Ya know, when we had to put pug down in June, our hearts were broken. We didn’t think that anything or ANY pug could replace what pug (aka Edward) was to us. A pudgy, food-loving, snoring, lazy, loyal one-eyed companion that followed me around the house ALL the time. He was with Aaron before we were married, agreeably moved into many houses with us, layed beside me in comfort while I was grieving the loss of my parents and grouch-illy accepted both a new pug (Gwen) and a baby boy into his house! The day we had to say good-bye to pug was the day that a GIANT pug-shaped hole appeared in our hearts!
But, along comes Norman! A 8 week-old, fawn colored little pug with loads of energy and the fetching-ability that Edward never had! :) He waits outside Zeke’s door every morning and eagerly greets him waiting to play when that door opens! He chews on Edwards favorite Watermelon toy, runs and runs and runs with Zeke, plays tug-of-war with Gwen and has started to repair our pug-shaped hole! We love him. He’s perfect for our family.
Welcome to the family Norman Linus! :) You are already a little boy’s best pug friend with adventures that are only beginning! :)
He sat there snoring on my lap; loud snores with big breaths in between…he was dreaming about something great, I just knew it! “This pug will be 10 soon…a whole decade, can we PLLLEEAAASSEE throw him a party?!!?” I asked Aaron. Aaron just rolled his eyes (with a smile on his face) and said yes! :) I immediately started planning even though his birthday is in April, which was a whole 4 months away at the time! :) I knew that a whole decade for a dog was a big deal so I wanted his party to be amazing! :)
Well, today is Pug’s actual birthday, but last weekend he had the party of a lifetime for a pug. With a treat table, human food and pug food, his puppy friends, kiddo friends and other human friends, it was fabulous (although Aaron STILL thinks that he didn’t like the birthday hat I made him wear, I beg to differ…but that’s another story! :)
It was fabulous! :) Both Edward and Gwen were pooped after a whole afternoon of playing and running around. Pug even got some presents to celebrate; some new treats, some of his favorite treats, a new rubber toy and his new favorite squeeky watermelon! It was just grand! :)
Happy Birthday Pug! Your fall asleep standing up, your snore ALL TIME TIME, your wrinkles are all over your body and sometimes you fart and scare yourself! I wouldn’t have you any other way! :) I love you boy!
A shout out to Dena, who did all of the paper goods; the invite, the goodie bags, the treat tags and the cupcake flags! I LOVED them! :) And to Lanae for being my “pug whisper” to get Edward to sit for photos (he HATES photos! :)