We have begun our quest to find Suji a new friend. Or, if not a friend, then another pug she can snuggle up with when Akemi and I go out shopping. Or, if not a another pug she can snuggle up with when Akemi and I go out shopping, then another pug to boss around. In short, Suji seems lonely and it would be nice for her to have some company.
We’re looking to adopt another senior – special needs is fine – and have started our search.
Potential candidates so far…
Ah, Lexxie. This 12 year old sweetheart has some hind-end weakness that makes it hard for her to get around (and know when she needs to poop), but she is incredibly cuddlesome – as evidenced when I visited her rescue late last year. As soon as I approached, she just rolled over onto her back and allowed me to (requested I?) rub her belly.
Lao and Dao
Akemi desperately misses Bubba and would love a boy. So, I thought, two boys would make her doubly happy. These two 13 year old brothers, former strays, are bonded and still have plenty of energy despite their advanced age.
A young man at 6 years of age, Bugsy has significant mobility issues due to an inoperable cyst and a herniated disc issue. Although his long-term prognosis isn’t great, that shouldn’t be a reason to deny him a good home.
This 8 year old girl suffers hind-end weakness to the point that she is unable to walk and needs to have her bladder expressed (which sounds a lot like Suji when we first got her). She’s described as a big personality in a tiny little package and is given to howling for attention. She sounds like a bit of an alpha and so, might not be a great match for Suji, but we’re looking into her.
Estimated to be between 5-7, Bocelli is blind (the result of his eyes never fully developing). Incredibly affectionate and downright adorable, he is a bit of a barker which may not sit well with Suji.
The plan is to actually travel with Suji, sometime in early March so I can fold our pug search into a round of pitching in L.A. We’re thinking of hitting Portland, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, staying at a dog-friendly hotel, eating on some dog-friendly patios, and then flying back home with two dogs when the time comes.