May the 4th be With You

May the 4th be with You

Star Wars,  the film series began on May 25, 1977 with the release of the film Star Wars.  The movie became a worldwide pop culture phenomenon and after the 1st movie many other followed.

Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace
Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones
Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope
Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens

I think we can all agree that Star Wars is a movie with a major impact and a huge worldwide fanbase. I think there is just one thing that can make Star Wars even better …
How? Well ..duh… with Bulldogs of course. The Star Wars movies are known for all the different characters and there is no creature on this earth with more character than the Bulldog.

Below a couple of auditions for the next Star Wars movie 😀







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Naked man or Pig on Rollerskates?

Monster doesnt like naked man or pig on rollerskates..

I am Your Dog

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I am your dog, and I have a little something I’d like to whisper in your ear.
I know that you humans lead busy lives. Some have to work, some have children to raise.
It always seems like you are running here and there, often much too fast, often never noticing the truly grand things in life.

Look down at me now, while you sit there at your computer. See the way my dark brown eyes look at yours?
They are slightly cloudy now.  That comes with age. The gray hairs are beginning to ring my soft muzzle.
You smile at me; I see love in your eyes. What do you see in mine?  Do you see a spirit?
A soul inside, who loves you as no other could in the world?
A spirit that would forgive all trespasses of prior wrong doing for just a simple moment of your time?
That is all I ask. To slow down, if even for a few minutes to be with me.

So many times you have been saddened by the words you read on that screen, of another of my kind, passing.
Sometimes we die young and oh so quickly, sometimes so suddenly it wrenches your heart out of your throat.
Sometimes, we age so slowly before your eyes that you may not even seem to know until the very end,
when we look at you with grizzled muzzles and cataract clouded eyes.
Still the love is always there, even when we must take that long sleep, to run free in a distant land.

I may not be here tomorrow; I may not be here next week.
Someday you will shed the water from your eyes that humans have when deep grief fills their souls
and you will be angry at yourself that you did not have just “One more day” with me.
Because I love you so, your sorrow touches my spirit and grieves me. We have NOW, together.

So come, sit down here next to me on the floor, and look deep into my eyes. What do you see?
If you look hard and deep enough we will talk, you and I, heart to heart.
Come to me not as “alpha” or as “trainer” or even “Mom or Dad,” come to me as a living soul and stroke my fur and let us look deep into one another’s eyes, and talk.
I may tell you something about the fun of chasing a tennis ball, or I may tell you something profound about myself or even life in general.
You decided to have me in your life because you wanted a soul to share such things with. Someone very different from you, and here I am.

I am a dog, but I am alive. I feel emotion, I feel physical senses, and I can revel in the differences of our spirits and souls.
I do not think of you as a “Dog on two feet” — I know what you are. You are human, in all your quirkiness, and I love you still.
Now, come sit with me, on the floor.  Enter my world, and let time slow down if only for 15 minutes.
Look deep into my eyes, and whisper to my ears.
Speak with your heart, with your joy and I will know your true self.
We may not have tomorrow, and life is oh so very short.

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A little Boy and his Bull

Dave introduces Bella the Bulldog. A cute video of a loving boy talking about his dog…I think he uses the word cute, kind and nice about seven times and in the mean time he is giving his dog kisses and hugs..Now how cute is that?
I say we all give a comment and thumbs on youtube for David and Bella!

Im Still Here

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Friend, please don’t mourn for me,

I’m still here, though you don’t see.

I’m right by your side each night and day,

And within your heart I long to stay.

My body is gone but I’m always near,

I’m everything you feel, see or hear.

My spirit is free, but I’ll never depart,

As long as you keep me alive in your heart.

I’ll never wander out of your sight.

I’m the brightest star on a summer night.

I’ll never be beyond your reach.

I’m the warm moist sand when you’re at the beach.

I’m the colorful leaves when fall comes around,

And the pure white snow that blankets the ground.

I’m the beautiful flowers of which you’re so fond,

The clear cool water in a quiet pond.

I’m the first bright blossom you’ll see in the spring,

The first warm raindrop that April will bring.

I’m the first ray of light when the sun starts to shine,

And you’ll see that the face in the moon is mine.

When you start thinking there’s no one to love you,

You can talk to me through the Lord above you.

I’ll whisper my answer through the leaves on the trees,

And you’ll feel my presence in the soft summer breeze.

