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January 24, 2010

What a difference a little Lubbins can make.

"Lubbins" is pug language for "Lovin's", btw.

I can't believe there are people in the world who just throw their dogs away because they don't fit into their lifestyle anymore. But there are. I see it everyday.

It hurts me to know Plum was one of those dogs that somebody thought of as disposable especially after 10 years of living in the only home she ever knew with the only people she ever trusted, who one day deserted her just when she needed them most.

Sometimes she sits and stares off into space with the saddest little look on her face :( I wonder if she is thinking about them, wondering what she ever did to make them abandon her.

It makes me angry for sure. But more than anything it just makes me want to give her more Lubbins.

Probably the most rewarding gift as a dog owner who rescued versus buying from a breeder or pet store is watching the transformation that takes place.

Now granted Plum has a lot of ailments and still has a way to go with her allergies, diet and chronic ear problems but the good news is those sad looks she used to get...they happen much less frequently as time goes by.

Those once sad little faces are now replaced with snaggle-tooth smirks..

Where her neck was once a big red bald patch of itchy sore skin, it is now a thick and full white fluffy pug mane.
When she was once locked in a cold metal cage with no interaction or warmth of any kind, she now sleeps on fluffy blankets high atop human furniture..

Most importantly she will never have to worry about anyone giving up on her again and there will always be a fresh supply of the best medicine in the world - Lubbins!

Posted by Lori on January 24, 2010 7:38 PM permalink Comments (6)



Amber commented January 24, 2010 8:16 PM

Wow...I couldn't imagine giving up Mr. Pups. He has been with me for 10 years. Someone would have to kill me to take him away from me. He is my heart. Plum looks radiant! Her pics are so cute. Makes me want to kiss my computer screen when I see her.



emily the biker pug commented January 24, 2010 9:12 PM

Very well said Lori
Plum has made a remarkable transformation
I too could never give up on a pet to me they become even more than family.
Every time I take them out I tell them how much they mean to me and how much I love them. Maybe that makes me a bit nuts to some people but I don't really care what they think.



Mike Masishin commented January 24, 2010 10:36 PM

Little Plum was so incredibly fortunate to have been rescued by you, Lori. I can see she has improved vastly. I hope she is happy. And how in God's name anyone could be so cold and heartless as to abandon a helpless little girl such as Plum ..I will never understand. As I write this I am reading Jeanine's comment above about how she tells them she loves them. I told Maddie that every day. And I also said, "Your my baby, the best girlfriend I ever had." I miss her so much ...every day. If they think Im nuts,...well you already know what I might say.....



jan commented January 25, 2010 9:48 AM

You're the BEST!!! And little Plummie is so lucky to have an angel mom. You both needed each other, she has been so good for you, Lori.



Lex commented January 25, 2010 2:32 PM

Plum looks amazing!
It is nice to see them happy and loving their new homes, isn't it? We try not to dwell on Gus's past (its all pschological for him) but everynow and then he flinches or drops to the ground on his belly (its been over two years now) and it still breaks my heart.

Plum's expression says it all. :)



Becky commented January 26, 2010 12:50 AM

I told you she would flourish with your love, We all knew it. You've done such a remarkable job of bringing her back to health even if she has a little ways to go. She is a little darling!


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