Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Pet Week! SVG File: Bulldog

DAY 3
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO LOUIE---12 YEARS OLD TODAY!

Louie truly is my "heart" dog.  I lost my first bulldog Mack in very sad circumstances and I was heartbroken for months.  My hubby took me to the dog show in Detroit the following spring especially to see the bulldogs.  I took one look at all those smooshy faces and burst into tears because I missed my Mack so much.  A wonderful lady (who was showing her dogs) took pity on me and let me love on her bullies.  Well, long story short, she had puppies due the next month and promised I could have my pick.  I was thrilled!  I got to visit the pups when they were only days old.  So cute!!  Then another visit to pick one out a month or so before they were ready to go to their homes.  I THOUGHT I wanted a certain colored pup, but this all white guy and I connected and I just knew...he was the one!   We've been together ever since.  He's my boy and I love him so much.  I know our time together is getting short but I will enjoy each and every day the Lord gives me with him.
Yesterday I had to take Louie into the vet.  We've discovered that he has a heart issue and are working to drain his lungs.  I'm hopeful that medications will solve the problem but would sure appreciate your prayers for his recovery.
The file above is the very first cut file I think I made.  I actually drew him and then traced in SCAL.  I now have it in SVG format and you can get it HERE.
I took that same design and painted it on mousepads (shown below). 
I donated the mousepads to DETROIT BULLDOG RESCUE as a fund raiser.
They are an awesome group of very dedicated volunteers who would appreciate your support.

Do you have a scrapbook layout of YOUR pet?  We want to see it!  
Do you have a funny or heart touching story about your pet?  We want to read it!
Please go to this POST for all the details and a chance to win a couple of prizes.

9 comments:

moovet said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOUIE!!!! You are in my thoughts and prayers. I have 3 bullies and lost my 4th, Arliss last October, he was only 8 1/2.
I'm a vet and I see a lot of bulldogs and reaching the age of 12 is a huge accomplishment. I have even seen a few that reached their 15th birthdays. So I am pulling for you Louie!!!

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [31 Mar 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Erika said...

You are so talented! The bulldog you drew is soo cute! Thanks for sharing the SVG.

Victoria said...

Happy Belated B-day to one of my favorite bullies! Love ya, Lou-lou!
Aunt Vicki

Melissa said...

Awwww happy belated birthday Louie!

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Cat(s)/Dog(s)/Bear/Bird/Butterfly/Any other Animal Theme post on Mar. 31, 2011. Thanks again.

Norma said...

Louie is so precious! Prayers for his good health. I have 3 dogs and my heart would break if I lost any of them. They are well loved. Thanks for all the dog and cat files, I have pet picks to do and will use your files. Also have 2 kitties.

Sue in CT said...

I hope Louie is doing good. You just tell him I have heart problems too but we both have too much to do yet so neither one of us are going any where.....yet.

Lois said...

Wishing Louie a Happy Birthday and he is in my prayers. I had English Bulldogs for many years, some which I also showed in Orlando Florida. My last Bulldog, Trooper, passed away in July of 2009. I absolutely adore them! I still go to dog shows to see them.