I’m the hot salty tears that flow when you weep,

And the beautiful dreams that come while you sleep.

I’m the smile you see on a baby’s face.

Just look for me, friend, I’m everyplace!

 

Bulldogs In the Army and Navy

A Collection of Bulldogs and Bullybreed Dogs in the Army & Navy
*updated 25-05-2013*

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Bulldogs and Animal Friends

*updated 05-05-13*

Bulldogs are known for their sweet and loving character. They love people, dogs and their love does not stop there. They love all animals. Cats, Birds, Cows, Turtles, Bunnies, Donkeys, Rats, Horses.

A photo and video collection thats shows the true, sweet, loving and gentle character of the English Bulldog. Thank you all for Sharing! Don’t forget to send in your Bulldog for the Next Collection: Easter Bullies.

Bulldogs and Cows
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Bulldogs and Kitties
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Bullerina’s: Just Twist and Drool

Bullerina’s: Bulldogs as Ballerina’s.
Just as light footed and gracefull…

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Rubbing his Butt Parody

A Short Parody of Chris Brown – Don’t Wake Me Up by Sean Lee
Starring Gus the Bulldog Rubbing his Butt..Butt…Butt… against the bathtub
and his owners in the bathtub playing guitar and a hopping unicorn..it doesnt get any better than that:D

Bulldogs Love Volkswagen

Volkswagen famous for being the second largest automaker in the world and famous for…
Their Bulldog Commercials 😀

Sherman the Bulldog and other Bulldogmodels have been starring in a series of Mini Cooper Commercials.

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Baggy Bulldogs

Baggy Bulldogs

Behind the Scenes:


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Big Bulldog Bellies

A Collection of Bulldog Bellies. I still can’t figure out what is the Cutest Bulldog Part..
The floppy cheeks, the flat nose, the short legs, the wrinkly face, the wiggly butts or…the round bellies?

Big Bulldog Belly Blubber

Baby Bulldog Belly in Balls

Check out my 6Pack

Bulky Bully Belly

Play Belly iso Play Ball

Belly wants Burgerz

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Bulldog Interdigital Cysts

Interdigital Cysts, (growths between the toes). Nobody really knows what causes them, some people think it is a fungus and some think it is an ingrown hair or that it may form as a result of the penetration of the skin by a foreign body – frequently grass awns. They usually clear up on their own and I am of the opinion they should not be punctured because that can lead to infection. And if possible try to avoid the antibiotic route unless there is an infection. Interdigital cysts are common in some breeds of dog . They are soft to firm fluid-filled swellings that form in the web of skin between the toes. They sometimes rupture and discharge fluid or pus.

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Breed Occurrence

The following breeds of dog are said to develop interdigital cysts commonly :

  • English Bulldogs
  • German Shepherd Dogs
  • German Short-haired Pointers
  • Great Danes
  • Pekingese
  • Scottish Terriers
  • West Highland White Terriers

Signs

  • Pigmentation of the skin and hair between the toes (red-brown-black)
  • Soft to firm swelling(s) in the web of skin between the toes
  • Discharge fluid or pus
  • Increased licking or biting of the feet between the toes
  • Lameness

Complications
Bacterial infection is a secondary complication.

Diagnosis
Diagnosis is based upon the typical location and appearance of the swellings in the interdigital skin. XRays may be taken to detect foreign material eg metal, or underlying involvement of bone, and a biopsy may be taken to eliminate the possibility of cancer.

Treatment
Medical treatment involves the use of corticosteroids (like prednisolone) which are effective in some cases. Surgical exploration of the cysts will help to identify and remove any foreign material eg grass awns.
Surgical removal (excision) off the swellings is the usual outcome if a patient does not respond to medical treatment. Unfortunately recurrence at the same site or in another interdigital web is common.

Prognosis
Good if a foreign body can be identified and removed. Guarded if no primary cause can be found because recurrence is common.

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When the area is not infected applying the bath instructions below in an early stage this will help to dissolve it in a few days in 90% of the cases.
Soak your dogs paws (preferably two or three times a day) with Epsom salts. The easiest way to do this is to do in the tub or fill the laundry tub up with 2 to 3 inches of warm water and 1 cup of Epsom Salts.
Put your Bulldog in the tub and just pet him for about 10 minutes or so. After ten minutes or so have elapsed, put your bulldog on a thick towel and gently pat his affected foot dry.

