Brian and I have been a part of the amazing PRA team for several years now.
We’ve had the pleasure of being foster failures many times over and have had our lives enriched with the Pugs that have become Finnigans.
My boys had been known as the Finnigan Five for some time… yes, we have 5 beautiful Pugs with 5 unique personalities.
Back in February of this year, after only having had Cubby (a foster fail approx. 2 and completely blind) for 6 months, our sweet, precious Cubby passed away on Valentine’s Day. A very sudden intestinal complication that had him gone within hours of diagnosing.
We were devastated. Swore that we would just have to remain as the Finnigan Four because losing these little angels was just getting harder each time.
Well, about 5 months later (this past July 2015) Ms. Amanda, (even though having been advised that I just couldn’t take in any more, not even for a day because
I can’t part with them once in my house..) asked me for a huge favor. Said a young, black, male pug (known as Godfrey at that time) had been surrendered and Liz was out of town, would I please just keep him for 2 days. Amanda has a way of convincing people and I gave in. I said “only for 2 days Amanda because you know what happens and I can’t take in any more”…..
Note even 24 hours later, after seeing how this ball of energy and absolutely gorgeous little guy interacted with my other 4 and vice versa, I told Brian, “he’s ours… he completes
us”…. And there you go—- the Finnigan Five remains. We renamed our boy and he now goes by Baxter.
Here are a few pics of Baxter. One is of him on day one. The other was him doing with the other boys do—chill in their kennels. He certainly looks like he had lived there forever!
The first attachment is from his photo shoot for the calendar. Is he not a beauty! His eyes just captivate me. (…. I know I’m bias. It’s the proud mommy in me)
Thank you PRA for all that you do and all that you stand for. These babies mean the world to us and truly make our lives complete.
-Liza and Brian Finnigan