Age: 4 Yrs. Old
Adoption Fee: $600.00
Special Needs: no
I know what you are thinking. But I happen to love my name. In fact it is the only name that “fits” me! Get it? My name is Fatty Cakes and I joined rescue today.
I have a few health issues and my parents have spent a small fortune on me. But things just didn’t seem to get better. So they hoped rescue, with all their resources, could get to the bottom of my problems. So I was taken to see Dr. Larsen and her staff today. Dr. Larsen said I was too big for her lap, so she got down on the floor with me and checked me all out.
I think I am going to like her, but she has already mentioned losing a few pounds, but she explained why. She said, “Fatty Cakes, you are just too sweet, but your breathing scares me and probably does you. You turn blue when you move around. We will get you to a surgeon and he will shorten your palate that is causing you to choke. But to help you even more, you do need to lose a few pounds.” I also have lots of eye problems. I have dry eye and glaucoma. Dr. Larsen says that is unusual for a girl my age. She thinks it is because of my weight and breathing difficulties. We will check it with an eye doctor after my surgery.
So I am going to hang out at the clinic for a while and get all the attention I can. I just hope they let me cheat a little on my diet. So get ready for the new and improved Fatty Cakes! I will be a little thinner, but there will still be plenty to love!
7/31/19 Update: Cakes, Cakey Cakes, Cakester…this girl will answer to them all. I have never seen more personality in a bulldog than Cakes. We all know that this precious girl needs to lose a few pounds and usually a plump bulldog, or any dog, usually means a lazy dog. Um, not her. She darts, jukes and will bull rush you like she is a lithe greyhound! All the while sounding like a happy motorboat chugging down a lake. When Cakes came into Rescue, she couldn’t see well at all, but now, she has eagle eyes with some care and eye drops. Honestly, the “blindness” didn’t even slow her down. She believes in living life to the fullest! We think she spent a fair amount of her time in a crate as she is still peeing on her bedding or blankets, but Cakes is also doing her business outside, too. Cakes gets along with boy or girl dogs with no problem and seems to enjoy their company. When we gets wound up, she gets mouthy and for that, we say no small kids with little fingers. When she goes for walks, she is all-out in the beginning, pulling against the harness, so she needs more work in that department.
She has no toy or food aggression and she is just a joy to foster. She makes her foster mom and dad smile and laugh…with her, of course.
9/10/19 Update: Cue the Diana Ross song because Cakes is coming out…. a new Bulldog! Cakes had her palate surgery on Wednesday and is doing fantastic! Before the surgery, her breathing was so labored that she sounded like a motor boat chugging down a river. Now? She can actually sneak up on you while your head is in the fridge. We couldn’t be happier for this sweet little girl, as she wants to play and run around. It’s a brand new lease on life and she is ready to goooo! Cakes’ perfect family would be with older kids. She still gets amped up and may excitedly nip tiny fingers. A family that has some Bulldog experience would be great too with her stubbornness to listen. We are working on her house training, as she will still pee on her blankets. We feel that she was crated most of her life, so that is what she knows. With patience, she will overcome it. She really does want to please. She is getting along very well with her foster siblings, but is more of a people dog and would rather be with you. Cakes is definitely the clown of the house and will put a smile on your face!