Some people use the method below when this does not work. My last Bulldog had this problem a few times but the method named above always worked for her so I never used the method described below.
After the first bath with Epsom Salts and drying its paws, fill up a cup with about an inch of hydrogen peroxide and hold his paws in this for a few moments. The area and in particular the cyst itself will respond to the hydrogen peroxide with bubbling, where as the rest of his foot does not. This shows that there is catalase enzyme present in these areas, which is one of the components released when blood or damaged cells are present.

Remember always consult with your veterinarian before starting any kind of treatment.

Naming Your Dog

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Choosing the best name for your dog is a very important decision for new dog owners. In fact, it may one of the most important decisions a new dog owner makes. The 1st thing that most people ask when meeting you and your dog is “What’s your dog’s name?” How people respond to your dog will be linked with the name that you choose. So, as with naming children, great care should be taken when giving your pooch a name. Here are some tips and suggestions on how to pick a name for your Dog.

  • Avoid names that are longer than a couple syllables, as these will be harder to call out as well as harder for your animal to recognize. If you do choose a long name, consider giving your pet a nickname. If choosing a long name keep in mind the shortened version. A long name will inevitably be shortened, but it may ruin the effect that you were originally looking for.
  • If you have more than one pet, try to allow their names to match, like Laurel & Hardy, Benson and Hedges, Bonnie and Clyde, Abbott and Costello. You can also use phrases like Sugar and Spice or Peanut Butter and Jelly.
  • Unless you are especially attached to a certain dog name, avoid choosing one of the most popular names. You will run into other dogs with your dog’s name and it could lead to some confusion at the dog park or vet’s office. The names Bella, Bailey, Max, Molly, Lola and Buddy are just a few of the most popular names
  • Consider your dog’s appearance and personality. You can choose a descriptive name like “Dottie” for a Dalmatian, “Shorty” for a Dachshund, or “Happy” for a jovial mutt, but this has been done many times before. On the other hand, it can be cute to pick a name that describes the opposite of your dog, such as “Tiny” for a Mastiff or “Attila” for a little Yorkie. Also a very active dog can be called comet or dash, a very lazy or slow dog can be called Turtle
  • Some people like to name their dogs after famous celebrities or historical figures. For instance, a classical music lover might name a dog Brahms or Mozart. Sports fans might pick the first or last names of their favorite players. Literature enthusiasts might name a dog after a favorite author.
  • Another fun idea, if you like the idea of a theme, is to name your dog (or dogs) after something you enjoy. Wine enthusiasts might consider names Merlot. Scientists could name their dogs after chemical elements.
  • No matter what you name your dog, make it a name that you like and one that your dog responds well to. As long as you are pleased with the name, who really cares if it’s highly unusual or incredibly popular? After all, your dog doesn’t know the difference.
  • You might get the idea for a name because reminds you of a certain place, incident or item. For instance, a dog found as a stray puppy at The Home Depot might be named “Depot.” A dog born or adopted in the spring can be called Blossom.
  • For dogs avoid names that sound like the standard commands of No, Stay, Sit, Come, Down or Fetch. For example “Joe” is probably too close to “No”. It can be difficult for dogs to tell the difference between similar sounding words.
  • The name you choose says as much about you as it does about your dog. It shows how you view your dog and your relationship with it. Some names can cause people to judge a dog and react positively or negatively when hearing it. Think about that before calling your pitbull Killer you might rob your dog of a lot of socializing with other pets and owners. Names with negative connotations (“Killer, Fang, etc”) should be avoided, as they can put your dog at an immediate disadvantage. Consciously or unconsciously people often respond to negative names negatively and you might needlessly damage your dog’s reputation. So when choosing the right name for your dog, think positive!

I myself have two Bulldogs now. One is Called James Hond 007 and the other is called Ms Bean. Both English Bulldogs I was thinking they should have typical English Names aswell. I combined that with the personality of both dogs and came up with these names. James as a puppy was a real explorer and adventurer so I named him after James Bond, Hond is dutch for Dog. Ms Bean always had that funny “smart” look that made everyone laugh so she became the female version of the famous tv persona Mr Bean. Before I had Bulldogs with the names: Baggy (named after loose clothes/loose skin), Bulldozer (got her name after chewing trough a door for extra food, where theres food there is a way), Twister (always rolling and swirling around) and Botox (one of the most wrinkley puppies ever). It’s always gives a laugh when their names are called out at the Vets;) Here are some more name suggestions for your dogs, if you like to add a dogs name to the list just tweet @baggybulldogs or post on Facebook.

