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So, we've had Tubby going on about five years now and I always knew that he would need a companion. Even though he has us and we love and adore him until the end of time we just figured it was time for him to find a friend in a fellow canine. I went on the search as soon as Donovan and I had finished having the conversation or maybe while we were having the conversation, I don’t remember all I remember is yay we’re going to get another fur baby!

We had already tried with one of Donovan’s friends female dogs but she was way too aggressive and mean to my Tubby Wubby so the bitch had to go. We kept her for about a month, month in a half and then she began to knawl at Tubby’s ears and became too aggressive towards him. So, we decided to give her back to Donovan’s friend we figured maybe she was not happy with us and it be better if she goes back to her original owner.

So, for a few years we looked high and low for another fur baby for my Wubs. We looked on craigslist and we found some pups that seemed promising but then they ended up either being way too pricy or the timing was off, and the breeder would say they weren’t willing to hold the pup and blah blah blah. By now we all know that Facebook have millions upon millions of groups you can join. One day while Donovan and I was chilling the subject of a second dog came up again, so I said to myself, self, find a local pet adoption group/page in the local area. Of course, several popped up and I joined them all.

Continuing on to maybe last week Thursday, the whole family was in the garage and we had been talking to Merah about what kind of dog she wants because she was due to get one once she turned ten of course she was looking into the bully family by looking at the French Bulldog. Unfortunately, we were unable to successfully find a French Bulldog full breed. The funny thing though was that I just so happen to go and look on all the pet adoption pages and groups I joined on Facebook. While scrolling I came across this little beauty in the photo. I was like oh my gosh she is too adorable. The first thing I looked at on the post was the number of likes and comments, she had a lot! I was so devastated but not discouraged. I private messaged the user who created the post and asked was she still available for rehoming, with fingers crossed I waited for her to write back and lo and behold she was still available! I can’t begin to tell you guys how happy I was. The first thing I did of course was write her back and negotiate a price, the second thing I did was talk to Donovan about it and show him the picture of her. I then had to spread the good news to the girls...

because let’s face it this is major news; we’re talking about adding another family member to the Keaton gang!

She is an Olde English Buldogge she was born on January 26,2020. I went to Facebook for suggested names but to be honest I didn’t think any were unique. So, I decided that I would name her Ladee. She’s my Ladee my lovie lovie lumpkins she’s my sweetie poo. I’m excited for the girls and I but I’m even more excited for my Wubby because he needs another fur buddy to go and rip and run the yard with. I know that in the near future there will be some puppies in the mix, and we plan to keep every single one and then get the babies fixed so things won’t get out of control. I told the girls at the most I’ll allow us to have six dogs that’s my cut off. Below I will put some information on Tubby’s breed (American Bulldog) as well as Ladee’s breed (Olde English Buldogge).

Tubby, An American Bulldog is an energetic, active working dog, the American Bulldog exudes a dominant, powerful and athletic appearance, with strong muscles and substantial boning. He is recognized for his strength, courage and working abilities, whether guarding property or driving livestock.

The history of Tubby and Ladee’s breed originates in England, the general bulldog type began as a working dog that drove cattle and guarded his master’s property. Known for his strength, courage and ease around livestock, the breed began being used for bull baiting before it was outlawed in England. Consequently, following the ban, the breed was replaced with the less athletic, shorter and stockier English Bulldog. Meanwhile, the original bulldog type was preserved by working class immigrants, who brought them on their journey to America to use as all-around working dogs on farms and ranches in the South. The breed nearly became extinct after World War II, but a returning war veteran named John D. Johnson worked to revive the breed alongside Alan Scott and other breeders. From here came the Johnson and Scott types the former being the “standard” (a sleek, athletic dog built for performance) and the latter being referred to as the “bully” (a bulkier, heavier dog with more muscle mass). Despite these differences, Johnson and Scott maintained the breed’s overall health and working abilities. Today, the modern American Bulldog as we know it remains a well-rounded working dog, courageous guard dog and faithful family companion. The United Kennel Club recognized the American Bulldog in 1999.

Ladee, an Olde English Bulldogge is a muscular, medium sized dog of great strength, stability and athleticism. He is well balanced and proportioned, with no features exaggerated or standing out. He has the appearance of a dog capable of doing his original job, bull baitingThe Olde English Bulldogge is a loyal and courageous dog breed with a stable temperament. They get on very well with children and are naturally very protective of them. Their normal disposition is happy, out-going, eager to please and trustworthy.

You guys can see how excited I am about this because I'm posting about her. In the Keaton family we love us some cute animals and she is one adorable pup. Watch my social media platforms because I will be posting a video when the two of them meet.

