglected Bulldogs might be our society’s increasingly wasteful lifestyles. It’s so very sad to hear of a Bulldog that was purchased as a Christmas gift for the kids only to be given up on because of a lack of love, discipline and understanding for the pet by it’s family. No matter the reason, this organization’s effort to ease the suffering of helpless Bulldogs is outstanding!

Founded in 2011, Rescue Ohio is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization established to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome English Bulldogs in Ohio, and its surrounding states.

​ROEB has committed itself to finding loving, responsible homes and to the philosophy that there is no such thing as a perfect dog or a perfect person, but rather the right dog for the right person.

They’re truly a miracle foundation in the eyes of every English Bulldog in need! Won’t you visit their page or find an English Bulldog Rescue network in your area?

Hope to see you’ve become a member of the coolest English Bulldog Fan Page, Baggy Bulldogs, very soon!

See you there!

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English Bulldog Puppies For Sale 2015

English Bulldog Puppies For Sale

It’s been 14 months since our last litter had arrived into the world and I figured it best to inform all of our followers that we have not gotten out of the business-or hobby- of breeding english bulldogs. So far, for this upcoming litter of puppies, the first four picks have been reserved. A typical litter of Bulldog puppies is 4-6, but Cally’s previous litter was 8 so we should need a couple more families. This will be a repeat breeding of Cally and Harrison. We just loved their pups from last year and even kept two of them for our home.

So what have we been doing in our spare time? Losing our minds!! We absolutely hate not having puppies to tend to. No, we don’t want puppies all year round- as I’ve stated before, this is not the Walmart of Bulldog puppies- but we love having puppies to raise at least 6 months out of the year if possible. Thankfully, my lawn care business, Rescue Lawn, has kept me busy up until this point. Katie has started homeschooling the kids and they’re really doing great with it.

Have you noticed? I’ve really been working hard at filling our site with helpful tips and tricks about everything bulldog. Let’s face it, this is a really tough breed to take care of in many ways and us Bulldog lovers need a lot of good information on various topics to keep us above water. I hope you’ve enjoyed such topics as, English Bulldog Care, Facebook Puppy Scams and Coconut Oil For Bulldogs.

Back to the main point of this short Post. Don’t forget about us! Mrs. Cally, though giving us a run for our money should be ready to have puppies soon. Right now we wait for her to come into season. Once that happens we’ll take her in to be bred and around 60 days later we’ll announce our new litter of Bulldog puppies for sale 2015 to all of our amazing fans. Until then, keep a close watch on our facebook page for updates! – Daniel