Whad-up people? I gotta agree with Porter on this one…”people” just doesn’t flow for me just yet. Anyways, I’m excited cuz I finally got a nickname: Big-G. I like it cuz now I’m weighing in around 91 pounds and I’m lookin’ goo-ood and cuz my 2 favorite guys, Pete and Chuck, started callin’ me that! When I got here, I didn’t look real good and only weighed 62 pounds, and the vet said I was “emaciated” or somethin’ like that. See, I lived on a chain, too, and the humans who had me really didn’t take good care of me… but that’s all in the past… what’s important is I’m doin’ way better now. Our humans think I could easily gain another 15-20 pounds, but it takes time for us to gain weight.
I’m still the strongest dog here, just ask any of the humans who’ve taken me for a walk. I’m sure they’d like it if I didn’t pull so hard when I walk, but I like showin’ all the other dogs how strong I am. Pete’s spent some time teachin’ me how to “heel”, and if I gotsta heel, I will, but I kinda do what I wanna do most of the time. That’s part of being an American Bulldog, we’re stubborn, I think the word humans use is “headstrong” or somethin’ like that. It’s part of our charm… and what can get us into trouble sometimes if we’re part of a family that’s never had a dog like us before. Not to say that we’re not good for first time dog owners, but ya gotta know what you’re doin’ with us… we LOVE humans, LOVE makin’ our humans happy, but bein’ stubborn means you’ve gotta be real patient with us and know how to train us!
I’d “blog” more, but I’m savin’ my energy for when Chuck comes in to take me for a long walk! I have to share him with Darla and Ella cuz he likes them lots too, but ’til I get adopted and have my very own humans I gotta share, even if it’s with Darla and Ella (I’m not talkin’ smack on them or anythin’, I just wanna be the center of attention). Gotta run, I’ll check in again soon.