I've been bugging mom for months to do "Fuji Friday!". Here's a tip, all you have to do is have a scary old seizure. So, at long last.....it's MY day.
First, I told mom to tell everyone that I am feeling really well today. Ever since we got back from the vet, I've been great. I'm even able to get up and down the steps all by myself. Still, I am milking this for all it's worth and enjoying all the spoiling I am getting. So don't tell my peeps how good I'm feeling, OK?
Next, I've been pestering Mom to tell the story of how I became a member of the family.
It all started back in 2007 when I was surrendered to NIRPA (Northern IL Pug Rescue.) I was fostered by a family outside of Chicago with LOTS of other pugs. It was really fun to have so many other pugs to play with, free run of the the house....including the ability to couch surf at will, and a nice big back yard to frolic in. Yet, living with some many otherpugs can be a little overwhelming. My foster parents took very good care of me when my original family couldn't take care of me anymore; and best of all, the kept me company till me new family found me.
When my new pawrents came to meet me the day after after Thanksgiving 2007, I was a little scared. Some of the othe other pugs I was living with were really cute. After all, I was eight years old, and most families want those adorable little puppies. What if my new pawrents didn't want me? I knew it was a BIG day.
They brought along another pug, and she gave me lots of sniffs. She told me her name was Genevieve and that her pawrents were pretty good. She said she gots lots of treats and belly rubs ALL the time. So I really wanted to go home with my new family. The ride home was very scary because I did not know where I was going. We stopped at the big PetSmart, but I was a little confused and tried to jump out of the back of the car. Fortunately, my pawrents were ready for that and caught me before I leaped and got hurt by a car.
Gen was right, now that I've been living with my new family for over two years, I can say a pug gets lots of belly rubs around here. We also get some pretty good treats too. And when the momma cooks yummy stuff like roast beasts and chickens, there is always a little bit leftover for us pugs. Sometimes we go for long walks in the neighborhood, but usually we get to hang out in our big backyard - when I don't slip through the fence that is. Hmm, mom's shaking her head, better not mention that episode! Not a bad retirement, I have to say.
Did you notice my chic little leopard cape? That's the fashion show portion of this blog post. Agent #2 decided I needed some fancy clothes today. Please call her Agent Awesome for now on though, OK?
Well, this pug is all tuckered out! I gotta take my nap now. Stay tuned for the next installment of "Fuji Friday" where I will make momma explain how I got my name.
And now, here's our New Year's Eve photo:
Love, The Foo