God Bless the Bully Breed &
All the Misunderstood Little Souls Out There
In September of 2003, I got a call from my friend that this big white dog ended up in her back yard (they had a boxer that was seven months old and this guy was about the same age and they became quick friends.) They took him in for a few days and after walking him around their neighborhood, they ran into a guy who said, "I see you found my dog."
They said, "yeah we've been trying to find his home."
The guy said, "well, I'm moving and I turned him out. I figured he'd find his own home. I don't want him back." So needless to say, they had their hands full with their young boxer and couldn't figure another one into the mix. They brought him to our house and asked us to please consider keeping him.
They said, "you guys have been talking about getting another dog and he needs a good home." When my hubby put a treat in his own mouth and offered it to this big puppy my heart skipped! But this dog moved so gentle and took the treat out of his mouth with out even touching him and just wagged his tail, I knew that I had nothing to fear from this one!
That was the beginning of the love affair with the bully breed for me. The original owner did not have shot records, but had his "Breed " papers. So I did some home work to find out what an American Bulldog was all about.
"Guido" is everything and more that you read about his breed. He is gentle, loving, and loyal. My stepdaughter was six years old at the time we brought Guido into our lives. And when she would stay with us, he knew the difference that she was little and he was so kind and gentle with her.
We love this dog. He is pampered and adored here. His heart is as big as his head. He is so willing to please. He is so in tune with us. He can play and be rowdy, or be a total lounge lizard, snuggle up with blankets and pillows with you!
There is not a mean bone in his body. He has a very intimidating bark if a stranger comes up the driveway, but when he knows you are welcome, he wants to be your best friend. He still doesn't realize that he weighs 117 lbs. and can't sit in your lap!!!
Guido is six years old now, he has some severe allergy issues that we have
addressed and found a balance so he can remain healthy. He has welcomed two more rescues into our pack. As long as he gets his belly rubbed and can snuggle up on the couch with his own pillow, he's fine with a few more furry ones around!!
There is only one Guido! He needed us as much as we needed him. I wish he could live forever! We are so blessed to have such a special dog that is in our hearts and in our home.