~Today on Friends Club Friday~
Let’s Meet Milo and Princess Marie!
Milo and Princess Marie are two cutie-pie pugs from Connecticut, USA. They were introduced to us by their devoted mom, Donna. We are so happy to know them and know you will be too!
Milo is 7 and Princess Marie is 5 and they are very in love.
Here they are looking darn cute and so cozy.
And here is Mr. Milo…
all bath-robed up after a day of spa treatments with his mom!
(Mani/pedi, oatmeal bath, a blow dry and nap with our bath robes.)
That sounds amazing except for the mani/ pedi :(
Donna adopted Milo from a private breeder and picked him up in Kennebunkport, ME. (Hey that’s our home state!)
Milo has had a few other siblings before Princess Marie…”We brought him home and introduced him to our (at that time) 9 year old Black female Sadie Marie. Sadie has since crossed the Rainbow Bridge and Milo became very depressed without a companion.”
Enter Adorable Princess Marie!!
Isn’t her coloring SO unique!?!
She is a special girl. Just listen to her mom tell her adoption story…
“So I started looking at rescues again and picked out a black female pug named Marjorie. The night before we went to pick her up we were told the foster family decided to keep her but they had this cute white one who they said did not photograph well.” (That seems like an oversight. Just look at her pics!)
“I was so desperate by this time for another pug and to finally complete this looking for a dog mission I said we’ll come and meet her. She was so emaciated and timid it was heartbreaking. She took 10 minutes to low crawl her way from one end of the couch to where I was sitting where she curled up in a ball and went to sleep. My husband looked at me and said, ‘she’s ours. Let’s go.”
“When we adopted Princess she had a tiny little ‘bite’ like spot on her flank like the size of a pencil eraser. I said ‘Ah I can take care of that in no time with a little Neosporin.’ Yeah, no. It became this oozing gross boil thing. We put her on 3 rounds of antibiotics and I bought dog t-shirts and sewed in extra layers of white cotton fabric inside the t-shirt over the wound spot to try and absorb the discharge and keep it off of our clothes and furniture all to no avail. Plus we were trying to bond with her and who wants to cuddle with a boil. Finally 2 months later I agreed with our vet to do surgery to cut out the spot. That is when we found out about her enlarged heart and practically non existent hip sockets (picture a flat sugar spoon not melon baller) and bad knees.”
Oh my goodness, thank heavens this girl found such a loving and caring family to be a part of!!
“When our vet did the surgery she found an massive internal infection and a piece of hay or straw in the whole mess.”
“Princess came home with a 6″ incision with external purple Frankenstein stitches. We had to tranquilizer her because in spite of the incision SHE FELT GREAT and she kept building up with fluid from being too active. Two weeks later the stitches were removed and she started absorbing nutrients from her dog food. She started to put on weight (from a low of 11 pounds). Her coat started to get shinny and she got a sparkle in her eye. I kept the t-shirts on because it was winter and she was so thin… Moral to this story:
rescuing dogs is a marathon not a sprint.”
Well said, Donna! We are so thankful for your dedication to these two sweeties!
“This is Milo again. I LOVE his tail rudder. Milo hates the water but loves the snacks that go in the pool area.” (Sounds like our brothers…) “He will sit outside the pool gate panting so you have to catch him and put him in the water and he air swims before his feet touch the water. He is a splash-a-holic. After he gets wet he will hang out there all day.”
“We put the pugs in the pool for two reasons. 1. Since they are constantly having the butt sniffing contests right near the edge of the pool we felt it was important to make sure they could swim enough to stay afloat until we could jump in to retrieve them and this has happened. 2. To keep them cooled off when they are stalking the snacks. Our pool is tiny (13 x 19) and very warm (solar heating system mounted on the garage roof). My number is 86 degrees.
A couple of years ago we had our July 4th party and it was HOT. I asked everyone to please try to keep the pugs cooled off… I still have a memory of one of my daughters friends standing in the deep end shady area with Milo sleeping in his arms and Milo’s head on his shoulder.”
HA! We just LOVE picturing this!!!
“Princess can’t really swim because she has practically non-existent hip sockets so she can’t get the kick going but she is a jumper. She knows if I am in the pool and she jumps I will catch her. Best not be holding your beverage. They bark and scratch the back door if I leave them in the house (with AC) and we are in the pool. We also have an pergola covered with wisteria with a slate floor that is easily 10 degrees cooler and sometimes they will go in there. I came up with an idea to made them a little covered lounging area. My husband Bill and I made the frame with white PVC pipe and I covered it with sunbrella fabric where the sides and front could be tied up and down and then I made a dog bed cover with some fluffy cotton towels. Yeah they hated it like pug prison. They prefer to lay down under one of the chaise lounges.”
Sounds about right. Gotta be with our people!!!
“We fostered a pug last summer Lilly (for about 2 months) who had (they said) severe anxiety. She did make a few noises the first night but the 2 lards just piled on top of her and that took care of that.”
It sounds like Milo and Princess had a natural therapy for Lilly Pad. We call it “covered in pugs” in our house. It works every time!!!
We love how these two give each other touch therapy all the time! Just check out how they sit with one another!!!
Thank you all for joining us this week! Hugs and thanks to Milo, Princess, Momma Donna (for telling their story) and to all you readers.
We love you all!
Always ~ GR and the whole fam