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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Life goes on ...

Our family are devoted pet owners.  

And "devoted" may be interpreted as obsessed.
We are truly obsessed with loving and sharing our lives with our furry family members.

Recently one family member, my Pug grand dog, Grimace, passed away.  
We are still in mourning for that dear soul. 
If we could somehow get him back whole and happy,
we would do it.

But life goes on ... each moment moves us in a different direction. 

And there are so many sweet little fur faces out there.

Here is my son's next sweet little guy.

Meet my new grand dog baby!

He is an English Bull Dog who is about 8 weeks old.  Right now his name is Sampson - the name the breeder gave him, but by Friday, the day my son picks him up, the name will be something else.

This little guy has wrinkles to spare and he has that wrinkly frowny face so typical of English Bull Dogs down pat already.  No need to wait until he is 5 or 6 years old to see it evolve!  We do love our smoosh face dogs.  Ha!

My heart still breaks for my dear Grimace, but there is room for this little guy to find a place there and start setting down roots.

So meet my next heart break - 8 to 10 years out into the future.
They just don't live long enough!

How can you not love that face!


  1. Oh, there is nothing as adorable and smooshy as a baby bulldog!!! Welcome to the new family member; we will try hard not to think about the good-bye-to-come....

  2. I always think English Bull Dogs are SO CUTE. Nice addition to your family.

  3. Have you ever read The Power of the Dog by Rudyard Kipling? Beautiful, sad poem, but so true.

  4. Oh my goodness! Sampson is the cutest little thing!!

  5. Oh my gosh - these dog is the cutest!! I love the name too!!

    Linda in VA

  6. He is going to have stunning colouring when he grows up. I like the brown patch on his face.

  7. This new little fellow will be a bright spot for everyone.

  8. He is awesome! I'm sure, Grimace would have liked him.


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