Tuesday , 28 March 2017

A Pug’s Life (blog)

Pay it Forward: Walkin’ Wheels

Walkin’ Wheels: Pay it Forward We received a touching e-mail from some folks who recently had to say goodbye to their beloved dog.   Zack received his wheelchair via a donation from a family with a disabled dog.  Now, with Zack’s passing and in the spirit of paying it forward, his family would like to donate it to another dog in need.  See …

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“Sylvia”, a play about a man and his dog at Mainline Theatre in Montreal

BRAVE NEW PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS “SYLVIA” – PRESS RELEASE Brave New Productions returns to the stage following the company’s most ambitious production, last year’s METAs Nominated “33 Variations”, to present an entirely new and unique theatre experience with “Sylvia” by A.R. Gurney. While the show currently enjoys a Broadway revival, Brave New Productions is excited to bring this hilarious and heart-warming …

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Special Needs, My Puggie Butt!

I’ve been meaning to write a post on Hazel for quite some time now, but I’ve always wanted to have a few more photos to give a greater sense of exactly how amazing she is. Well. Photos, or not, it’s time. Hazel came into rescue as an abused puppy mill survivor (her fantastic story is here), and has found her …

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When Pugs Swim (or How to Exercise Your Dog in the Winter)

Lola Pug spends as little time outside as she can when the temperatures dip, and this generally makes exercising her a big issue when January/February comes around. We can only visit her pug buddies so many times until we all become bored with each other. (and my baking isn’t THAT good as to garner continual invitations) We have an arsenal …

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Bah, HUMPUG!

Pugs and their people LOVE a good party, so when the holidays roll around, the stops are all pulled, and puggie mayhem is unleashed. Pugalug Pug Rescue holds monthly Pugalugs – get-togethers for people and their pugs. They have the multiple purposes of providing amusement for the people, giving play time to the pugs, and – most important – raising …

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From Shelter to Foster

“Volunteer? I love animals, but I have no time to volunteer, and I have no training!” There are so many ways to be a part of the solution, from being a volunteer dog walker at a shelter or adopting a shelter dog, to simply refusing to shop at stores that sell animals. You don’t have to move mountains to make …

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In Praise of Older Rescues

There are very few dogs on earth who can make petite Lola Pug look like Godzilla, but wee 4-pound Bradie is one of them. We’ve been lucky enough to be able to kidnap Bradie this week for a few little daytime visits while her people travel. Adopted from Loyal Rescue by her doting mum as a senior, special needs rescue, …

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When Pugs Fly

The Pug is a real trooper when it comes to traveling. She is great in the car and on the plane (in-cabin, only, please) – less great on boats (wet = bad) – and not so great on public transit. I do my best to take Lo with me to as many places as I can, and I think she …

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Hot Pug in the Summertime

In the heat of the summer, it sure would be helpful if The Pug didn’t mind getting wet. Pugs have terrible internal cooling systems. As dogs sweat only from their relatively small foot pads, they rely on panting – passing moist air over their long tongues – to cool themselves down. The snoutless pug is, therefore,  at a major disadvantage …

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The Pug is in the House!

Welcome to Lola Pug’s Montreal Dog Blog adventures! It is quite possible that Lola was one of the most anticipated pugs to land on planet earth. I’m pretty sure she doesn’t understand how lucky she is to be wanted and healthy and loved, but I do, so we volunteer with and support pug and all-breed rescues. Pugs were bred to …

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