Dogs-Man’s Best Friend or Major Ordeal

I thought by now I would have a new member of my family—a dog. That was my plan. I wanted an English bulldog to be my companion.To add a dog to my family was about to become a major ordeal. Before I decided on the English bulldog I tried to figure out if I should get a big dog that takes me for a walk or should I get one that I walk in a stroller. Do I want long hair or short—a shedder or not? How about a pedigree or maybe one that’s been rescued ? So many decisions including how they fare health wise. One can’t stand the heat. Another is susceptible to heart, eyes, ear, leg . . . problems.
They purposely mix the breeds these days and charge a fortune for them—they are still a special breed. What happened to the mixed breeds of the past that a neighbor or friend would give you for free? They didn’t have ailments that cost an arm, a leg and a loan to have treated like they do today. As a matter of fact they were healthy and strong and lived for years. Their best characteristic was faithfulness. They had no special diet and didn’t need the air on because they couldn’t stand the heat. They were a faithful companion who loved unconditionally.