I devided the names in Male, Female and Couples. Off course some names fith both male and female dogs.

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                 James Hond 007                                                     Ms Bean

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No Weally Imma Bear..Roarr

tumblr_me86x32o2u1rc2v5jo1_500Source: Les Manies de Virginie
Photograph is copyrighted used with consent of the owner, Thank You!

You Can Help 2 Stop Dogfighting

Dog fighting is one of the most serious forms of animal abuse. Although dog fighting is illegal in most countries, this cruel form of abuse for human entertainment still happens every day. Infact dog fighting is making a comeback in a big way in the U.S. It is estimated by some government sources that there are on average about 16,000 dogs killed each year in organized dog fights and that number continues to grow. All over the world, in backyards everywhere, helpless dogs are being bred to fight and die for this very sick form of human entertainment. These unimaginably cruel and sick dog fighters are even going to animal shelters posing as a loveable new owner when in fact they will force them to fight against their own fighting dogs for training and to give them a taste for blood. Also, dogs are increasingly kidnapped from peoples yards and homes to die in dog fights.

Because fighting dogs is illegal, people who do these cowardly and sick crimes will try to hide any evidence of dogfighting to avoid being caught. So what do we have to look for and what do we do when we suspect someone?
Here are some tips on how to recognize dog fighting dogs and fighting areas and  who to call to report this.

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How to recognize dog fighting
Multiple dogs are generally housed in one location. More sophisticated operations may look more like a kennel; in fact many that breed and fight dogs do so under the auspices of a kennel to deflect suspicion. Less sophisticated dogfighters, especially the urban street fighters generally have several dogs chained in backyards, often behind privacy fences or in basements or garages. Dogs that have been fought have fresh wounds or scars, in various stages of healing, on the head, chest and legs.

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The area

Blood spattered on any surface. Dogs may be fought or trained in basements, garages, barns, and vacant buildings, so spatters of blood on any interior walls or floors should be closely documented. Dogs are often trained outside, so watch for blood spattered outside, especially near training equipment. When live animals are used as bait, there are generally remains of the animals on site. On the training location there will probably be training devices like: Treadmills, catmills (jennys), springpoles (jumppoles), flirtpoles, chains/weights, and any implements used to hang or harness bait animals. Pry bars, bite sticks, or breaking sticks are used to pry the dog’s jaws open when he has gripped onto another animal

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On the Internet
Matches are often filmed and the videos can be used in court as evidence.  Many dogfighters also utilize the internet to maintain contact with other ‘fanciers’, post match stats, to order and sell supplies and dogs, etc. The newspaper can also be utilized to identify potential breeding and selling of fighting dogs. Often classified advertisements for fighting dogs include a reference to ‘game bred’ dogs.


Report suspected Dogfighting in the USA:

Report suspected dog fighting anonymously, from anywhere in the U.S.

Call, toll-free, at: 1.877.215.2250, or visit HelpStopDogFighting.com and submit a form online.

Report suspected Dogfighting  in the Netherlands:
Bel 144 (anonieme meldingen worden hier niet in behandeling genomen) Wanneer u 144 belt, krijgt u de politie aan de lijn. Afhankelijk van de melding kan de politie besluiten de Landelijke Inspectiedienst Dierenbescherming in te schakelen. Als melder krijgt u de garantie dat er zorgvuldig en conform de Wet bescherming persoonsgegevens met uw gegevens wordt omgesprongen. Natuurlijk wordt uw naam niet bekend gemaakt bij de ‘beklaagden’.
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Stop Dog Fighting and Animal Cruelty
Stop PuppyMills
Stop Fighting the Dogs Music Video
Safe a Life and Adopt
Dog Fighting, Michael Vick, Mos Def and Chris Rock

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Happy B-day Pug

This one is 4 Madeline the Puggy that turned 14 this Monday!
Give ur Congrats: Madeline

Candles are Scary Things..Imagine the Look if it were 14 of them!

Stop Puppy Mills

Adopt from Shelters or Rescues or buy a puppy from a good breeder, don’t get your dog from a petstore or from the internet.

