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Adoption Spotlight--
Remembering Gertie
 
Editor’s note:  This touching tribute comes from the adoptive parents of Gertie, who recently passed over the Rainbow Bridge. Kimberley and Michael live in Houston. This is their story.
 
We were introduced to LSBCR in May 2016 and thus began our love of the breed. In September 2016, we adopted our first Bulldog, an 18 month old. Michael had always wanted a Bulldog and we believe in Rescue. 
 
While we have been blessed with a healthy Bulldog, others are not as lucky. Seniors, in particular, are often ignored. We understand this happens but it hurts. We decided that a vintage Bullie would be our next family member. We researched available Bulldogs and instantly fell in love with Gertie .
 
She was beautiful in her snow-white coat. Our hearts yearned for her. Gertie was deaf, incontinent, and walked with difficulty but had a heart of gold. We had found our angel.
 
All she wanted was love, which we lavished on her. She slept with us for the remainder of her nights. We would lift her onto the bed where she watched movies, sports, even dog food ads with us. She snuggled in contentment and nestled in security. We hoisted her onto the couch where we both loved on her. She felt important, wanted, and knew that she mattered to us. She adored receiving and giving hugs and kisses. 
 
We had no transition issues with Gertie. When she moved in, she sniffed her fur brother and sister before taking charge. They pouted for a few days but learned to follow Gertie’s lead. Lord, how we miss her charming presence. When she needed to go out, she stood at the back door or got up on the bed at night. She trained us in reading her signals.
 
Our heartfelt advice is to adopt a senior. They will love you and change your lives in ways you may not have imagined. Put aside your apprehensions. Let Mike’s word steer you; “Seniors deserve to be loved and wanted. They are older and require a bit more attention, but the payback is overwhelming. It is up to us to show them love in their final declining days.”
 
Do not fear becoming attached because you know that your beloved Bullie has but a short time before crossing the Rainbow Bridge. Gertie taught us to always have a senior in our home to spoil, feel loved, wanted, and secure. We cannot fittingly describe the joy Gertie brought into our lives. We felt the gratitude and love that she had for us. We will be forever grateful for our time with her. She nurtured us and we cherished her. Gertie’s soul will bring us to another senior.
 
Good bye, dear Gertie. Your memory and spirit will forever brighten our days.
Bulldog Spotlight
Lulu Leeann
Who could not love this face? Well, actually no one seemed to. LuLu had been a social media star trying to find a rescue that would take her. All Lulu heard was a bunch of “No, we are full.” “No, she is toooo old.” “No she is blind in one.” “No, she is just plain ugly.” Even Lulu’s family who lost her said, “No we do not want her back, put her to sleep.” Lulu wondered what other than getting old had she ever done to make no one want to help her? It’s true she smelled bad, fleas ate her back up and she was so thin from not having food, but her life did matter. Lulu has a lot of life left. Lulu can run still, play with a ball, get cleaned up and grow some new fur. Lulu traveled all day and into the night to find a rescue that would help her. 

Lulu has been in her foster home for several weeks and has gained some much needed weight. She has recently had her spay and had a tumor removed and is ready for her adoption. 

She wants you to know, “I am the epitome of spirit and a full time lover. I am spry as a puppy, even jumping into the Bulldog Limousine in a single bound.  I am ready! A senior Bullie with vigor and energy has an appeal for everyone. So what are you waiting for?”
Reasons to Adopt a Senior Dog
Maybe you are reluctant to adopt a senior Bulldog because you fear that your time with your new best friend will be short, bringing that painful time of loss closer. But the privilege of loving a senior dog makes every single day special, as you and your companion share love, friendship, and a special relationship that grows stronger with the knowledge that you have given this fine old dog a second chance at life. The love that grows from this knowledge is stronger than the pain of eventual separation.

  1. Senior dogs love to sleep and cuddle the day away. They enjoy a brisk daily walk, but the best part of the day is the nap. They love for you to join them.
  2. Senior dogs have a tremendous amount of love to give. When you rescue a senior dog, you have a best friend for life.
  3. Senior dogs reward your care with an unwavering devotion. Nothing matches the gratitude of a senior dog for his rescuer.
  4. Senior pets are less destructive. Most older adoptive dogs are well past the search-and-destroy phase. You don’t need to worry so much about finding your favorite pair of shoes or a table leg chewed beyond recognition.
  5. Senior dogs know that the great outdoors is for eliminating and the house is for relaxing. Your carpet will last longer with a senior dog.
  6. Senior dogs can learn new tricks and be valuable family and community members. They make excellent therapy dogs.
  7. Senior dogs often fit into your household with ease. They find the softest, warmest spot in the house and claim it for their own, but they will share with you, too.
  8. Senior dogs make excellent companions for everyone, especially senior people.
  9. Senior dogs are often overlooked in shelters and pounds. Passed over for cute and cuddly puppies, they often do not have a chance and must go to make space for more puppies.
  10. Adopting a senior dog saves a life!
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Upcoming Events. . .
North Texas Giving Day -- September 20
North Texas Giving Day is an online giving event that provides nonprofits the opportunity to gain exposure to — and start relationships with — new donors, and for people in North Texas to come together to raise as much money as possible for local nonprofits.
Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue is participating this year! To make a donation on Sept. 20, just visit  https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/lone-star-bulldog-club-rescue .
Burgers, Bevs and Bulldogs!
Shady’s Burgers & Brewhaha (2701 Custer Parkway #915, Richardson, TX 75080) on Sunday, Sept. 23, from 3 until 6 p.m.
Come grab a burger and a cold beverage at our next Bulldog bonanza! We’ll be visiting Shady’s Burgers & Brewhaha and we want you to come out too. 
BRING YOUR HUNGER AND YOUR THIRST: Shady’s will be donating 15% of all food purchases back to our program! AND… Tito’s Handmade Vodka will be donating up to $500 to our program based on beverage sales during the event. To make that easier, Shady’s will offer $5 Bloody Marys and other Tito’s specials.

To read more about Shady’s, visit http://shadysburgers.com/ .
2018 Bull-O-Ween
October 20, 2018 — 5:00-8:00
Let’s get together to celebrate cooler weather, the onset of fall and Halloween… Bulldog style!

Bring your well-behaved, leashed, vaccinated four-legged friends and family members (they don’t need to be leashed) to the 2018 Bull-O-Ween and help raise much needed funds for Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue. We’ll have a costume contest for the dogs, so you may want to start planning your outfits now!

We will have a limited number of slots available for vendors. If you are interested in participating, please contact events@dfwbulldogrescue.org. All vendors will need to be secured by Oct. 6.

Party Partners (event sponsors) also are needed to help us raise money for the Bulldogs. If you are interested in learning more, email us at events@dfwbulldogrescue.or g .

Platinum Partners:  Bright Star Veterinary Clinic; Tammie Davis Realtor with Virginia Cook Realtors

Gold Partners:  Oscar’s Secret; Sewell MINI Cooper; Stichin’ for a Cause

Silver Partners: Country Dog Services; MacArthur-121 Tire and Service, Inc; Shady’s Burgers & Brewhaha; Todd and Kim Turbes; The Welch Family

Event Location: Premier Event Center-Lakeland Plaza—1165 South Stemmons Freeway, Lewisville, TX 75067.
Some Of Our Available Bulldogs
Karli (Age 2)
Ham (Age 7)
Aretha (Age 7)
Biggie Smalls (Age 6)
Mimi (Age 3)
Lilly May Bee (Age 7)
Helga (Age 4)
Badger (Age 5)
Bam (Age 8)
Buford (Age 9)