The idea of trying to find a home for an English Bulldog seemed very easy to me. I thought the answer to who could adopt Rusty was simple, “Why ME, of course…I can adopt Rusty English Bulldog.”
As it turns out, I already own Mosley English Bulldog and Charlie [Mean as a Rattlesnake] English Bulldog. Does that make it impossible for me to adopt Rusty I asked myself? Does three English Bulldogs make me THAT woman? The one with ALL of the English Bulldogs who lives on the Hill and spends all of her time with dogs and not people? “No” I told myself. Adopting is the right thing to do. You [me] would be saving the life of a dog who would otherwise have to fend for himself out on the mean streets of Munjoy Hill. So, as I sat and thought about where I would put Rusty’s bed, all of his extra durable Kong toys, and, of course, his matching hemp leash and collar set…in a soft pastel…but masculine… shade of green, Mosley and the Rattler made the decision for me.
As I sat daydreaming of all of the love and joy THREE bulldogs would bring, the girls formed a pack and decided they needed to take down Rusty Bulldog, like a caribou. For a few unforgettable moments my hardwood floor was transformed into a field of wheat grass on the rolling plains of Namibia, the likes of which only National Geographic enthusiasts could understand…and then it was over. Two female bulldogs being pulled off of one male, slightly emasculated, Rusty Bulldog. I could see their disdain, they could see how their “mommy” adored this giant boy with the underbite.
As they discussed their next strategy in administrative segregation, I sat with Rusty and explained that “it’s not you, it’s me.” I’ve heard so many variations of this story in my life that ol’ Rusty bought every word.
Mosley Bulldog, Charlie Bulldog and I would like you to meet Rusty Bulldog. Rusty is a two year old boy who is about 56 pounds. He is very sweet and LOVES to be the center of attention. Rusty is the only dog I’ve encountered in my work that I would classify as “silly”. He’s a clown. He walks around the house with his dish in his mouth if he’s hungry OR if he’s STILL hungry after a meal. He sleeps partially standing, by that I mean, he places his head and front paws on the floor while his back end stays up. He loves to walk on a leash and he is very well-behaved while doing so. He is housebroken and adores his toys. He also likes when his human plays with him and his toys. Rusty is up to date on his shots and he is neutered.
If you or anyone you know is interested in meeting the boy or talking to me about him please contact me through the comments section.
As always, we have lots of pups available through our website: www.poochesonthemove.net and we are again, knee deep in puppy season, please stop by our site and take a look!