Friday, May 14, 2010

A Package Arrived

We won the GABE give-away from Sally Ann and Mack and these beautiful Georgia Bulldog collars arrived! Sally Ann says they're the PAWTY collars so this means that they are just perfect for us! We love to pawty!Many of you don't know this but before I, Miss Maggie, was born, mom and dad owned an English Bulldog.
Meet Bubba Louise~Bubba was born in 1985 and she lived until February 1998. She was 13 years old when she passed away. Mom often times feels very badly because Bubba didn't have the same comfy and spoiled life-style that Mitch and I have. They also didn't have a digital camera back then so we don't have many pictures of her. She was an absolute sweetheart and stubborn as all get-out! And you're probably wondering how the heck mom and dad went from a Bulldog to an Airedale, because we are totally opposite personalities! Mom and dad wanted a breed of dog that could walk a 2-mile walkie with them and not appear to be near death's door when the walk was over! Don't laugh - it happened and it scared the crap out of mom and our sissy, Melissa, one day!

So in the autumn of 1998, I came into mom and dad's life and walkies were fast-paced and mom and dad had to yell at me to "slow down, Maggie!"Bulldog paraphernalia you ask? We don't have as much Bulldog stuff as we do Airedale stuff but what we do have is very special to us.The Georgia Bulldog collar looks great on our Christmas Bulldog who sings and rocks!Thank you so very much for these awesome collars, Sally Ann and Mack! They are very special to us and now you know the real reason why! And who knows, there could be another Bubba in mom and dad's life one day and we would be more than willing to share our special collars with him or her! Life is full of surprises that way, isn't it!So until next time....................

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

39 comments:

Penny and Patches said...

Woohoo! Congrats on winning the cool collars!

We always wonder why peeps choose to switch to Airedales afer some other breed. What a cool story. RIP, Bubba!

Aire-hugs,
Penny & Patches

scotsmad said...

Great story and great collars. You were such a cute puppy.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Maggie Mae said...

Yay for winning the collars!
Thanks for sharing Bubba Louise with us, she sure was a cutey patootie. Luvs your puppy pic too.

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

PeeS - We has Santa and the Bulldog at our house too!

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

Congrats!!

There's a Bulldog in Ruairi's Puppy Kindergarten! Mom has to smile every time she sees him. He wears a Virginia Tech collar.

Have a great weekend.

XOXO
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Martha and Bailey said...

Hi Maggie and Mitch
Many congratulations on winning the prize and on your wonderful new collars.
Double nice cos we got to hear all about Bubba Louise.
We confess we don't know too much about English Bulldogs but they look very cool!
As for being stubborn.......well we can't compare to bassets cos we never knew a bulldog.
The main difference would be in the walking as we were bred to track scents for hours.
People often confuse bassets with being an inactive breed but that is not the case.
We loved seeing Bubba's pics - she looks a real character!
love
Martha and Bailey xxx

Mango said...

Nice to meet Bubba. She was very pretty and had a good life I am sure. Must have been quite a shock though to have your lively wee terrier self after a well mannered pup like Bubba.

Slobbers,
Mango

Sue said...

You two could be good role models for a little Bulldog pup. Think of all the fun things you could teach him or her.

Pearl said...

Hi Maggie! I like your new collar!

Bubba was a real cutie! I can relate to her lack of... umm, athleticism. My walks are just twice around the block, and when we get home I have to lay on the tile floor for an hour to cool down! hehehe! I guess us smoosh-faced dogs have other endearing traits.

xoxo
Pearl

Remington said...

Great post! Love your collars! Have a fun weekend!

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Congratulations on your new collars! Very pretty! Thanks for sharing Bubba with us! She was adorable! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

Mack said...

Bulldogs! Baby Maggies! All the things we love!!

And those collare are pawesome!!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Khongrats!

Those are pawesome and oh so fitting fur your furamily!

Thanks fur sharing the story of pre-Maggie!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Benny and Lily said...

You guys are ready for the weekend with those cool new collars
Benny & Lily

Scout said...

The collars look fantastic! And I'm sure Bubba would be proud! Show your bulldog pride Mitch and Maggie!

xoxo, Scout

Sunny,Scooter(sometimes Jamie) said...

Congrats on your new collars, they are very cool.
Thanks for sharing the pictures of Bubba(lots of bulldogs just look like they are a Bubba to us!) Seems like the pawfect name for one.
Maggie as a wee one. Adorable!
Thanks for the cool pics. We too have lots of pics that are not digital.(Mom kinda misses the old way to do pics she says)
We digress as usual.
Have a great weekend. It is all stormy,and rainy and thundering, and blowing today and supposed to keep it up for the weekend. That means only quick trips in and out for us. Bummer
Hugs
Sunny&Scooter

mayziegal said...

Those are very much great collars, Maggie and Mitch. And I SO luved to hear about Bubba! It looks like Bubba was very luved and very special.

Dogs with squishy faces definitely gets most hot. My cuzin Phoebe one time went for a walk with my mom on a hot day and all of a sudden she laid down IN THE STREET and refused to move another step. Mom had to carry her all the way home.

