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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Ony the Pug - One Step at a time

Ony and Melissa, his foster mom

From Melissa, Ony's Foster Mom:
"Ony grows stronger every day and makes me realize that
hope is always there and to never give up.
I'm not giving up on him no matter what
because he has not given up on me."

Ony the Pug is 7 years old and has a hard time walking and standing up. Ony's family said they were moving and could not take him with them. He came to Dallas Fort Worth Pug Rescue about a week ago and was taken to our neurologist's office for a myelogram and a CT scan Wednesday. This will tell us if surgery will help him.

Dr. Ducote and her staff were encouraged with the progress Ony has made under his foster mom Melissa's care. He is now standing and walking - or trying to walk. Previously, he was incontinent and now is letting Melissa know when he needs to go out. She carries him out to the grass and he will relieve himself and walk over to the edge of her patio to be let back in. Melissa says he can maneuver on grass better than floors or concrete.

Ony is another little soul who gives those around him courage. We are going to do everything we can to help him get back his quality of life and find a loving home. We are so thankful to Melissa for the love she is giving him in his foster home.


Sequoia & Petunia said...

Ony is so sweet we are praying he gets better super soon!

Stella and Gunther said...

We are prayin and keepin our paws crossed Ony continues to get better & stronger under his guardian angel's care.. Thank goodness for people like Melissa!

Stella & Gunther

dw said...

Aww, he seems like such a sweet guy! Will be thinking of him and his foster mom -- so grateful there are people like her willing to help!

Hank said...

Yea for people like Melissa!

We had a pug with a similar condition come through KPR 2 years ago. He's been through rehab and uses a cart, and gets along great!


Benny and Lily said...

Aaahhhhh...thank you foster peoples. We have our paws crossed for Ony
Benny & Lily

Becky said...

Praying he gets stronger each day. Pugs have a way of coming back when showered with oodles of love and TLC. Looks like Melissa has a good start on Ony! Keep us posted!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

ony is an special puggy. melissa is giving him a whole new life! what a beautiful story!
m & e

Pearl said...

Oh sweet Ony, I am praying that you continue to make excellent progress! And a big THANK YOU to Melissa for fostering this sweet boy!


PugMoon - Paula - PAPugMom said...

Will keep Ony in our welly puggy thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

Oh poor Ony! I hope he gets better quickly and it is nothing to serious.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

We are remembering to say puggie prayers for Ony.
Thank goodness for people like Melissa and the doctors to help Ony have a life.
Bless his little heart