Well, friends, I have so much to say I can hardly contain myself!
First, let me explain the title of this post, “The Real McCoy.” My devilish good looks have been hijacked and someone is pretending to be ME on Twitter! We’ll call it “Twittergate.” Not so fast, whoever you are. There’s only ONE Porterhouse and I am CLEARLY perfectly capable of speaking for myself (that’s never been a problem, continue reading). I am the new Lennay Kekua, people. I’ve been violated! At least I know I’m not alone. I mean, it happens to all of us A-list celebs. I join my closest friends Oprah, Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Warren Buffet, Will Smith, and Martha Stewart as a victim of identity theft. So to set the record straight, I have NOT (yet) launched into the Twittersphere. You will be the first to know if/when I do. In the images below, you will see just how similar our wicked good looks are. I am so much like Lennay I can hardly believe it myself!
I also want to clear something else up. It has been brought to my attention that my blog leads people to believe that I do not like my brother Magoo. This is not true. I just think he’s ridiculous, but I thoroughly enjoy him and even love him for his craziness. I tolerate his antics and embrace his… “uniqueness.” There, I said it: I love Magoo. THAT is a fact.
I’d like to update you on the Porterhouse Nation t-shirt fundraiser for the Illinois English Bulldog Rescue. I will sum it up in a single word: SUCCESS. I am selling like hotcakes. I am now available on a lovely pink t-shirt with a sexy silver silhouette and black letters. Of course, I am also still very much available on the original royal blue shirt with a most attractive black silhouette and silver letters as well. Not only are they still available on the Etsy site (http://www.etsy.com/listing/109911495/porterhouse-nation-s-xl), but they are also being sold locally at Bone-A-Patreat Healthy Pet Market at 4110 University Avenue, Des Moines IA 50311. How cool is that?! $10 from each shirt goes directly toward the Illinois English Bulldog Rescue so we can provide much needed vet care to our rescued bulldogs. It’s a win-win situation – you get the coolest shirt ever made, if I do say so myself (and I do), AND your purchase helps rescued bulldogs!
I also want to discuss my relationship with Spike, the “other” Drake mascot. Sure, I like to poke fun at him once in awhile in my blog. But really, we are good buddies. I like to chase Spike when I see him, but it’s only because the crowd loves it. They think it’s so cute when I do it! And I must agree – I am pretty darn cute no matter what I do. Watching my chubby, uncoordinated butt running after a giant Spike puts them over the top. They can hardly contain themselves I’m so cute! Spike and I give each other high fives and fist bumps, and he even gives me a good butt scratch when I’m lucky. We are like a tag team, only Spike tends to put a lot more effort into things than I do. I let him do most of the work. I lay around in the stands while Spike runs all over the place. However, I will say that you don’t see Spike running cross-court at lightening speed after a basketball. Just sayin’. It’s not ALL Spike…
It was Magoo’s birthday last week. He turned the big 3 years old, although he still acts like a little baby. I’ve never seen something so dramatic. He works it and the worst part is that my mom and dad fall for it every time! Magoo acts mopey and forlorn and they are putty in his paws. It’s totally ridiculously pathetic. I just turn my head in disgust when it happens. Anyway, back to Magoo’s birthday. He got a new toy, not that this is any different than normal days. He also got a couple of bags of his favorite treats. The best part is that we ALL got a special birthday cookie to celebrate his big day. I was all about this. Obviously.
Magoo was mad about the harness my mom put on him, so he refused to move for a good hour. SUCH A BABY.
Birthday cookies for Magoo!
Birthday cookies for O!
Birthday cookies for me!!!!!!!!!!! Diesel got some too, of course, but he wouldn’t hold still for a picture.
Speaking of birthdays, I have one coming up on March 31. I’ll be 8 years young! I’m in the prime of my life and loving every minute of it. Oh, and in lieu of toys, please send treats. And lots of them.
Now for an update my household of bullies. We’ve had a lot of movement lately! Lola Mae has been adopted, Donken has been adopted, and Diesel has joined the chaos that is my family.
Lola Mae went home on January 14 and we couldn’t be happier for her! She has a new sister, Zoe, and they have quickly become inseparable. And, of course, she also has a mom and dad, and they are wonderful. Lola Mae is living the dream and we miss her very, very much! Not a day goes by that we don’t think about her. Thankfully, her awesome new mom updates us often, which makes my mom and dad sooooo happy. We get lots of picture of her with Zoe, which we love. Lola Mae is the sweetest girl ever!!
Lola Mae with my mom and dad before she left for her new home. (:
Lola Mae and Zoe when they first met at my house! They hit it off!
Donken has also found infinite love and happiness in her new home. She joins a female American Bulldog (appropriately spoiled rotten) named Lola and a male American Bulldog (also appropriately spoiled rotten) named Sarge. Oh, and there are a couple of humans in the family too. Donken is doing amazingly well. She had such fear and as a result displayed aggression when she came to us. We were really worried about how the transition would go from our home to her new one, but that was clearly unnecessary! Donken settled right in and loves her new family very much already! She’s been such a good girl and we are soooo proud of how far she has come and how brave she has been. We have also been getting lots of updates on our little D, which is so great. We’ll love her forever!
This is my dad with Donken. She is such a little peanut!
This is my dad giving Donken a goodbye kiss. It’s so hard for my parents to let them go, but it’s worth it to help others.
This is Donken’s new dad!!! Don’t they both look so happy???
