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My Moxie
September 6, 2011

mox·ie [mok-see] n. Slang

1. The ability to face difficulty with spirit and courage.
2. vigor; verve; pep.
3. Aggressive energy; initiative: " The girl has moxie , you gotta give her that."

Introducing...my new little sweatheart!


"Sarah" as the shelter workers named her, was abandoned outside of an animal shelter in the middle of the night, presummably by her former owners.

Both of her eyes were infected, inlflammed, and bleeding and she had a temperature of 104. Poor Sarah must have been very confused about where she was and why she was forced to leave the only home and people she had probably ever known, and scared to be left outside in the cold half blind and in a lot of pain.

Despite the poor condition they found her in, Sarah was a little trooper and displayed nothing but a very positive, bubbly and courageous attitude through her ordeal.

Luckily a rescue organization intervened - pulled Sarah from the shelter and got her prompt medical attention for her eyes.

Sarah was diagnosed with a severe corneal ulceration in her left eye, most likely from an injury that was never treated. The vet determined that Sarah had zero vision in her infected left eye so the best course of action was to have it surgically removed. Fortunately,
Sarah still had full vision in her right eye and they were able to save that one in time.

While she is still adjusting to her new monocular world, Sarah is a perfectly normal, healthy and happy spirited young pug in every other way. She does not let her circumstances or the fact that she only has one eye bring her down in the slightest.

And I didn't let it I stop me from adopting her and giving her a forever home and a forever place in my heart.

Because of her strong pug will and courageousness, I have decided to name her "Moxie". Cause, she has a lot of it.

Posted by Lori on September 6, 2011 5:43 AM permalink Comments (12)



marni commented September 6, 2011 10:20 AM

What a lucky, beautiful little girl! How are she and the puggle getting along???

Cannot wait to hear more about Miss Moxie!



Robin commented September 6, 2011 11:21 AM

Congratulations! She is sooo adorable! I am so happy for both of you. Can't wait to hear how she's adapting to her new life.



Lori commented September 6, 2011 11:21 AM

they are still getting to know each other marni...don't worry, there will be lots of angelo and moxie stories to come!!



Holly commented September 6, 2011 11:29 AM

Lori - I have tears in my eyes - I love her!!! So happy for you both and so glad you saw her beauty : ) love those skinny little legs too! Holly & the Pug Gang



greg commented September 6, 2011 11:38 AM

Moxie is a very lucky dog, No one could love her more than you will Lori.



Laura commented September 6, 2011 4:53 PM

Aw, she's such a cutie Lori! Congratulations!!



Samantha commented September 6, 2011 8:35 PM

She is a lucky pug! How old is she?



Lori commented September 6, 2011 8:41 PM

She is young Sam (and tiny) im guessing about 9 months old. She is still teething and has those sharp white needle puppy teeth!



emily the biker pug commented September 6, 2011 9:02 PM

congrats Lori she must feel like she died and went to heaven in your arms
maybe a pirate for Halloween?
We are hoping you have an event in the winter so the girls can come visit your new family.

ETBP and all the girls send you good wishes



jules commented September 6, 2011 9:24 PM

girlfriend, I love her!!
So happy for you both. I can't wait to meet her.
Brandon send his puppy kisses.



Michael Masishin commented September 6, 2011 10:43 PM

As with Pugsley, Plummy and Norman...Moxie has won the "Powerball " of great Pug moms....We all know she has a wonderful life in front of her, ....and I hope its a long and healthy one....she is so cute.



r rastello commented September 7, 2011 12:32 AM

So happy for you both!!!!! she is just beautiful


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