Bartlet…The Dog, The Myth, The Legend

A year ago today, Bartlet the French Bulldog was born. When my daughter and her boyfriend decided to get a puppy to shares their lives in the new condo, she was adamant about getting a “Frenchie”.  After doing quite a bit of reading and research, she was certain this was the dog for her. Her boyfriend was not quite as excited due to the fact that they are reportedly terrible swimmers (as a matter of fact, some literature suggests not having them near open water, beacause due to the size of their heads, there is a threat of drowning.), they are supposedly somewhat lazy, cannot run, are rather reserved and don’t like to play all that much. But he was quickly won over by the Big “B”! He is comical, endearing, loveable and guess what- he can swim!! Well, with a PFD (personal flotation device). He loves chasing Frisbees on the beach,  playing with other dogs at doggy day care and the park, and will run to the point of exhaustion chasing a beach ball.

Last year, not soon after they brought him home, Coach and I (I’m Nana in Bartlet-speak) were called upon to “puppy-sit” for a long weekend. I hatched a plan to create The Year of Bartlet Calendar for his “mommy and daddy” for Christmas. Along with my so talented sister-in-law, the marketing guru, and my nieces, we posed Bartlet and put together what we think is a hilarious calendar, that they have enjoyed this entire year. Not sure what I am going to do to top it, but I am puppy-sitting again soon…hope you enjoy it too!

January … Jingle Bells!

February… Who Woofs Ya Baby?

March… Slainte!

April…Thanks Easter Bunny!

May…The Most Interesting Dog In the World

June… Let’s Go Red Sox!!

July…Yankee Doodle Dandy

August…Beach Blanket Bingo!

September…Liverpool or Bust!

October…Trick or Treat

November…Let’s Go Patriots!

December…Santa Paws is Coming to Town

Disclaimer: no puppies were harmed in the making of this calendar 🙂

                                                                                          Happy Birthday Big B!! We love you!!! Nana

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