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a happy new year for Sophia
January 4, 2009

Remember Sophia, the adorable little pug girl who was born with Spinal Bifida and has paralysis of her back legs? Well, I am happy to report that she got her first set of wheels!
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The wheel cart is integral to Sophia's development because her little legs and back need to straighten out. This is important to prepare her for her upcoming surgery. Her surgery will close the dangerous bubble on her back.

Sophia loves her wheels and is getting really used to running and playing in the apt, hallway and indoor pug meet ups. In the next few weeks, she will venture outside!

Here is a video of Sophia in her new wheels....sorry that the video is sideways, Sophia's foster mom got so excited to see her move for the first time that she forgot how she was holding the camera!

Sophia would like to thank all of her friends and supporters from the bottom of her tiny little heart.

What a great way to start the new year!

Posted by Lori on January 4, 2009 8:50 PM permalink Comments (15)



emily the biker pug commented January 4, 2009 9:32 PM

emily the biker pug and sunshine says damn that Sophia is fast.
GO Sophia GO!



coffeypot commented January 4, 2009 9:44 PM

I say change her name to Ben Hur Petty. She is flying like a NASCAR chariot racer.



Lori commented January 4, 2009 9:46 PM

Hahaha, I know she is soooo happy! and so fast!



marni commented January 5, 2009 9:17 AM

that is awesome! brings a big ol' smile to my face.



www.punchbugpug commented January 5, 2009 11:46 AM

She is ADORABLE! I'm donating a portion of my etsy sales this month to her benefit and our group WNYPugs is supporting Curly Tails!



Lori commented January 5, 2009 11:53 AM

Thank you very much for the support Punchbugpug!!



Holly commented January 5, 2009 1:55 PM

Lori - Thanks for sharing - I donated to her last year & I have been wondering how she was doing ; ) She must have been totally pooped out after all that activity! Holly



Holly commented January 5, 2009 1:57 PM

Lori - Thanks for sharing - I donated to her last year & I have been wondering how she was doing ; ) She must have been totally pooped out after all that activity! Holly



Becky commented January 5, 2009 4:56 PM

Oh how wonderful for Sophia. Just look at her go! Makes my heart happy to see her up and running. She is well on her way to her miracle coming true. She better not get a speeding ticket with her cart! Best Wishes for little Sophia for the New Year!! Thanks Lori for the update.



Lauren commented January 5, 2009 5:48 PM

It made me choke up seeing that little girl go!... What an amazing story she carries... I have been wondering how she was doing... Thank you so much for making my day Lori...



2wildpugs commented January 5, 2009 7:21 PM

My favorite thing about the pug breed is their toughness, optimism, and adaptability. NOTHING seems to get them down for long and they rarely complain (except about being hungry). Go Sophia!



2wildpugs commented January 5, 2009 7:24 PM

And BTW, THANK YOU to Curly Tails and all of your donors for not giving up on her and for giving her a chance to be happy.



Jen commented January 5, 2009 7:37 PM

Does a heart good!!!! I donated to her last year, and it is soooo good to see she is so happy!



Trudy commented January 7, 2009 10:32 AM

I love this video of Sophia! She's such a doll!



tweedles commented January 18, 2009 9:35 PM

Hi Lori
Again you you you touched a sensitive part in my soul. My name is Tweedles- but before I found love and a forever home - my mommies had a pug named that was 14 years old when she finally went to the Rainbow Bridge. About age 8- Doodles, started to show changes in her walking and getting around. A big surgery was done on her back to help her, but it did not work and so she had to get a wheel chair.. because she was paralyzed. Doodles could not walk anymore or go pee pee, or poo poo- so mom did it all for her many times a day. Little Doodles was brave to take on the wheel chair and acted like a pro. She ran with the big dogs going after toys. She never hesitated for a minute. A heart of gold. She was loved a lot and as you can see was ill for a long time- but love prevailed and she lived her life a long time. If you have a big heart like you do- anything is possible, and your little one will be just as happy- because of love.
Thank goodness for the supporters that have helped give her a chance.


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