I am 3 years old and a little one ~ I only weigh 24 pounds. Some people look at me and ask if I am really a Bulldog. That’s what my papers say, but sometimes, I am not sure either.
A nice person recently told me a wonderful story about an ugly duckling that everyone laughed at, but then that ugly duckling turned into a beautiful swan! I think that’s what is going to happen to me. I’m just a late bloomer! Wait until I fill out a little bit in all the right places. It won’t be me chasing the boys—they will be chasing me!
I love to run, cuddle and smile! I am a very happy dog. I need a little work done at the vet clinic and then I will be off to my new foster home. I can’t wait to blossom into that beautiful Bulldog I know I can be. Just watch me!
7/9/20 Update: Kiwi has been at Mays’ Manor for a week and this girl is stealing my heart! She is just the sweetest little thing.
Kiwi has a bedroom all to herself and I leave the kennel door open, as well as the dog gate into the bedroom when I am home.
From day one, she either uses a potty pad or goes outside like she knows what she is doing. I do have to carry her outside because she is terrified. I only do this a few times a day to keep her as calm as possible.
She is making small strides in the right direction. Let’s go over her “firsts!”
She has started wiggling her tail at the sound of my voice and at the sight of a food bowl. She does relate my hand as the thing that gives her treats. She is coming out of the kennel for treats, but darts back in to eat it! She has even come up to my hand while petting another pup. She will nudge it to see if there is a treat available.
She has started taking toys into her kennel and chewing on them.
Going outside is a bit stressful for her. She darts around the yard looking for a way out, but it helps if another pup is out there.
She picked up on the dog door by day two. I don’t like standing in front of the door, but if I don’t, she will dart back in the house and high tail it back to the kennel before she goes potty. Last night, she ran past me for the first time to go back to her kennel.
And the icing on the cake this week is baby girl ventured out of her room and was peeking around my door to see us! I moved and she darted back into her room. I was so happy for her.
When I am preparing breakfast or dinner, I can hear her excitement. She darts back and forth from the kennel to the doorway, hopping, dancing, and whining with anticipation because she knows she is getting a meal. I get excited and sad at the same time for her.
It may be a little while before Kiwi Lee is ready for a family, but I think she is so worth the wait.
7/12/20 Update: Look what is happening this evening… Kiwi is playing with her foster brother! And she spent almost an hour this morning running from her room to the yard! At full speed, she’d hit the dog door, do a quick lap around the yard and back to her room. She is making huge strides!