Skipper is currently up for adoption at austinpugrescue.com/skipper
It’s been said that “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” Skipper had plans. Nothing too exotic, just a simple life that included two squares a day, a short walk around the neighborhood, and, of course, sitting in the lap of his person, receiving his coveted evening face rubs. All of these joys would be happily provided by the family that he has loved for as far back as he can remember. Those that guided him through the rigors of house training and then kept their patience when a favorite shoe or couch cushion was lost to the chewing phase. He was perfectly content with the same old, same old. Unfortunately, like it or not, plans change.
Shortly after the holiday season ended, Skipper began the new year in the care of the good people of Pug Rescue of Austin. You see, although his family lost their ability to care for him, they had not lost the love they felt for him and wanted to ensure that Skipper would continue to live his life surrounded by a new family that would love and care for him as they had always planned to before their lives took an unexpected turn. They knew that PRA has successfully found homes for over 1,000 pugs in need. They were confident that we would do the same for Skipper.
Today, Skipper lives life one day at a time with his foster family waiting for the right forever family to come along. He is happy to report that everything he had planned for his life is happening regardless of where he resides. He’s enjoying good meals, short walks around a lovely backyard, and face rubs are frequently offered. By the way, for those who say that it is strange to hear of a dog that enjoys face rubs, he suggests the “try it, you might like it” approach. He has decided that cats are odd, but okay and that baths in the kitchen sink are tolerable. He happily complies with the required daily eye drops knowing that a yummy treat follows. He shows his appreciation by skipping in place – a sort of dance that makes his foster mom, Amy Carney, smile. He eagerly swallows that daily pill that gives him the agility to keep moving about, after all, he’s a go-getter. As soon as he hears the jingle of his harness moving toward him, his tail starts wagging because HARNESS = OUTING. Finally, he has discovered the joy of a new outfit. Say what you will, but this pug does indeed enjoy prancing around in a costume or a favorite hoodie.
Skipper’s time in foster care will surely end soon and he’ll be on his way to his forever home as more people learn about his easy-going, happy-go-lucky nature. Many adoptive families are looking for a dog that, as Amy describes Skipper, “Doesn’t have a mean bone in his body!”
Once that lucky family meets Skipper, they will have found their pug companion.
Article by Edye Melton.