Nicknames: Puddin', Pie, Poochie, Pumpkin, lil' Dogger, Pearly-o, P. Pearl "Thunder" (my wrestling name), Pupcake, Cpl. Butterball
Birthday: May 16th 2002
Likes: My pink rhinestone collar, people who tell me I'm "gorgeous", kissing, playing chase, sniffing, the doggie stroller, Puppy Bowl (watch it!)
Pet-Peeves: Baths, rain, being mistaken for a pug, not getting to sleep in the bed (like that ever happens!), the guard dog who barks at us
Favorite Toy: Molly the singing sheep...or perhaps the deranged laughing koala. Both furry and tasty. I like to pounce on them and try to shake them to death.
Favorite Food: Pigeon! At least, I bet they're tasty...Someday I'll catch one and find out...
Favorite Walk: To the Vet, if you can believe it. It smells so interesting there, and there are cats to bark at, too!
Best Tricks: Isn't being cute enough? I also hop up on the couch and lie down on demand, and I'm usually up for obeying "gimme a kiss." Mama's working on getting me to roll over--not much progress yet, unless I'm on a hill with mud at the bottom!
Arrival Story: Pearl is a retired show dog who decided that she needed to reach a bigger audience--so she's moved to New York City and spends her days trying to meet as much of her adoring public as possible. She makes people awfully happy. And makes people want their own French Bulldog. (If you do, too, check out www.thewrongpuppy.com first--it will tell you how to get a dog from a responsible breeder who loves and cares for their dogs, not some nasty puppy-miller.)
Bio: Pearl is a member of the NYC French Bulldog Society on www.meetup.com where there are lots of nice Frenchies and knowledgable, friendly owners. Highly recommended. Pearl is also a certified Therapy Dog. We did our training with The Good Dog Foundation and now visit at hospitals, community centers, and other locations in NYC. We do visits on request as well, so feel free to contact us if someone is sick and needs some Frenchie kisses.
Favorite Dog Relative: Sully! He is big and goofy and barks at me to play with him. We play chase INSIDE the house. Even though he is my uncle, I am a little older than him. Isn't that funny?
Favorite Pet Store: Spoiled Brats, on 49th St. between 8th and 9th Avenues...it's totally the best! The outfits are so cute, and the treats are tasty and generously given. I drag my mama there almost every night for a look around. Check them out!
Favorite Park: Central Park. As if there were any other parks that could compete! Mama and I love to Ramble.
Favorite Website: www.frenchbulldogworldwide.com
Friend Policy: Pearl does not accept pup pal requests from dogs purchased from pet stores by owners who see no problem with it. Please don't go to a mall or store to pick out your new family member. Pet stores support puppy mills, and Pearl doesn't support that.
"Rock the Vote" "Get Out the Vote" "Vote or Die"...lies, lies, filthy lies. After enduring months of messages about civic virtue, THIS proud Canine American found that the much-hyped "universal suffrage" that supposedly separates us from those nasty second-rate, third-world, chauvanist-pig kleptocracies is not so "universal" after all: WHAT DO YOU MEAN DOGS CAN'T VOTE??!
I am a good citizen, I abide by the social contract: I visit the sick, never leave messes on the public streets, arrange for taxes to be paid on my many necessities and accoutrements, pump cash into the economy by requiring regular walks. Laws effect my daily life: licensing, leash laws, public transit rules. And yet I am not allowed to have my opinion registered, my voice heard, in the grand and powerful scheme that is our representative democracy?
Who knew they still took that "one MAN one vote" thing so seriously...?
Sometimes it's better to let a professional tell your story...so take a look at my latest vacation (a week in the Catskills), blogged on the National Geographic Traveler blog: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/traveler/extras/blog/blog0 610_1a.html
I've mentioned on my page before that I'm pretty sure pigeons are tasty. Let's just say I've disproved that theory, and the less said about it the better. Believe me, if it were in my Bulldog character to show remorse...ha! It's not! In fact, I'd better get back to stalking those rats-with-wings...see ya!