When I made my last Pug Life post a year ago, I had 2 pugs. But 2013 brought a new flat-faced, curly-tailed fur-baby into my life.
Let’s be clear… I had no intentions of getting another dog. My little girl was just born in August, so between her and 2 spoiled pugs, my hands were full. But when a friend sent me a photo of this sweet boy, my heart melted.
His owners were moving out of state and leaving him behind. We met with them right away, and as soon as I saw this little guy there was no way I could let him leave. He had patches of fur missing, bloody scabs on his neck and hips, fleas all over him, and a terrible ear infection… but he was the happiest, most energetic pug I have ever met! In his short 4 years of life, this is his 4th (and final) home.
He had to wear a shirt to keep him from itching… but after a trip to the vet and a mere $200 later, he was completely cured in just 3 weeks.
I am so happy to have this sweet boy as a part of our lives! The dog hair is a pain to keep up with, walking 3 dogs on leashes is a challenge, and I have no room in my king size bed at night… but my heart is full.
Please, I beg you, do not take in an animal if you are not 100% committed. Pets are family, and should not be tossed aside just because you have a baby, move to a new home, or can’t afford the vet bills. A pet should be forever. Our local animal shelters are at max capacity, and I constantly see posts on Facebook about people trying to re-home their pets for one reason or another. I don’t mean to get all ‘Sarah McLachlan’ on you, but please. You wouldn’t give up your child if he left a mess on the rug, would you?
Buddy was lucky to have found us before he ended up alone at a shelter… and we are so blessed to have him in our family.