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i can feel your eyes rolling at me... i know i know.
i have been MIA so here are pics to make up for it.


he looks happy but Gotti hates me so bad for making him do that LOL




 

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As soon as I read "filthy animal" I knew you were calling me. Great to hear from ya Jo! Was wondering about you. Love the pics of the three amigo's. Doesn't make up for you not being here all that time but definitely takes the edge of, LOL. The dogs are looking great and they reflect how well they are taken care of. Nice.
And a Merry Christmas to you and your family my friend. I hope that first picture is being used for your Christmas cards. Hope all is well in sunny CA. If you every want a taste of real Winter weather come and pay me a visit. ;-)
 

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life just keeps gettin in my way!
ya Joe, we ordered Christmas cards the other day. i'm going soft man.
speaking of slowing down. quick updates on Old Man Gotti.
last summer he suffered minor facial paralysis. unknown cause. maybe hormonal. maybe small stroke. no control or muscle tone on the right side of his face. trouble eating and drinking. needless to say i was cleaning the floor 3x a day.
but he never missed a beat. i studied up on touch therapy. used a baby brush to stimulate the nerves several times a day.
99% recovery in 8 weeks! the only way i can tell, when he sleeps, his eye doesn't close all the way. otherwise, totally normal. neurologist says to keep close watch of him but she was amazed.
Gotti is comin up on 11 years. he's lost a step or 2 (like me). losing muscle mass in his rear legs and haunches. he still loves all his normal activities. but he used to wear my ass out. now he runs out of gas before me.
i love his ass to death. and i thanked God for him last Thurs. that's why i wanted to stop in and say hi to everyone.
Joe, i hope you and your pups are doing well. Surfer, you remind me of the good ole days.
i will poke my nose in here more frequently.
 

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Real sorry to hear about Gotti Boi but happy to hear that he's mostly recovered. Nice job on the touch therapy. There are only a handful of us that would research and go through that.
Take good care Jo.

Hey, almost forgot, did you ever persue that French Bulldog?
 

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thanks bud.
i started looking at frenchies and then put that idea on a shelf.
my buddy has a very nice female and he suggested a few local breeders. i had a few conversations with them and it felt all wrong. this breed recently got popular and of course than means lots of shitty owners. now many of them need good homes.
so i started following a rescue called Lone Star Ranch in Texas. they are awesome, and specialize in Frenchies and Mastiffs. then several weeks ago there was a seizure of 40 frenchies in Las Vegas from a guy that did not have his breeder's permit. i drove out but didn't make it time.
i'm gonna wait till spring time and take another shot. maybe add another member to the pack.
 

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With all that happening I think fate was telling you to wait. I know that the Frenchie has become very popular cause they are so frickin' cute. Along with that have come a lot of breeders trying to make quick cash with no regards to the health and structure of the dogs. I know you'll do your homework from where ever you look. Please keep us posted.
 
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