(Charlotte is pictured on the left) Shortly before our one-year wedding anniversary, we began to feel the urge to expand our family. We already had a rambunctious 2-year old male pug named Wilbur, and we decided to turn to the Austin Pug Rescue to find him a companion. We were introduced to Charlotte (formerly Rosie) on St. Patrick’s Day Weekend of 2013 for our trial visit. From the moment I picked her up and she panted up at me, Jim and I both knew we were meant to be her permanent people.
At the time, we were informed that Charlotte was in the process of losing her vision, and it was unclear what percentage of vision she had remaining (if any). Shortly after our adoption of her was final, we were informed by a local veterinary ophthalmologist that she has pigmentary keratopathy. For those unfamiliar with this condition, it means that she has extra pigment covering her corneas, which causes her vision to be like trying to look through unclean sunglasses. I will never forget the tears of joy that occurred in our house that day when we learned that Charlotte could see us and her brother Wilbur (even if we are a little “dirty” looking to her). All that mattered was that Charlotte could see!
Fast forward 9 months … we just can’t believe that she hasn’t been with us since the beginning. We love watching Charlotte’s interactions with Wilbur. While affectionate with me and Jim, Charlotte has a strong independent streak (she’s our little diva). She has a very healthy appetite, and she can’t help herself from bouncing in anticipation of treats. Charlotte is incredibly intelligent, and she will let you know when she wants to be petted and when she wants a little privacy in her kennel or by herself on the other end of the couch. Charlotte enjoys trips to the dog park and playing with fuzzy toys (even more when has managed to steal the toy away from her brother).
Jim, Wilbur, and I could not be more grateful that the Austin Pug Rescue brought sweet Charlotte into our lives.
Many thanks!! Jim, Maeghan, Wilbur, & Charlotte