Etta James (Now Cookie)

Etta James (Now Cookie)

Etta James has been adopted!  Yesterday Etta (now Cookie) embarked on a new life with her furever family. She was only with me for a couple of weeks, but her infectious personality and loving nature had completely won me over. She’s an affectionate little bully who was ever my shadow throughout the day, who took every opportunity to crawl into my lap to play lapdog. I had really hoped to find a family whose schedule permitted Cookie as much company as possible. Cookie wanted a constant companion…of that much I was certain.

So I’m so grateful that fate led her in the path of this special family. Not only will Cookie have a skin brother and sister, but she’ll also have two Boxer housemates named Rocco and Roxie! I see lots of cuddles and adventures in Cookie’s cards. I’m going to miss you, but happy trails to you, Cookie! You deserve it. ❤️

Please welcome our very own star to Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue: Etta James. Etta James has a twisted tale ~ a love story, or a sad story, or a strange story? Maybe little bit of all of the above. Etta had a family, then she had another family, and then she found another family. Etta’s list of homes is long. And Etta did nothing wrong. Etta’s only crime was that she has heartworms. Now who’s fault is that? Every time she settled in with the next new family, they took her to the vet and she tested positive for heartworms. The family would sell her to someone else, and she moved again. Same story, several times over. No one wanted to keep a heartworm-positive Bulldog or pay to have her treated. Poor Etta. She felt like a gypsy. She really thought she would never find a family or the help she needed. But then, in steps rescue. Etta James you are going to get the treatment you deserve, the forever family that will never let you go, and the home to call your own.

8/15/17 Update:  Hi everyone. I’m Etta (for short), and yesterday I moved into my foster home. My previous family told us all that I had heartworms. I didn’t understand what a heartworm was, but it sounded serious. And I just knew it was my fault and that I’d done something wrong. If my family didn’t want me because I was so flawed, maybe no one would. 😞 But, you know what?!? The doctor ran multiple tests on me, and it turns out I don’t have heartworms after all! I was so relieved, yet a little confused. Why didn’t my family want me anymore? I try not to dwell on it because it makes my heart feel heavy. I think the human word for it is “sad.”

The good news, though, is that I now have comfy beds to lie in and yummy food to eat. (That is… if my housemate would keep his nose out of it… But as the new girl, I want to make friends and all and have let it pass.) I also have chew toys and a whole house to explore. The sofa though… that’s my favorite! My next goal is the human’s bed. It’s just that I love to cuddle so wherever the human goes, that’s where I want to be! Well, I have to go now. I have a bum to wiggle. Until next time!