Well, April 20th, yesterday I started my new healthy lifestyle. I am trying to avoid refined sugar and eat very healthy proteins, fruits and vegetables. I am also going to be starting to walk on the school track with a friend hopefully at least 2 or 3 days a week. Last year I had such problems after Luke’s birth with my herniated discs that it was hard to even sit let alone exercise. I am so thankful to be in a place now where it is possible to walk, run, jump, ride my bike. I have an immediate goal of losing 20 lbs. Hoping I can reach that goal by the end of June.
Next week I have a week full of doctor’s appointments, on thursday I am getting a mole removed at the dermatologist. Friday I have my annual checkup and Saturday I am getting a chipped filling repaired at the dentist. Lovely way to spend the weekend right?
Tomorrow we are starting our track walking so I hope we have a nice evening. I have so much to do after that. Jimi and I have to start getting the raised beds for our vegetable garden built, order some topsoil, pick up some more mulch for the swing set. Oh the list just goes on and on. Lots of outside projects so I hope we have a nice Spring and Summer. We are all really looking forward to it.
Well, it has been a few weeks since my last post and a lot has happened. When we started out looking for a female, I had sent an email to the breeder we got Diesel from. She did not respond which was strange since we correspond a lot with updates and photos. Anyway, a couple of weeks before we were supposed to pick up our new puppy she wrote me. She told me that she did not know of any breeders but that they searched on the internet at a site called Puppyfind.com and found Diesel’s dad in PA and Mom in VA. Well there are many bulldog breeders in PA so I just asked non nonchalantly if our new puppy’s breeders name rang a bell. Hubby got home soon after I sent the email and we went for a drive with the kids. Well, I got home to an email that it was the same breeder of Diesel’s dad.
To make a long story very short, Diesel and the new puppy are closely related. The new pups father is Diesel’s grandfather, no wonder she looked so similar to our Diesel. Our hearts were broken because we already loved the pup even though we never met her. We knew we could not breed them and that was what our intention was so we had to look for another female. After much searching we found more related dogs even way out in the mid west. We finally found our new princess Delilah. She has a totally different look than Diesel, much more Johnson but she is the sweetest little thing and a few days later we were able to travel to Allentown during Jimi’s vacation and pick her up. We are so happy with her and know this is meant to be and that their pups will be a great hybrid of the Johnson Scott types.
It was so great to be able to pick her up on Jimi’s vacation and I was thrilled that I was finally able to go to a “Tuesday Morning” store that was also in Allentown. It was a beautiful day for a drive and the weather was sunny and warm. Luke had a few rough spots because it seems all of his teeth have decided to make their debut at the same time. Poor baby but he was still a trooper. We were able to meet both parents and the remaining siblings but we still picked the one we had chosen over the internet.
So I guess it is as they say, “Alls well that ends well.” At least we can hope and pray it is so.