Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Method actor

Sparky

I was a little worried about this guy when he didn't pass his medical. His wonky knees on his back legs failed him. It's almost like there's no muscle development there so when he walks, he's a bit wobbly but when he has to go up stairs or some other incline, it's really apparent that he has a hard time.

Luckily, there's probably going to be some room for him at Bullies in Need (how many dogs have these guys saved now?) although I'm not sure if they're going to have the funds to fix what's wrong with his knees or if they're just going to try to find him a good home "as is" - which is mostly fine as far as the dog is concerned. Stairs are over rated anyway. If there's no elevators to reach the upper floors then it's better to be carried. At least that's what Rocky, my own rear end wobbler, tells me - although, I usually just tell him to suck it up unless he wants to lose ten pounds first.

But back to the dog at hand. This American Bulldog really should be in movies. He's full of expressions, a truly dramatic thespian, and his preferred role is that of constant companion. Despite whatever physical ailments this guy might have, I think someone is going to fall big time for his soulful mug.






More on Sparky here.

For adoption information on these and other dogs (and cats and other animals), please visit Toronto Animal Services.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think I'm in love...what a gorgeous boy! I tend to have wonky knees myself and am not a fan of stairs either so I know how you feel, buddy. Hope he finds a great home.

Anonymous said...

What a great set of photos! He has a wonderful face, but it takes the right photographer to capture them....

Lynda said...

He's adorable! I have a soft spot in my heart for ABD's.

redstarcafe said...

Great photos, Fred. He has a bit of Jean Marais crossed with Wiggles the bullie dog from Dogtown.

Anonymous said...

I love that first photo...he's like " yeah I'm cool and I know it "...definitely the DeNiro of the dog world.

Marcie said...

The yawn picture makes him look likes he's laughing :0 Sooo cute! He's got the same grill as my brothers dog Bowie, it's adorable.

Anonymous said...

Wow these shots are AMAZING! get this dog an agent Stat!!They should make a new rascals movie just for him

Susan

Nicole, researching about american bulldog said...

I have joined a group once which adopts AB. I help in finding a perfect owner for the dogs. I enjoyed working there especially when one adopts a dog and takes good care of it. :)