Nicknames: Angel, She' S No w Angel! , Angel Cake , Cakeo & Bubaloo
Birthday: January 2nd 2001
Likes: to eat, treats, bones, going for a walk, affection, people, Mom and our cat Pigeon
Pet-Peeves: loud noises, vacumns, lawn mowers and not doing , having or being with any of the above (Likes)
Favorite Toy: soccer ball, stuffed animals and tug rope
Favorite Food: Nuetro Natural lite dry with Pedigree chopped beef canned mixed in
Favorite Walk: a nearby reservation, the High School and anywhere else!
Best Tricks: giving the sad face , begging, smiling and stealing your seat
Arrival Story: I was making a quick trip to Petco, in the snow before it became heavy. A young woman was entering the store at the same time as me, holding an adorable American Bulldog puppy. We got to talking and I told her that in the future , I would like to adopt one from a A. B. Rescue, as I was very fond of the breed. She asked me if I'd be interested in one of her puppies that she and her ex- husband had bred. I explained to her that I couldn't even consider one now, as I had an ailing, elder English Bulldog, Spike (see photo in album) at home. Besides the fact, I was unable to afford one. I was Very lucky , as Spike was given to me through a friend of a friend, that knew I had always dreamed of having an English Bulldog! Yes, dreams do come true! Spike, was my devoted, gentle, soul companion! The woman listened as I went on to explain the painful, sadness (that alot of us have experienced before) of trying to make the right decision about when it 's the time to let your elder, ailing long term best friend go. She told me her sad story of how it broke her heart because, she recently had to find homes for the mother and father of the A.B. pups. She also, now has to find homes for the pups quickly, as she had recently got divorced, was pregnant again with her 3rd child and in the process of moving and they do not allow pets. She informed me she had just stopped by Petco to buy a pet carrier for the puppies in the car . After we left the store, as I walked by her car, I couln't help but to notice her car packed with boxes, 2 little children and a box of pups. We said our goodbyes and after wiping the snow from my car, I sat with a tear in my eye , waiting for the windows to defrost. A minute later, as I was getting ready to drive away, I looked out my window to see the womans car next to mine now. She got out, I rolled my window down and she handed me a white puppy and said, " please take her , you need her more than me right now" . I again, reminded her of why I couldn't take a pup , she just handed me her card with her breeder name and phone # and said, " in case it doesn't work out." I sat there in shock . As she turned to leave she added, "good luck with her, we call her Princess!" laughed and drove away. Still in a state of confusion, I picked up the adorable pup and that's how our story began . Was it fate, a sign, an angel? I named her Snow Angel. I truly believe that everything happens for a reason. It wasn't too much longer that the dreaded day had come, to let my adored, Spike go in peace. He knew I had someone now, to help me ease the pain of losing him. R.I.P. Spike I'll never forget you and you'll always have a special place in my heart!
Bio: She S no w Angel! (a little play on words) It wasn't long before I realized that , She's no Angel! BOL! She never slept , seriously, she had huge bags under her eyes to prove it (see photo for proof) ..so, did I ! She kept me awake all night! This was my first female dog (female would not have been my choice) and it was a constant battle about who was the Alpha of the house! We both flunked training class, the trainer's last words to me were "She's going to walk all over you!" He was right! I admit I spoiled her and was very inconsistent with training. I hate to admit that I actually considered (a couple times) possibly finding her another home with an experienced, male owner. I felt as though she was just too much for me to handle! I used to think she hated me and there were times, when I can honestly say, I felt the same way! BOL Angel, was not aggressive at all... she was actually too friendly,was very anxious and had a lot of energy! She was stubborn and still has selective hearing at times. She would not "Come" when she would get loose and would run all over the neighborhood! She would run into my neighbors houses and startle them! On walks in the peaceful, nearby Reservation she would disrupt folks picnicing and steal their food, just like ,Yogi Bear and interfere with people quietly fishing! She has a stomach that is indestructible...it must be made of iron! Warning... the following may not be appropriate for people with weak stomachs!...... She likes to eat nasty, smelly things ! During one of our walks she found a pair of woman's plus size underwear and gobbled them up before I could get them away from her! Luckily, she passed them a few days later... guess what?... they were in one piece! BOL She's eaten several dead animals such as a snapping turtle (crunch... crunch), a whole muskrat etc. while I am screaming hysterically each time! The more I try to get these things away from her, the faster she will swallow! Disgusting... sorry! BOL I only wish I had written a book before, "Marley and Me"! Now nine years later, I think she's finally, accepted me as the Alpha leader! Through it all (I know I've complained and joked about her but), I've never stopped loving my, Angel Cake and I can now say, I think she loves me too! (We grew on a each other!) BOL
Hi Friends! Thanx so much for visiting my page on my birthday & your Pawmail, messages, Gifts/pix & Kind Wishes ! ...You helped to make my 12th Birthday even more Special!
I had such a Fun Day! Mom Spoiled me with Special people foods & Treats all day & Lots of Xtra Hugs & Kisses too! ! My Sweet friend , our Grand daughter was over... so I knew I'd get to take a nice walk...but it turned out to be even Better !... We had snow & just enough ( my old sore , legs can't trudge & jump through deep snow like I used to) Mom brought the sled along & we walked over to a Hill, down the street from where we live. I Love Winter ...I can breathe so well in the cold air and I love the Snow (as you must know by now )! Mom got me during a snowstorm one Wintery evening...that's part of the reason for my name. (If you'd like you can read about this Bitter Sweet ♥ Gotcha Day story on the 'Arrival Story' of my Bio. on my page .)
Oh yeah....back to our sledding adventure ( American Bulldogs usually are only able to focus on only one thing at a time BOL )....Mom decides to attempt to put me on the toboggan sled with Madison & her and it's been a long time since I've done this! At this age it was scary at first, but Mom held me tight , while trying to fit me on the sled BOL ( I'm Big Boned!) and down we went ! Wheeeee!... just like old times! I felt young again! It was Fun! When I was young, I loved to chase Mom on the sled ! I would also try to jump on her sled or an empty sled she'd send down the hill for me!... Those were the days!
After our sledding adventure together , Mom , Madison & I trudged back home slower than the trip to get there... taking many rest breaks on the way back home ! Afterwards Madison & I both took a nice looooong needed nap. Thanx Mom for my Pawsome Birthday!...and you too again, friends!
Sorry, Mom , Pigeon ( my Cat brother) & I haven't been around lately ...Mom's been through trauma and Life has been a little bit tougher these days but .... it's a New Year & we're Hoping for a much Happier & Healthy 2013! Hoping you & your families all Enjoyed the Holidays & also have a Happy, Healthy New Year filled with Lots of Love! ♥
Love & miss ya all very much! ♥ :(
My Sweet friend, Mable who we thought had kidney stones has now been diagnosed with kidney displasia. There is no known cure or surgery for this . :( She is just 3 years old. Mabel, is also the sister of Wilma, ( who I wrote about below) she is also ill with end stage kidney failure. Please keep Mabel, Wilma & Mom in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you friends. Love ya ♥
Ahoy Matey's !Thanx to the following Bucko's for my Special Pirate Flags!
The Family of Cailey Mae & Kobe
The Family of Louie, Bella & Miller
The Family of Buster, Brandy, Babe (1994-2005)& Princess Cheerleader
The Family of Zack & Angel Abigail
The Family of Officer Bumble, Wilma, Mabel and Goya Bean .
It was very Kind of you and I appreciate it! You're such nice friends!