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The Pug doth protest too much, methinks
May 14, 2006

What a weekend! There was a flooded basement to contend with from all the rain here in the Northeast, a houseful of dogs, 2 CURS (Canine Underground Railroad runs) --- and I whipped up a rather tasty roast beef dinner on Sunday for the entire family…the secret is to add garlic cloves and some port wine to the roasting pan, makes a really nice gravy.

We had some 4 legged guests this weekend. Two displaced pugs from NJ whose owner recently passed away. Very sad. I served as a temporary foster home until Sunday morning when I drove them out to meet another volunteer (thanks Sam!) who helped transport them to their new foster mom to keep until they are adopted. Talk about exhausting, taking care of 3 pugs at once. Three times to go out, three times to feed, three times the attention..

Pugsley was very disgruntled at the prospect of sharing me with 2 other pugs on Mothers Day weekend. Note the forelorned desperado expression on his face as he lay chin resting in disgust at the weekend happenings.

I had to sit Pugsley down and have a "talk" with him -- to explain that not all pugs have it as good as he does and that we have to help the less fortunate pugs of the world, whenever we can. He seemed to understand. The raw carrots and Scooby snacks I kept slipping him on the side probably didn't hurt.

The first thing I had to do was to destench the pair. Based on their foul smell and the filthy water in the tub, I'm guessing these pugs hadn't been bathed in a really long time. No matter. I gave them the royal spa treatment. Warm tub with Pugsley's oatmeal shampoo. Towel drying and wrinkle Q-tiping followed by a blow dry..Both pugs loved their baths! The water and oatmeal must have felt good and soothing on their itchy grimey little bodies..


Petey, the big black boy who I've been calling the Big Mac-Daddy Pug was quite the character. He must weigh close to 50 lbs, looking like he could be part pot-bellied pig, part pug. Petey was very insistant on belly rubs, he kept pushing my baby gates down with his burly body and demanding the BR's. His favorite thing to do here was stare at himself in the mirror... I think his previous house must have had mirrors -- either that or he felt he was just so handsome that he couldn't help himself!


Once cleaned and tucked into the playpen that I use for pug company, the two were all shined up and sleepy. They must have had a rough day, riding car to car, place to place, into and out of the caring hands of our volunteer pug lovers. I'm sure it was very confusing for them and I had to do some reassuring when a couple little sad whimpers escaped into the night. For the most part though, they were very quiet and well behaved. Just content to be in a safe warn place cuddled up next to each other..


When they finally crashed, the pugs were snoring away curled up in little balls -- or in Petey's case, curled up in a big ball. What a portly fellow! Pugsley was not sad to say goodbye to them this morning, but I was :(

You always feel like you wish you could do more.

Happy Mothers Day to all the human and pet moms!

Posted by Lori on May 14, 2006 7:56 PM permalink Comments (11)



Linda commented May 14, 2006 9:14 PM

Happy Mothers' Day, Lori! Thank you for taking such good care of these pugs. Petey certainly is large. I'm sure they'll be perfect for some lucky family.



Toni commented May 14, 2006 10:42 PM

Lori, how sweet. You have such a big heart and so much love to give.



Barb commented May 15, 2006 7:13 AM

That is wonderful work you do! Poor Pugsley, he does look so sad!!

Happy Mothers Day!



Michelle commented May 15, 2006 8:19 AM

PETEY IS SOOO CUTE! He looks like a giant meatball! He looks so huggable!



sl commented May 15, 2006 10:38 AM

Happy Mothers day to a good pug mommy :)



ScallyWag commented May 15, 2006 11:00 AM

Love your reads lately.

Thanks for being there for them!!!

Much love!!!!



Aimee commented May 15, 2006 12:25 PM

I just want to curl up in that playpen with those two! Thank God for pug moms like you Lori!

Happy Mother's Day from Aimee and Pugsley!



Dawn commented May 15, 2006 12:31 PM

What a couple of cuties. I'm sure they thought they'd died and gone to pug heaven with all the attention they were getting! Hondo isn't impressed with houseguests, either, but is good natured about it. I get harassed regularly about being one of only two volunteers who has only one pug, but when you have a pug like mine (rotten as the day is long), one is enough on a permanent basis. I'm sure you know what I mean! BTW - Hope you got the info Mary sent you. If not let me know, I'll re-send.



Jana commented May 15, 2006 6:34 PM

I hope you had a nice Mother's Day with your son and two foster children!



sandy commented May 16, 2006 4:42 PM

Lori, they are so sweety. I'd love to rub that big boy belly. What a cute pair. I hope they get adopted together. So glad you are help to help them out!



Lauren commented May 16, 2006 7:57 PM

You do have such a big heart...They are cutie pies and makes me sad that their owner passed away. I hope they find a wonderful home :) Keep us posted if you know the status on them.

PS Happy Belated Mommy's day!


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