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Monday, March 23, 2009

Free Ride

Sol in her pouch

We try very hard to make sure the pugs get in one very good walk per day.  They are always out and about during the day, walking to the mailbox or just taking a quick trip to the corner and back, but in the evenings we like to take them on a nice, long walk that is about a mile or longer.  When we first got Sol I wasn’t sure how well she would do with our walking schedule.  Don’t get me wrong, she loves to get out for a walk, but she by no means has the endurance of Benjamin, Henry & Luna.  We didn’t want to start a routine where we walked her separately.  She wasn’t too fond of being left at home while the three fawns went out for a stroll and that idea didn’t sit well with us either.  Then we remembered a pouch that we had bought many years ago when the boys were puppies.  Our solution was to let Sol walk as long as she wanted and then when she tired we would put her in the pouch for the rest of the walk.  That way she gets in her walk and still gets to be with the pack and the boys and Luna still get their power walk.

It has turned out to be the perfect solution because Sol loves the pouch.  She just sits in there with her little paws hanging over the edge taking in all the sites and smells.  The good part is that Sol is up to about a half mile walk a day.  If the weather is just right she will walk the full mile, but she by no means does this every day.  A half mile seems to fit her well and she is very content trotting along behind the three fawns.  As soon as we see her start to tire we plop her in her pouch and continue on our walk.  Relieved to be done with walking, Sol relaxes and smells and snorts the rest of the way home.

Sol in her pouch


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Chris

03/23/2009

That HAS to be one of the best happy pug faces ever.

Marcia

03/23/2009

What a beautiful face! I think a half a mile at Sol’s age is wonderful.
  We were at the Arts on the Park in Winter Haven yesterday and met a couple from Canada with 2 pugs.  Needles to say, we had to stop and play.  We told them about you, your 4 pugs and of course Sol. They may be visitng your web site.

Louise

03/23/2009

She’s such a doll!

Punchbugpug

03/23/2009

It’s so hard to leave one at home and that is the perfect solution!  Sol must not weigh much????  I’m thinking I would not want to carry Marty or Chloe on my back!  LOL

Heather

03/23/2009

OK, now *THESE* are now my favorite pictures of Sol…How am I supposed to have favorites when they ALL are so dang precious?!  Honestly, this has to be one of The Cutest things I have ever seen…

How happy and content is she?!?!?!?!  Her smile is priceless.

I think your power walks are impressive…my boys wouldn’t tolerate a straight mile to save our lives…lol

Bethany

03/23/2009

Ooooo!! I loooove these pictures.. she is just so precious!!

Kim

03/23/2009

It’s a pugpoose! I love it.

sue s

03/23/2009

Can SOl look any more content? She just shines-like the sun-her pug love beaming in her precious face! I was under the weaterh these past few days and Beauty & Daisey cuddled close to take care of Mom!

Martha

03/23/2009

Now this is seriously cute!!

Cindy

03/23/2009

How adorable is she!  She knows how much she’s loved, it’s very obvious to the rest of us too!  Love it!!

Sue VDB

03/23/2009

What an awwwwww story.  Sol may not be able to do the full mile always, but she knows she is loved and will be included in the activity.  I love the part of her snorting and smelling her way home in her pouch.  What a lovely picture that conjures.

As for the question of the day - whether the pugs know how spoiled they are or not, they know how loved they are and that’s what counts.

Patty B.

03/23/2009

Too, too cute for words.

SUSAN QUASEBARTH

03/23/2009

How adorable and how lucky she is to have you!

Sleighbelle

03/23/2009

This second picture is now my wallpaper!  She is so yummy, I could eat her with a spoon.  Course, I’ve never met a pug I didn’t want to nibble on!

Since Birdy passed away in August 08, Sleighbelle has gained 4 pounds and now weighs in at a hefty 26 pounds!  She is on a special diet and she is getting NO treats!  I have to get that weight off of her, both for her sake and mine, I can’t be without my Sleighbelle.  She seems to be tolerating the new food well and she is doing ok without the treats, but I know she is thinking that I must be the meanest mom on the planet.  It’s my fault she got this way, and it’s my job to get her back to her lean and trim self.  Right now I know I could not carry her in a pouch!  The vet says it should take 4-6 weeks to get her down to 21 pounds; then I’m going to work to get her to about 18.  Which I don’t think she has ever been…she just jumped over and up to 20!

Jennifer

03/23/2009

This may be my favorite post of all time. What great pictures - Sol is the picture of pug happiness…  and it just confirms what we all know to be true - the OPB family is just so in tune with pug needs and wants, and so willing to provide for them…  truly inspirational…  thanks you so much for sharing these slices of your lives!

Karen B

03/23/2009

Sue, you nailed it with your great comments!

Looks like Sol’s lip is healed well and you can barely see the little gap there!  She is just b-e-a-utiful anyway!!

Lex

03/23/2009

That is so sweet! smile Sol looks like she is smiling.

Indy gets tired out before Gus does alot of times and she does her best to stay right along side him! I had to carry her the other day, she is only 11lbs but wow she got heavy after awhile! smile

Patty

03/23/2009

I read your blog every day when I get to work, and I know people walking by my desk today must think I’m a crazy lady because of this huge smile on my face. This is the best story and some of the cutest photos I’ve ever seen. And Heather you are so right about the favorite picture thing…it’s waaay too hard to choose just one!

Andrea G.

03/23/2009

I love the pictures of Sol!  She is just so happy and content…just like she should be smile  I love it!

Heather & Pumpkin

03/23/2009

I love the pictures.  Sol is such a lucky girl!

Where did you get the pouch?  I have been disappointed with some of the pouches I have tried and that one seems like it works great.

Connie

03/23/2009

My Gosh, some of the most precious pug photos I’ve seen. I do the same with my 11 year old chiweenie; walk, then carry.

sue s

03/23/2009

Hi Sleighbelle, Sorry to hear of your recent loss! It’s been 8 years since my dear sweet boston Buttons passed and the anniversary is coming 3/31-I still miss her sooo much! OF course having Daisey & Beauty is such a joy-but just like children-one can never take the place of another-so just wonderful fond memories till we can all be together again when I cross over the rainbow bridge!

lies

03/23/2009

Beautiful pictures!!!
I walked like that with my puppy Pippa when she was too small for the 1hour walk my Ollie wants…now she still hates long walks
(but she can play and run 20hours a day…)

Casey

03/23/2009

Oh…my…goodness!  What a gorgeous gal is Sol and doesn’t she just look so snug in her pouch?!?

Lisa

03/23/2009

Um, the first picture just might be my favorite Pug picture ever.  That says a LOT.

Sol is my desktop image at work now, that is just toooooo cute for words!

Stacey

03/24/2009

That’s what I’m talkn’ about!!
Oh, that’s the life for me!
Walk aways and then let someone carry me home grin
Atta girl, Sol!

Karen B

03/24/2009

I think Miss Sol has charmed her way onto a lot of desktops, including mine!  I have the second photo, though.  She just has this big contented smile on her face and looks soooo darned cute!

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