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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Joshua the Pug - A Miracle Rescue Story

Joshua -- May 2009

Joshua -- June 2009

Dallas Fort Worth Pug Rescue takes in all pugs regardless of age or medical condition. DFW Pug Rescue volunteers work tirelessly to save every little pug we can. Here is the story of Joshua in the words of his foster mom, Joann. Joshua won her heart and Joann eventually adopted Joshua into her own family.
From Joann

In May I received a call to foster a pug in need. He had demodectic mange, hookworms, roundworms, tapeworms ~ the poor little guy. His name was Joshua and he looked awful. He had no hair, he had scabs everywhere, and he smelled really bad.

When I went to Westcreek and they brought him out, he was so sad looking. All I really saw was the most amazing, beautiful amber eyes asking for love! I took Joshua home and started making him welcome there. He was just a little shy at first, I think he knew how bad he looked and smelled. We did not not care, we started him on his meds and then baths.

He was not making a whole lot of improvement at first and then I thought, because he had developed some secondary infections on his skin, maybe I should just scrub him like a burn patient, so I did. After several scrubbings, the yeast and staph were gone. It left his skin really dry, so we started to bathe him with baby shampoo mixed with olive oil scalp treatment. We were amazed that after two shampoos his hair just started sprouting in so fast that in less than a week he was solid black again. He now has the softest skin and the shiniest coat.

Joshua has turned out to be the most beautiful black boy we had ever seen. He never once fussed about any treatment. He was always laid back and I think almost enjoying the baths and being showered with constant love. Of course, during all this treatment, we fell in love with little Joshua and chose to adopt him and make him a huge part of our family. He will be loved and taken care of like he deserves and will never have to go through all that again.

After many trips to the vet he is the best pug ever! We want to thank DFW Pug Rescue for saving Joshua and so many other poor pugs. If it were not for them many, many pugs would not be saved.

Larry & Joann Meriwether

Monday, June 15, 2009

Howie's Shiny New Marvelous Award and a Gift For PacoPuggy

From Howard Pee Pugpants:

I got this here award from my good pal and staunch supporter StubbyPug recently. Notice how large and shiny it is, and how it sparkles in the light. I think it is a much better award than Anniebelly Fattypants got. She has been marchin around all week talking about how she is an "Award Winnin Pug" and I got to tell yew it is enough to make yew want to hurl.

Instead of sharing this award I'm gonna keep it all to myself, like I do all my awards. I am bizzy creating a new award, tho, and if yew are darn lucky I might let you share it. I can't decide whether it is going to be the MY MAW HUMILIATED ME ON MY BLOG AWARD or maybe the I PEED ON IT SO IT IS MINE AWARD.

This here award I'd like to share with my little buddy, PacoPuggy. He is gettin' real good at peein' on stuff and he's a great guy, even though he is admired by a kitty and all. Here you go Paco! enjoy!

Which one would you rather have? I personally like the first one, but that's just cause my middle name is Pee.

Let me know which one yew like best. Who knows. If I am in a good mood and Annie hasn't spanked me that day, I might choose the one yew like.

Feel free to steal these awards and paste 'em on yer blog if yew think yew earned 'em. Don't ask permission. Askin permission is fur sissypugs.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Annie Home From Hospital and a Very Special Award

Me snuggling Howie after my surgery. Mom said the vet kept my little mole.
I explained to him it was my beauty mark but he said it needed to go!

I'm feeling just fine now, but if Howie calls me FrankenPug
one more time I'm gonna go Matrix on him.

Thankyou for the award CocoPuggy! I am so honored!
I think this means Coco loves me, and who can blame him?
*bats eyelashes and blows Coco kisses*
I would like to share this award with my official
honeypot puggy, Bajas, whose mommy is traveling right now.
Here you go sweetie!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Texas Twisters Visit Howie's House

Howie and Annie Prepare Fur the Storm!

Last night we had twisters and thunderboomers in North Texas, with Flower Mound right in the center of the activity. At 6:15 pm, the tornado sirens started wailing. At 6:30 pm, the trees outside started whipping around and the wind started blowing UP from the ground. The doggy door flap flew open and stayed that way, a first! I grabbed blankets, pillows and the box of dog snacks and called the puggies to follow me into the bathroom. Annie had one of her new toys and thought this was going to be a great game of Keep Away from Mama. I finally had to grab her (and the beloved toy) and carry them into the bathroom with her brothers.

We were right under that red blob to the left of Dallas. Two tornados touched down in Flower Mound. This morning there were trees snapped in half throughout our neighborhood and roof shingles everywhere. It was a wild ride, but we survived! We're really lucky because the next door neighbors have two giant trees by our house and they had them both trimmed last week. Otherwise we may have had a lot more damage!

Thanks to everyone who sent warm wishes to Anniebelly for her surgery Tuesday. She is doing great and is especially enjoying her two new toys and her new bed.

Stay safe and dry out there! Over and out from Still Stormy Texas! xxxooo

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Little Missy - Blind and Fearless

Missy, Age 1
Blind and Fearless!

I work with the Dallas pug rescue group, and we have been getting in so many pugs lately due to the economy. Here is the story of one little gal with courage and charisma who is looking for a furever home....


This my fellow Pug Lovers is Missy. She is all of a year old and has been dealt a real hard blow in life. When Missy was brought in to rescue recently, she had a severe eye injury that required her eye to be removed.Missy had not yet gotten her sutures out when she injured her other eye. As feared, she lost that eye as well. Missy is only a year old and now totally blind with no eyes at all but this has not dampened her Pug spirit.

Missy is a very happy little girl and her little donut tail waggles so hard, we fear she is going to lift off the ground soon. Dallas pug rescue has placed a lot of blind Pugs over the years into loving homes, and, as long as you are not a furniture mover, she will do fine.

The family that is fostering Missy owns a blind Pug that they have had since 1998, and you cannot tell she is blind. Blind Pugs do great if their humans can learn how to work with them. Please consider giving this Little Missy the home she deserves. You can find an application for her on the Dallas Fort Worth Pug Rescue web site at