December 2, 2017: Our One  Year Anniversary With Suji!

Yep.  One year ago today we took in a special needs senior.  She came with her own wheelchair.  She mostly got around by pulling herself by her front legs, dragging her back legs behind her.  She was quiet, gentle, and kept to herself.

A lot has changed in twelve months…

Suji arrives in Toronto.

Arriving home to meet the rest of the gang.

December 2, 2017: Our One  Year Anniversary With Suji! December 2, 2017: Our One  Year Anniversary With Suji! December 2, 2017: Our One  Year Anniversary With Suji!

Building up those leg muscles with hydrotherapy.

December 2, 2017: Our One  Year Anniversary With Suji!

Looking cool at her laser therapy session.

December 2, 2017: Our One  Year Anniversary With Suji!

Riding around in her chariot.

December 2, 2017: Our One  Year Anniversary With Suji! December 2, 2017: Our One  Year Anniversary With Suji!

Working up those hind leg muscles.

December 2, 2017: Our One  Year Anniversary With Suji! December 2, 2017: Our One  Year Anniversary With Suji! December 2, 2017: Our One  Year Anniversary With Suji!

She loves her walks so much that, if 10 a.m. rolls around and we haven’t taken her out, she’ll sit at your feet and bark until you put her tiny socks and booties on.

 

December 2, 2017: Our One  Year Anniversary With Suji!

Surprisingly, she seems to enjoy the cold weather and loves snow.  While Lulu needs to be forced to go out, Suji needs to be forced to come back in.

December 2, 2017: Our One  Year Anniversary With Suji! December 2, 2017: Our One  Year Anniversary With Suji!

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Her wardrobe is more expansive than Akemi’s.

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Motoring!

December 2, 2017: Our One  Year Anniversary With Suji! December 2, 2017: Our One  Year Anniversary With Suji! December 2, 2017: Our One  Year Anniversary With Suji!

She’s settled in quite nicely.

Thanks to the Pacific Pug Rescue for sending her our way!

Follow Suji on instagram: @newoldpugsuji

22 thoughts on “December 2, 2017: Our one year anniversary with Suji!

  1. Sweetest pug. Great people you have there Suji!! You’re doing fabulous one year later! Keep up the photo shoot. I wonder if the cold helps her numb pains?

  2. That’s absolutely amazing!
    Happy new-life-Birthday, Suji!
    So much has happened in that one year too!

  3. You are a kind and amazing gentle soul. This is AMAZING some of your best and most fulfilling work I am guessing . You are a great puppy Daddy !!!

  4. Happy Gotcha Day, Suji! It really seems her mobility has improved dramatically since that first day. Pretty amazing.

    She looks so sad in that hydrotherapy session!

  5. Suji is adorable and irresistable. Thanks for recognizing that ladies with a little age still have a lot of love to give.

  6. What a great way to end the day! Just a wonderful story! Thanks so much for sharing, Joe, and thank you for being such a good papa to Suji. 🙂

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  7. Go Suji! I can’t help but think that Suji being around other dogs (Lulu and for a time Bubba) gave her some incentive to be more active.

    Our Alaskan Husky, Lucy, has arthritis and was having trouble going up the stairs at night (a number of times I had to carry her). She’s thirteen and so the arthritis is not unexpected. We’ve been giving her arthritis and joint supplements, which helped a little, but seemed to only slow the progression down a bit.

    Then a year ago we adopted Lancer, a four year old Siberian Husky who was full of energy. After about a month I noticed that Lucy was more active than she used to be, and she wasn’t having any more problems mounting the stairs. She’s still slower than Lancer (and will likely always be), but just having Lancer around has given Lucy the incentive to be more active and stave off (and seemingly reverse) the arthritis a bit.

    Maybe Suji has also regained some of her mobility due to being around your other pups. Either way, she has certainly prospered in your care, which is certainly a testimony to the loving home you have created.

    Again, go Suji! And an early very Merry Christmas to you, Akemi, and all your brood.

  8. This is such a beautiful story. Thanks for sharing and bringing us along on this journey.

  9. Such an amazing change in little Suji’s mobility! What a trouper and totally down to Akemi’s and your love for her.
    Suji and Lulu are very lucky pups indeed!

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful story 🐾

  10. Bubba wearing his jingle bells! Lulu being so ever nonchalant! And little Suji! My how she has thrived! Watching her walk now you’d not know the hours of therapy, the dedication of her adoptive parents to make her GO. Love this trip down memory lane, especially enjoying all her outfits…

    Have a great weekend!

  11. Suji’s legs are so strong now! Please give her hugs from me to celebrate her anniversary.

  12. Such a wonderful story for both you and Suji. She is certainly a star and so much loved.

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