Wednesday, August 8, 2012

I think I'm in Love...


How could I not fall in love with this adorable face!

I gave up my idea of getting a dog several decades ago. I worked crazy hours, liked to go away for weekends and the thought of walking dog twice a day, rain, heat or snow were just too many reasons against getting a dog. But tonight I saw the most adorable little dog and when he ran over to me and cuddled up to my leg, I fell at least in like. He didn't look exactly like this sweet puppy, but he was equally adorable. 

I just googled French bulldogs. They are inside dogs, don't need a lot of exercise and like companionship, all of which could work in a small New York apartment. I would never get a dog on a whim, but I might pay a visit to the French Bulldog Rescue website. Just looking! 

For those of you with dogs, did you specifically pick a breed, or did anyone just fall in love with a sweet puppy? Any advice while I think about my possible life with Frenchy? 

16 comments:

Marie said...

Cute, CUTE, C-U-T-E !!!

We love our Mitzie. When we lost our Jess we didn't think we could handle having another dog in our lives. The pain of losing one is just so, so horrible, but then we caved and got our Mitzie. I have never regretted it for an instant. They are loyal, loving, and great company! xxoo

Maple Lane said...

My late mom was blind and at age 76 had never had a pet. A guy my hubby worked with had bought two dachshund puppies from a local respectable breeder. Not long after, he told us the breeder was going to retire the mommy - which was our beloved Harriet. Harriet was a loyal companion to mother for two years before she passed away. Harriet continues to bring us so much joy and warms our heart. I sincerely hope you will consider a dog. Harriet was 4 when we got her, so we did not have to endure the "puppy" years!!! Keep us posted.

LDH said...

I can't imagine life without a dog. They bring so much. Our near perfect dog was from the Animal Orphanage. Our current schnauzer was a breed we looked for. I have already considered breeds for our next dog knowing we will be older: does not shed, under 20 lbs. Just giving thought to the future :)

Best wishes as you consider this endeavor!

Nellie said...

No dogs here. Our cat is fairly easy to care for when we are away for short periods of time. A dog would require more attention.

xo Nellie

Theresa said...

What a cute puppy! My Daughter and family have a french bulldog! She is precious and sounds like it would suit you JUST fine:) Have a blessed day, HUGS!

Pam said...

He is adorable and looks and sounds like he'd be a great dog! We have 2 cats for the reasons you stated; I am not into walking a dog in the snow. Many years ago we had a dachshund because I love the breed and I'd love another one some day -a mini- when we no longer have the cats. I believe Martha Stewart has 2 French bulldogs. Good luck in your decision making!!!

Mevely317 said...

After lots of reading and consulting friends-of-friends, I decided my "perfect" cuddling companion must be a Maltese. (Little/no shedding, no hyperactivity or yapping.) Unfortunately, the going $$$ for a purebred was beyond my purse-strings.

In the end, I happened on a For Sale by an "accidental" breeder. When I stopped by to see the puppies, I was instructed to remain still ... so I sat, cross-legged and mute while the lady went to fetch an arm-full. When she set them down, Caraleigh was the first to notice me ... then waddle across the floor and plunk herself in my lap.
She picked me ... and has been my best friend and confidant for the last 12 years. Literally the best thing that's ever happened to me.

Just listen to your heart ... and the rest will sort itself out.

Ms Sparrow said...

All of my dogs have been beloved mutts. My dear Pepper was a stray who adopted us and was fiercely loyal to us.

TARYTERRE said...

I'm a cat lady these days. But once upon a time I did have a Beagle. Dogs are alot of work and demand alot of attention. But they are so worth it. And when they look at you they melt your heart. Good luck with your pursuit of the cute pup.

Teacherfish said...

I feel the same way. Can't bare the thought of abandoning a dog to twelve hour days alone with no one around. But my heart tugs every time a pooch approaches me when I'm out for a neighborhood walk. Will see about dog ownership in retirement.

Catherine said...

Dear Buttercup,
I love dogs!! I have a French poodle. He is about 12 lbs. and I love him so much.
I think a dog is both a pleasure and a gift.
I hope all is going well.

Blessings dearest. Catherine xoxo

Denise D Hammond, CGFM-Retired said...

Falling in love with a puppy is how I ended up with a West Highland White Terrier instead of the wasshing machine I went to buy back in the 80's. My kids were thrilled. My husband just shook his head.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

From what I understand about French Bulldogs, one must always be on guard or they will get over, such as swearing that they have been very good and haven't received a treat in weeks.

Ashleigh Burroughs said...

Isn't this the breed that was touted at Westminster as "they allow you the fantasy that you are in charge"?
a/b

dogday said...
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dogday said...

I had been thinking about getting a dog-just thinking. I happened by the Humane Society of NY found myself walking in, then up to the 3rd floor. I asked, just asked, about a small dog and was sent to the back.

Any one with an dog or cat knows that you are not the one who chooses. You are chosen. This scruffy, mostly terrier bounded to the front of his cage, jumped up and down, and didn't leave the front. He was so happy, had spirit, and had an adorable face. He chose me.

When I let him out he went running around the floor and then came back to me. He also played with one of the cats that was on the floor. Since i had a cat, that was perfect.

I was hooked - i filled out the application. The HSNY checked my references. On the day I came to pick him up, he was let out of his cage and he came running up to me.

That was 12 years ago - August 22, 2000. End of story.

Dogs are wonderful. Someone once said that a dog is one species that loves you more than himself.