Monday, November 23, 2015


I have a lot to be thankful for! My mom is always looking at the poor dogs at the animal shelter on Facebook and showing them to dad. I hear her telling him how sad they look and how lucky I am that I never had to live in a place like that. I can tell it makes mom sad that she can't adopt them all and give them love like I have. 
I am thankful that I have a nice warm house to live in, lots of toys and a big backyard to play in. I have  bowls that always have food and clean water. I have all kinds of good treats and bones and things to chew on. I have a nice firm bed to sleep in and mom lets me sit in her chair any time I want. I have a mom and dad that give me attention all the time and treat me like I am their baby.
Yes, I have a lot to be thankful for!

Note from Mom: when you adopt a dog (or any pet) you have no idea what the temperment will be once they are grown. Especially when getting a bully breed. We have been so lucky with Opie that he is so easy going and such a sweet personality. For that I am thankful!

Happy Thanksgiving!
Opie in  his new memory foam Martha Stewart Pet Collection Bed.

Friday, November 13, 2015

21 Months Old - Physical Exam NO HIP DYSPLASIA

My mom took me to the doctor this week and we had X-Rays done. I have been limping a whole lot lately and she was getting worried that I might have hip dysplasia. Yea! I don't!! But...the doctor said I have some soft tissue in my right knee and I need some medication if I start limping again - for the pain and I am not supposed to run too hard for 10 days. 
Last night I forgot - and I ran really really hard because I got excited that it was cool weather and dad was out with me in the backyard. So this morning my knee is hurting again.  So mom says she is picking up the medicine for me today and this time I really have to not run for 10 days. Mom says she does not want me to have to have surgery. The doctor said I may have to see a specialist if I don't get it healed up. That doesn't sound like fun.

Note from Mom: Opie has limped off and on any time he has played too hard. It usually only lasts a day or so and then he is back to normal. I have always giving him treats with glucosomine in them but I think it is time to get the regular pills that are full dose. I am so glad to know there are no signs of hip dysplasia! That has been a big fear for me. American Bulldogs are notorious for that! Of course, this doesn't mean he won't ever develop it, but at least there are not signs of it now. 

Monday, November 2, 2015

Trick or Treat

This was my 2nd Halloween and mom tried to dress me up as a Sock Monkey, but I said no, way! I think a bandanna was good enough!
I didn't like it at all. I did like all the little kids coming to the house and seeing all their costumes. I wasn't scared of them at all, but they might have been a little scared of me.

Note from Mom: Oh, what a pouter! I barely even got a picture of him.  We didn't have very many kids stop by because of the rain ALL day and night.