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Even though the people of the world have slowed down, that does not mean that Mother Earth has. Spring has finally sprung, and I am starting to see the fruits of my labor in my flower garden. I have been trying my hand in gardening for quite some time now. I can recall when I was younger my mom would make my sister and I help her in her garden. She would tell us all the tips and tricks to growing and caring for plants. At first, I looked at it as a punishment because while other kids were playing, here I am in the yard digging and sweating. I thought it was the most boring thing in the world because, in the beginning, I had no understanding of how important it can be to grow and care for a plant. There is no one plant that is the same when it comes to the care of the plant. All plants have to be taken care of in different ways some plants may require more water, sunlight, and attention than others. Plants also like when you talk to them, read to them and vibe out to some music with them.

Hi, you guys my name is Vera and I’m addicted to gardening!

Aside from when I was a girl, when I got back into gardening it started with some beans that Amerah (my oldest) had brought home when she was attending public school. Once I saw that I could get those beans to grow and keep them alive, I just started planting all types of plants, from fruits and veggies to hedges and Aloe. I could not go into Lowes, Sams, Walmart, Home Depot or anywhere that had a gardening section without coming out with at least three plants. It was getting bad y’all. So bad that Donovan had to put a cap on how much I could spend before we went into any store. Needless to say, the flowers and plants that I have chosen I feel as though I did a great job. There are only a few of my babies that are in full bloom which are the ones I’m highlighting in this post. The rose bush also known as Garden Roses was a gift from Donovan, he goes I’m going to get you this rose bush so that way I don’t have to worry about buying you flowers cause you’ll always have the rose bush. So yeah, we corny like that but oh well moving along. Here is a little bit of information about the Garden Roses followed by some information on these beautiful Tiger Lily’s.

Garden roses are predominantly hybrid roses that are grown as ornamental plants in private or public gardens. They are one of the most popular and widely cultivated groups of flowering plants, especially in temperate climates. Numerous cultivars have been produced, especially over the last two centuries, though roses have been known in the garden for millennia beforehand. While most garden roses are grown for their flowers, some are also valued for other reasons, such as having ornamental fruit, providing ground cover, or for hedging. It is believed that roses were grown in many the early civilizations of temperate latitudes from at least 5000 years ago. They are known to have been grown in ancient Babylon. Paintings of roses have been discovered in Egyptian pyramid tombs from the 14th century BC. Records exist of them being grown in Chinese gardens and Greek gardens from at least 500 BC. Many of the original plant breeders used roses as a starting material as it is a quick way to obtain results.

The significant breeding of modern times started slowly in Europe, from about the 17th century. This was encouraged by the introduction of new species, and especially by the introduction of the China rose into Europe in the 19th century. An enormous range of roses has been bred since then. Roses are one of the most popular garden shrubs in the world with both indoor and outdoor appeal. They possess several general features that cause growers and gardeners to choose roses for their gardens. This includes the wide range of colors they are available in; the generally large size of the flower, larger than most flowers in temperate regions; the variety of size and shape; the wide variety of species and cultivars that freely hybridize.

Rose flowers have historically been cultivated in a diverse number of colors ranging in intensity and hue; they are also available in countless combinations of colors which result in multicolored flowers. Breeders have been able to widen this range through all the options available with the range of pigments in the species. This gives us yellow, orange, pink, red, white and many combinations of these colors. However, they lack the blue pigment that would give a true purple or blue color and until the 21st century, all true-blue flowers were created using some form of the dye. Now, however, genetic modification is introducing the blue pigment. Colors are bred through plant breeding programs that have existed for a long time. Roses are often bred for new and intriguing color combinations which can fetch premium prices in the market.

Tiger Lily also known as Lilium lancifoliumis an Asian species of lily, native to China, Japan, Korea, and the Russian Far East. It is widely planted as an ornamental because of its showy orange-and-black flowers and has become naturalized in numerous scattered locations in eastern North America (particularly in New England). It bears the proper common English name tiger lily, but that name has been applied to other species as well. The plant's native range covers the Russian Far East to Japan and Tibet, some provinces in China, and Korea. It also sporadically occurs as garden escape in North America, particularly the eastern United States, and has made incursions into some southern states such as Georgia. It is cultivated and wild foraged in Asia for its edible bulbs.

I think I'm just going to bite the bullet and put the Lily's in the ground. The fact of the matter is I just don't know where to put them yet. I will update you all with pictures or video if I do decide to do that but for right now I'm just going to let them bloom without disturbance.

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As you all know with these websites you have to purchase your name and domain in order to make you an official brand. Well guys, I finally did it I purchased my domain and website! I've never been more excited! I mean, should I be this excited or am I overreacting by being overly excited?

When I put out content, I want it to be great content. I want the content to be of good use, time worthy and that of encouragement and enlightenment.

Therefore, I want to give you guys authenticity and not just some mess that is rushed and makes no sense. I love you guys and I want to show how genuine and pure that love is by giving you all the honest to goodness realness.

The journey will be long traveled but I want to thank all of you in advance for the love and support you have been showing me. Even if you just skim through my post, I just want to say thank you. Believe it or not, by my sharing with y'all the purchase of the domain this is our first milestone on this journey together.

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