It’s been four days since Lulu’s sudden passing and it still hasn’t really sunk in. For any of us. Today, Akemi was in the kitchen cooking and, from the corner of her eye, caught what she thought was Lulu sitting, as she often did, impatiently waiting for a treat. The situation with Lulu is, of course, different because, unlike our other dogs, there was no indication she was ill or extended decline that would prepare us. Looking back now, I can pinpoint the instant she passed. I’ve heard people reference “the light going out of someone’s eye” and always assumed it was poetic fiction but I experienced it with Lulu. It’s hard to explain. It wasn’t a simple case of arrested movement. The luminous vibrancy in her eyes just went dull. And I knew.
Lulu will never be replaced. She was one of a kind. But I can tell that, as much as Suji loves being top dog, she also misses the company. So, as I mentioned in yesterday’s blog entry, we are considering adopting – in all likelihood, another senior (because they have a harder time finding a good home), in all probability special needs (because they have an especially hard time finding a good home).
But choosing the right pug, not just for us but for Suji, is going to be a bit of a challenge. Allow Suji to break it down for you –
So a senior pug, possibly special needs, not alpha or beta, who is chill with other dogs. Also, Akemi would prefer a boy.
Ideally, we adopt from a local rescue, or even one out of Montreal or New York, but in the event we’re unable to find our perfect match here, we would then look to one of the following –
The Pacific Pug Rescue – The rescue that brought us Suji!
Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles – Visited this rescue on my last trip to L.A. A lot of needy seniors!
The Pug Queen – A tireless crusader, she’s in the process of rescuing a bunch of pugs from China.
Will, of course, keep you updated!