Monday, October 12, 2009

Good bye Marv, hello Eema

Marv went to his forever home this weekend. He's now living in Cincinnati and I do hope he's livin' the good life! He deserves it. His life was disrupted four times in as many months. I know some will say that he's just a dog, but a dog will offer unconditional love. He and I got off to a somewhat rocky start, but as I learned about Marv, we got to be pretty good buddies, though I never did appreciate when he growled at me! I was hoping to post a picture of his forever Mom, but was unable to connect with her to get her permission.
To be honest, I was looking forward to being pug-less for a while. Little did I know that I would be coming home with another foster. This is Eema, the phonetic spelling of the Hebrew word for mom. This little beauty is a 7 year old puppy mill girl. Thankfully, her puppy mill days are over and she will never again have puppies. She had been fostered in Columbus for a few weeks, but the foster home had a couple of boys who were behaving badly and the foster mom was worried that little Eema would end up in the middle of a fight. She is a well behaved pug starved for affection. We need to work on potty issues, but hey, after living in a crate for your entire life, I can understand why she has issues. She has been spayed and is up to date on all her shots. The poor thing even had to have seven teeth pulled, but she has no problem eating! Now we just need someone to fall in love with her and help her along ;-)
PLEASE!!! If you are thinking about getting a dog or a cat, please, please, please consider a rescue animal. There are so many animals looking for their forever home. If you chose to buy, please find a reputable breeder and don't buy from a pet store. Because of pet stores, puppy mills abound.
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

5 comments:

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Awww ~ such a cute face!!! I hope someone sees her here and falls in love with her!!!

Joanne said...

How wonderful you foster pugs - and no those words "they are just a dog" or "just an cat" would ever pass my lips. It's 100% obvious to me animals have feelings like people and should be treated as such! Hugs to you for taking such good care of your fosters! Love the pics

Andrea said...

It was nice to see you at the nature center today. I came right home and looked at your blog. I knew I had been here before -- I'm a 10 minute hooker as well!

Enjoyed the site. See you at the next hooking event.

debra said...

I so admire the work that you do with your rescue dogs. I don't have a dog (yet) because I work long hours and don't feel it is fair to a dog to home alone for so long. However, I do have two rescue kitties who I delight in every day! Thanks for the good you do!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Thanks, Ladies for stopping by and leaving a comment.
Alice ~ I thought you dropped off the face of the earth :)
Joanne & Debra ~ You two are obviously animal lovers. Thanks for your kind words.
Andrea ~ It sure it a small world.
Pug hugs :)
Lauren