Saturday, February 12, 2011

More Pug Pics ~

I am often asked how I can give up a pug after fostering her.  My answer is always the same ~ it is very bittersweet.  I grow attached very quickly but I believe they become attached to me even more quickly.  Sometimes they come from loving homes and have to be given up for a myriad of reasons.  I was present when a man surrendered three pugs due to an illness in his immediate family.  The man had a hard time not crying, but the tears could not be hidden.  Then there was TeeJaye and Linnie who came from god-awful shelters.  All they wanted was to be loved!
I have fostered eight times and seven of "my" pugs are in loving homes.  (My poor Linnie Lu had health issues and is now running fast and free at the Rainbow Bridge.)  Below are the two pugs you've heard the most about and the forever families who have kept in touch with me.
Eema, a former puppy mill momma, was with me for 11 1/2 months.  She just returned from a month in Florida.  Here she is with sister Cher who was also adopted from Ohio Pug Rescue.  Eema's the one with the sweet gray face in back :)
Hopscotch (nka Midge) was with me for one short month.  That's her in the middle with pug brother Elwood and sister Rhoda.
I'd say they are getting along marvelously!
Thanks so much to Hopscotch's mom Heidi and Eema's mom Dolly for sending me pictures.  I just love seeing how happy the girls are. 
It's 33 degrees, snow is melting and spring arrives in 36 days.  WOO HOO!!!  Life is good.
Pug hugs :)


katie said...

Oh it is so great to know they go to loving homes. I feel so sad for the man who had to gives his up, that is heartbreaking, but knowing you had a part in caring for them soothes my heart.

Joanne said...

I'm sure it's so hard to let them go - but then on the other hand - just knowing they are in loving homes really can help! You are a very special person to be able to do this for them and they are very lucky to find their way to you

Orange Sink said...

Seeing their pictures in the loving homes makes my heart rejoice! Thank-goodness for people like you Lauren who make it possible for these little furry ones to find good homes!
Cathy G

Deb said...

I don't know how you can give up those dogs after you've taken care of them. My hat really goes off to you. It's such a wonderful thing that you're doing and I know that their departure from you is bittersweet, but so rewarding for what you've done for them.

Kim said...

It is always nice to see the photos and know that they are happy. You give them such a lovely home and help find them a happy permanent home. You must have a big heart and let it break so many times.

weaverpat said...

Hi Lauren,
It's so good to see the happy little faces again. I'm glad their Moms keep in touch and you pass the happiness on to us.
I know how hard it must be to give them up! I guess it helps to know they are loved in their new homes.
HUGS to you and the Pugs!

Doris said...

Oh Lauren, Eloise and I are so glad to see Eema! She is such a cutie and Midge is a doll. I don't think I could give them up - it must take a lot of love and resolve to do so. Bless you!!

Courtney said...

Cheers to you and your love and strength! These dogs are so lucky that they are able to pass through your world and onto loving permanent homes! They are really cute and have such great expressions on their little faces!

kelley said...

Looks like the girls are living the life! How wonderful seeing them doing so well in their forever homes...

There's got to be a special spot in heaven for everyone who can be a dog/cat foster Mom! thanks for sharing their stories...

Tamera @ the Stone Fence Cottage said...

Lauren---those happy faces say it all!!! Ms. EEma certainly is living "the lifestyles of the rich and famous" isn't she?? Wintering in Florida....that's the life!!

I keep in touch with Mr. Bill and Kae's foster mom---she really appreciates it!!