Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Holiday weekend drama

Isabelle at the keys today. Like my friend Sid, I like to time my health issues to coincide with the holidays. Makes the holiday so much more festive.
Anyway, I started having problems with my breathing Saturday night. Wheezing, panting, snotty nose, the usual. Mom pulled out all her tricks to help from the inhalers (2 different kind of meds) to chest rubs to break up congestion to making me stay inside most of the weekend with the air on frigid.
I would improve then get worse. Lather, rinse, repeat. Just when mom would get ready to take me to the ER vet, I would get better.
Well this morning, she took me to my regular vet to figure out what was going on. She was sure I was on my way to pneumonia. Ha ha, joke's on her! After oxygen (loved that!) and an xray, no congestion in my lungs at all! I do have a small tracheal infection but a round of antibiotics and steroids should get me back to normal. The vet even said that my lungs looked better now than a year ago! Hee hee!
Since I really enjoyed the hit of oxygen before the xray, mom and the vet are looking into getting me my own tank. We'll hook it up to my stroller so I can get to bingo with the girls!
So remember kids, save your illnesses and injuries for the holidays when you can. Don't let that barbecue or big dinner steal the spotlight from you!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

New blogger interface

Has everyone already switched over yet? Mom has been holding out until she could play with it more, but apparently her time is running out.
Anyway, she found the stats page. Have any of you ever checked out your stats? Do they baffle you?

Like the fact that Tiffy's blog has sent us the most traffic. We surely appreciate it, but it still baffles us.

Or these stats that show the keywords that lead to our blog. Hmmm, split scabs. Grody!

What are the odd things that Google is telling you about your blog?

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Pugapalooza Aftermath




Mom didn't get many pictures, but other people did. So when those come in, we will be sure to share.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Busy, busy, busy

Holy pug, mom has been busy!
Pugapalooza is Saturday, and as usual, she's got a million things to do by then. Our theme this year is the Puglympics! Winners of the contests get medals (which mom had to alter to fit pugs). This is our fourth year raising money for pug rescue!


How cute is our logo this year?
 Awesome pug people, the de Borde family (Rob, Sue and Chloe) of Boodapug created this for us. They are selling t shirts with the logo with a portion of the proceeds going to Pugs U Gotta Save to help needy pugs like Oliver! Feel free to order an awesome shirt for your humans or yourself!
Speaking of Oliver, he was neutered today. He's a little loopy and will be sore, but he'll be just fine. He's been chewing on bully sticks since he got home. 

Monday, May 7, 2012

Oliver is doing great here. 

He has to be in a crate when mom's at work. 
Some dogs really don't like crates, but we started by feeding him in there.  
He seems to like it okay!
Chewing on a bully stick. He really likes them!

He's eating well and doing his best to avoid taking his Benadryl. Just an excuse to get a pill pocket, we think! The shirt is to help with the itchies that drive you crazy. Mom has a theory that wearing clothes is similar to wearing a Thundershirt, somehow calming and soothing. Plus, it beats wearing a cone to prevent chewing.

His partner in crime, Piper, was also rescued. She's at another home locally, because honestly, we don't need any more ladies in the house. And she might be pregnant. That is a super NO. Mom can handle cancer, old age, death, but no babies. They are cute and all, but the potential for an emergency C section, every 2 hour feedings and trying to keep the peace makes it out of the question. But Piper is in a first rate foster home with experience in pug babies. 

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Meet Oliver!

We have a new foster pug brother, Oliver. We foster for Pugs U Gotta Save
Look at those big brown eyes!

He was found running with a girl pug in a busy intersection. The lady who found them saw him rolling around on his back and thought he'd been hit by a car. Thankfully, he hadn't! But his entire back end is covered in scabs and nasties from flea allergy dermatitis, says the vet. 
He's super itchy, which we can relate to. 
All those dark spots are scabs. :(
But he's living the good life now! He's had his shots, will be neutered soon and other than the skin problems, is in good health. For a dog who had been living on the streets, he's remarkably well behaved. Hasn't even barked once yet. (Don't worry, we will teach him!) The only noises he's made are whimpers and whines from the itchies. 

The vet estimates that he's about 2. He does look young, but he is so calm and mellow that we aren't sure. We were still nutjobs at 2! Maybe he will perk up once he realizes that he's safe and sound, with a steady supply of good food and soothing treatments for his itchies. 

In the meantime, he's fitting right in at the Southern Fried Pug house. 
He's learned the awesomeness of bully sticks. 

And he squished himself in with Tallulah. She didn't even mind which is not her usual response. 

We don't think he'll be with us long though! A pug as cute as he is will be snapped up lickety-split!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Three of 1000!

OMP! We got in! We are going to be part of 1000 Pugs in New York/New Jersey! We are scheduled for 10:45-11:30 on Saturday, October 6. Somewhere in Central New Jersey!

So local pugs, let us know if you want to meet up! We've already heard from Wilma and her mom. Can't wait to meet Wilma, Brigitte and Sluggo plus their peeps!

Whoo hoo!