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Bouvier des Flandres Bronze Figure Thrift Shop Find 6 Euro ($6.36)

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    Posted 5 years ago

    Efesgirl
    (1013 items)

    I bought this doggie along with the Victorian silver. Weighs A BUNCH. Looks like a bear but it's a dog. Many years ago, I had a Bouvier named Bear who was bailed out of a local animal shelter. He was huge and everyone at the shelter was afraid of him. I don't know why. He was the SWEETEST, loveliest boy on Earth. All 85 pounds of him. Maybe, just maybe, I have him back again.

    :-)))))))

    Thanks for visiting my dog.
    Bonnie

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    Comments

    1. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      Aw how cute Bonnie!!!
    2. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      A toe banger! But cute as.
    3. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 5 years ago
      Kind of like a skipperkey dog, which I don't know the spelling now, a friend had. Love the 4th photo where it really looks like a skip. Love this memory of yours ! :)
    4. Zilla Zilla, 5 years ago
      So cute :-)
      That face! Bear looks like a real sweetie.
    5. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      How cute is he!!!
      Bear is back for you :-D
    6. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      @Phil - Bear's head was as big as my head. He was an exceptionally large, old style Bouvier and measured about 80 cm at the shoulder. In the "old days" Bouvier des Flandres dogs were used to pull small carts and herd sheep and cattle. With his paws on my shoulders, his head was above mine (I'm 5'6"). I loved him dearly and wish I could have him all over again. He died 18 years ago.

      Schipperkes are tiny Belgian dogs with very fox-like faces. I see quite a few of them as I am 15 minutes from the Belgian border.
    7. DecoVoo DecoVoo, 5 years ago
      Aaarff ! :)
    8. byrdnest byrdnest, 5 years ago
      We continue to love our babies looking at pictures long ago or even in a bronze figure. Excellent find.
    9. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      byrdnest - my eyes still burn with tears when I look at photos of Bear. I came home with an albino dwarf rabbit the size of my hand, aged 5 weeks old. Guess who adopted her.....guess who she slept with during the day, in a sunbeam.

      :-)))))
    10. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 5 years ago
      Sorry to hear that, he looks wonderful !
    11. roddyq roddyq, 5 years ago
      They are a great dog a friend of mine had one the Bouvier was totally dedicated to him. They are a strong dog I had 140 pound Malumute husky and they would wrestle around best pals.
    12. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      Thanks to all~!
    13. martika martika, 5 years ago
      Heartwarming story about your Bear and the albino rabbit ! :)
    14. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Not sure how I managed to miss this one. He's really outstanding Bonnie! What a GREAT find!

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