I adopted Cricket and made her a permanent part of our home in mid-June. Although she is still battling a very resistant bacterial skin infection, Cricket has the demeanor of a champion and has slowly begun the process of regaining some of her lost fur. You would never know from her personality that she was neglected in her previous life or is blind; she is gratuitous with kisses (she will lick you to death) and she has zero trouble finding her way around the house (especially to the food bowl). The tiniest of pugs, Cricket weighs in at a whopping 11 lbs. soaking wet, but has the ferocious growl of a guard dog from 10 times her weight class. Her hobbies include eating, kissing, eating, squeaker toys, eating, eating, eating, cuddling up with me on the couch (she gives new meaning to the term “Velcro-Pug”), cleaning her big sister’s fur, and taking trips to see one of her most favorite humans ever: Signe at Westlake Animal Hospital. In fact, Cricket screams when she is put into her travel crate for car rides until she is informed that she is going to see Signe!
My partner, Steven, and I are very grateful to Pug Rescue of Austin. I knew that I wanted to adopt a little brother or sister for Roses, but never knew that I would find so much joy in taking in a very special needs animal. I have so much respect for our rescue does for Pugs in need, and I have found that both adopting Cricket and volunteering for the organization to be one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.
Here she is pictured with her big sister, Roses, as they practice their synchronized Pug Head Tilt.