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September 9, 2009

Here are some pictures of Plum's rehabilitation from when I rescued her 3 months ago to where she is now. We've had some setbacks and will probably have more....but we are also making overall steady progress.

My end goal is to get her to the point where she is completely itch free and all the hair grows back on her feet and neck so the little old gal can enjoy her golden years without a hint of discomfort. I know it can be done, anything is possible with enough love and diligence.

plum neck before after.jpg

plum before and after.jpg

We still have a long way to go but I love a challenge, and I do love me some Pum Pum.

It's funny how different love can be. The way I loved Pugsley was soooo different from how I love Plum. Pugsley was a one of a kind, so human-like, my one and only Sausage, the forever Pug of my heart.

No other will ever compare. No bond will ever be as strong and I will never love another living creature the way I loved him. It will never be the same, and that's ok. It's not meant to be is it?

I finally get it....each love you are blessed with in this life is meant to be unique and different and cherished for exactly what it is, nothing more and nothing less. They are not meant to replace the one that came before, but to leave their own special footprints on your heart.

I guess it's the same with humans. Some loves you have are more brotherly/sisterly or like a best friend and others burn with a fire in your belly that can never be distinguished.

The important thing is to keep on loving.

Posted by Lori on September 9, 2009 11:13 PM permalink Comments (6)

 

 

Neas Nuttiness commented September 9, 2009 10:57 PM

Pum Pum reminds me so much of my sweet old Miley, who was rescued from Polk County Animal Control. I only had her for a year, but I tried to make up for all those previous years of obvious neglect. I was richer in so many ways because of her!

 

 

Kelly commented September 10, 2009 11:06 AM

Plum looks great!! Such an amazing difference already!!

 

 

2wildpugs commented September 10, 2009 1:29 PM

I think that long time dog owners love all of their dogs but there is always that one special lifetime friend. My grandfather will turn 100 this November and he has owned dogs from the time he was a little boy until just several years ago. However, he still talks about a dog he had nearly 50 years ago. In fact, it is the only thing that he every reminisces about (not even his wives). Pugsley was that dog.

 

 

jan commented September 10, 2009 3:47 PM

amen, sista... you said it all. and you do get it, you really, really do!!!!

you've grown so much since you lost pugsley, lori. i'm a firm believer that good comes from bad. and it's SO good to see you finally being able to turn the sausage loose and let him soar with the angels, move forward with your life and be able to love a dog again. you're a rock star, girlie!!!!

 

 

Lori commented September 10, 2009 4:20 PM

Ok now you guys are choking me up!

 

 

Jen commented September 10, 2009 9:36 PM

Plum already looks so much better......keep up the great work!

 



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