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Friday, February 4, 2011

Sol Sunshine Memorial Fund Update

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A few weeks ago, Central Florida Pug Rescue sent me an update on the hospice pugs that are the beneficiaries to the Sol Sunshine Memorial Fund.

For example, the fund is being used for Jenny's monthly shots and for medicines, special foods and regular checkups for the other pugs in hospice. While reading the email, it was such a good feeling to know that Solsey is still doing good in this world. She can't be here to make me smile with her goofy antics, but it makes me smile to know that Solsey plays an itty bitty, tiny, little part in helping other senior pugs live it up in retirement.

Monetary donations to the fund go a long way, but donation of other items are also a big help. Here are a few of the items the senior pugs could use:

  • Pastel colored yoga mats (we cut them up to make easy-clean pads for the seniors)
  • Egg-crate foam sheets (we use the foam to make orthopedic beds)
  • Raised dog bowls, for the pugs with severe arthritis and joint problems
  • Frontline and Heartguard medications, as the older ones have trouble tolerating ivermectin and some of the other newer meds for heart worm and fleas

If you have any of these items and would like to make a donation, you can send them to:
CFPR
P.O. Box 953744
Lake Mary, FL 32795-3744

Or if you are in the Central Florida area call the pug line at 407-756-4998 to arrange for pickup or delivery.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and thank you for all your support. Without you, the Sol Sunshine Memorial Fund would not be possible.


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Sue VDB

02/04/2011

I check in occasionally on the Sol Sunshine Memorial Fund, and see that sweet baby is still making an impact. 

Hope everyone has a safe, warm weekend.

Heather

02/04/2011

What a wonderful way to start my day, seeing Sweet Sol’s precious face.  I miss her so…

It’s awesome to hear about the seniors that are benefitting from Sol’s fund.  She’s one special puggie who’s legacy will forever live on.

I hope everyone snuggles with their puggers this weekend and stays warm.  The boys are off for their annual vaccines and check-up tomorrow.  Momma is gonna be reprimanded for Mr. Cole’s, eh hem, girth factor, but I swear - he’s just big boned, think bulldog in pug body.  *giggle*

Brenda

02/04/2011

I slipped on the ice on Tues of this week so I have been down and out,  just a little bit. Fell on my shoulder while I was bringing in wood and it sure does hurt. I had a lot of catching up to do this am on OBP and was so glad to hear how everyone is doing. We have had ice everyday this week and the coldest temps in 22 years. Very unusual for Texas, woke up to it snowing like crazy this am. I live about an hour away from DFW, so the super bowl stuff is all that’s on the news.
Maybe it will warm up over the weekend, but more bad weather is predicted the first part of the week. Hope everyone has a great weekend. I have missed ya’ll. Thank goodness for Sir Luke and Gevevieve to keep me warm and cozy and company.

Ann

02/04/2011

Forget that “itty, bitty, tiny little part…”  Miss Sol is making a HUGE impact on the care given to hospice and elderly pugs under CFPR’s care.  Through the efforts of those kind and generous folks who donate in her memory these pugs not only get the full veterinary, dental and pallitive care they need to be comfortable and pain free, they each get an orthopedic bed, toys to play with, special diets for their specialized dietary needs and anything else we can think of to to make their lives happy and fulfilled (and I admit it, even an occasional Burger King treat!)  We are finding that as a result of the level of care they are getting, our seniors and hospice pugs are living well beyond the limited time our vets gave them…still happy and feisty, just like their Guardian Pug Angel, Sol!  So thank you, Miss Sol…and thank YOU all out there for helping to make a comfortable retirment available for many pugs out there, in Sol’s memory.

Pat

02/04/2011

What a wonderful start to the weekend. Love to see pictures of Sol!  I have checked in now and again to see how the Sunshine Fund is doing.  It is truly amazing!
Take care everyone!  Sorry to hear you had a fall Brenda, hope all is well.  It is so easy to slip and fall this time of year.  Wishing you a speedy recovery!
Have a great weekend everyone!!

Sue VDB

02/04/2011

Brenda, so sorry to hear about your fall.  Hope that shoulder gets all better and you don’t have any more problems with it.  Sir Luke and Genevieve will add much to your recovery.

