I love exercising and dancing. I am trying to become a better cook. I love reading and watching baseball (go Yankees).
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About my Pugs:
I have a 1yr old Pug named Charlie. He is my 1st pug. I grew up with Cocker Spaniels. My neighbor has a pug and I decided to get one myself. Charlie and I are very close. We like to go to parks for walks and visit pet stores etc.
Oh that I do understand, I think that some people think we are just fussy owners, I know I get that impression with Miriam but I need her or I would be having bad words with her. I am hoping that having him for 25 days will bring her to her senses because the third week is when he reacts to things. He is definitely scratching with stress presently because we have had so many people in the house. Could you not get a dog walker to take him out a couple of days a week. Sometimes an elderly neighbour who loves dogs but feels they cannot have one are your best bet but we have several companies who do this. One of our old neighbours had a Rottie who needed to get out on days they could not be him, the guy who took him was a professional dog behaviourist. He always said he was gay until he met a few of this lady clients.
You did the right thing about Charlie though, if they will not do what you ask why use them.
I am not sure I am going to try but I have tentative plans this weekend is hard as its St Pattys day.... Are you coming to the Prone 5k in June? Where do you live? There is a pug meet up 1x a month at a new place in Boston that is orgnized by Pug Rescue of New England the place is really nice and there is usually about 20 or more ppl and pugs there. Do you have Face Book, if so you can like the Prone page and get tons of updates. If your in the Somerville area let me know as I live in Somerville near Porter Square.
Hi Bea and Charlie, please excuse us for not keeping in touch, we have been so busy as we have had work done on our new house and Hektor has been off on an impromptu holiday. He was getting so stressed with people coming to the house that the only safe thing for him was for him to go to the lady who boards him when we are on holiday. Safe because our workmen had a tendency to leave open doors and having heard from another of our members whose parents in law lost their beloved Tibetan Mastiff because of the same reason we had him boarded. He was fine though, got so many girlfriends he seldom knows what to do with himself. His girlfriend in this case is a black flat coated retriever puppy, she is much bigger than him, but they get on fine. So thank goodness for his Auntie Miriam as we do not know how we would have coped.
Yes, I am a frequent poster on PRONE. Petunia wasn't actually rescued through them (she was a direct rescue) but I love what they do. We are having a great year so far. My dad said she was his healthiest patient of the year which made me pretty happy because this is the first year she hasn't lived with a vet in the house. How is your year going?
Hi Bea, glad Charlie is doing well. Hektor too is much improved, I just had to stick to the diet that I had worked out with no deviation and he got better. I will say that what has also helped is that he sleeps on the leather sofa downstairs now in our new house and this seems to have helped as well. I think he was too warm in our bedroom and as the floor was carpeted he could not find anywhere to cool down. We have been back to the Vet with him and we were able to show that he was better. Still no assistance forthcoming from them other than they could give us topical meds, I said that we had all we needed other than a possible internal, not a good thing to say apparently as this does have many, too many side effects.
I am glad that you at least know you can discount yeast in Charlie, it is a hard one to get under control but so many allergies are. Dust mites are bad ones too and many Pugs suffer from that, and there is little that can be done with them. Helena
Firstly, when and where are the monthly Lynn meet ups? And I would go to the pug meet up in Wakefield, but unfortunately Petunia's puggy friends have crossed the Rainbow Bridge (that's what happens when pugs live to be 17 years old.)
Hi Fea, he does not really care for fish so he only has this in his oil which is made to keep the itches at bay. He definitely has improved tremendously since he came off the fruit. This seems to have been feeding the yeast, he is not out of the woods yet but he is certainly less fractious and less scratchy. Thanks for the tips though, everyone is different and not everything works for everyone. Helena
Welcome to the Family Bea and Charlie and thank you for your contribution to my blog post. Firstly can I say that I would not worry that Charlie's double coat does not extend round his chest, neither does Hektor's but where he is going bald is in the neck area under his chin. You would not normally notice unless you lift his head up. I am putting Hektor back on raw and quite honestly the Vet can go hang. Had a very difficult night from Hektor who had been fine all day until he had his first tin, by bed time he was twirling on his bot and scratching fit to burst. If you find something which works, and I would try him on a raw diet for little while, all dry foods and wet manufactured foods have baddies in them as I have felt for some considerable time. Helena