It’s never easy for my parents to let my foster siblings go. This summarizes their feelings perfectly!!!
The new guy is named Diesel. He was surrendered by his owner and is 5.5 years young. We call him “Big D” or “D-Train” a lot because he’s HUGE and tends to walk right through things like they’re not even there. He’s a wrecking ball, but not on purpose. He’s just a big, dopey, uncoordinated,gentle, and slow oaf of a dog. We love him! Unfortunately, he has a lot of health problems that will require a great deal of vet care and multiple surgeries as a result of significant neglect. He needs bilateral ear canal ablation surgery because his ears are calcified completely shut from chronic, untreated ear infections. It is very painful and so bad that it is affecting his equilibrium/balance. Big D tips over a lot, runs into things, stumbles, and his legs kind of slide out from under him. It’s very sad and makes my mom and dad very, very angry. He also needs bilateral eye surgery and to be neutered. Poor guy has a lot going on, but good ol’ IEBR is on it and we will get him fixed up! Diesel was very flat for the first couple weeks he was with us and didn’t show any interest whatsoever in interacting with anyone/anything (including MY charming self, believe it or not!), but now he climbs up on my mom’s lap and cuddles! He LOVES attention from my mom and dad. Also, Magoo has gotten him to play with him a few times, which is AMAZING! Leave it to Magoo to wear a guy down and get him to play. Magoo is so good at that. He takes such good care of the fosters. Diesel has already come a very long way in a short time. It’s so fun to see him happy and enjoying attention. We love the D-Train!
This was Magoo’s first (of many) attempt to get Diesel to play with him. It was a BIG FAIL.
This time Magoo wore him down and Big D had a great time!!!
Magoo was on Cloud Nine! Another victory for Magoo.
In my last post, I told you about an upcoming video shoot with Magoo for the Drake Marketing department. I expressed some concern about how Magoo would behave. Well, my concerns were clearly warranted. He was an absolute disaster and I was mortified by his behavior. All he had to do was approach me and give me a sniff. Instead, he was panting like he had just run a mile and every time he set foot on the backdrop paper Magoo would FREAK OUT and run across the set. I did EXACTLY what I was supposed to do (look sad and lazy – not a problem… never a problem…), as usual, while he was absolutely out of control. I’m pretty sure he will never be asked back by Drake. This is why I am the mascot and he isn’t. I rule.
If you are in the Des Moines area, you should come visit us on Saturday, March 16 at Bone-A-Patreat Healthy Pet Market at the corner of 42nd and University! We will be there from 10-4 for an IEBR Meet & Greet. I will be there, as will some of my siblings. My mom and dad will be there to answer any questions and to talk about bulldogs and IEBR! I might get bored if you don’t come see me, so please come.
So… DRAKE BEAT #17 CREIGHTON IN MEN’S BASKETBALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That’s right, Bulldogs are so much better than Bluejays. I was talking trash before the game, so thanks, guys, for backing it up with some awesome skills on the court. Down with McDermott!!! It was so exciting. Okay, so my mom is telling me I have to be honest and tell you that I did sleep through the entire second half. It’s true. But a pretty boy like me needs his beauty sleep! Don’t judge.
The game was RIVETING. I was on the edge of my seat.
So my boy Guster came back to visit us this past weekend. We got to babysit the little rug rat! It was… AWESOME. I love that little guy. He acted like he had never left. It was like the good old days. Magoo was over the moon because no one else will play with him since Lola Mae and Donken left for their forever homes (we like to sleep… a lot…). Guster, however, is all about playing. It was perfect having him back.
Guster was back in the house this last weekend! Acted like he owned the place.
Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. I must say that the ladies are lined up down the block already. Lots to choose from. It’s okay, though, ladies, there’s plenty of me to go around. In the spirit of V-Day, I’ve written a little poem for my fans. I hope you enjoy it.
Roses are red,
Drake Bulldogs are blue.
I need a Valentine,
Could it be you?
If you’d like to be my Valentine, please send treats. I will, naturally, be basing my decision solely on who sends me the most goods.
The Iowa Voters for Companion Animals is once again working hard at the Capitol during this legislative session to convince our lawmakers that puppy mills are a real problem in our state! Please, please, PLEASE get involved by signing up to receive emails. IVCA ONLY sends emails when YOUR action is needed. It is not something that will fill your inbox every day. When Mary sends something, you KNOW it’s important! We will not change the lives of dogs in puppy mills across our state (that are over 23,000 of them in mills as I type this) unless we convince our legislators that change is needed. Check out the website: www.iowavca.org for more info on how you can help. We need YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ALL of you!!!!!!!!!
IEBR has taken in some very medically needy bulldogs into our rescue lately. We are in desperate need of funds. If you are interested in helping, please donate on our website: www.ilenglishbulldogrescue.org. OR you can buy a Porterhouse Nation t-shirt! Either way, you are helping us tremendously. If you can’t help financially, please spread the word about IEBR and rescue in general. PLEASE… adopt, don’t shop.
These are our especially medically needy dogs right now. They need help. ):
This is my mom’s med system for the dogs in our house. Usually there are 5 dogs, which necessitates an additional med box. This doesn’t show the many eye drops and ear meds we are on. It’s like a hospital up in here. Thank God my mom is a nurse!
Thanks for reading my blog, friends! You’re the best!
Until next time…
Peace, Love, and Bulldogs,