Ann, thank you for your great blog. It is so heartwarming to hear how Sol lives on.

sue

02/04/2011

Corrine thank you for the up date on Sol’s memorial fund I also check in on it I was so happy to see beautiful Sol’s pictures this mourning I miss her

Ann what a nice blog it is nice to know these special pugs are so well taken care of and very loved

Brenda sorry about your fall hope its better soon
Hope everyone has a great weekend

Heather

02/04/2011

Brenda, you have the best kind of nurses, puggie nurses!  Hope you are feeling better soon.

Ann, thank you so much for that beautiful post.  I love me some senior puggies!!!  It makes me smile to think of a bunch of ol’ timers wagging their curly Q’s at the sight of a BK burger!  *giggle*

Karen B.

02/04/2011

Heather, I’m crackin’ up!  I too have a bulldog in a pug bod!  Toeby was recently put on thyroid medicine and I thought sure his weight would go down…but alas, at his recent vet visit, weight was up a little but thyroid is perfect!!  Doc says “less snax and more exercise”...go figure!

Look at Solser!  She’s still a beauty and touches my heart.  How could anyone resist that face?

Martha

02/04/2011

I loved seeing Solsey’s beautiful face this morning, and hearing how her fund is doing such good things for other pugs!  Thank you for the update, Corrine!

And Brenda, I hope you heal fast!

Ann

02/04/2011

Heather, it is really a sight to see…a group of the senior ladies, all dressed up in their best dresses, loaded up into a cushioned red wagon and trundled down to the local Dairy Queen for mini vanilla swirl cones! The girls absolutely love the attention they get (not to mention the ice cream) and it helps to make the public a little more aware of what the Rescue does.  I just can’t say enough about the dedicated volunteers who work with our hospice and retired pugs…they do so much to bring joy and quality of life to these pugs.  Maybe what we do doesn’t change the world, but it does make one corner of it a whole lot sunnier.

Heather

02/04/2011

Oh Ann, that is just priceless.  How I wish I lived there so I could be a part of all that fun!  It is a beautiful thing that you all do for the pugs in your care and I thank you all from the bottom of my heart!!!

Karen B:  Good to know Cole ain’t alone…LOL…Give Toeby a snack, I mean a kiss, from us!  wink

Karen B.

02/04/2011

Brenda, heal quickly, sounds like it hurts a lot!

Ann, thank you for the visual…What a great mental picture that conjures…My husband always says “you can’t save the world” but if I can help a little, that is my joy!  I donated again…I hope everyone will if they possibly can.

Have a really kickin’ weekend all!  Go Green Bay!  I really like Clay Mathews!

pug mama

02/04/2011

Thank you so much for the nice update.  I will never forget Sol’s spirit, what a beautiful girl, and still helping so many other senior pugs to have their last days and months be more comfortable.  Very honorable Corrine <3

Huckle

02/05/2011

There is so much I would like to comment about (but won’t!)

My heart skipped a beat when Solsey’s picture showed up on my screen.  What a precious baby she was.  Just looking at her picture reminds me of what a special Pug she was even with all her medical issues.  Everyone gets a little tighter hug tonite.  The now of it (not tomorrow or yesterday) is what’s important as has often been said and Solsey was here to show us that lesson.

The amount in Solsey’s fund seems terrific for ‘our’ little girl.  Her legacy, in part, is that she can keep on giving even if she is no longer with us and also helps make people aware that hospice Pugs and old timers deserve the best care we can give them.  It was good to hear about the Pugs her fund has helped.

Brenda - Sorry to hear about your mishap and hope you feel better soon.  The Pugs are probably giddy with delight at the extra snuggle time they get while you heal.

Karen B. - Georgie has been on thyroid meds for some time now and I was like you, I thought he would lose weight (although it hasn’t helped my weight)on it.  The meds have not made one iota of weight loss with him.  His thyroid level is up to par now but his coat (one way to tell of a thyroid problem), remains dull. If the medication had helped him with his weight issue, I might have popped a few of those babies myself! (grin)

You all have a grand weekend and try to stay warm.  It’s brutal out there.

Pug hugs
Huckle chuckles
and Cooper needs a new home!
(I think I’m kidding??

Huckle

02/05/2011

Pug Mama -you hit the nail on its head - “Sol’s spirit”.  That says it all and describes what was so special about her.

Karen B.

02/07/2011

Heather, will do, Toeby says thanks!

Huck, I’m with you.  Thyroid hasn’t helped me either!

Awwwwww, Solsie…

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