Sweet Lilly Belle found her furever family. Her new mom, dad and fur brother, Murphy, waited patiently for her while she was fighting off those nasty heartworms.
Lilly Belle was an absolute rockstar going through her crate rest time. It was amazing watching her crazy little personality come out once she was free. Lilly was the perfect house guest and will be very missed in this foster home.
Reports are that she is tired, but seems very relaxed and happy with her new family.
Lilly Belle is now free to live her best life with her amazing new family!
Happy New Year for me… yep, it looks like I may be getting a brand new life for the brand new year. After roaming the streets, this very nice lady named Jennifer found me. She gave me a spa day and a warm place to sleep before taking me to a vet to check me out. The doc says I don’t hear so well because my ears are a mess and I have nasty worms in my heart. Yuck! That sounds awful… no wonder I don’t feel so well.
Luckily, Jennifer called Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue. I heard that I’ll soon be going to see Dr. Larsen and be spoiled by her wonderful staff. And something about sitting on laps? Oh boy, I sure like to sit on laps! I think I’m about 3-4 years old and have had some puppies, but I’m done with that. I just want to be a puppy myself – after these nasty worms are out of my sweet little heart. Please watch for my updates as I get well and learn to be a puppy again!
1/2/20 Update: Sadly we have found out that Lilly Belle tested positive for heart worms and will receive treatment.
2/10/20 Update: Lilly is about four years old and has been a mom in the past, but those days are over. She now gets to be a lap dog. I’ll explain that a little later.
Dr. Larsen confirmed that her ears were badly infected and she does suffer from heartworms. First step is to clear up the ear infections and the heartworm treatment will begin.
Our photo shoot was a blast with Miss Lilly! She kept wanting to sit in everyone’s lap. There’s the lap dog reference. Especially mine. As soon as we would get her on the couch and I would set on the floor, she would jump off and run to get in my lap. The only way we could keep her up there was for me to sit close to her. She just loves you so much, she wants to be as close as she can to you. She is a beautiful girl and she looks like she is smiling all the time. She didn’t care about a treat or toy; she just wanted to sit on us or with us. I just LOVE HER! If I didn’t already have 5 of my own, I would have packed her up and taken her home with me.
Lilly is on medical hold for a while. She has her heartworm treatment to do and then 30 days rest time, which will be spent with her foster family. After that she will be ready to interview forever families.
In my volunteer role, I get to see, watch, play and touch all the Bulldogs that come into rescue. They all grab my heart and I love them all, but just like the families looking for their baby, sometimes, one just clicks. Lilly did with me. if Lilly Belle is the one that clicks with you, you’ve got my approval. If I didn’t have five beautiful babies of my own, YOU WOULD HAVE MISSED OUT!
2/17/20 Update: Inmate Lilly Belle checking in. Today is day 6 of my heartworm treatment incarceration. So far, I’ve moved from the general population area (aka the vet) to a more solitary confinement (aka foster home).
This place is fine. The two foster guards seem OK, even though they put pawcuffs on me when I want to wander around outside. They call it a leash, but they are pawcuffs to a girl like me who just wants to run and play. All I hear is, “No running, Lilly Belle! Calm down, Lilly Belle!” Ugh, so boring.
I heard through the the grapevine that March 27 is my freedom day. I am counting down the days, for sure! I can’t wait until I get out of here and be the crazy fun girl I normally am. Stay with me on my countdown to freedom, everyone!
2/24/20 Update: Day 13 of my heartworm treatment incarceration! The foster wardens are trying to make it as fun and comfortable as possible. They supply me with lots of things to chew on, a big comfy bed, lots of food and love.
I was let out of the leash pawcuffs long enough this weekend to enjoy some time in the sun. They seem to allow me off the leash when I show them I won’t run and just calmly walk around. No running in the joint!
The man foster warden seems sad that he can’t play with me. The lady foster warden is always sneaking me treats and hugging me. I guess it’s not such a bad place!
This week, I learned what French fries are and I like them a lot. I also learned what steak is and I really, really, really like that a lot.
Anyway, I’m still waiting for someone to break me out of this joint. Can’t wait for my freedom to be able run and play and love on my future furever family. Sincerely, Inmate Lilly Belle
3/10/20 Update: Lilly Belle is excited that she only has three more sleeps until her freedom day from her heartworm treatment crate rest. In Bulldog terms, that’s about 58 sleeps, but anyway… she is ready to get all crazy!
3/17/20 Update: I am FREE! Finally free from those nasty heartworms and that boring old crate! I do still love my crate, though.
Now, I get to do this wonderful thing called playing! Foster Dad and I love playing. I totally cover him in slobber though, but he doesn’t care.
Foster Mom got a new rug for the back door and I don’t like it. I keep pushing it into the corner and when Foster Mom fixes it, I just do it again. I consider myself a professional decorator. I like my bed to sit right at the front of my kennel. When Foster Mom and Dad change my bedding, they put the bed at the back and I go ahead and push it right to the front. Wish they would get the hint.
I am so happy I can finally run around. I can be pretty active. But then again I can also sleep all day. I can go both ways.
I am meeting a possible family next weekend, so keep your paws crossed for me.