Bulldogs and Owners

A Photo Collection of Bulldogs and their Owners
Thank you all for sending in those lovely photos, a Photo Collection that truly shows the Bulldog Character; Loving, Loyal, Cuddly and of course Oh Sooo Cute!


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https://twitter.com/chelsearoode

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Turtle Chasing Bulldog

I don’t know if I can call it a chase
but in Turtle Terms & conditions I think this could be a Olympic Medal

The Life of a Puppy

This morning, I woke up & kissed my dad’s head.
I peed on the carpet, then went back to bed.
“The life of a puppy, oh my, this is great.”

Then I thought about breakfast,” I hope it’s not late.”
Mom took me outside, we walked for a while.
This never fails to make Mama smile.
I sniffed of everything, that we did pass,
I ate something weird – it gave me gas.
I’m sure my parents loves me, I know that is true.
They gave me so many great things to chew.
Rugs, plants or rocks, I really don’t care.
What I truly like best, is Dad’s underwear.That obedience book, was sort of yummy.
Though it didn’t sit well on my poor puppy tummy.
I threw up a bit, but that was all right,
When Mom found it later, I was well out of sight.

I made streamers of T. P., while running at full speed.
Mom is pretty quick — but I was still in the lead.
I flew under the bed, and Mom flew past,
She stopped-shook her head, and breathed,
“You’re too fast.”

Mama later phoned Daddy, and said, “It was frightening!”
That afternoon, she was sure I’d pooped lightning.
She’d sat at the computer, while I chewed the cord,
She thought I was mad, but I was just bored.

When Mama had enough, couldn’t take anymore,
That’s when my tushy got shoved out the door.
I love it inside, but outside is best.
Lay in the cool grass, and had a good rest.

That didn’t last long, there was too much to do
Can’t quite remember where I hid Daddy’s shoe.
I found an old bone, and scratched at a flea,
I watched the dumb squirrels as they jumped in a tree.

I barked at the kids, when they got off the bus.
I can’t figure out why this makes Mama fuss.
I barked at the neighbor, I barked at the wind.
I barked and barked, till Mom yelled, “COME IN.”

The sun dipped in the west-soon Daddy would come!
I sure love my daddy: we always have fun.
I barked at my daddy, then turned on my charms,
I woo-wooed, “Hello,” then jumped in his arms.

Sitting under the table — it’s sooo hard to wait.
Daddy slipped me a goodie right off his plate.
I raced through the house, and scattered my toys,
Ricocheted off the furniture, and made lots of noise.

Mom found her purse – the one I abused.
Daddy let loose a chuckle. Mom asked “Amused?”
I cowered down low, I must be in trouble.
Dad said, “Wasn’t MY boy, it must be his double!”

Mom turned off the TV, and said,”Time for bed.”
Dad said “Let’s go boy,” and patted my head.
I got in my spot, between Mom and Dad,
I thought ’bout my day and what fun I had.

Mama kicked out my bone from the covers below,
Then let loose a sigh — a sigh deep and low.
She gave me a kiss, and snuggled me tight,
And whispered so softly, ‘My darling goodnight’.

 

JetSkiing Bulldog

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Bulldog Begging 4 Attention

You Gotta Love the Bulldog Sounds. Ms Bean begging for attention. I was able to resist for a little while. No worry when the video stopped she got lots of Hugs;)

Bulldog Tung Exercise

Miss Bean always letting it all hang out. Normally I just put it back in so her tung doesnt dry hanging out. This time it was to tempting to play and show you;)

It’s a Bird.. It’s a Plane… It’s …a Bulldog?

It’s a Bird..
It’s a Plane…
It’s a…Bulldog?

Bulldog making his Bed

Bulldog making his Bed, getting his blanket a pillow and of course his little fluffy sleeping buddy

Bulldog Facial

I Might be an English Bulldog but Imma French Kisser
Giving you wet kisses with a lotta tung:P

French Bully Set on Fire

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This poor dog was set on fire and than left for dead on the streets..
I hope the little fellow gets well soon and I hope they found the sick person who did this.

Does anybody have more info on this subject?
The video was posted 5 days ago, anybody a location, newsvideo or other link?
So the story of this dog is told and maybe the interwebs can help find the sick person responsible for this cruel and horrific act

Please share and when you have more info/weblinks please post as a comment.

Stop Fighting the Dogs

Read more on what you can do against animal cruelty here:
https://baggybulldogs.wordpress.com/category/stop-animal-cruelty-2

Couch Company

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