Archive for June, 2009

Teddy reached the end of his journey

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009



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Originally uploaded by janahallpapa

Four years ago, a sick pug came into pug rescue. I got to witness his journey through the medical procedures and his recovery via a fellow foster home. We were only supposed to be baby sitting him for a little while, but I had loved him from the first time that I laid eyes on him. We adopted Theodore from SEPRA and he immediately became our Teddy Bear. He was quiet honestly the worst pug ever-pee’d on everything, woke up at 3:30am to eat breakfast, hated all other pugs (especially other males), was a bundle of medical problems, and I could go on. But he was also the best pug that I have ever known-just one look from his big brown eyes and I would melt into his every command. I never understood what a heart dog was until I met him.

Sadly, over the past couple of months, he started having seizures. We had a rough go of it on Friday night and ended up at the emergency vet. He seemed to do a little better on Saturday and even on Sunday. Something changed on Monday though. When I got home from work and he did not have the motor skills to eat, I knew in my heart that it was time. I snuggled in the bed with him and cried. I had to continually give him Valium through out the night to fend off the tremors.

Today is was the end of his journey. We took him to the vet’s office and did the hardest thing; to let him go. I am deeply saddened by this loss, but relieved that his body is no longer torturing itself.

Once again, my pug friends and fellow rescuers have rallied at my side to offer condolences, hugs, prayers, and well wishes. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

Jana, Andre’, with Lola & Baby Girl