I’m new to the Bulldog world, but since I got Coconut, my sweet little English Bulldog, I’ve got puppy fever. All of a sudden, I notice everyone else’s dogs, and I love them all! I love my dogs, and I love your dogs!
I’m pretty sure this is called the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon, otherwise known as frequency illusion or recency illusion. This phenomenon occurs when the thing you've just noticed, experienced or been told about suddenly crops up constantly. Like when you get a new car and suddenly you notice the same make and model everywhere.
We recently got another English Bulldog puppy, and he is so cute. Once we decided to get a male dog, the naming frenzy began. We had so many ideas that we had to start a spreadsheet to keep track. Top contenders were Calvin, Sir Loin, and Lincoln.
My brother loved bulldogs and he loved surfing, and I loved my brother, so in his honor, we decided to name our new puppy Duke, after the father of modern surfing, Duke Paoa Kahinu Mokoe Hulikohola Kahanamoku. Plus, we’ve heard English Bulldogs can learn to surf. Sounds crazy, but look it up on YouTube. They can skate, surf, and snowboard. Amazing.
If you are a new empty nester or if you just like picking up poop, I strongly recommend you consider getting a puppy. There are so many dogs in need of rescue and there are many great breeders out there. We got Duke from a local Native family - very nice people with a beautiful litter. Because I am Native and I have a small business myself, I try to support other minority owned small businesses whenever possible.
Although when I was growing up we always had black labs, I really didn’t consider myself a “dog person,” but now I cannot get enough of them! I’ve even started collecting Bulldog jewelry. Betsey Johnson has some terrific pieces (mainly Frenchies, but she also has a few English Bulldog items). I’ll post pictures of my collection later.
If you are very young or very old, you probably won’t understand Betsey Johnson’s charm. However if you were a young woman in the 80’s, you probably loved her whimsical fashion. Or, at least you’ve heard of her. Her clothing is cool, but personally, I’ve always coveted her jewelry. It’s completely ridiculous and very fun.
If you have any Bulldog accessories (or accessories for Bulldogs!) I would love to see them. Post photos, please!
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