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a girl and her pug
February 21, 2007

I've made no bones about how I feel when new parents give up their dogs because they fear how the children and dogs might react to one another. I've explained how frustrating it is for me to see this happen over and over and over with the pugs I help rescue. So, so many of them are surrendered for this reason alone. Perfect little loving pugs who want nothing more than to be a member of the family. To love and be loved, especially by a child. But it happens because parents don't want to take the time and energy to have to train both. Whatever, I understand people have to do what they think is best for their family and I would definately feel different if it was a Rotty or a Pitbull near a baby. But when it comes to pugs, or any docile breed, think about what they can be missing out on...Samantha forwarded me the link to this home movie of one family who proves that a child and animal can live together naturally, in harmony and both of their lives can be all the better for it.

Introducing Abigail and Rosco:

The maker of this video writes:

From Stephanie:
"My hope is that another dog will not be given away because a human baby has come into their lives. I'd like to share this video, to show the bond that our daughter and our pug have. Our daughter will be 2 on March 4th and this video is a montage from the beginning of her life. She knows nothing other than Rosco being a part of our family and a friend for life!"

Posted by Lori on February 21, 2007 12:38 AM permalink Comments (12)

 

 

Megan commented February 21, 2007 7:38 AM

Aww...that was absolutely beautiful!

 

 

Aimee commented February 21, 2007 10:44 AM

Lori, I loved this. Thank you for sharing it with us. It's important that people know that dogs are pack animals - they are MEANT to be part of a family and they can bring so much joy and love.

 

 

coffeypot commented February 21, 2007 11:10 AM

Great video, Lori! My step-daughter is a vet who also does pet adoptions and animal rescue. I do transport of animals all over the NE and South to no-kill shelters to help her out, and one of my favorite breeds is the pug. My daughter, Marni, has two of them - Grimmy and Dozer. And the music was great, too.

 

 

Mandy commented February 21, 2007 1:38 PM

I watched this & just melted. I forwarded it to everyone in my office & now everyone in my office is crying with me. Happy tears, but still...
Just beautiful! I know that Ming Lee (my Pug) and Lucy (my Lab) can't wait until there are some delicious baby feet to snack on!

 

 

Dana commented February 21, 2007 8:17 PM

Lori,
What an absolutely beautiful video! It's the sweetest thing I've seen in a LONG time! Just precious....Thanks!

 

 

ScallyWag commented February 21, 2007 10:52 PM

I am such a cry baby......I couldn't even make it thru the
first minute......I did watch the whole thing though!!!!
And cried!!! That was GREAT, thanks for sharing!! OMGosh!!!

adios!
love you!

 

 

Madley commented February 22, 2007 8:06 AM

Thank you, thank you -- and thanks Abigail and Rosco...

 

 

Marni commented February 22, 2007 9:08 PM

That is the sweetest thing I have seen in a long time -- pugs are the most special little "people" aren't they?!

 

 

Punchbugpug commented February 23, 2007 11:14 AM

OMG I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who cried. In fact "bawled my eyes out". Thanks so much for sharing this, especially at this time, I too work with rescue and have a woman right now who is giving up her Pug 7 year old Pug due to aggression with her toddler!

 

 

Lauren commented February 24, 2007 8:32 AM

oh that was awesome...I loved it! Thanks for sharing :)

 

 

sl commented February 27, 2007 7:13 AM

finally had time to watch it.... "Bawling" like a baby...that was incredibly sweet.

 

 

Denise Howard commented June 23, 2008 4:07 AM

This is a very beautiful video and such a testament to the bond between dogs and humans. Dogs have been an integral part of my family since I was a little girl and my children were raised with them as well. There is no better friend in this world. God created dog to love us indiscriminately. After all, God spelled backwards is dog. Bless you for sharing your video with us.

 



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