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My poor little foster pug has a lot of issues
June 9, 2009

Poor Plum was seriously neglected and needs a lot of rehabilitation. It's just like an episode of Dogtown in my house.

There are medicine bottles everywhere, spray bottles, itch stop, aloe vera gel, leashes, harnesses, cones, ointments, medicated shampoos, syringes, towels, blankets, crates, play pens, you name it. There are health issues, behavioral issues, house training issues... Also she smells like a giant corn chip to the tenth power.
I am not complaining about any of it mind you. I am just so happy to have some pug company again.

Trust-wise she is starting to come around a little I think. After 4 days she finally trusted me enough to rub her belly for a little while today. The poor girl is very frightened of people's hands touching her.

What's kind of weird is that her favorite place to be is in Pugsley's bed in my bedroom. Sometimes, like now, she just hangs out in there by herself while I'm out in the living room or office working. I haven't decided yet if it's spooky or sweet.

Other times I tell her stories about the Sausage, and I think he would be proud.
I know he is looking down and is totally happy that I've gotten to the point where I'm able to open my home and my heart to other pugs in need.

We will be setting up a chip in site for Plum to help with her many issues. Stay tuned.

Posted by Lori on June 9, 2009 8:22 PM permalink Comments (4)



Becky commented June 9, 2009 10:56 PM

Miss Plum, I just know in my heart that Lori will help you to heal. You are a very sweet looking little lady and just love your name. I picked up Gidget, another sweet little pug, today from my friend's house. Cindy had a stroke 2 weeks ago and will be in the hospital for some time doing rehab. She had 5 dogs and I took the pug. She is naturally scared by my dogs at the moment but the little dogs did ok in the yard a little while ago. Have faith and it will just fine. I think Sausage is happy you are with Lori and sleeping in his bed.



Lex commented June 10, 2009 11:58 AM

Poor little Plum. She is very lucky to have you.

I have watched quite a few episodes of Dogtown and while incredible to see the help they are able to give, it is also horribly depressing.



2wildpugs commented June 10, 2009 3:01 PM

Poor girl. Think about what her experience with human hands has been like in her past if she cringes now.......

My rescue pug had a lot of skin issues when I first got him also. In fact, his feet looked much like hers. I did all of the allergy treatments etc. But now that he has been years without them, I am convinced that most of his problems were due to stress / anxiety / depression. I am betting that, as she feels more comfortable, some of this will spontaneously resolve itself.



Janesca commented June 10, 2009 4:17 PM

If anyone is up to the challenge of rehabilitating her, you are! Shes a very lucky girl to be with you.


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