Bio: Ascii has been very patient with all the changes around the house. Two new puppies, plus a new cat, all in one year. She is very tolerant of all the shenanigans MOST of the time, but every once in awhile she will reinforce her dominance with the puppies. Either when they try to take her treats or if they won't leave her alone when she is resting. Her arthritis is a bit worse because of the colder weather, so she is a bit achier and crankier some days. Still, having the puppies has really perked her up overall; she is up more, checking on them and making sure everything is ok. She also has taken to playing with her bone toys again! Well, she brings them in her bed, chews on them, growls a little, rolls around on her back, and then falls asleep!
I see that it has been very hot the last few days. I used to really dislike the hot weather; that is when I would get sick sometimes because it was so hard for me to breathe. I would want to go outside, but mom wouldn't let me. You see, I was always so busy that I would forget to rest and then I would get overheated!
Thank pugness Guy Noir learned something from his poodle sister! He makes sure to rest and drink lots of water when it's hot, and he doesn't mind going inside to get cool. Mom sometimes would have to pick me up and carry me inside because I just liked being out! I would sniff, and pee, and sniff, and pee, and take little walks around the yard. I would get so busy I would forget to drink! And I never, ever liked hoses or pools! I hated to get my paws wet; the best time for me to be inside was when it rained!
I miss everypuggy, but I'm having a wonderful time with all my Dogster Pals...Odie, and Onry, and Pugsident Irving, and Winnie Wigglepants, and Miles the Bat Pug just to name a few. A big guy named Mikey stopped by too! There are so many good friends up here, and we are always sending loving thoughts to our people we had to leave behind.
Remember that we are having a wonderful time here; we don't hurt anymore, and we can play and run and enjoy our food again!
I had to leave and go be with my sister, Whizzy. My mom was with me at the end. It was peaceful, and I did not suffer. It was wonderful being your friend. I am going to see Pugsident Irving, Miles, Onry Onyx and all my other pals.
Well, mom had some hooman troubles, and we didn't come to Dogster to visit with everypuggy. Me and Guy Noir and Chelu were good therapists, though. We did the cuddle-pug and the lap-lounge and the doggie facial spa wash every day. Sometimes hoomans have problems we puggies just don't get, but we do the best we can for our two-legged friends.
I am doing pretty good for an old gal. I am slowing down, not just because of the last birthday, but the heat is hard on me. That bout with pneumonia was tough on these old lungs. The vet says I have a bit of scarring and have to take it easy. Well, that's okay by me.
I do miss going outside a lot. It is so hot and muggy my mom says I would get sick all over again. So when she takes the puppies out I sit on my little bed by the door with my head in my paws and look very sad. It doesn't work, though. That mom can be one tough cookie! I can go out in the very early morning, and sometimes in the evening if it cools off enough. Well, it's August, so the hottest times are almost over. Maybe we will have a nice fall and I can play in the leaves.