Watson Wayne

Watson Wayne

What a happy day for Watson Wayne. He found his furever home! 

After a couple of meet-and-greets with his new family, he finally got to make the move official today. 

We are going to miss that goofy guy terribly, but his new family really is perfect for him. We also will try to not take it personally how quickly he packed up his things, waited by the door, and jumped into their car! 

 He will be with his new mom, dad and skin sister. This sweet family had to say goodbye to their beloved Bulldog, (Professor) Moriarty, earlier this year and just knew that Watson was destined to join their family as Dr. Watson! 

 We look forward to hearing about many thrilling Dr. Watson adventures to come! 

Hello everyone, it’s me Watson joining rescue today!  And I am so excited to be out of the “artic blast” and into a great rescue!  A few days ago, I was picked up at a local shelter and there I sat waiting on my people to miss me and come get me. Well that never happened.  I kept thinking this shelter and these concrete floors are going to be getting pretty darn cold so come on family and find me.  And the rest is history.

No one came except my new best friend Cindy. Cindy got to the shelter at 9:00 and waited till 10:00 when they opened to make sure she was the first in line to help me get out and into rescue.  The shelter workers described me at funny, friendly, and loved to eat.  Yep, that’s me.  Now I can add famous because I am going to be on social media looking for a new family that won’t lose me.

2/14/21 Update: Yesterday was quite a whirlwind! After being sprung from the cold shelter, I ended up at this house. Here, there is a foster mom, dad and brother (two-legged).

When I first got here, I was a little restless, trying to figure out my surroundings. Then, I settled right in after getting the lay of the land.

I am enjoying being close to people. Even when they have to work in the office, I lay right next to them. I love being pet and the yummy food they have here. I’d take a little more if they’d give it to me. I’m recovering from a surgery just a few days ago, but I seem to be feeling really good. Foster Mom says I’m nearly perfect.

Sometimes, when I get really excited I try to show them how much I love them, but they told me that’s not appropriate. Also, sometimes, when I smell something I like in the house, I want them to know it’s mine now, so I mark it. They told me that’s not appropriate either. Hrmph! I guess I’ll need to work on those things.

There’s a backyard here that I like to explore, except it’s so darn cold right now. I still go out there to go potty and look around, but don’t stay too long. I slept all night in the crate with no problems and didn’t make a peep. See? Overall, I’m pretty perfect!

2/16/21 Update:  Good grief! What happened? When I got here, there was grass for me to do my business in and now it’s all this white cold stuff! Normally, I lumber around, taking my time to see and smell all the sights. Not now! I go out, hurry to my favorite spot, and sprint back in as quickly as I can.

I asked Foster Mom where my coat was. She said, “Sorry, buddy. I didn’t know you were coming, so I don’t have one for you.” Fortunately, I have treats and warms blankets waiting for me when I come back in. 😊
2/24/21 Update:  Unfortunately once his lab work came back, we found out that Watson Wayne has all kinds of intestinal parasites. But the worst news is that he tested positive for heart worms and will have to undergo treatment for that. His liver enzymes are a little off and he is hypothyroid. Fortunately, these are all things that can be brought under control with proper treatment.

3/2/21 Update:  After a brief stay with Dr. Larsen, I went back to my foster family. I got to hang out with my new friend, Clark, for a couple of days. I am super happy that he will find his furever home through East Coast Bulldog Rescue.

I was hoping to be on my way to a furever home, but Foster Mom got a call from Dr. Larsen. She looked a little sad and said something about worms. Yuck! Apparently, I need to take some medicine for awhile before I’m ready to move on. She tells me not to worry; I’ll get lots of love and attention here and be as good as new in no time.

In the meantime, I’m learning some new things. I’m pretty good at “sit” and I’m working on “stay.” Foster Mom keeps saying “lay down,” but why would I want to do that? Actually, I’m a huge fan of laying down, just not when I’m told to do so.

I have learned that I can play without getting “too” friendly and I’m not marking things in the house anymore. Yay! I’m enjoying the backyard a lot more, now that the white stuff is gone. I’ll just hang out here until I’m ready for my new family.

3/21/21 Update:  I’m in my 1st week of treatment for the tummy bugs. I’ll be super happy to be finished with that nasty white medicine tonight!

I’m starting to have a lot more energy and, if someone will sit on the floor with me, it’s wrestle time. 😊 Foster Mom says not everyone wants to wrestle, so I’m learning who the fun people are around here.
I’m also learning how to walk on a leash and Foster Mom says I’m getting pretty good at that. I caught her taking a nap yesterday, so I just hopped right over to join her. She said I give the best big, slobbery kisses!
By the end of the day, I’m tired and love snuggling with my foster family while they watch TV. They say I’m going to be a great addition to my forever family when I’m ready and they find me!

3/30/21 Update:  Greeting from Watson Wayne!

This week I got to go to a Paw-ty. I’ve never been to one and when I got there I could not believe how many bulldogs and people were there. I was a bit taken aback, a little unsure of what to do.  I thought maybe I could back up and get to a quiet place, but every time I did I wound up in the middle of more dogs. I got more comfortable after a bit and foster mom said I did great for my first social event. I met some really nice people and they seemed to like me a lot!

 

Another thing I learned is that I LOVE car rides. I figured out that when foster mom picks up her purse and keys that there’s a chance that I get to go. In the mornings I get to take foster brother to the bus stop and I love to watch all of the kids get on the bus. Foster mom took a video of us getting ready to pick him up today and she said it perfectly captures my “Waggy Butt”…whatever that means!

