Nicknames: Handsome, Cutie Pie, Sweetie, My little angel, momma's boy, Hardie Har Har
Birthday: May 29th 2008
Likes: Food, other dogs, chasing the cat, people, especially kids, oh and did I mention FOOD?!
Pet-Peeves: Baths, nail trims, ear cleaning, wrinkle cleaning, not being able to be with momma every second of every day
Favorite Toy: Anything his brothers or sister are playing with
Favorite Food: Chicken, ground beef, peanut butter, carrots and dinner time and any chewies or treats he gets
Favorite Walk: The dog park, the horse pasture and anywhere we take him.
Best Tricks: He knows how to sit, shake, stay, lay down, get down,roll over
Arrival Story: My husband has told me for years that I could have my first pug when we moved into our first home. I tried every local Pug Rescue but they refused a Pug to us because I had a toddler. She adores and is very gentle (see his photos) with the dogs. I looked in the local paper, NO pugs. I looked on PetFinder.com and local shelters NO pugs. I did a search online and spotted his face on a website and fell in love. I talked back and foirth with the breeder for weeks, I then decided to fly there to bring him back. Because we wanted to be certain she was what she said she was. I have always loved the pug look but been disgusted with the bulgy eyes, so when I saw that face, I fell in love. I also found the greatest breeder on the face of this planet. I knew he was perfect for me. I was still in the moving process so I gave the breeder (Shannon) a deposit and she held him for me for almost a month.
She emailed and called me every week with photos and stories of how he was doing until I was ready to pick him up. If you want a dog that will have a perfect temperament be absolutely beautiful and have a more than a transaction, but a good friend in a breeder... Contact Shannon Perry of Perry's Pups. http://www.perryspups.net/index.ht ml [Harley's Dam is Molly and Sire is Scout] I assure you, you will not regret buying a puppy from this amazing family! They also sell beautiful labradors, yellow, black and chocolate. Tell her Rachel with Harley sent you to her. ;)
Bio: Harley weighs 23 lbs. Harley is the true joy in my life. Now that I have him I don't know how I ever lived without a Pug. I love all my other dogs more than anyone could imagine. But Harley has shown me a level of love I never knew I could have with a dog. My husband always said I was a dog nut. I even had a list of dog breeds I wanted to own in my life time. Now that has been tossed. I could care less about any breed but the pug. I have dreams about one day owning a pack of pugs. I am already begging for another pug, but I know there is no way with 6 dogs. Someday I will have my pack of pugs, my husband says that's fine as long as he always has one cocker spaniel. I love the cocker spaniel and I think they are very beautiful dogs. The cocker was the first dog I ever had, my mother and grandfathers childhood dogs. Almost everyone in my family and my husbands has a cocker because of me. But I think I will start a whole new generation or a few of pug lovers.
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Danielle keeps repeating it over and over again. We've been back to this animal shelter at least five times. It has been weeks now since we started all of this," the mother told the volunteer.
"What is it she keeps asking for?" the volunteer asked.
"Puppy size!" replied the mother.
"Well, we have plenty of puppies, if that's what she's looking for."
"I know...we have seen most of them," the mom said in frustration...
Just then Danielle came walking into the office.
"Well, did you find one?" asked her mom. "No, not this time," Danielle said with sadness in her voice. "Can we come back on the weekend?"
The two women looked at each other, shook their heads and laughed.
"You never know when we will get more dogs. Unfortunately, there's always a supply," the volunteer said.
Danielle took her mother by the hand and headed to the door. "Don't worry, I'll find one this weekend," she said.
Over the next few days both mom and dad had long conversations with her. They both felt she was being too particular. "It's this weekend or we're not looking any more," Dad finally said in frustration. "We don't want to hear anything more about puppy size either," Mom added.
Sure enough, they were the first ones in the shelter on Saturday morning. By now Danielle knew her way around, so she ran right for the section that housed the smaller dogs. Tired of the routine, mom sat in the small waiting room at the end of the first row of cages.
There was an observation window so you could see the animals during times when visitors weren't permitted. Danielle walked slowly from cage to cage, kneeling periodically to take a closer look. One by one the dogs were brought out and she held each one. One by one she said, "Sorry, you're not the one."
It was the last cage on this last day in search of the perfect pup. The volunteer opened the cage door and the child carefully picked up the dog and held it closely. This time she took a little longer. "Mom, that's it! I found the right puppy! He's the one! I know it!" she screamed with joy. "It's the puppy size!"
"But it's the same size as all the other puppies you held over the last few weeks," Mom said.
"No not size ---- the sighs. When I held him in my arms, he sighed," she said.
"Don't you remember? When I asked you one day what love is, you told me love depends on the sighs of your heart. The more you love, the bigger the sigh!"
The two women looked at each other for a moment. Mom didn't know whether to laugh or cry. As she stooped down to hug the child, she dida little of both.
"Mom, every time you hold me, I sigh. When you and Daddy come home from work and hug each other, you both sigh. I knew I would find the right puppy if it sighed when I held it in my arms," she said. Then holding the puppy up close to her face she said, "Mom, he loves me. I heard the sighs of his heart!"
Close your eyes for a moment and think about the love that makes you sigh. I not only find it in the arms of my loved ones, but in the caress of a sunset, the kiss of the moonlight and the gentle brush of cool air on a hot day.
Take the time to stop and listen; you will be surprised at what you hear. "Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."