Tuesday, June 17, 2008

A Bad Week For Pugs...

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!


Ruby Bleu said...

I'm so glad Dixie is feeling better. How scawie! And poor Tucker...at least he had some lovin at the end.

I just love Oli...I think my Mom needs to immortalize me in some clay...W00t!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Nevis said...

OMG! That's horrible about Tucker. ((((HUGSZZ)))) And a third pug? Right now with two pug puppies I couldn't imagine. You're a braver woman than I!

Melissa & Emmitt said...

Hi Kelly
I am so sorry to hear about Tucker. He was a very loved and special soul who touched so many people.
Please let me know if you did not get our submission. I sent it last week. I hope it arrived.
melissa and emmitt

Salinger The Pug said...

Mommy said to tell you that she's very thankful for waterproof mascara after she read about Tucker. :-(

SuperPolyOli is SO cute! What a nice memento of him.

HAAAAALP! Mom's all sappy now and won't stop hugging me!!!!!!!!!!! HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLP!!!!!!!

Kisses to all,

Maggie & Mitch said...

Oh no! Poor Tucker! We feel so bad for him!
Oliver is just adorable! Paula is a very gifted artist!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Harry Pugalicious said...

Harry's mom here....

That is so sad about Tucker. I had to go home at lunch just so I could hug my Harry Pug.

Love the Oli - she does great work. My pug that she made sits on my desk all day to remind me of Harry :-)

Nanette said...

We are so sad about Tucker. At least he was with a loving family. My heart goes out to them too. It doesn't matter if you have a friend for a week or a decade; it's awful when they go away.

Anonymous said...

Oh wow, 3 pugs??? I couldn't imagine!
That is so sad about Tucker, the poor guy. The same thing happened to Gus's mom a few months ago when she was getting spayed. :(
I am glad Dixie is all better!

Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

We are very sorry to hear about Tucker.

Boy n Baby