I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
Greetings from Chicago English Bulldog Rescue (CEBR FOR SHORT). Don’t be fooled by our name, we cover a very large Midwest territory. Become a fan of Chicago English Bulldog Rescue on Facebook to learn more about our charitable work and get daily updates with our adoptable bullies! Plus, you can get oodles and oodles of pictures of Goose including some videos! PREPARE FOR TAKE OFF.
My name is Goose. Why Goose? I was once a wanderer, a wild goose of sorts. I had no home and was wasting away, losing weight, and feeling downright low. I was plucked off the streets by Animal Control and taken in as a stray. I didn’t think things would ever look up. Whoa….boy did they!
CEBR swooped in and flew me out of that coop! They quickly understand how special I am. My most prominent features are these big floppy ears that bounce up-and-down and up-and-down. They make everyone smile. Not to mention my charming personality which melts hearts all around. Check out my video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZYgZhfVEwk
When I first arrived in foster, it bugged my foster mom that she didn’t know my name. She really wanted to know but I wouldn’t tell her. I left that old life behind and wanted a fresh start. So she thought….and thought…and thought…and it came to her. I have these big ears that stick out like wings. She knew I needed a name that gave a nod to aviation. Baron? No. Ace? No. Howard Hughes? No. Wilbur? Orville? No, no, no. Maverick? Perhaps. Top Gun was a great flick after all. But then the lightbulb went off and now I’m Goose. Some even call me the Spruce Goose!
I don’t have it easy. Not yet anyway. I was about 15-20 pounds underweight when I first met CEBR. I had rotting teeth that were impacted and infected and skin and eye infections. But that wasn’t the worst of it. My ears are some of the worst the bully specialist has ever seen. They are swollen shut, cauliflowered and hard as a rock. That’s the reason my ears stick out! After years of untreated allergy and infection, my ear canals became very thickened trapping the infection and turning the canals into hard bone. This damage is irreversible. I still have some hearing (often selective), but it is definitely not what it used to be.
CEBR couldn’t let me suffer. The only option was a total ear ablation on both ears. This is a super rough surgery where the diseased ear canal and the entire structure of the middle ear are removed, the middle ear is drained, and the healthy tissue around the ear is closed. YOWZA!
It is too painful and difficult to perform this surgery on both ears at once, so one step at a time for me. My first surgery was basically a “Bulldog Extreme Makeover.” I went under and came out a changed man. I was neutered, had lots of teeth removed, a cleaning, and of course, the first total ear ablation on my left ear. It was a very complicated surgery but I came through with flying colors.
Now I’m recovering in my foster home and we will have to wait weeks until I am able to be assessed for the next surgery. This week we hit some turbulence. I went in for a check up and my ears are still very infected and draining internally. So my foster mom and my vet are working very hard to flush out the infection so my ear heals. I look really silly with no fur on my ear and the left side of my face, and as it grows back boy oh boy does it itch! And I can’t scratch! AHHHHHHHH!
I’m eating like a champ though and nothing gets my spirits down anymore. I’ve already gained 10 and have a few more to go.
There are so many things that make me charming. Too many to list actually. I like to sit in human chairs. In my mind, I AM human. I get in lawn chairs, table chairs, the desk chair, couches, any chair really. The other day I hopped up on a dog bed ON TOP of a crate. Heck, it was calling my name and looked so comfy. One day I really scared my foster mom. She came home and couldn’t find me anywhere. She was breathless and running through the house turning things upside down looking for me. Where was I hiding you ask? In my favorite new spot. A laundry basket! MmmmHmmmmm I just love the smell of fresh, clean laundry. It’s warm, cozy, and the best bed I can think of. So now I have my own basket that I climb into whenever I want.
I also love to talk. If you aren’t paying me any mind, I will talk to you. If you have food, I will talk to you. If you ask me to “speak” I will talk to you. Sometimes it’s a low grumble, sometimes a whine, sometimes a little bark, and sometimes this deep, rhythmic bark that always does the trick.
So here I am fans. Stick with me as I get through my second and hopefully final surgery so that I can fly high once again. I am not ready to be adopted yet…I have a bit of a road ahead of me. But I just wanted you all to know about me because I’m one special dude!
Please think about donating to help with the cost of my medical care. They set up a fund just for me (wow, I’m special)! You can donate online. It’s easy! http://shopcebr.com/items/donations~donation-gifts/DonationGoose-detail.htm
Over and out.
GooseMORE ABOUT CHICAGO ENGLISH BULLDOG RESCUE
We are a 501c3 non profit charitable organization and the gold-standard in pure-bred English Bulldog rescues. We are located in the state of Illinois but serve much of the Midwest including Chicago-proper, Illinois, NW Indiana, SE Wisconsin including Milwaukee and accept intakes from Ohio and Missouri. To determine if you qualify to adopt one of our adorable bullies view our Adoption Criteria and Adoption Area Map
. If you are interested in one of our bullies, the first step is to complete an application by visiting www.ebullymatch.com
. Simply click on ADOPT. We’re sorry but as an all-volunteer organization, we do not respond to individual phone calls or emails.