Bella April

Bella April

If I’ve ever seen love at first sight, I’m pretty sure the meeting between Bella April and Joshua was it!

Joshua came in and Bella April went right to him, like she knew he was her person. She was so excited and just started loving on him from the get go. Joshua stayed on the floor with her the entire visit and Bella April showered him with sweet kisses! And this girl loves to give kisses!

It has been a complete joy fostering Bella. She was one of the easiest to foster, even though she did not share anything and she would defend whatever she thought was hers! She listened and was very, very, well-behaved! And that made fostering her easy. I’m saddened, yet extremely happy this girl found her new furever dad!

Hello all you bulldog lovers, it’s me Bella April and I am now a happy member of bulldog rescue! I think you should know my story. It’s not really a happy one, but none the less, it’s about me. I had a home, and I had a Dad. Things were good. Then the worst thing happened.  My Dad died at home and no one knew. No one came to check on us and for 2 weeks and I was in the house alone. Needless to say when someone did come check on us I was in really rough shape. I had not eaten for two weeks and I was really sick from no food and little water. A relative took me to the local vet and ask that I be PTS. But, lucky for me the vet knew that I was worth saving. It has taken about two months for me to get back in good shape. I have had numerous baths, special food, eye medication for my one good eye, and all the love that I could stand. The wonderful lady who took me home to help me get back in shape, I call my angel. She never gave up on me. When I did not smell like roses she kept right on loving me.  When I chased her wiener dog thru the house at Daytona speed all she did was say, “Bella April pick on someone your own size!”  So today with 1 paw raised I asked if I could go join rescue so my forever home could be found.  It was like a tear fest when my angel Mom left me.  But, here I am, Bella April a beautiful bulldog lady!

4/26/20 Update:  Bella April is ready for Spring!  With a name like Bella April she must be ready for Spring.  This girl has stolen my heart with her sweetness and story.  Bella came to us when she was found in the house with her dad.  He had pasted away, and she had been in the house with him for 2 weeks before anyone found them.  She had not eaten or had water for those 2 weeks.  Someone finally found them and that is how she found her way to us.  We are so thankful we have each other.

Bella is 4-Years Old and is a round 45lbs. now.  She sees the world through one eye, but with that one eye she sees it with love.  She must have had a great dad.  She loves people and has wonderful manners. She was very well cared for.

She is a quiet, loving girl, who loves to sit with you.  She is good with other fur babies.  Being 4 and living only with her dad, she is not much of a player.  She likes her chew toy, but she is not going to roll around on the floor with you or chase a ball.  She is going to lay in the sun on the porch while you have your coffee or wine or sit on the couch or in the recliner with you.  She’s going to always look up at you with her heart shinning through that one eye, telling you she loves you more than ice cream.

On picture day she was wonderful and interested in everything and everyone.  She is an easy girl to be with and love.  I kept looking at her wondering what she must have been thinking those 2 weeks in that terrible situation.  How confused and scared she must have been.  How many times she walked to her dad and tried to wake him.  How hungry and thirsty she was and yet here she was in front of me healthy and happy again.  God is Good!

Bella April needs love, hugs and kisses the rest of her life!

As we all know Bulldogs are special, and they need special care.  For her to not eat or drink, to watch the sun come up and go down in the silence by herself all that time makes her a very special Bulldog.  A Survivor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4/28/20 Update:  Bella April checking in from my new foster home. There is an array of fur at this place and so far I am ok with that. I told foster mom that I needed to take it slow, I like other pups but with my vision a little impaired I need to feel everyone out before picking my best friends. I love toys, to be with foster mom, and I take care of my business outside. Don’t let my one eye keep you from filling out an application because I am the perfect little package!

5/25/20 Update:  I’ve been at Mays’ Manor for a few weeks and I’m settling in just fine. I don’t always see eye-to-eye with the other pups (eye-to-eye…. did y’all get that? Ha! I crack myself up), but I am slowly learning that they are not so bad and I’m relaxing more. Foster Mom is always reassuring me that I have no reason to be scared and that everyone with fur would be more than happy to clean my ears. For now, I think that is gross and they can clean someone else.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not always cranky… just sometimes. I also don’t always like to share toys and I think any food is always for me. I will say I’m glad the majority of fur in the home is understanding and keeps their distance. Foster Mom hopes in time I will start to enjoy spending time with the other fur kids. She is constantly giving me opportunities to be with them, so we will see.

I’m slowly opening up and showing Foster Mom that I do like to play. I also love to sit in her lap and soak in all the attention I can.

6/8/20 Update:  I love to soak up some rays! I know I’ve mentioned in the past that I’d be most happy in a home with no other fur, but I do tolerate some other pups, like Dobby and Norma. They just can’t have toys that I want or food that I want or maybe particular beds.

So, what am I saying? I just don’t always share. Foster Mom works with me all the time and some days are better than others. I am a very well-behaved girl and am a perfect lady in public. I’ve been in contact with pups on my walks and I couldn’t care less about them.

6/24/20 Update:  Morning all! Bella April checking in. I don’t really like to spend much time outside, but when I do I prefer a chair. This girl does not like to get her paws dirty. I was helping Foster mom collect twigs for a project we were doing and she put them in my chair so I had to get up there and move them. Apparently foster mom forgot this was my chair.  

I still do not like to share my things but I can coexist with other pups as long as I have my space and they leave my things alone. I just like to protect my things, like the twigs for instance, they were in my chair so they were mine and my foster brother tried to take one. I did not like that. 

I love to play with foster mom, she gets down and rolls with me and I just love that. She will tug on my leg and I will bite on her arms and legs. It’s the funnest game ever! She’s always telling me that if I allowed my foster brother Dobby to play that he would let me chew his legs but I am not 100% on board with that idea. Although each day I make attempts to play with him. I’ve pretty much stopped snarling at him for jumping on or around me. He’s just a spaz so I have to pick my battles!

I know I’m a little picky but I know my furever family is out there looking for me so send in those applications to see if we are a match!