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Picture of Gertrude, a female French Bulldog

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"Happy New Year!"

Home:Charlestown, NH  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Female   Weight: 26-50 lbs

Gert and Skye, a pair of ghosts!

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"Gert and Skye, a pair of ghosts!"

Gert on a camping trip

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"Gert on a camping trip"

Gert after rolling in the campfire ashes.  Not sleeping in MY sleeping bag!!!

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"Gert after rolling in the campfire ashes. Not sleeping in MY sleeping bag!!!"

Gert, center, with her nieces Edith and Delores

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"Gert, center, with her nieces Edith and Delores"

"working" at a Lab Club hunt test!

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""working" at a Lab Club hunt test!"

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Gert, Trudie, Bug-eyed rat dog

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:

September 21st 1992

Canoeing and kayaking

The other dogs

Favorite Toy:
The other dogs

Favorite Food:
Anything and everything

Favorite Walk:
Ascutney Mountain

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Arrival Story:
Gert was my very first Frenchie and the most wonderful dog in the whole world! She was my constant companion on kayaking, canoeing and camping trips.

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November 20th 2013

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for 2250 days

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Gabbing with Gertie

Bug-eyed rat dog...

December 4th 2013 5:22 pm
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I thought you might need a bit of history about moi,(I was French, ya know!!!) Anyway, let's start with my nickname, Bug-eyed rat dog.
When Mom got me she had a boyfriend (now, I warned you, this was long, long, long ago!!!) Anyway, he had one of Mom's labs and Eli went everywhere with them. In fact, Eli was at the meeting at my breeders house when Mom decided I must go home with them.
Anyway, they had some of Lee's friends coming to visit and he was talking on the phone with them. He told them that Mom had gotten a tiny white French Bulldog puppy. The girl asked him if I was one of those little bug-eyed rat dogs, and from that day on I WAS the little bug-eyed rat dog, or just rat dog for short. It is amazing how something like that can follow you thru your whole life!
Mom also called me the Jokester because I was always doing silly things that made her embarrassed, well, she thought they were to make her laugh but I KNEW they made her embarrassed. My bio talks about the hot dog I stole out of the little kid's hand while I was in the ring supposedly getting a leg for my CD. Well, Mom persisted, and at the second show was where when she called me for the recall I stood up, stared at her, then turned around, facing the wall, and sat down and refused to move. It was pretty darn funny, at least if you were not the one showing me, hehehe!!
At my next TWO shows I passed all the exercises BUT I got a score of 169.5. Unfortunately, you needed a score of 170 to qualify for a leg toward your CD. That was pretty funny, too. Not only was Mom embarrassed but the judges were, too, cuz they had already called her back into the ring with the qualifiers.
I probably should mention that was the end of my illustrious obedience career!!!
Next time I will fill you in on all my costume contests, now there is where I was a shining star!!!


My introduction...

November 26th 2013 6:05 pm
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I was Mom's first Frenchie back in the late 90's. She got me from a friend of hers who also had Labradors. They were having a meeting at her house and there I was! Obviously a pet puppy, which Mom didn't mind, and begging her to take me home.
Mom traded some stud fees from her lab boys for me, imagine that!!!! I became her constant companion, going kayaking, canoeing, and camping with her all the time. Of course, this was all BP which means Before Poodles, BOL!
I went on to the Rainbow bridge long before any poodles came here to live and I can't say as I missed any of them! Mom had me and a whole bunch of crazy Labradors.
I was a show dog for about TWO shows... Mom entered me in obedience and I decided to convince her that was a very bad idea. I have NEVER seen her face as red as it was at that show when I stole that kids hotdog right under the ring fence...well, maybe my turning around and facing the wall when she called me for the recall was exciting, too, hehehe!
Well, I was put on here just so Mom could come back after deleting all the others. HQ thought there might be a chance they could undelete them, but I guess too much time had passed.
Mom says she will add more photos of me, as long as they are cute ones, I don't mind!!!

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