We are so saddened that sweet Journey has experienced a series of seizures over the past 24 hours and passed away. Her mom writes, “We were with her in her final moments. We only got to love Journey since February when we rescued her and her mother, Martha. Since then she has been our energetic and silly girl. She was the opposite of Martha who is laid back but just as amazing. Rest in peace sweet girl. You will always be loved. I am thankful for the time we had together. You will be missed. Not only by our family but also the incredible foster parents you had in Melissa and Brian. And everyone at Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue. She was so young… She was supposed to grow up with us and be loved and spoiled for at least a decade more. We just lost Tank in December and now another family member so soon. Our hearts are broken again.”
Yesterday was the most amazing day! We got to see the two little girls we loved so much be accepted and loved by their very own forever family! Journey and Martha were thrilled to meet their new parents, Johnny and Daniella, and so were we! To meet people with hearts big enough for two was a true treat. These precious girls will want for nothing. They will also have their very own little girl to love, protect and grow up with as the their new parent’s have a beautiful 6 month old daughter. Johnny reports that all is great at home and the girls are very curious and sweet around the baby. I see a future of beautiful pics being posted of this happy family to our Facebook page! Our home was so quiet last night, but it made us smile to know our girls were safe, happy and loved! Thank you Johnny and Daniella for opening your hearts and home to our little dynamic duo. I know they are truly home now.
Please welcome young Journey to Rescue who was recently rescued from a puppy mill situation.
9/11/16 Update: Journey is about the cutest, sweetest puppy ever! She loves to play, chew, run and have fun. She is totally ignored by all my bullies, but Harley the pug loves to play with her. They chase each other all over the house and annoy the others. He has also taught her to run to the front window and bark at all suspected intruders. (sorry new family!) She has no fear of anything furry, but it’s heartbreaking to see her cower when we bend down to pet her. She is becoming more sure of us each day and I know that will pass soon. She loves belly rubs and chewing on your nose and chin. She also likes to nap in her “room”. She has the hall bathroom “princess palace” as her own space and loves her big huge fluffy bed and blankets. She is happy just to lay and chew a toy. She eats great and loves goat milk! She is not quite potty trained yet and is determined to hang herself with the leash, but she will get better each day. She has no problem peeing on her puppy pad in her palace, but so far I cannot get her to pee outside in the grass. Puppy!!! But, she is smart and funny and totally lovable. She is ready and willing to learn and please. She has a family waiting for her and they are simply going to fall in love, just like we have!
10/16/16 Update: Journey had a blast at the craft fair and met lots of nice people! There was a lot of interest in her and hopefully someone will want to add her to their family soon. She was so tired afterwards that she slept until Sunday morning and only budged off the couch to eat dinner. Tired baby for sure! She has had a great week! Her biggest accomplishment this week was winning over big Bruno and getting him to play with her. He is big and uncoordinated and plays rough, but she loved it! He is having a blast and looks 5 years younger now! Hurrah for this girl for bringing life back to Bruno the couch potato!
11/13/16 Update: We have discovered something about Journey. She is amazing in public, but shy and timid with visitors at home. Especially loud visitors with lots of hand movements (like my daughter!). We were watching the Cowboy game, and little Journey was in her room in her crate and would only come out if it was totally quiet. Bless their little hearts, they are still concerned with hand movements and loud noises, but they are totally trusting of us now. Visitors just have to be a bit more chill around them. They are so loving and sweet with everyone, but trust comes a bit more slowly for them. They had a totally great weekend and are most likely resting up at home while we are out earning dog food money.
12/4/16 Update: Journey and Martha (aka JJ and Marti) have officially survived the Thanksgiving holiday without gaining too much weight, but still without a forever home. This is something their foster parents just can’t believe. These two are so sweet, so fun, and so joyful! They are not aggressive towards anything, they love all fur and skin. They are doing great with potty training, with only occasional blanket peeing at night. These two could certainly be adopted separately, but together they are just magic! Their antics and their love for each other keep up alternately laughing and awwwwing at them. We also find it hard to get good pics of them as they are always on the go (and we have had family in town for 2 weeks). We have to wait until they are ready for a pit stop on the couch to snap a pic, but we will work on getting some cute Christmas pics of them this week. JJ is growing up before our eyes…..she is small, soft and just perfect in every way! Marti has vision issues and requires twice daily eye drops, but she is so adorable about taking them, jumping up on the couch and tilting her little head back for me, that it makes giving them to her a treat for me! She too is small and agile and can jump straight up in the air about 3 ft just for fun! Such a little clown! There are not enough words to express how incredible these two are! They would make someone special very happy this Christmas! A gift of love and happiness! What could be better?!
1/22/17 Update: Journey and Martha are exhausted after all the playoff games…….Journey even had to eat her dinner on the couch and then pass out funny side up! These girls have such a capacity for playing and fun time and then this is what you get the rest of the day……slugs. About the only time they are still enough for a picture, they are on this couch! They are so precious together and are such good girls. They have grown so much physically and in personality. They are always happy, very concerned about the “NO” word, and always joined at the hip. They longer we have them, the more bonded they become. Martha has managed to hurtle her way into injuring her back leg, or Journey has managed to rip it off cave man style…….either way Journey is determined to help take care of Martha and sits with her arm around her. It just melts your heart and I wish is could have gotten a picture of it……..so, we will continue to look for that perfect family with love enough for two. They are so totally worth it!