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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Missing You

Sol

Two years ago today we said goodbye to Sol. This is a milestone that I was worried about because it means that Sol has now been gone longer than she was with us.

While we only had 15 months to share with Sol, I know that she lived a full life and I am even prouder that her memory lives on with the Central Florida Pug Rescue's Sol Sunshine Memorial Fund.

So far over $2,300 has been raised to help the hospice pugs of Central Florida Pug Rescue. And if those pugs are anything like Solsey, which I know they are, they are living out their golden years in grand style. And that is because of the loyal OBP readers. Your support of Sol, Benjamin, Henry and Luna over the years has been tremendous and I can't thank you enough for helping the memory of Solsey live on through your generous donations.

Say what you want about pug people, but they are some of the nicest and caring people I know. Thank you for supporting Sol. I don't have words to express how grateful I am for all your support.

Sol

Sol


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julie

03/08/2012

oh my the tears are streaming down this is hard as i miss sol so deeply she has touched my heart in such a special way.My thoughts are with you today please know you are in our hearts.You are so missed in our home sweet sol..

Kathleen

03/08/2012

Tears of sadness and tears of joy for Solsey and all the Pugs and other dogs in rescue. Sol had a wonderful home.
Although the Pug has always been my favorite, I believe in rescue first. I have 2 rescue dogs plus a Pug. Let’s all try to give a rescue a home. If you can’t give one a a home, donate a few dollars or a little time. It all adds up.
Wishing everyone a good day.

Sue VDB

03/08/2012

I have this date marked on my calendar, and knew opening up today’s OBP would be sad. 

It is hard to describe the impact that little girl had on our lives.  In her short time with OBP she lived life large.

Corrine, I think I understand the feelings you have about Sol.  I had a very special little black pug who impacted my life, one who lived life large, and even after 10 years I still miss her. 

I hope that Solsey’s “Sunshine Memorial Fund” continues to grow. 

Solsey, I love you. <3<3<3

Heather

03/08/2012

Sad day today, but so nice to see that beautiful black pugger staring back at us today. Solsey touched all of us in such a special way. I can’t believe it’s been two years. You live on in all our hearts Sol. Love and peace to you today Corrine. We miss you Solsey baby!!

mary castagnoli

03/08/2012

I think it’s due to the amazing job CORRINE has done in sharing SOLSIE with us all (and H,B and L, as well) - but I can never see SOL’S picture without a lump in my throat and tears falling.  She really touched my/OUR hearts and SUE VDB totally hit it on the head:  “She lived life LARGE”.  She did indeed!  I think she was just so grateful to have the wonderful home she found with CORRINE et al and her Gusto was limitless.  We can all take heed of her example.  And while we all still miss this little girl - we seemed to have all been on the same page when it came to enjoying all of her personality and “doings” for those precious 15 months she was “with us”.  Hope it helps, CORRINE, to know that so many loved your sweet baby, SOLSIE, right along w/you - across the miles and through our computer monitors.
Sending a loud and sloppy pug-kiss to SOLSIE.  I know she’s showing everyone over the Rainbow Bridge just how large-livin’ is done!

Roberta

03/08/2012

Wow 2 years!!! Doesnt seem like it at all…..what a sweet and special little thing she was….I look at her picture everyday in my office that i won from the raffle….Love her….Especially love the picture of her in the pug pouch!!!! Special hugs and kisses to all of ours today!!

sue states

03/08/2012

Sad & joyful-Sol is a very special lady because she touched so many- a true ambassador of love. This is a sad day but Joyful in that we got to know Sol thanks to Corrine and this very special blog site. I have used Sol’s story in sermons as a story of strength, courage and most of all love that stretched from a home in Florida to around the world. RIP sweet girl-you are missed but will never be forgotten. Pug hugs from APastor Sue & the Colorado 3

Gina

03/08/2012

Oh Sweet Solsie, that means that I have been coming to OBP land for 2 years now. I only know Solsie through all of your memories and photos but wow, she captured my heart.

15 months is not long enough at all. Please know Corrine, that we are all thinking of you today.

Solsie is running happily with all of our pugs that have crossed over. I just saw a little cartoon drawing yesterday of a man entering heaven and an angel behind a podium greets him. Next to the angel is a very happy little dog. The angel says to the man, “So you’re Bobby. Rex here has been waiting for you for 50 years now.” (That isn’t quoted exactly word for word but you get the idea.) I strongly believe that all of our fur babies will be there to greet us when it’s our turn.

God Bless all my wonderful OBP family. Can’t say enough wonderful things about this community! Pug Hugs to you all! xoxo

Bella & me

Carla

03/08/2012

The pictures of Solsey in her pouch are my favorites.  I love the look on her sweet face.  I can always see her spunky attitude in her eyes, and it always looks like she’s smiling.  She seems to be saying, “na, na, na, na, na,I get to ride and you guys have to walk. (:-)~  pffst!

