I have a Pug named Frank the Pug, after the Pug in Men in Black. I heard Pugs are best in pairs, and Frank doesn't meet a lot of other dogs, so we wanted to get another Pug so he could have more socialization and wouldn't get lonely, but around the time we started looking, my godmother rescued a cocker spaniel golden retriever mix who's the same height as my Pug, so we took her in instead, but I'd like to still get another Pug someday. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=""><br><br>
I love how calm my Pug is, and he never gets into trouble. He sleeps more than my cat, and I never realized how well behaved he was until I got my new dog, who was a stray and hadn't lived anywhere before so she's really been testing her limits the past few months. Frank was my first dog and I got him when I was 12. My mom had never had a dog before, either, so I had to research Pugs and dogs for about four years before my mom trusted me to take care of one. I got Frank from a woman who was looking for the best home possible for him and didn't want to put him in a shelter because she didn't want him to be put to sleep or not taken care of. Her daughter was a few years younger than me and not taking good enough care of him and she had a new baby so she decided it was best to give him up. Many other people had already come by to see him but she didn't think they'd take good enough care of him. She interviewed me on the phone first to make sure I knew about taking care of Pugs and about their medical problems such as reverse breathing and sensitivity to extreme temperatures, and then she even reduced his adoption fee down to $150 and gave us his large crate, pillows and blankets, a crate of dog food, a crate of milk bones, some Pug packets and books, and a few bags of other treats. She also watched the way I interacted with him for a while when we went to get him, too, to see how we handled him or reacted to him jumping up or nipping playfully at us.<br><br>
He does have some health problems, though. I believe the previous owner said she got him at a pet store for about $1700 before taxes and buying the crates and everything, so I'm pretty sure he's from a puppy mill. He has impacted teeth that he could have to have surgery on when he's older, and right now he doesn't like to chew on hard toys or treats and prefers softened dog food and stuffed animals. His vet said he was probably from a puppy mill because he also has an undertakers testicle which is common in puppy mill dogs, and even though he's purebred his proportion is different from normal Pugs, and he's taller because he has longer legs which the vet said after examining his knees could lead to knee issues. He's four years old and hasn't had any problems yet, though, but I'm glad we have health insurance for him and know what problems to look for in him
Our first pug is Tucker. My husband had wanted a pug for YEARS, but I was always a fan of bigger dogs. One day, I happened across a woman who had bred her female and ended up with a litter of 10, which is HUGE! She had raised the puppies in her home, taken care of all of their shots, and really seemed to love her pugs. I did a ton of research because I really didn't want to go the buy from a breeder route. She really only charged us enough to cover those first shots, health care, etc. His primary health issues are related to allergies and sensitive skin. He is such a chill guy. Definitely Daddy's Boy.<br><br>
Mollie is from the ARL. Our ARL has a branch where I get my pet food. I always just glance around, and am usually by myself after work. For whatever reason (pug Gods watching, I guess), MrSchu and the kids were with me the other night. We rounded the corner and there she was. She was already pending adoption with someone else, and her card said that she didn't get along well with other dogs. We watched her with the dogs there, and she seemed fine. Hubby and the kids talked me into taking our dogs in for a meet and greet the next day "just in case". While there, I have to admit that my practical heart just melted. We went ahead and filled out the application. Her first adopter fell through. After a long and serious family discussion, we added Mollie to our pack. I'm really happy to have her. She is about 6 months older than Tucker.
They're so cute, B.I.G!<br><br>
Here's some pics of my puggy:<br><img alt="" src="http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/255571_1881295965412_1631716491_1822761_7135090_n.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br>
Frank always buries himself in blankets, even if it's really hot. I don't know why because he doesn't like to dig outside or anything, he only digs on blankets or wherever he's about to lay down.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/251079_1917522191045_1631716491_1874216_7057767_n.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br>
He always hugs his stuffed animals <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=""> When we first moved to our new house we hadn't unpacked his stuffies yet the first night and he wouldn't go to sleep, he just kept pacing around my room whining until I got up to go look through the boxes until I found him a toy to chew on.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/180325_1695845369263_1631716491_1548575_1389751_n.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br>
We were putting down flooring and went to the kitchen to get something to eat and we heard digging and scraping on the floor so I ran over there and he had decided to use the plank as a pillow since he didn't have any stuffed animals or blankets<br><br><img alt="" src="http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/76093_1586218268654_1631716491_1349474_7492062_n.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br>
Our old house didn't have a heater for a few nights and it was raining so we put some pajamas on him so he wouldn't shiver
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