A love so strong between my Baby Dude and myself. Every day I wonder if today is our last. Every night I am afraid it’s our last goodnight together. He doesn’t go outside anymore. He can not walk much at all now. I carry him and pick him up when he needs to move or wants to sit by me. I keep rugs down so when he is able to get on his feet .. it helps to keep his feet in place as he has maybe 20% usage/ control over his rear end. Anyone who wonders why TEST FOR DM ???? Degenerative Myopathy This is WHY ! The onset is younger in bulldogs mainly because of their life span being shorter then say a German Shepard. I can honestly say NONE of my dogs carry DM. I never want another Bulldog or any breed suffer this long slow loss of control of their legs .. loss of ability to control their urine and poop. For me .. It’s ok to clean up after my baby. He can’t get out of his own way. He leaks urine non stop, but again it’s not his fault. You can see the look of him feeling ashamed .. I tell him every time “It’s ok Baby Dude , mommy clean it up” We have stock in paper towels and a mop always ready. He looks pretty good in this picture , but he is looking really rough. I would do this forever if it meant he could stay forever with me. Baby Dude will be 9 years old November 24th. I am hoping and trying so hard to keep him in good spirits and celebrate his birthday together. I don’t know what I will do when the day comes and he leaves me. It hurts so bad to even say that inside my head to type this out. I cry a lot to myself and every night before I fall sleep. He is my world. My everything. I don’t want him to leave me. He has been the constant in my life, through so much together. He always stuck by my side .. I always knew he was there. No matter how bad things were at that time in life ... I knew he was there always. Please keep my Baby Dude (aka Elvis) in your prayers. This boy is my entire world. He is my everything. Please keep him in your prayers.
Did you know:
Bulldog’s do not breed naturally?
You pay for semen unless you have an in house stud and we know we get what we pay for!
The progesterone testing must be done to to determine timing for ovulation for optimal insemenation times and date. 1-5 times to determine this at up to $130 a pop.
Most breeders confirm via ultrasound and / or x-ray at a significant cost.
That bulldog whelpers are up 24/7 for the first three weeks.
Bulldogs must have c sections which vary in cost. Prices are $600 and can be as high as $3500 for emergency/un-scheduled.
Bulldog moms are not left alone with their babies unless supervised as they can inadvertently sit on them.
Pups are supported with expensive equipment such as an incubator, suction devices, progesterone machines and ultrasound machines.
Moms go home on antibiotics and pain meds and often puppies are sent home with antibiotics.
Your breeder may have to administer IV fluids colostrum and may have to bottle feed or supplement through tube or sponge feeding. They may provide nebulizer treatments for respiratory issues.
Your breeder does not allow visitors because litters have been killed... visitors can bring parvovirus into the house which could wipe out a litter.
Your breeder loves and takes care of your puppy and wants a home for them that is financially secure as they want their bulldogs to receive all the care they need. Thus all the questions.
Did you know that for every person that buys a bulldog your breeder has touched base with 20 other folks who have no intention or means to buy a puppy.
Did you know your breeder does endless loads of laundry a day ! Cleans puppy areas etc to keep your puppy healthy
Did you know your breeder has researched the breed and spent hours days months years trying to give you the perfect puppy? This includes evaluating vets, studs etc.
Did you know your breeder hand delivers many puppies or works with a puppy nanny or ground shipper to get your puppy to you?
Did you know you breeder considers no question dumb and is available for a life time of support?
Did you know this is not a get rich quick scheme ! Puppies die and we mourn the loss of every one❣️
Your breeder is offended when you ask for a a puppy for $1000!
And should be!