Wiggles & Wags,
Mayzie

Aksharaa said...

Hey!Thank u for sharing this very touching bit of memory.Bubba must have been a pawsome dog.
Please ask ur mummy not to be sad that she wasn't pampered. if by pampered u mean all the fancy stuff we enjoy today, it doesn't really mean much.We are sure Bubba never was without heaps of love and that is all that matters.
and hey!u were such a CUTEY puppy

wags, bud n Gin

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Congrats on your beautiful party collars, Maggie and Mitch. Bubba was a beautiful girl. Are you giving us a little hint that you might be getting a new pup?

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Eric said...

Well done on your win maggie and mitch. Thats very kind of Sally Anne and Mack.

Fancy your leggeds having a bulldog before you, lloks a cutie. but you maggie as a pupper..adorable!

Wiry love Eric xxx

Teddy Bear said...

You both look great in your new collars. Bubba sure was a beauty. We just loved the baby pic of Maggie.:)

Love,
Teddy Bear

Mack and Sally Ann said...

We are so glad the collars are loved. Mommy had never really bought collars that big. So, she is glad they fit. Bubba looks very happy in the pictures, and I know she is looking down watching her family.
Sally Ann

Petsitgal said...

Awesome story! Bubba sounds like he had a great life. Bubba was a very handsome dog! Love your new collars.

Ina in Alaska said...

That is a sweet walkie story about Bubba Louise, thus I gather that breed is not built for long walks!

Sweet picture of little wee Maggie! Hope you have a lovely weekend and enjoy your new collars! xoxoxo

Lorenza said...

Hi, Maggie and Mitch!
Your collars are pawesome!
Sure Bubba was adorable!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Toby said...

Congrats Maggie and Mitch!!!! What a gorgeous collar!!!!!

Tobester

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Bubba was a cutie patatooeie alright. Looked so loving .
Congratulations on those awsome collars.
Your very right, we never know what the future will hold.
love
tweedles

the 4 Bs said...

oh my dog! oh my dog! that puppy photo of you, Maggie, is so incredibly cute! what an adorable baby you were! we are wagging our tails and drooling at the sight of your adorable puppyness!

we didn't know there used to be a bulldog in your family. we're glad you aire-kids are there now.

woofs.

DESERT PUPS said...

Woof Maggie and Mitch,

Tell your Mom not to feel bad about Bubba Louise. We know that she gave her a good home. We love the Georgia Bulldog collars, they are pawsome. We have Tenneessee Volunteer leashes. Mom says you can see that bright orange a mile away. Hope all is well you with pups.

Desert Pups,
Toby, Norman, Keiko and The Ghost of Scuba

Ruby and Penny said...

Hi Maggie & Mitch
Congrats on the collars. They look really good on you.
Bubba was a sweetie. We love his wrinkled up face.
Love Ruby & Penny

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Hi Maggie and Mitch,
Congrats on winning the contest!!
Your both are a lucky bunch!!
Airedales are a very special breed I've learned from you guys.
Thanks for your story about Bubba.
I like to know about other pets you had in the past. My Bruce didn't get the great care that Joker, Amanda, and Bambi has gotten and I feel really bad about that too!!!!! But Bruce taught me and I wish I had him again. I am too old now for a big dog. Bambi, she is too big for me now, but she wasn't 12 years ago.
I don't like getting ticks either, but what am I going to do about it???
XXOO, Bambi & Fern

The Two Country Poodles said...

What a cutie! We loved hearing all about Bubba. Oh and seeing your baby picture made momma ohhh and ahhh!!!


Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

Karen Raye and Bentley Beargrass said...

Bubba Louise was a beauty! And Congrats on the collars- ya'll look wonderful in them. Have a great weekend!

Momo and Pinot said...

Hello Maggie and Mitch! We didn't know your mom and dad had a beautiful English Bulldog sissy. Bubba was absolutely gorgeous girl.

Momo & Pinot

William Tell said...

What great collars. Those colors look very good on you and Mitch. I like the photo of you as a puppy, too, Maggie. You are so cute!!!

Happy Tails,
William Tell

The Army of Four said...

What a sweet gift! And wow, Bubba was so beautiful! Thank you for telling us about her!
Love,
Ammy

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi m & m!
oh we love your new collars! you two are lucky charms i tell ya!
bubba was a beautiful girl!
thank you so much for sharing her with us!
xoxoxo
m & e

Inky and Molly said...

What snazzy collars you got there.
Maggie, you are the cutest pup ever. So adorable!

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Hi, Maggie and Mitch -

Congratulations on winning the collars. Mama enjoyed reading about Bubba. Maybe Bubba and my older sister Bosco have already met in heaven.

You were such a cute puppy, Maggie. Now you are a beautiful dog.

Love -

Hershey and Kaci

Oskar said...

Those collars are awesome! Bubba Louise looks like a great dog. We are very sad about Mack going over the rainbow bridge.