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 :)