Thursday, March 26, 2009

Newest Family Member

We've already introduced everyone to our happy little family

Mr. Sammy



And Mr. Edgar, the fruitcake



But about three weeks ago we decided to expand our family. I give you Mr. Gus the Pug

He came to us from the Ohio Pug Rescue. The rescue apparently saved him from a puppy mill where he was locked up in a cage and used as a stud dog to breed puppies. This little puggy is the sweetest, happiest, most loving little pug I've ever met. I can't imagine how someone could be so cruel to such an innocent animal.

His foster mommy at the rescue felt the same way...so she gave him lot's of love and lot's of food. So now I have a chunky monkey puggy on my hands.
Jason and I had debated for months before finally deciding to get another dog, and I had always wanted a pug! The decision to go to a rescue was an easy one. Literally millions of animals are surrendered to shelters or dumped on the streets. All three of our doggies were rescued, and I would strongly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a dog.
Granted the first week of Gus being with us was very difficult. He was marking everything in the house, and he was very possessive of his little Ohio State University stuffed bulldog. But pack mentality and patience prevailed, and just three short weeks later he's sitting for his food, sleeping through the night, and pottying outside! I have totally and completely fallen in love with this little dog! He may snore, and he may make a lot of noises when he's happy. Not to mention the bad breath and gas. But his warm little belly and cute tiny puppy paws totally make up for it. So I'll leave you with this parting word of advice from the wonderful Bob Barker, "Help control the pet population; have your pet spayed or neutered."

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Mrs B. said...

I literally LOL'ed at "Mr. Edgar, the fruitcake". Awww...Edgar... :-)