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Meet Bubba!

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Monday, February 10, 2014

Canít believe I havenít blogged in two weeks! Work has kept me busy and so has this guy. Meet Bubba, our new SparkDog! Bubba is an almost-three-year old, 55 lb., English Bulldog. Heís our second bully. When we were first married, we had an English bulldog named Phyllis. She was a sweetheart and even helped teach our son to walk. He would pull up on her hindquarters and toddle around. Randy is particularly fond of this breed. I think because they look like him! Check it outóBubba is my husband in dog-form. lol

Heís crazy about this dog.

After Gunner, we decided no more dogs. We figured the kids were older; we didnít want to tie ourselves down again and we didnít want to eventually go through another doggy loss. But after several months, it was apparent that the kids really missed having a dog. Dogs are kinda like medicine for the soul and our house hasnít been dogless for years. So, Randy started looking, found Bubba online and was a goner. We ended up driving two hours, to ďrescueĒ him from a shelter. Heís never been neglected or anything. His first family just couldnít keep him, because of allergies. We were lucky enough to be the first people to snatch him up.

Bubba does yoga.

He has mastered the Corpse Pose.

Iím excited because, for the first time ever, I have a dog I can walk on a leash. I want to take him through a basic training class, but heís already pretty manageable on a walk. Being a bulldog, I know he wonít be able to take super long walks, or be out in the heat much. But this guy really likes to get outside and GO. So I have a new exercise buddy!! And holy cow, I have to get some footage of this guy running and jumping. Itís impressive, for something that short. At any rate, itís nice to have a walking buddy, even if he snorts and snuffs a little. Heís the only one in the house whoís as happy to go outside as I am!

Bubba on the go

So, meet Bubba. Iím sure youíll be seeing a lot of him in the future. He seems to like the camera, so weíll see if heís as big a photobomber as Gunner was. Iíve introduced him to hula hoops and he seems okay with those. But heís terrified of the ukulele! Baby steps, people, baby steps.


Bubba says, "Spark ON, Brave Sparkers!"

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PKBOO3 3/27/2014 8:51PM

    I love your quote about dogs being medicine for the soul. I whole-heartedly agree.

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MAYBER 3/19/2014 12:00AM

    The love of a pet is one of the best things in life
We have two dogs a jack Russell and a Boston
Both have behavioral problems but we love them
DH has Alzheimers and they are so gentle with him
One day at a time
Love prayers peace
God Bless

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JOANNHUNT 3/1/2014 12:00PM


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    He had me cracking up! The way he just melted into your side, too cute!

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SLEEPERELLA 2/23/2014 7:25AM

    Yeah for Bubba!

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VALKYR8 2/21/2014 5:13PM

    Welcome Bubba!!!!


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KIN59VARA 2/18/2014 8:37AM

    Best wishes with Bubba!

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MADAMES 2/17/2014 8:45PM

    Love Bubba!

University of Georgia mascot, too!

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CORNERKICK 2/17/2014 2:25PM


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EDWARDS1411 2/17/2014 2:06PM

    Absolutely luv Bubba!!! You are so right, dogs indeed are "medicine for the soul"!

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JANIEWWJD 2/17/2014 12:37AM

    I love Bubba!!! My daughter and her husband have a beige and white English Bulldog named Olivia, and they are crazy about her!!!!
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SUZLOOZ 2/15/2014 8:16PM

    Count me in as Annudda Bubba Lubba! He's terrific!

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RENATA144 2/15/2014 4:44PM

  emoticon Please pet him for me !!!

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123ELAINE456 2/15/2014 12:42AM

  Welcome Bubba. You are such a Beautiful, Cute, Sweet ant very Special Dog. I had a Bulldog and had to get rid of her due to my second divorce. Sure miss her though. Happy Valentines Day. Hope that You did something Special to Celebrate the Day. I came home from the hospital Tuesday from the hospital for the second time this year. I Wrote a blog on my Spark Page yesterday. Please read it. It will take You from 7/23/2013 up until now. God Blessings to You and Family Always. May God be With you too. Have a Wonderful Week.

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LIVINHEALTHY9 2/14/2014 10:04PM

    Welcome Bubba!

We are where you were about getting another dog. We lost our big girl just over 2 years ago and I wasn't ready to start looking until recently.
But we also think about being tied down now we have only one child left at home and he will graduate HS next year. We would like to travel more and it's nice not having to worry about the dog.
Plus, our kittys are enjoying the extra attention. I am still trying to decide and I will know when I find the right dog.

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AMBER461 2/14/2014 6:47PM

  Thanks for sharing bubba with us he is cute.

