I can’t believe I’ve gone almost 4 months without officially introducing our newest pug babies on the blog!!
after lola’s passing in august, we initially wanted to wait a bit until bringing another pug into our home. we had gone through so much with her, and wasn’t sure if we were ready for a new fur baby. but of course, that feeling dissipated rather quickly, as we couldn’t handle not having a dog around. in the end, adopting helped to heal our hearts…
and of course, why bring one pug home when I can talk my husband into bringing home TWO! ( you guys, I’m almost at a grumble…SO CLOSE ) I’ll admit it didn’t take much convincing, as Wendee dug her sweet little old lady paws right into my husband’s heart the moment they met.
since working at pug nation, I had my husband pop by a few times to meet some of the rescue pugs. there was just something about wendee that really stuck with him (first photo of when they met here). she would let all the other dogs go crazy and get their pets and attention in…while she would patiently wait off to the side until it was her turn. when you encouraged her to come to you, she would wag her little tail and place a paw on your lap. looking back now, we call this all part of her ‘big plan’ to get adopted.
wendee was a package deal though, and was part of a very bonded pair. her other half was a big ol’ beast of a pug named pugsley, who in fact, was her son! at the rescue, pugsley (who we have renamed behr) would always approach you and had classic pug behavior (was super sweet, loved attention and people, and just wanted to be wherever you were). wendee and behr were dumped at a shelter in lancaster (how long they were there is unknown). they were later picked up by a different rescue, and then later transferred to pug nation rescue. these two had gone from shelter life and to two rescues because they had a tough time getting adopted. not only were they a pair, but wendee has an odd skin issue that was turning away potential adopters.
we knew pretty quickly that there was something about these two, and decided to bring them home to foster. we brought them home, fell absolutely in love with them, and couldn’t even think about them going to an adoption fair or getting scooped up by someone else. four days into our fostering the bonded pair…we adopted.
meet ms. wendee
“the small but spry senior pug who will melt your heart in a matter of moments with her precious paw placement, cute tongue and snaggle tooth that constantly pokes out of her mouth, and her sassy yet cuddle-pug attitude”
age/weight: 13 years old, 17 lbs
favorite treat: ground turkey
likes: being ANYWHERE NEAR MOM AT ALL TIMES, cuddles, sweaters, and dog beds
dislikes: getting licked to death by her son behr
famous for: what we call her ‘wen-ee loops’, where she will spin in a loop when excited
meet mr. behr
“the biggest pug not only in his size, but emotionally – as he’s the biggest momma’s boy you will ever meet, while also being the biggest DERP FACE on the planet”
age/weight: 8 years old, 30 lbs (YES, thirty.)
favorite treat: pasta and cottage cheese
dislikes: being left alone, strawberries, being alone, going down stairs, oh, and did I mention being left by himself? yea…big baby.
famous for: making the most ridiculous face when he is picked up. it often includes his tongue sticking out of his mouth, and stiffening his back so he looks more dapper.
since their adoption, you would think these two pugs have lived with us their entire life! they are two of the most chill dogs I’ve ever seen. my husband and I feel like we’ve hit the dog jackpot (if there is such a thing), and contribute that to our dog karma. we put so much time, money, heart, and soul into our last pug, that in return we’ve been blessed with this incredible pair…