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I started this blog to talk about my girls, two pugs, Wrinkles & Sputters, our kids!  We got them as puppies and they were with us for over 11 years.  Sadly we lost both of our girls early in 2013.  Wrinkles passed away in my arms shortly after 1am on January 1, 2013, she had just turned 11 years old in October.  We were devastated and miss her terribly, she was our first pug, the one that started it all.  Sputters passed away on April 25, 2013, she was 11 1/2 years old.  She had been diagnosed with Lyphoma in 2008, she beat the cancer, however, the chemo took a toll on her heart and kidneys.  It was her kidneys that failed her in the end.  We were so grateful to have her 4 1/2 years after she was diagnosed.  We miss both of our girls terribly, as I mentioned they were our kids, they started our wonderful love of the Pug breed.

After starting my blog we adopted four little boy pugs, Mugzee, adopted in October 2009, Taz in May 2010, Dex October 2010 and Lucky the latest addition to our family, adopted November 2010.  So if you catch me talking about the girls and boys, or my kids, you’ll know who I mean.

I’m a stay at home Mommy to Mugzee, Taz, Dex & Lucky.  I became a Foster Mommy in May 2010 for Southern Nevada Pug Rescue.   And I love it!  I also take care of my Mom and her 13 year old Shiatsu mix Phoebe.   

On a daily basis I may have my 4 boys, a couple of fosters and maybe some house guest when their parents are on vacation.  My Mom, Phoebe, and when my nephew Caiden is on a school break he is here to help with the pugs, he loves teaching them how to use the doggie door and says he is going to be a rescuer when he grows up.

I thought this would be a great place for you to hear about our adventures with pugs.  To spread the word about rescue and just have some fun.  Oh and we love to cook, so I will be posting recipes also.

Anyway… I have so much I want to share with you about the things in my life that I love… Pugs, Kids, Fishy’s, Eating, Drinking, Decorating, Travel and just plain living life to the fullest!

I hope while your here you can find something to wag your tail about!

 

Southern Nevada Pug Rescue has rescued over 400 Pugs! Their goal is to never turn away a Pug.  So far they have succeeded due to the donations they have receive.   
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Southern Nevada Pug Rescue
 
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 Pet’ographique specializes in creating beautiful portraits that express the relationship between you and your pets.

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The Soggy Dog is a do-it-yourself dog wash where you can enjoy washing your pet in a fresh, clean environment, knowing he is in safe hands…..your own.

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 This is where I take my kids, Wrinkles, Sputters, Mugzee, Taz, Dex & Lucky. 

 

Camino Al Norte Animal Hospital
5130 Camino Al Norte
North Las Vegas, NV 89031
702-304-8387

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Amanda at Little Bean Shop created my logo and Camino Al Norte Animal Hospital’s and Southern Nevada Pug Rescues logo.  SHE ROCKS BIG TIME!!!

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Jenifer of Products of Insomnia makes awesome collars and she is going to start making harnesses!  YAY!

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Wednesday
Jun082011

Jasmine! A Dog To Make Your Day Brighter!

In 2003, police in Warwickshire , England , opened a garden shed and found a whimpering, cowering dog.  The dog had been locked in the shed and abandoned.  It was dirty and malnourished, and had quite clearly been abused.

In an act of kindness, the police took the dog, which was a female Greyhound, to the Nuneaton Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary, which is run by a man named Geoff Grewcock, and known as a haven for animals abandoned, orphaned, or otherwise in need. 
Geoff and the other sanctuary staff went to work with two aims: to restore the dog to full health, and to win her trust.  It took several weeks, but eventually both goals were achieved.  They named her Jasmine, and they started to think about finding her an adoptive home. 
   
Jasmine, however, had other ideas.  No one quite remembers how it came about, but Jasmine started welcoming all animal arrivals at the sanctuary.

It would not matter if it were a puppy, a fox cub, a rabbit or, any other lost or hurting animal.  Jasmine would just peer into the box or cage and, when and where possible, deliver a welcoming lick. 
 
Geoff relates one of the early incidents.  “We had two puppies that had been abandoned by a nearby railway line.  One was a Lakeland Terrier cross and another was a Jack Russell Doberman cross.  They were tiny when they arrived at the centre, and Jasmine approached them and grabbed one by the scruff of the neck in her mouth and put him on the settee.  Then she fetched the other one and sat down with them, cuddling them.” 

“But she is like that with all of our animals, even the rabbits. She takes all the stress out of them, and it helps them to not only feel close to her, but to settle into their new surroundings.  She has done the same with the fox and badger cubs, she licks the rabbits and guinea pigs, and even lets the birds perch on the bridge of her nose.” 
  
Jasmine, the timid, abused, deserted waif, became the animal sanctuary’s resident surrogate mother, a role for which she might have been born. The list of orphaned and abandoned youngsters she has cared for comprises five fox cubs, four badger cubs, fifteen chicks, eight guinea pigs, two stray puppies and fifteen rabbits - and one roe deer fawn.  Tiny Bramble, eleven weeks old, was found semi-conscious in a field.  Upon arrival at the sanctuary, Jasmine cuddled up to her to keep her warm, and then went into the full foster-mum role. Jasmine the greyhound showers Bramble the roe deer with affection, and makes sure nothing is matted. 
 
“They are inseparable,” says Geoff. “Bramble walks between her legs, and they keep kissing each other.  They walk together round the sanctuary. It’s a real treat to see them.” 
Jasmine will continue to care for Bramble until she is old enough to be returned to woodland life.  When that happens, Jasmine will not be lonely.

She will be too busy showering love and affection on the next orphan or victim of abuse. 
 
Pictured from the left are: “Toby”, a stray Lakeland dog; “Bramble”, orphaned roe deer; “Buster”, a stray Jack Russell; a dumped rabbit; “Sky”, an injured barn owl; and “Jasmine”, with a mother’s heart doing best what a caring mother would do…and such is the order of God’s Creation. 

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Reader Comments (2)

I'm kinda teary-eyed looking at the photo at the bottom. Jasmine has such a good heart! Also, iy makes me smile knowing from you that she's become the surrogate mother. :-) Inspiring one, thanks for sharing!
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Monday, June 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCape Town<

I hope these dogs find a home who will love and take care of them. It's very heart breaking to see the photo and think of what they've been through.

Thursday, October 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNimfa and my pekingese

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