Gertie was adopted today! From her foster momma: She has the best forever mom and Bulldog family ever. Gertie fell hard in love with her new mom. She strutted around her new house, like she had always owned it. Gertie will have the good life and be spoiled rotten. She packed all her favorite stuffed toys, bones and took off.
As the rain falls, so do the tears… those aren’t tears from a sad story of neglect or abuse, but tears from a story of a lifetime of love and a hard-to-say goodbye.
My name is Gertrude. My family called me ‘Gertie.’ I am 8 years old and have lived with my family since I was a puppy. They love me and I love them. They also love my daughter, Matilda, we call her Tillie for short. Tillie is just 5 years old and has been with me and our family since I had her. But, today we had to say goodbye to our family. Our daddy cried and it made us sad. He loves us, but he knows that as his job takes him overseas, there is no way for us Bulldogs to join the family. Our hearts are a little broken, but we promised Dad we would be strong and make him proud and would be SO GOOD for our new family. We hope our new family will love us both and will let us stay together forever. We have never been apart and that would just be too much to bear. Here is a little more about us:
I am 8 years old. I will actually be 9 on the 17th of September (… but who is counting?)
I am a beautiful fawn and white girl. I like people, kids, rubber toys, napping and EATING! Some may say I am a bit ‘fluffy’ (actually, this rescue lady said something about a diet, but then the other rescue guy with a goat-beard said ‘not if Dianne has anything to say about it’ – I don’t know who Dianne is, but I sure hope she has something to say about it… No diet! Girls my age should have to sacrifice with a diet! Geez! This is rescue not jail or diet camp!)
Well, we are both off to the doctor’s office tomorrow to get checked out, then we will be looking forward to meeting our future foster family and eventually our new forever family.
9/30/18 Update: Gertie and have been chilling at our foster home. They are loved! They are sweet, precious and completely house trained. They don’t do anything wrong – they don’t chew on anything or tear anything up.
Gertie loves stuffed animals. Tillie likes to chew on bones. Tillie will come running if you call her name. Gertie has had a few too many McDonald’s Quarter Pounders, but is now eating a little better. She can run too … and will clear three steps if she wants. Gertie likes to just hang out and play with a toy. She has been known to carry one outside and bring it back inside without dropping it.
These girls are looking for their perfect home. They are both as cute as can be. Gertie is the mom and Tillie is the baby. Someone will cherish these two!