I don't quite remember how I found this breeder, but knowing what I know now, I can say I was extremely lucky that they were decent people and that Lilli was healthy. She was the last left in her litter, named Mercy on her papers, and I was in love from the moment I saw her pictures. She looked like a little white piglet with pinky skin... I was surprised to see her speckles appear as she grew up.
I have been very fortunate with Lilli's health as compared to a typical bulldog, and she had no issues until a couple of years ago when we found bladder stones. My love for Lilli and the english bulldog breed changed my path in life! I married a guy who had to love my dog and not mind when she wanted to crawl into bed (after all, it's her domain, lol!). I started volunteering for Chicago English Bulldog Rescue and have since tried to educate everyone I know on the breed and the challenges of having an EBD.
Lilli & I have encountered our share of challenges this past year or two as she ages, but she will always be mommy's girl!
Here's her photo coming home:
Her 'new baby' gift:
Here she is about 6 months old:
The heart shaped speckle:
Last summer (she loves the pool and jolly egg!)
And here she is today!