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Tuesday, May 2, 2006

Cat Nurses Rejected Pug Puppy

A pug puppy, rejected by its mother at birth, has found an unusual foster Mom in the cat next door.  The cat gave birth to 3 kittens around the same time the pug was born and has happily allowed the pug to nurse. (via EverybodyLovesRiley.com)

See a picture of the nursing pug

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Pug Lovers save Buck the pug

Colleen Bighley was recently faced with one of a pug parent’s worst nightmares. Her two year old pug, Buck, darted from the house and was hit by a car. Buck suffered 3 broken legs and needed to have a costly surgery.

The required surgery was $3000 and Collen Bighley was worried she would not be able to come up with the money. She shared Buck’s story on a popular pug website where she normally shared pictures of Buck and her other pugs. She told her fellow pug lovers that her family could not afford Buck’s surgery and she was going to bring Buck home and spend one more night with him before he would be put to sleep.

Fourteen minutes after sharing her story on the popular website, fellow pug lovers replied stating they would donate money to help save Buck. Donations came from around the world and Collen was able to pay for Buck’s surgery.

Buck hasn’t made a full recovery yet, but he has had his surgery and is getting better each day.

Pugs and pug people are simply the greatest!

See a video of Buck

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Does your pug watch TV?

MSNBC reports that a survey conducted by the American Kennel Club and Iams Co. has found that 50% of all dogs included in their survey show interest in the television.

I have caught Benjamin & Henry gazing at the TV on a couple of occasions and if I am watching a show like the Dog Whisperer or Animal Cops Benjamin goes nuts. He barks at the TV and runs up to it to try and smell the other dogs on the screen. Henry and Luna don’t get that involved, but if a doorbell rings on TV all three of them bolt to the front door to see who is there.

Read the complete article

Friday, March 17, 2006

Puggle-Napper Caught on Tape

A local pet store in Hollywood, Florida is pleading for help in catching a man that came into their store and stole a Puggle. The man casually walked into the store, scooped the Puggle from its pen and put the dog down the back of his pants. He then calmly walked out of the door.

Pet store owners are worried about the Puggle’s safety and are offering a $1,000 reward for the safe return of the Puggle. Luckily the store has the whole incident on tape.

View the surveillance video

Arrest Made in Puggle-Napping Case

Thursday, March 2, 2006

Paying it forward

A heartwarming and a heart wrenching story about a little pug named Tucket, a young boy battling cancer and how a skilled, pediatric neurosurgeon known for thinking outside the box was able to save them both.

It is a long story that spans many years with a ironic ending. Well worth the read.

Read the story

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Using dog poop to create energy

San Francisco has come up with an interesting solution to managing dog waste. The city has begun a new project that will convert dog poop into methane gas. The methane gas would then be used to power common household objects such as stoves and heaters or anything else that runs on natural gas.

The city got the project underway by placing special receptacles and poopy bags in one of San Francisco’s most popular dog parks. Dog owners can use the special bags to pick up their dog’s droppings and then they place the bag in the designated container. The trash bins will then be emptied and the waste will be kept in a special container for a few weeks where bacteria will eventually convert the waste into methane gas.

It is a very interesting concept, but the project is still in the early stages and there are many obstacles still to overcome before the process is perfected and can be used by the general public.

Read more about San Francisco’s new energy source

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Don’t forget to update your pug’s microchip

Moving can be a very stressful and hectic time. If you are planning on moving in the near future there is one more thing to add to your to-do list - Update your pug’s microchip information.

Once you move and get settled in, it is imperative that your pug’s chip have your new contact information. If the unthinkable should happen and your pug ever gets separated from you, your little one can then safely be returned to its new home.

To update your pug’s microchip information, simply contact the manufacturer of the chip and let them know your contact information has changed.

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