Have a peaceful and serene day, thinking of Solsey at the end of the bridge telling stories of that great family she left - she’s such a bragger. grin

Martha

03/08/2012

I miss sweet Solsey, too ♥  I was happy to get to have the chance to know her through you, Corrine.

Pat

03/08/2012

It is hard to believe 2 years already.  My eyes were filling up while reading all the posts.
She certainly was a special girl, living large indeed.
She hs a special place in all our hearts for sure.  Thinking of you Corrine and family xo

Kathleen

03/08/2012

I posted my comment early today- usually I am on later in the day. I’ve read and re-read everyone’s comments several times and now I’m back again.
I have only been a OBP member for several months. I would like to say thank you to Corrine and thank you to all OBP members for adding so much joy, love and happiness to my life. I consider myself to be a very responsible animal lover and owner but ALL of you have made me even a better one since belonging to OBP.
Thank you all again.

Sleighbelle

03/08/2012

I love, love, love that picture of Solsey in her backpack!  She looks like she is living large and loving life.  And I know that she was.  She had a great life post OBP and that is all she remembers.  That is all we should remember too.  Those of us who have adopted rescues or strays just need to know that the love and comfort we give those pugs for however long we are blessed to have them—those are the times the pugs will remember and we are the ones they will love.  Regardless of life prior to that.

Rest softly, dear, sweet Sol.

Tracy

03/08/2012

Two years?  Already?  It makes me sad to think that so much time has passed since we said goodbye to Sol.  What a sweet girl she was.  She certainly enjoyed her time in her true forever home, being surrounded by loved ones and being pampered like a queen.  I still think of her often.  Bless you Solsy.  We miss you.

Volker Henninger

03/09/2012

Thanks for the sweet memories.

pug mama

03/09/2012

Beautiful, beautiful Sol.  There is just something so special about the older pugs, as I knew from my last months with Abby.  Never ones to complain, they lived life with the most spirit and life imaginable.  I miss my Abby so much, Lily is here now, but it just isn’t the same.  I am feeling how much the community misses dearest Sol too, I can’t believe it’s been 2 yrs already.  Tears here as well.

sue

03/09/2012

I didn’t get a chance to post yesterdayhad to do a home check for pug rescue it is hard to believe sweet solsy has been gone for two years Sue VDB you said it perfect solsy has always been very special as I to had a little black pug Daphne I lost her at the age of 10 it will be eight years this August she was my heart pug and solsy reminds me so much of her

Lilo N me (Aka Gwen)

03/09/2012

Corrine, I have to echo Kathleen’s sentiments. Being a relative newcomer to OBP myself I didn’t realize how much love for animals can bring so many people together, but to have a love of pugs seems to be like a big circle that reaches farther than we know.  The ups and downs we encounter and share here touch us all so deeply as if it were our own as we all know are possibilities with pugs. I never had the pleasure of knowing you all before, but finding this group this summer, and reading back and watching videos of Solsey with the others catching Cheerios I think it was, won me over. 

This group has also really helped me from originally thinking if I add a pug I would get a puppy, to knowing I fully intend when I get to that point that I will be looking for a rescue. I even tried to steer my brother that direction before getting a puppy, and a couple of times we missed out. He then thought he would like a puppy, and I think he’s a little overwhelmed, but Tux being Lilo’s own blood he couldn’t help himself. So my next pug is on hold for now (I couldn’t introduce two at the same time as Lilo has been top dog for 4yrs). I’m glad I held off now seeing the challenges we are experiencing. It certainly would not have been fair to any of them.

I’ve laughed here, shared stories, sought advice, and shared sorrows I never thought would touch me before my OBP days. Thank you to all of you for enriching my life immensely. When one of us hurts here, we all hurt and we understand in ways only pug lovers would know. When we rejoice, we all do so together. Without Corrine creating this meeting place, and without all of you, I know for certain I would be missing out.

{{{{{Corrine}}}}}
Keeping you all close in our thoughts and prayers,
Lilo n Me n Tux

julie

03/09/2012

As i came back here as well sol has touched all our hearts she my Abby,Noah,Sheba is why we do what we do they are what it is all about.We remember you and carry you in our hearts each and everyday thank you for all those good times,those smiles and yes the tears you are missed rest in peace sweet sol..

sue

03/09/2012

Gwen I feel the same way I couldn’t have said it better I am so thankful for Corrine bringing us all together I feel like we are one big happy pug family
Corrine you are a very special person

Melissa

03/09/2012

Every time I see a black pug, I think of Sol, and I smile, thinking of the time you had her in front of your desk talking on the phone.  Or how she got excited for spaghetti.  Or seeing her in the pouch.

You gave her a great life, and she touched many.

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