Pug Update

Hello internet,

I realize it’s been awhile since I’ve posted about Josie, so here’s an update for you.

St. Pugtrick's Day with our little family.

St. Pugtrick’s Day with our little family.

She swallowed a palm tree seed (a big one), which got stuck in her stomach and basically blocked her up.  She had to have an emergency surgery, but the recovery went really well.  Around the same time, she was stung by a bee and went into anaphylactic shock.  She passed out on the living room floor and her breathing got very shallow.  Luckily, we drove to the vet at the speed of sound and she bounced back fairly quickly.

Needless to say, we have had some major health scares with Josie in 2013 and I’m so thankful she’s still with us.  I have to admit she has benefited greatly from “mommy guilt” these past few months.  She’s been getting extra treats, extra love, extra playtime…you name it!

Josie (left) and Bailey (right) hanging out on the slide.

Josie (left) and Bailey (right) hanging out on the slide.

For St. Patrick’s Day, we took her and her best pug pal, Bailey, to a pug meetup event at a local doggy daycare.

They had toys, jungle gym equipment, and even a little water feature for the pups to swim in!

Josie was not sure about the swimming pool.

Josie was not sure about the swimming pool.

If you don’t know this already, pugs are one of the goofiest breeds of dogs out there.  They love to make people laugh, they look ridiculous, and they roll around snorting all day long.  To see a group of 20 pugs roaming around a jungle gym was one of the most glorious things of my life.

Most of the pugs had some sort of green spirit for St. Patrick's Day, which added to the hilarity.

Most of the pugs had some sort of green spirit for St. Patrick’s Day, which added to the hilarity.

I think this lab had his fill of pugs:

Passed out pooch

Passed out pooch

We had a wonderful time playing with the pugs, but the best part was how zonked Josie was afterward.

Passed out pooch in the car.

Passed out pooch in the car.

What’s your favorite breed of dog?  How do your pets benefit from guilt?  Extra treats?  Sleeping on the bed?

-Mads

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4 thoughts on “Pug Update

  1. Glad Josie is okay, Mads! And they did get the seed out, right? Because if it grew into a palm tree inside her colon, I think that could cause real problems! 🙂

  2. I’m sure you’re going to be shocked that I adore coonhounds, especially goofy black and tans like Zooey. But all dogs are special and important to those who love them.
    Zooey also wanted me to tell you to tell Josie that palm tree seeds and bees sound disgusting and that she should stick to delicious things like hot dogs and dirty tissues.

  3. Poor Josie! The girl needs to work on her palate! Palm seeds don’t even look appetizing. Tell her to follow Zooey’s advice and stick to yummy things. Daisy would like to add bacon and play doh to that list.

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