They both looked so sweet. Look at those faces!
This is hard to write about, but for a little while I was having a hard time enjoying these two little souls. As you probably remember both of them had health crises last fall and for a while they felt more like a chore to me than my adored pets. Especially when they had six prescriptions between them, some given up to three times a day, and Priscilla was on iv fluids five times a day. Even now that they are doing much better and off medication there are still lots of accidents to clean up, we have to be vigilant to make sure Phyllis eats nothing but her canned food, and neither can walk well and have to be carried around 90% of the time. Both have lost most of their eye sight and will bark at you if they think you might have left the room, even if you haven't.
I was spending so much time concentrating on their special needs that I wasn't paying attention to all the joy and love they have been giving us for the past five years. They love me unconditionally and ask for so little in return. I am taking time to take them on walks (or carries I guess, haha!), spend time with them sitting out in the yard, or even just standing and letting them take as much time as they need to eat their meals (it takes them both a LONG time) instead of trying to get a million things done and rushing them. Who knows how much longer we have with them, I don't want to take them for granted for even one second.
Right now they are both sleeping next to me on the couch, softly snoring. All they really want is to be near us and have a soft place to sleep. We can do that.
My little tripod. We are going to a pug meet up this weekend, and the first annual Murfreesboro pug fest is in two weeks. I hope the weather will stay nice so both ladies can make appearances.
Hopefully this post doesn't make you think I'm the worst pug mom ever.