My husband Chris and I have been married almost 2 years. When we
were first dating I bought my husband a pug as a gift. I had a hard
time finding him and to be honest I wasn't all that happy. I wasn't
an animal person at all, but my husband wanted a pug so badly I
decided to give him one as a gift. When we found a breeder I took my
husband to pick out his new little buddy. He picked out a chubby,
healthy male pug who we named Buddha.
Buddha soon came to be my best little friend. I had never had a
special pet before myself so I grew attached to him and saw him as
our small child. Buddha loved to be cuddled, walked and he loved to
swim! One of the best days we spent with Buddha was the day we took
him to Big Rock in Cherokee Park. He dove right into the water as my
husband and I rolled on the ground with laughter. It is one of the
best days I've ever had in my life.
When Buddha was about a year and a half old things were super. My
husband and I got married that spring and Buddha was in our wedding,
which took place at where else...big Rock. Buddha sat quietly with
an Easter egg bandana on...We got married the day before Easter and
we have wonderful pictures of us holding our sweet angel boy.
A few months later tragedy found our little family. One day while I
was feeding Buddha he started acting very strange. I thought he was
choking so I screamed for my husband. About that time Buddha fell at
my feet. I was hysterical. Tears blurred my vision as we rushed to
the car. When I look back at those few moments I wish I had just
held Buddha closely and told him how much I loved him. We rushed
about 3 blocks to St Matthews Animal Clinic. I ran inside with
Buddha lying in my arms and the doctor immediately took him. It only
took about a minute for the doctor to come back...Our little friend
I can never explain the pain my husband and I felt that day... For
me it was so hard to have never felt such a bond and then to have it
broken. The doctor said Buddha had eaten his food too fast causing a
buildup of gasses in his tummy which they called torsion. The one
thing they said is that his death was quick and mostly pain free.
For us his death has been anything but pain free. I am still very
sad when I see his pictures and think of him. I have never had such
a wonderful sweet friend. This winter we bought our first home and
we have a special place for Buddha's picture and ashes. We will
never forget our sweet friend.
We hope to have another pug someday... As my husband and I drive
through town and see other pugs we smile and laugh and realize as
people how lucky we are to have such wonderful animals in our lives.
If you are a pug owner or any animal owner...take a look at your pet
and give them a big hug and a nice pet. Let your pet know how much
you care for them. They let us know everyday. For our Buddha I hope
he is playing with all of the other darling pugs in puppy heaven.
We have recently found a new puggy friend to share our new home
with. Our new little girl is adopted from KPR pug rescue and her
name is Violet. She makes both my husband and I so happy. We don't
quite know what we did before her. Violet is a very special little
girl...She is missing her front leg, (Shhh..dont tell her!) She
doesn't seem to notice. Violet has become our sweet furry pug child
and we are so pleased to have her.
Thanks Ky Pug Rescue!
Christopher, Nicole, And Violet Watson