10 Truths Only Bulldog Parents Understand

10 Truths Only Bulldog Parents Understand

Morning naps, afternoon naps, post-meal naps, and 14-hour sleep schedules.

Being a bulldog mom was something I was definitely not prepared for.

When you bring a bulldog into your family you are accepting a series of challenges and committing to losing nearly 1/3 of your bed and hours of cuddle time.

Being a bulldog parent is a responsibility only other bulldog mommies and daddies can truly appreciate:

1. Summer Is NOT a Friendly Time Of The Year

While everyone else is out taking adorable pictures on the boat and enjoying mid-afternoon lunch walks, we're inside trying to save our paws from the heat and our wrinkles from sunburn trying to manage our summer weight anyway we can.

2. Wrinkles. Wrinkles Everywhere.

I never knew I could love doggie wipes so much. Pretty sure my bulldog baby has a more extensive beauty routine than I do these days.


Playtime, bedtime, naptime, pretty much anytime: this is the ultimate go-to position.

4. The Tongue

The poor thing always has the driest tongue because it's never fully inside his mouth....

5. A Sleep Schedule of About 20 Hours

"For every 10 minutes we play we require a 3-hour nap, mom."

6. The Snuggles

"Oh there's only about 6 inches between you and the couch? Don't worry, I can make it work. (Sorry your leg is asleep because you can't lift me up, I'm in a deep slumber Dad)"

7. Training Doesn't Exist

Sit? Lay? Stay? These are somehow beyond their skillset somehow skateboarding and high-fives are a no-brainer. I swear they pick and choose the fun stuff.

8. Dog Food Has Its Own Budget

Although they will, and want to eat just about everything, we want to give them the best, and food fit for our babies costs an arm and a leg. Not to mention those underbites that lead you to owning five different slow feeding bowls...

9. Not Being Able To Go Out In Public Without Getting Stopped 142,214 Times

There's no question as to why, but EVERYONE will need to stop you to say hi to your baby, and they're so social they bask in the attention. Romantic evening at the beach with just you and your pup? Forget it.

10. Having The Best Friend You Could Ever Ask For

Bulldogs have the biggest personality and demand a lot of attention. However, you will become obsessed and feel a bond like you have never felt before, you will undoubtedly fall in love.

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If You've Ever Been Called Overly-Emotional Or Too Sensitive, This Is For You

Despite what they have told you, it's a gift.

Emotional: a word used often nowadays to insult someone for their sensitivity towards a multitude of things.

If you cry happy tears, you're emotional. If you express (even if it's in a healthy way) that something is bothering you, you're sensitive. If your hormones are in a funk and you just happen to be sad one day, you're emotional AND sensitive.

Let me tell you something that goes against everything people have probably ever told you. Being emotional and being sensitive are very, very good things. It's a gift. Your ability to empathize, sympathize, and sensitize yourself to your own situation and to others' situations is a true gift that many people don't possess, therefore many people do not understand.

Never let someone's negativity toward this gift of yours get you down. We are all guilty of bashing something that is unfamiliar to us: something that is different. But take pride in knowing God granted this special gift to you because He believes you will use it to make a difference someday, somehow.

This gift of yours was meant to be utilized. It would not be a part of you if you were not meant to use it. Because of this gift, you will change someone's life someday. You might be the only person that takes a little extra time to listen to someone's struggle when the rest of the world turns their backs.

In a world where a six-figure income is a significant determinant in the career someone pursues, you might be one of the few who decides to donate your time for no income at all. You might be the first friend someone thinks to call when they get good news, simply because they know you will be happy for them. You might be an incredible mother who takes too much time to nurture and raise beautiful children who will one day change the world.

To feel everything with every single part of your being is a truly wonderful thing. You love harder. You smile bigger. You feel more. What a beautiful thing! Could you imagine being the opposite of these things? Insensitive and emotionless?? Both are unhealthy, both aren't nearly as satisfying, and neither will get you anywhere worth going in life.

Imagine how much richer your life is because you love other's so hard. It might mean more heartache, but the reward is always worth the risk. Imagine how much richer your life is because you are overly appreciative of the beauty a simple sunset brings. Imagine how much richer your life is because you can be moved to tears by the lessons of someone else's story.

Embrace every part of who you are and be just that 100%. There will be people who criticize you for the size of your heart. Feel sorry for them. There are people who are dishonest. There are people who are manipulative. There are people who are downright malicious. And the one thing people say to put you down is "you feel too much." Hmm...

Sounds like more of a compliment to me. Just sayin'.

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I Will Always Call Myself A Dreamer

The new thing you should practice: reading the vibrations that surround you.


In "The Science That Will Change Your Future", Dr. Bruce Lipton talks about how everything in life communicates through vibrations. We can simplify everything, even to the atomic level, to good and bad vibes. Before you snort at the person who says you're giving off bad vibes, maybe consider this first. Dr. Lipton talks about how the gazelle doesn't go up to the lion and asks, "Are you my friend?", instead the gazelle can feel its bad vibes. How can the gazelle do this?

Vibrations do one of two things when they interfere with each other: mesh or clash. Good vibes are vibrations that mesh together. Bad vibes are vibrations that clash. The gazelle can sense its energy clashing with the energy of the lion (he terms this as destructive interference).

Dr. Lipton talks about how we are trained to not sense these vibrations. We see animals do it! Some people will tell you that cats just don't like them, for whatever reason. I have had many friends who said that if their dog didn't like you, then you probably aren't a good person.

Animals base everything off of their intuition to these vibrations; it is their key to survival. Everyone knows that dogs and cats can't see color. But have you ever really watched your pet? How their eyes dart around the room, or they growl at nothing? They are seeing things we aren't able to see. They are sensing vibrations in the room that we are not capable to sense.

What does any of this have to do with classifying yourself as a dreamer?

Those who are classified as dreamers are mainly those who pursue careers dealing with their artistic abilities. Having artistic abilities means you are more in-tune with not only your emotions but the emotions in the space around you. You are more perceptive of others and your surroundings. Thus, you are more in-tune with the vibrations that your art comes from. Your brain makes a neural connection between an emotion (a vibration), and what you produce (your art).

If you are a dreamer, you are unrealistic. You are perceived as driftwood; floating on idealism. If you are stiff and follow a designated path, you are practical and considered a "realist."

But who is more real? The one who ignores the vibrations in their environment; the businessman guiding the Caterpillars? Or the dreamer, who not only recognizes the vibes, but is able to portray them in a way that others can not only comprehend, but feel in their own ways?

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