Sex: Female Weight: 11-25 lbs
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Lady Sophie, Madmoiselle Sophie, The Grandma Pug, Foo Foo Girl, Sophie Bigglesworth, Snortisha, Spanky
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October 21st 1990
food and treats, snuggling under blankets, getting her ears scratched and tummy rubbed
The other dogs on her bed or stealing her bones
Regina, the 1.5 year old pug
pick just one? She'll eat anything! She gets Nutro Senior formula and cleans her bowl in record time. Her favorite food? The kitty chow that makes it's way off the cat tree...heavenly morsels rain down when the cats are dining! Oh boy!
she's loving the backyard and managing up and down the stairs
Smile and shake, and her adorable Pug purr when she is delighted, silly bark when she's annoyed (her bark sounds like she's down a well)
We got Sophie (aka Spanky) via Pug PROS Recue (http://www.pugpros.com). We saw her picture (the 2nd one shown here) on the website as well as read a little about how she came to the rescue. We were so taken with her that we applied the next day. After a house inspection, we met her foster mom Sandy and the 7 other geriatric pugs that she cares for and it was an instant match. She came to live with us on April 30, 2005 and immediately made herself at home. She's only been with us a few days but is settling in nicely and is so full of love and life. She's a great addition to the pack and even Dot (the 7 lb. alpha dog) shows this Grande Dame canine respect.
Regina is happy to have a Pug around (the Chi's used to single her out sometimes and didn't always understand her grunting and snorting) and Sport is accepting that there's another female he has to look after (he's very protective of Regina and Dot and is now looking after Sophie). Sophie is a bit stiff in her back legs, but negotiates the stairs well and loves the grassy backyard. She's got a great personality and is loving and curious about the new people and places around her. We couldn't be happier.
We're not sure how old Sophie is...we have an AKC registration that says she was born 10/21/90 and a sales receipt from the original owner dated in 1992. We're not sure where she was from 1990-92. What we do know is that Sophie lived the first 8-9 years of her life with a woman who then passed away. At that point, she then went to stay with the woman's daughter and husband, who decided that the best place for her was a garage! Sophie (originally named Spanky) was left all alone day and night in a cold, dark garage! Why? Because they had a baby at the time. Well...for 5 years the lonely garage was Sophie's home. She wasn't cared for properly and developed infections in her ears and skin folds of her muzzle. She didn't receive much excercise or human contact. Thankfully the couple agreed to turn Sophie over to Pug PROS Rescue in January 2005 where she received the care and attention that she needed. Her infections are now healed and she is now taking glucosamine for her arthritic hips. By some miracle, Sophie is in great shape for a senior pug and is truly full of life. She plays like a young pup with our 2 year old pug Regina. She does have issues with food, so we have to monitor when she eats and make sure she doesn't steal from the other 3 dogs (who, until now, were used to free-feeding throughout the day). We're hoping that with regular, mild excercise and the proper nutrition thtat she'll slim down a bit, which should help with her stiff back legs. She will also get daily grooming to restore her lady-like looks and massages to ease her arthritis. At 14, we're not sure how long will get with Sophie, but whether it's a few months or a few years, we're happy to provide a forever home for her to live out her golden days.
March 30,2005: Sophie crossed over the Rainbow Bridge tonight. She was just shy of her 1 year anniversary with us. We will miss you sweet girl, your silly bark and sparkling personality. Thank you blessing us with your charm and wit during these last 11 months and for teaching us how to love a little more with each passing day.
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★★★Hollywood Pups, For The Love Of Pug! (FLOP), Pugapalooza, Canine Divas
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|May 2nd 2005
||More than 8 years!
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February 28th 2006 12:08 am
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So I turned 15 in October and my people keep calling me that s-word...no not my name, the other one...SENIOR. What does that mean? I have been visiting the doctor lots more since this summer when I started having seizures. Now my medication is finally right and I was feeling pretty good. Until the last week or so, when the cold has set in around here and my back legs are just so stiff! I usually like the cold, really, it's the heat I cannot stand. But I guess when you run hot like I do a little breeze is always nice. But lately when I am getting around my back legs just give out. The doctor says it's because I am getting old and it's common for...SENIORS. Well, I don't like it one bit! Not that I am wishing for the heat of summer, but if a little warm weather means that my legs won't be so stiff and give out on me, then I am looking forward to spring putting a little spring back into my step.
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