Precious and Bubba came to us as our first fosters on June 26. They
had a rough life up to the time they were rescued. They were used
for breeding and were in an outside kennel with a family of poodles.
They were not up to date on their shots, they didn't know about
treats, didn't know any commands, they were not house broken and
they didn't even recognize their names. The first day or so we saw
that their names did not suit them, and since they didn't know their
names, we renamed the female Precious, because she is just precious
and the male we renamed Bubba. He is just a big ole laid back dude.
was heart breaking when we got them home and opened the door and
told them to go inside--they just looked at the front steps and the
open door and couldn't comprehend what we wanted them to do. These
two babies quickly made their place in our homes and our hearts.
very smart, especially Bubba. He caught on to his name and going
outside to potty first. Precious took just a little longer. They
were completely fascinated with the television (the magic box with
the people in it).
loved to see themselves in the mirror and would bark, scratch and
howl at the mirror and try to go around behind it to find those
other dogs. They completely stole our hearts. We discussed adopting
them ourselves, but something told us no. We fostered them for
nearly two months.
discovered that Precious was the Alpha of the pair. She set the pace
for everything. She and my own pug, Ethel, did not always get along.
She also rode rough shod over our pug mix, Fred. She was an
absolutely adorable little girl though, and Bubba was just as
adorable. They are as different as night and day. Neither one could
get enough love. They just soaked it up like little sponges. I just
can't imagine that someone had these precious babies for nearly
seven years and didn't love them the way they deserve to be loved.
I'm so happy to say, that Bubba and Precious found their forever
homes just about 12 or 13 miles down the road from us. The Colling
family adopted them and they are just the perfect match. These two
little ones are so happy now. They have a new puggie brother,
Bentley, who is five months old. Bubba loves to play with him.
Precious thinks she is his mother and will keep him in line. She
doesn't like it when he is crated for the night and will sit and cry
for someone to let him out. I hear she is currently trying to figure
out how to get the kennel open, and I'm sure she will figure it out
before too long!! They sleep with their human parents, who are
spoiling them both rotten!! They also have a nine year old Lab
brother (Levi) and two human brothers and a human sister. Part of me
was sad when they left our home, but I knew it was the best place
for them, and that's what it's all about. The perfect match between
pug and family. If anyone is considering fostering, let me tell you,
it was an absolutely wonderful experience for the whole family and
we will be happy to do it again when we are needed, and we hope it
won't be too long until we are needed again.
The Freeman Family