Matilda Ann joined rescue last summer with her sister Leah Ann. They both didnt have any hair and were covered with sores, infection and demodex. After many, many baths, love and medical treatments, the time came to find Matilda a home of her home. All of her hair grew back and she is now just as beautiful on the outside as she always was on the inside. David and Angie contacted rescue wanting to add a new Bulldog to their family because they had lost their Bulldog in December. We all instantly knew that Matilda was the perfect fit for their family. She will keep her name and will continue to be called by her nickname, Tilly. Tilly now has a 5 year old, two-legged sister and they are quickly becoming best friends. She also gained two lion siblings (otherwise known as a cats to most people but not to Tilly). Angie and Dave have plans to add another Bulldog playmate for Tilly very soon… so check back to see who her new sibling will be! No, it will not be her sister Leah. Tilly and Leah, though they love each other, needed their own separate homes so that they could both grow into the perfect Bulldogs that they are destined to be. Happy tails, sweet Tilly. We will always love you and wish you and your new family all the best.
We are Matilda Ann and Leah Ann and we are a hot mess! We are 10-week-old puppy sisters who love everything about being puppies. We also have demodex mange and have lost most of our hair.
We were taken to a shelter and left there. It was a big scary place, but the people were very nice to us. Then, today a nice man picked us up and I didn’t think he would ever stop hugging us and telling us how pretty we were and how happy he was to see us. He told us life was going to be all different now.
Matilda Ann is my big fat lazy sister who weighs a whopping 19.2 pounds. She has lots of bad and bleeding sores on her back. I am Leah Ann and I am the pretty, petite one at 15.2 pounds. Oh, and I’m the one who loves to talk, and run, and jump, and talk, and get so excited, and chew shoestrings, and talk. We really love each other and we love how nice people have been to us, all of a sudden.
We got our first bath yesterday. We got our nails trimmed today and will be getting nice warm baths three times a week. Two little girls could get spoiled by all this pampering.
We can’t wait to keep you updated on our progress to becoming the beautiful princesses the rescue man said we would become. In the meantime, we are just going to chill here at the clinic, let these nice people wait on us, and wait for our beautiful hair to grow back. Stay tuned!
8/14/18 Update: We have had these 2 sweet girls for about 3 and half weeks now. Wow, is all I can say. Both girls are very sweet, loving and playful. They are also very smart and starting to learn where to go potty and what they can and cannot chew on. They are very different little girls once you get know them but they are both extremely special.
Matilda has grown so much hair. She still get baths twice a week and she really enjoys her spa time, especially when there are duckies to play with. She is a beautiful brown with a white blaze on her chest and 2 white tips on her back legs. She also has the cutest darker markings around her eyes and muzzle. She is the love bug. She loves to play with her sister and the other dogs and she is fearless. Her favorite thing to play with are tennis balls. She will even carry it out with her to go potty and then bring it back in the house. She calms down when it’s just her and loves to snuggle. She got her next round of shots yesterday and is not feeling very well at all. It’s heartbreaking to see her feel so bad so she’s getting lots of extra snuggles.
10/19/18 Update: Hey there world! It’s been a while so we thought we should check in. Can y’all believe that we are almost 6 months old!!! That’s right, next week is our half birthday. Hopefully that means extra treats. As you can all see we are doing great and growing.
Look at all of our hair. We both have so much. You would almost never know that just a few short months ago we were both completely bald and covered and in itchy nasty scabs and bad infected skin. We both still get a bath once a week but we are so good for bath time. We just sit there while foster mom or dad scrub and massage on us. Sometimes we even like to take a toy in there with us. We are still just puppies and still learning but we are both so smart. We love to play and love all people. Did I mention that we love to play? Because we do. We can play for hours with anyone or anything.
Foster mom keeps mentioning how great we are doing and that now we need to go see Dr. Larsen again next month. We think that’s awesome because we both love her. She and her clinic staff took such good care of us when we first came to rescue that we are excited to visit. Then she mentioned something about us having a little procedure so that we can’t have any babies ever. Sounds good to us because we are just babies and don’t plan on ever having any babies. Leah will also get her cherry eye repaired which she is very excited about it. It’s pretty uncomfortable for her sometimes so I’m sure she will be glad to have gone. I’m sure foster mom will give us lots of extra love when we get back home from our procedures.
Well, we gotta go play. We are trying on our costumes for Bull-O-Ween. We are so excited to visit everyone and hope to see you there. Look for us, we will be matching of course!