Before I start writing... I am reminding you that TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO SUBMIT SNPM WEEK 5 PHOTOS... "Me and Mah Family!" I have only gotten 7 submissions so far... yikes! Please send them by late tonight to PugandBugg@yahoo.com. Thanks!
So if you haven't guessed, it's Kelly here! And boy has it been a crazy 24 hours. Poor Dixie... but luckily she was feeling up to blogging and working out, so we let her! I was in such a panic I did not get to take a picture, but yes, it was gross and scary.
Dixie wasn't aware, but I found out some other horrible news yesterday. A few weeks ago, Brian and I actually toyed with the idea of adopting a third pug (shhhh... don't tell the girls!) after seeing a cutie pie on the KPR website named Tucker. He was so beautiful and sounded like a fun, well-liked little puggie. Eventually though we realized we each only have TWO arms, and it wouldn't be a good idea to become outnumbered by the pugs. Tucker was taken off the website, so we assumed he was placed in a forever home.
Yesterday I had to call Annie, one of the head volunteers at KPR about a variety of things, and after they were sorted out, I said, "Oh, I forgot to ask you about the cutest little pug I saw on the website, Tucker?" Annie broke down crying. Turns out she was the foster mom for Tucker, and had spent some glorious time with him. Another great volunteer Rachel was selected to adopt him, and her pug Rocco took a liking to Tucker right away. Unfortunately, Tucker passed away during his neuter surgery last week. It's something that just happens sometimes, and nothing could have been done to save him, although they tried. He was very small for his age, so it is assumed something might have been wrong that he was born with. I was so saddened by this news, and gave Sophie and Dixie some extra hugs. You can read his dedication here, written by Rachel and Annie. It is great to know he was so loved for the short time he was in foster care.
There is some good news, though! I received my pug sculpture of Oliver from etsy!
You all MUST check out Paula's stuff here... she does sculpts, magnets, and said she'd even do little ornaments! (You KNOW I am on board for that!) Everyone at work was abuzz when they saw how cute the Oli sculpt was. GO check out polymerpaws' shop, I guarantee you won't be let down!