Happy Wonderversary!

Our infamous bulldog, AKA Wonderbutt, arrived in our household one year ago.  It’s hard to believe that one year and a day ago, I was trying to figure out how my dear husband, the inestimable Cap’n Izzy Firepants, could have missed the interminable number of clues I had dropped for six months about my desire for a bulldog puppy.  It’s pretty clear now that he didn’t miss the clues – just chose to ignore them.

But Cap’n Firepants saw the light on December 26, 2010, and now things are quite different.

Last Christmas, we had carpeting with carpet padding.  We also had a Christmas tree in the main room unbordered by baby gates.  We hung our stockings from the mantel above the fireplace, instead of on high bookshelves.  And we could toss our shoes wherever we wanted without fear of having them repurposed as dog chew toys.

Last Christmas, Cap'n Firepants did not have to share his leather chair with anyone but me.

366 days ago, Dimples could open her stocking without canine supervision.

And our aging golden retriever, Mrs. P.I.B., could play with her new tennis ball...


...without being sacked.

Yes, life was simpler back then.  And quieter.  No incessant squeaking of a Kong Wubba to which Dimples added by squealing, “Stop it!  Stop it!  I can’t stand the noise any more!  Would someone please take that toy away from him?!!!!!”

No jumbo jet engine snoring.

And our house might have actually passed any toxic fumes testing done by the EPA.

365 days ago, our life was turned upside down by a 12-pound-destined-to-be-65-pound bulldog bully, the gift that keeps on taking.

Who makes me smile every day.


Posted on December 26, 2011, in Cap'n Firepants, Dimples, Dogs, Family, Humor, Mrs. P.I.B., Wonderbutt and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 29 Comments.

  1. Hahaha! I know you wouldn’t change one moment of your time with Wonderbutt 🙂

  2. Happy Wonderversary!

  3. You are just the cutest ever and look so sweet!! They tell tails on you…we know they do. Happy 1st Anniversary in your loving forever home! Hugs and nose kisses

  4. And why, exactly, did we want a bulldog?

  5. Wow… 65lbs? Wonderbutt doesn’t loook that heavy; they’re a stocky breed though.

    Try to avoid the fumes and have a happy New Year! 😉

  6. My family and I look forward to reading your Tales of Wonderbutt-puts a smile on my kids faces! And now they (read I) want a Bulldog!

    • I gotta tell you – he’s definitely one of the lights of my life. But bulldogs are probably not for everyone. If you value your floors, furniture, and/or any material goods in your house, you might want to think twice!

  7. I am going to wish Wonderbutt a very happy birthday cause I am certain his life began when he became apart of your family. Boy it is amazing what we will do for the love of our pets.

    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ ░H░A░P░P░Y░(¯”•.¸*♥♥♥*¸.•”¯) ░B░I░R░T░H░D░A░Y░ ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥¸¸.•*¨*¸.•*¨’*ི♥ྀღ •♫♪happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear marvelous little fluffy stuff Wonderbut ….happy birthday to you….¸.•*¨’*ི♥ྀღ •♫♪……¸.•*¨’*ི♥ྀღ •♫♪¸.•*¨’*ི♥ྀღ •♫♪lalala…♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥

  8. It is completely unfair that you have such a hilarious blog topic living right in your house.

  9. Happy Anniversary Wonderbutt! I really like you because now my person thinks maybe I’m not so bad.

  10. Thank you so much for posting today! Happy day to you and WB!

  11. I reckon WB is a real PIB but I also know that none of you would want to be without him.

    having taken in 5 rescue dogs in recent years , I would give the earth just to have one day or peace with no incessant barking..but I also know for sure that if they were not with me I would be extremely lonely.

    Happy Wonderversary WB and lots of cuddles for Mrs PIB

  12. Happy one year in your new home Wonderbutt – your human’s lives are forever changed for the better!

  13. I always tell people that I’ll never have any other type of dog because bulldogs are so much fun.

    I love how their eyebrows move when they are thinking and how they are sometimes too lazy to lift their head to see what’s going on and will just shift their eyes instead.

    They definitely can be stubborn but they are sooooo worth it.

    I can’t believe Savannah will be turning FIVE in 2012. Seems like just yesterday….

    • What a great description! Yes, I think I’m with you on that, now. I may have other dogs, too, but I think I’ll always have to have a bulldog in the house. Don’t mention that to the Captain, though.

  14. Congratulations on surviving a whole WonderButtilicious year! He is truly one of a kind, and the most entertaining pooch I know who doesn’t live here. Give him an anniversary kiss for me (mint optional–for him).

    I would like to point out that our dogs are about the same weight, but Sherm is twice as tall as Mr. Butt. I picture Wonderbutt as something like a paperweight with pooch breath. I love his photos!

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