We’re animal people, Tim and I both. Since we were both small children, we have always have had a deep love for animals.
As a couple our first baby was Beatrice, our sweet smashed face little pug dog (otherwise known as a Dutch bulldog). Our second baby was Gunther, our stubborn French bulldog. The minute we bought a house, we got them. And for four years, before we had Megan and Mitchell, they were the children!
Now let’s fast forward a few years. The kids are 4 and 9 and our original babies are now 13. They are senior citizens and don’t quite have the energy to keep up with the kids. So Tim and I decided that it was time to get another dog. We wanted a new puppy for the kids to take care of (and learn the responsibility of having an animal) and we wanted to have her while Beatrice and Gunther were still around so they could teach her a few things! So we rounded out the bulldog trifecta with an English bulldog. They have an excellent reputation as a good family dog (which was important to us) and she’s got that bulldog look we both like so much.
I just couldn’t resist sharing these pictures of Gertie. And of course I threw in a few of the other furry babies for good measure.
23 thoughts on “Our new puppy | Gertrude the English bulldog”
Oh man. Ernie is just now starting to hate the snow less… it’s not been nice enough for photos – unless I want them of a shivering, miserable pug puppy. Gertie is divinely gorgeous and your taste in dogs (and names) is another twin moment for us!
OK, now that’s a seriously cute pup. Not sure the older one quite agrees but hey, look at ’em all curled up! How freakin’ cute is that?!?!
That is The. Cuteness.
Awwww, you’ve made me want a puppy now. She is seriously so cute, and I love that last photo, couldn’t be more perfect if you tried!
awww, so happy to see these. I love the shots of her running towards the camera, so cute!!!
I think I might steal Gertrude, she is gorgeous!!
I hope the cat won that stand off!
(I’m a cat person, but I’ll admit Gertrude is cute)
Okay, SO freaking cute!!
omg. The ones of her running through the grass. too much! and the one of the two cuddling in the dog bed. I love puppies so much. 🙂
Goodness, the ones of her running in the grass are ridiculously adorable!!! I love little baby bulldog puppy-wuppies!
My head asploded from the cute. Great looking pup Teresa. Love English bulldogs.
oh how darling. Better not let my kids see this post, they’d never stop bullying me for one (heh, didja catch that?? :))
Aww man, that’d cute. Great shots in the basket.
What a face!!
I am so jealous! I was just talking about getting an English bulldog. Sooo freakin cute!!
Oh.My.GOODNESS oh my goodness oh my goodness. I want…NEED one. That is the most BEAUTIFUL puppy!!!!!!!!
Awww!! So adorable!
OK, well, that’s just ridiculously cute. What an adorable puppy!
That is a seriously cute puppy, I have a boxer puppy and they would make the cutest pair!
I was looking for a bulldog and pug sleeping photo and came up with yours. It’s so cute…absolutely adorable. I was wondering if you would like to sell the picture. I will not use it for any commercial purpose, will frame it for our bedroom. I would really appreciate if you do.
Hope to get some positive response.
I just got a golden retriever and this makes me really excited to do family photos with him! Great work!
Congratulations ,very nice
I have a little siberian husky and it’s pretty. I should make a photo session! Thanks for the idea.
About your puppy, it’s really cute.