We’ve had a surprise addition to our family in the last few weeks – it is an adorable baby pug.
I should start this by saying how firmly I believe in spaying and neutering your pets. There are so many dogs and cats in the world without homes and I feel strongly that we have a duty to stop treating animals as disposable commodities. I have more cats than sense and more dogs than cats! I am well on the path to being the crazy cat/dog lady of the neighborhood.
I have many dogs, two of which are full bred pugs that had been abandoned at a boarding kennel. They had been in a breeding situation and I took them in with plans to have Daisy spayed and Ninja neutered. We went to Houston back at the end of June and while we were gone, I took the pugs to be boarded at the vet. While there, I requested the surgery. They were both scheduled for the next morning.
These pugs have been together their entire lives. I was going to just get one but I couldn’t separate them. When it came time to board them, I couldn’t separate them either. Not to mention the money it saves only using one kennel. The next day I had a phone call – Ninja was recovering nicely but Daisy could not be spayed because she was in heat. I figured I would schedule it at another time.
Now move forward about 60 days – I’m in the bathroom looking at Daisy when I notice that she appears to have milk. She doesn’t look any bigger anywhere else but there was no mistaking the signs. I told Lucy that Daisy appeared to be pregnant. On Tuesday night (the 24th of August) Lucy insisted we make a box for her. After much wheedling, I finally agreed. I was hoping to do it on Thursday. We made a box, put blankets into it and Daisy made herself comfortable. Lucy and I were both strangely gratified at how much Daisy appeared to like our box!
The next morning, I went to wake up Lucy and was again strangely gratified to see Daisy sleeping in her box. On second glance – it wasn’t just Daisy – she was busy nursing one beautiful baby pug. Ninja had the last laugh on all of us…..