19 Jun Violet
Hi, I’m Violet, and I’d like to tell you a little bit about myself. I’m a 6 year old bullie girl who found myself in a shelter when a kind person brought me in after finding me wandering alone. I have without a doubt spent a lot of my former life having puppies, and it has taken a toll on me. The nice folks at the shelter contacted Indiana Bulldog Rescue because they could see I needed some extra TLC and my foster mom showed up to spring me out. She’s pretty alright!
When I first meet new people or experience new places, I can be a bit shy and nervous. I will back up to or press my side against a wall or piece of furniture because I feel safe touching something solid. However, I’m really starting to get the hang of being a spoiled bullie princess diva and starting to show my sassy side. Getting snacks, cuddles, and playing with toys is awesome! My foster mom says seeing my little corkscrew tail wiggle is simply the best.
Some of my favorite things are toys, my foster brother, soft blankets, and cuddling on the couch. My foster mom says I “don’t know how to dog,” because I don’t really use normal play cues/behaviors. When I want to play with toys I will drop them in front of my foster brother and bark, commanding him to join me. Seems pretty clear in my opinion, but he just looks at me and doesn’t do what I say. Hmph! My foster mom will pick up my toy and throw it for me to chase, so that’s fun. My foster brother also doesn’t like it when I hump him, and my foster mom tells me I’m not supposed to do that, so I am trying really hard to do as she asks, but I don’t understand why.
Some of my not so favorite things are getting my face folds cleaned, going outside for any reason, the nasty loud vacuum cleaner, and my foster sister. Outside is big with strange noises and smells, and it makes me nervous. I usually have to be bribed with food or coaxed out, and prefer to stay as close to the house as possible. My foster sister is really anxious and gets loud sometimes, which I don’t like. I try to make her behave how I think she should by football tackling her, but for some reason she doesn’t listen so we just end up arguing.
Like a lot of bulldogs I love food! My foster mom calls me the house hippo because I make funny noises when I eat and I’m very messy. I was a little underweight when I first got to my foster home, but I have gained seven pounds and the vet says I am a healthy size now. My knees and hips are pretty wonky from having so many babies, so maintaining a healthy weight will be very important. Because of this I move at my own pace. The word “hurry” is not in my vocabulary. I definitely have this stubborn bulldog thing down!
The vet said my ears and skin are really infected and haven’t been cared for properly in the past. I am currently taking two medications, taking medicated baths, and my foster mom has to clean my wrinkles, feet, and ears regularly. She says it’s a good thing I’m cute because I am kinda high maintenance. I just tell her beauty like mine doesn’t come easy. I also am waiting to get something called “spayed” and to have a little nose job done to help me breathe better.
I am still working on this whole potty training thing, too. Since I don’t like going outside, my foster mom has been working to try and establish a schedule for me but I am still having a hard time getting it. She thinks I might not have lived inside a house before, but probably spent most of my time in a kennel or crate. If I get up and wander off and she’s not paying attention or doesn’t follow me, I don’t wait for her to figure it out. When a girl’s gotta go, she’s gotta go.
I think when I am ready for a forever family, I would be ok with having one or a couple laid back fur siblings who like to nap and aren’t too crazy. I would probably do ok with kids, but have not been around smaller ones in my foster home so I would want to meet them first. Since I can’t move all that well, I’d rather not have to go up and down a lot of stairs.
If you have lots of patience, are looking for a sweet bullie girl with a little baggage, and think we could be good friends, please contact the IBR people! Thanks for stopping by to read about me!