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    LOVE your Bubba Dog! We have a 7-month old Bully, Juno. She is the love of our lives and I absolutely adore her. Like you, we lost our first Bulldog and couldn't stand life without a dog in our home, so less than a month later, we adopted Juno. We struggled with housebreaking these last several months, but lately seem to have made a breakthrough, and when we are gone, she is getting to send more time out of her kennel, since she is proving to be trustworthy. Aren't Bulldogs wonderful???

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NEWTINK 2/14/2014 4:16PM

    Beautiful Bubba emoticon

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BARBIE042 2/14/2014 10:43AM

    emoticon I am sure that Bubba is as happy to be you all as you all are to have him .

What a Lucky Dog !
and a handsome one at that emoticon

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IDICEM 2/14/2014 9:24AM

  Bubba looks like lots of fun! Thanks for introducing him to us. emoticon

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JANEMARIE77 2/14/2014 8:33AM

    wonderful and too cute pets are special

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MARYHENNIG 2/13/2014 10:08PM

  cute blog

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GRATEFUL_BEING 2/13/2014 8:52PM

    The new star of the family. He's a beauty!

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EBONYSOL 2/13/2014 7:51PM

    That is one awesome workout partner!

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JERICHO1991 2/13/2014 6:31PM

    Thanks for sharing Bubba with us.

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LIVEDAILY 2/13/2014 4:18PM

    I LOVE Bubba!! What a great dog!! He looks like he's already in great shape, and I think he's going to help you stay in shape!! He's afraid of the ukelele?? Poor baby! And, OMG, your husband is not NEAR enough jowly to be compared to Bubba!! rofl

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MRSRIGS1 2/13/2014 3:56PM

    Congratulations on the new addition to your family! Bubba is definitely adorable! emoticon

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SAMMI-SAM 2/13/2014 3:49PM

    He is to cute!!!

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SABLENESS 2/13/2014 1:25PM

    Awww, what a cutie face! He sounds like a great dog buddy!

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GINA180847 2/13/2014 1:19PM

    Right on!

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GINA180847 2/13/2014 1:16PM

    I love all things dog so of course I am in admiration of him. Life is lonely without a dog.

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NONNAOF2 2/13/2014 1:05PM

  Oh my gosh, how adorable Bubba is!! He just melts into you like he's been your best friend forever! What a nice motivation to get out and walk, too! Congratulations on your new family addition!! :-)

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HHB4181 2/13/2014 11:38AM

    OMG I love him! What a cutie! I agree, dogs are medicine for the soul. Congrats on the new addition! emoticon

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MOMMY445 2/13/2014 11:22AM

    Bubba is soooooooo cute! congrats on your new dog!

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PENOWOK 2/13/2014 11:08AM

    Welcome to the SparkWorld, Bubba!!

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PROVERBS31JULIA 2/13/2014 10:44AM

    Awwww sweeeeet! A rescue pup!! My pup is anxious to get walking again but snow has been up higher than she is (she's part chihuahua.).


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BLITZAJ7 2/13/2014 9:56AM

    Thanks for sharing your pictures of Bubba! Dogs are just awesome!! LOL I love my dogs more than I like most people!

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CINDYBEL 2/13/2014 9:53AM

    Looks like he fits right in. I'm so glad you were able to give him a new home. emoticon

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SUSIEMT 2/13/2014 9:40AM

    Yes, Bubba is a handsome dog. Did you have to teach him to smile for the camera or does he come by it naturally. What a sweetie!

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BLPRETTYGIRL1 2/13/2014 9:34AM

    emoticon on your new Sparks partner. He does look like your husband. emoticon

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SHARONCAPPS 2/13/2014 9:27AM

  Oh how wonderful. I have two rescue dogs too. I love them. They so love being loved.

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CVRONEK 2/13/2014 8:53AM

    I love Bubba and happy to hear that you have another dog.

I have not gotten to that, yet, since my Cocoa Bean passed on, a couple years ago.
We had her 17 yrs.

Looks like Bubba has landed in the perfect spot.

Y'all have fun now, ya hear? emoticon

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TRYINGHARD54 2/13/2014 8:35AM

    he is just soooo darn cute. use to raise English bulldogs. I even competed in a
puppy show, won first place. enjoy him... he looks very happy.

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BRASKIN 2/13/2014 8:21AM

  There's nothing like the love of a dog for its master and vice versa! Enjoy Bubba.

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CHERYLHURT 2/13/2014 8:01AM

  You and Bubba are both blessed to have found each other!

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DNRAE1 2/13/2014 7:22AM

    Ah, the perfect addition to your great family! Welcome, Bubba!

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