 

I’ve got about a week before Dr. Larson helps me with my heart worms. It can’t come quick enough! I am ready to be 100% and on my way to my forever family!. In the meantime, chilling on the couch isn’t a bad way to spend my time.

4/9/21 Update:  I hope you enjoyed the beautiful weekend we just had! Here at the foster pad, I thoroughly enjoyed doing what I do best…lounging. I like to lounge ON things: all kinds of things… chairs, couches, people.

However, every few hours, I need to exercise for about 5 minutes. I’m not too keen on walks. They’re kind of boring, unless there’s a cute dog to follow.
Yesterday, a got a few reps in on the heavy bag. I saw my foster brother out there hitting it and thought, “That’s a great idea!”
I hear that I’m heading up to Dr. Larsen to take care of these heartworms. Fingers crossed that it’s a smooth process. If you don’t mind saying some doggie prayers for me, I would really appreciate it. Maybe say some for Foster Mom because I’ll have to be on crate rest for the month!
I’ll update you during my R & R. In the meantime, get those applications into Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue because I’ll be ready to find my perfectly matched furever family in no time!
4/26/21 Update:  What a beautiful weekend! Time is ticking down with my heartworm treatment rest. I only have 12 more days of laying low before I can get out and enjoy this awesome Texas spring!
In the meantime, Foster Mom wants all you potential furever families to know a few things about me:
I am a 60 lb lap dog. Other than food, sitting in a lap and getting scratches is the BEST thing ever!
I tolerate my baths, but heaven comes when I get brushed after the bath. I could sit there ALL day while you brush me.
I am TIRED of resting and no fan of my harness. I am not afraid to tell you about it, either. Go ahead, put that harness on me and watch as I rub against every wall and piece of furniture in the house trying to get it off. Ha!
Have a wonderful weekend and fill out your adoption application. I may be your perfect match and I’ll be ready for you in no time!
5/10/21 Update:  FREEDOM! I have completed my heartworm treatment and am free from resting! Now I get to go back to my duties of watching the people and dogs on the trail. I could sit here all day greeting them as they go by… bark, bark, bark.
I also get to take my foster brother to the bus stop in the mornings. Have I told you that car rides are one of my favorite things?
Foster Mom thought it would be fun to have a fur-friend come stay with us for a few days. We did this thing called a meet and greet. Well, that didn’t go so well. I just couldn’t contain my excitement! That other dog didn’t appreciate my exuberant greeting. Foster Mom says I missed an opportunity to play with a friend, but that we would practice some more until I get the hang of it.
Now, I’m going to sit in my favorite chair and contemplate my life choices until it’s time for me to hit the walking trail. Hope to see ya out there!
5/16/21 Update:  Watson Wayne was so excited about his new summer napping perch that he didn’t even let us put it together before plopping down on it! Now that it is right side up, he couldn’t be happier. I foresee many lazy summer days for this fellow.
5/31/21 Update: Doordog Watson Wayne here, at your service!
Do you need a dog to meet your guest nicely at the door? That’s me!
Do you need a dog to hurry to the door when it’s walk or car ride time? Boy, is that me!
Do you need a dog to let himself outside through the sliding glass door? Just leave it unlocked and I’ll do the work!
Perhaps you have an older house where drafts come in under your doors? No problem! Watson Wayne to the rescue!
If it’s a Doordog you are looking for go ahead and fill out an application. I would love to show you my skills if you are my perfect match!
6/7/21  Update:  We have learned that, when it comes to exercise, Watson can take or leave walks. He also has no interest in chasing a silly tennis ball. However, a big, blue exercise ball? Now, you are speaking his language! We just discovered this and he’s having all kinds of fun with it. Because it’s getting hot, we have to limit his chases to under 5 minutes or so. Then, we get slobber monkey at the water bowl, the big hangy tongue, and then “zzzzz.”

6/15/21 Update: Watson Wayne here!

I’m still hanging out with my foster family. They are awesome, but I really hope that my furever family finds me soon! For those of you looking for a lovable, house-trained, crate-trained, slightly stubborn bullie addition to your family, here is one more thing you should know about me: I am a man of routine! Foster mom says I am really smart and pick up on cues quickly, although we all know who’s doing the training here. As quiet as she tries to be, when she opens the lid on my joint chews I know that my meal is being prepared. I race to the kitchen and lead her to the mudroom where my food is. As soon as I hear her open the bag, I race back to where she will put my bowl. I don’t know why, but I start getting really drippy right about now. When she turns the corner, I motion her on in to the landing spot. As you can see from my video, she tells me to sit. “Lady, I AM sitting! And this puddle on your floor is getting bigger.” Oh well, I’ll cut her some slack. She does a pretty good job keeping me fed. While you’re enjoying your food and staying cool inside your house, go ahead and fill out your application to be matched with your perfect bulldog!

7/5/21 Update: I’ve had a busy week! Foster Mom has taken me to meet some other Bulldogs. I like them and want to play so badly, but apparently, I don’t know how. Each time I get close, I scare them off. She says we’ll keep working on it. The walks we go on with them sure are good exercise though. Makes a dog hungry! Is that BBQ you have there? This morning, I’m relaxing and giving Foster Pop some snuggles. He can be needy sometimes, but I don’t mind.

8/2/21 Update:  My foster skin brother and I had a heart-to-heart conversation this week. He told me that the nice family who came to visit wants me for their own! Can you believe that? While my foster mom is getting all of my things together, I am laying in the sun (for as long as she’ll let me) and dreaming about my new home. I also got to meet my foster grandma for the first time this week. While it was a short relationship, it sure was sweet because she had lots of watermelon! Please say some doggy prayers that I have indeed found my furever home!