Saturday, April 28, 2012

Happy Gotcha Day Priscilla!

A year and a day ago a coworker sent me a message with this picture about this lady pug that was at the Williamson County animal shelter. After talking about it all night with Travis, the next day I was on my way there first thing in the morning, knowing that I would at least pull her and foster her for a pug rescue.

When I walked into the shelter and asked if they had a pug, the ladies behind the desk kind of laughed and pointed at their feet. And there was Miss Priscilla, sleeping on a little bed behind the desk. Too sweet to be in the back. Within the hour I was on the phone with Travis, and Priscilla was on her way home with me. She had really bad ear infections and terrible arthritis, but she was pretty much immediately part of the family.
She and Phyllis got a long immediately. That was my one concern about getting another pug. Phyllis is special needs (obviously) and some of the younger pugs we had fostered were just too much for her. Priscilla moves about the same speed and sleeps even more. I think it was meant to be.
She is a super velco pug. If you leave her on the couch when you leave the room, she barks furiously until you come back for her. She can't even just relax on the bed while I'm folding laundry in our room. She has to get up and follow me around and lay on every single thing I lay down. 
Just look at that sweet old lady face! She was found as a stray! I think someone must have kicked her out because of her blindness and ears and arthritis and bad joints. Such a shame. How could someone do that to their pet? It breaks my heart to imagine this poor almost blind almost deft bow legged old lady wandering the streets looking for her family. At least she is safe now.
My sweet girls. They are always in the same bed in the morning and sleep cuddled up on the couch all day while we are gone. I'm a super creep and love to peek in at them through the windows.
This is probably my favorite picture of them. Look at those faces!
So happy gotcha day to you Priscilla! We are so happy that you are part of our family, even if you have the stinkiest breath on the planet, and try to eat the cat's food CONSTANTLY. Here's to many more years! 


  1. So sweet! You have the cutest family :) It always warms my heart to hear stories like this <3

  2. Aww! This made me get all weepy! Happy Gotcha Day, Priscilla! It's pretty obvious that she ended up in THE right place.

  3. What a beautiful post! It made my heart so happy to hear how Priscilla came into your life!
    Happy Gotcha Day Priscilla!

  4. I really lol'd when you said "the stinkiest breath in the world." lol This was so very sweet. :) What a precious recollection. Things fall into place so beautifully sometimes.

  5. Happy Gotcha Day, Priscilla! What a lucky day that was for your whole family ...

    Love Zoe, Peyton, Webster & Liberty

  6. That photo of your two fur babies in the shopping trolley made my heart skip a beat

  7. Awwwwww so adorable I'm so jealous. I can't believe someone would give up on a pug, especially one that cute. happy gotcha day!

  8. Her little old lady face just kills me, especially in that picture where she's standing in the leaves. I love her little ears, too Shelter dogs! The best dogs :)

    I think I saw Travis at WF today on an unrelated note. I was too shy to go verify but it was a weird "internet meets reality" moment! I've done that once before--in Atlanta, where I saw a member of a forum I frequent. Small bloggy world :)

    1. I bet you did see him! you'll probably see me if you frequent WF, we both work there!
      I am ALWAYS too shy to say hello, thankfully other people have said hello to me. It has always been awesome, i don't know why i'm so shy about it!

  9. Congrats on a wonderful year! You all are so lucky to have found each other :)

  10. What a special cutie. I know she brightens your life. Isn't puppy love the best? We have a pair of snugglers who spend all their time together. Loved meeting Priscilla.


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