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Monday, January 12, 2015

The Transisition

Henry

We don't have official confirmation from our eye vet yet, but I think it is pretty safe to say that Henry's cataract has taken almost all of his vision. I'd venture to say that it has taken all, but he might be able to see a bit of light.

The last few weeks have been difficult as Henry has adjusted to not being able to see. But, one thing I must say is he is learning so fast. Each day he seems to adapt by leaps and bounds.

He is learning his way around the house very well. We have closed the doors to a few rooms because there is nothing that Henry needs in those rooms. And the smaller we can make the house for him the better. Plus, its one less place he can get "lost" in. The kitchen seems to be his home base. Sometimes, when Henry gets really confused and can't seem to find his way, we carry him to the kitchen as a reset. From the kitchen he seems to know where everything else is. Leave it to a pug to set the kitchen as their home base!

Sometimes, I think that we are taking things harder than Henry. He'll bump into the wall or patiently stand in front of the window to get into the house thinking he is by the front door and it can be just heart breaking. But, Henry doesn't seem to care at all. He wants to keep going and if that means bumping into things or waiting for windows to open, he's just fine with it. I think we have a thing or two to learn from him.

We are working on ways to simplify things to make it as easy as possible for him to get around. Sticking to a routine seems to help a lot. We'll keep you updated!

Friday, January 9, 2015

New Bone

Henry

Santa hit the jackpot this year and brought Henry a new bone that he not only loves, but he isn't able to finish in just a few short minutes. As Henry has gotten older, he prefers bones that are easier to chew. The problem with them is that he is able to devour them in just a few short minutes and then he is quickly looking for more. This bone, is soft enough that Henry enjoys chewing it, but it last for a few hours.

Henry likes it so much, that we went back to the store and got him a few more to have on hand incase he gets the urge to chew.

Chew-a-bulls

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Breaking the Rules

Henry

New Year's eve was pretty rainy here in FL. And it seems the crappier the weather the more inclined we are to go to the beach. But, we did something a little different this trip. Usually, we go to the dog beach. This is a special area that dogs are allowed to be on. The rest of the beach is off limits for dogs. However, during the offseason, I frequently see dogs on the beach outside of the designated dog area. Being that is was a crappy weather day, we decided that we would go to the people stretch of the beach and just take a little drive (driving is allowed on the beach here). We figured that Henry could ride with his head out the window and soak up some of the salty sea air.

When we drove on the beach, it was bare. Not another car or person in sight. It was awesome! We had the whole beach to ourselves! Henry had his head out the window and was sniffing and looking at the rough sea. We drove for a bit and then we decided that since we were the only ones on the beach we would let Henry out for a short walk. He had a blast getting his feet wet in the surf and trotting along the beach. We only had our feet and paws in the sand for a bit because it was raining, but when we got back in the car, we had one happy pug on our hands!

Henry

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Holiday Cleanup

Henry

Henry very intently supervised us putting up the tree and doing the outside decorating, but when it came time to take everything down, he was a bit uninterested to say the least. This was him, outside, on his dog bed snoring up a storm (and being photobombed by the gargoyle) as we took down the outside lights. We had to wake him up and let him know when we were done. grin

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Caption This #350

Henry

Looking forward to your captions in the comments.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Hello 2015!

Henry

Welcome 2015! 2014 finished off with a bang for us. G-Ma & G-Pa came for a holiday visit and boy did we have fun! G-Ma & G-Pa also made sure that Henry was even more spoiled than usual. Not only did Henry get treats and extra lovings, he got to ride in G-Pa's new truck! And there is nothing that Henry loves more than riding in a big 'ole pick up truck!

As I write this, Henry is snoring away, catching up on some must needed sleep. Some little pug had to much fun in the last few days of 2014 and is getting some much needed rest in the early days of 2015!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Year’s Resolution

Henry

Many moons ago, Henry got a wild hair at the vet's office when they tried to do something surrounding his feet (hmmm....could it have been trimming his toe nails?). Anyway, someone rubbed him the wrong way and well, Henry didn't exactly "use his words" instead he took a bite of crime. Since Henry got a little nippy, he has since been labeled a bad pug and his file bears a caution badge.

Ever since then, Henry has been working diligently to have the daunting red sticker removed from his permanent record. So, this year Henry has decided to make it his New Year's resolution. 2015 is the year the sticker comes off!

Henry

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