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.