Sunday, July 3, 2016

Welcome Millie!

Happy day! I thought we would be waiting a while for a senior pug that would fit in well with Priscilla. Little did I know this little nugget was waiting for us.
Meet Millie!
Here is her bio from Mid-Atlantic Pug Rescue. Read this and tell me how perfect she sounds for our family. Sitting on the couch? Soft treats? Gentle petting? RIDING IN A SLING?
We put in an application Sunday, I talked to her foster mama on Thursday night, then Friday night Travis and I were on the road to pick her up in Wilmington! It was a 9.5 drive each way, totally worth it. I put Mildred on her tag because I have decided that is her formal name. She can't hear much, so she doesn't really know her name anyway.
If you are wondering who that black and white boy is, that is Kabuki! He is our friends Boston/Chihuahua mix who we are babysitting. He is so good in the car, so we took him with us to pick her up! Priscilla can't relax in the car, so we decided that was too long of a trip for her. She stayed at my aunt Mary Jane's house.
Here is the first picture I took of her. The first of many I'm sure! She is so small and so cute! She must have a drop of something else in her, because she has pointy ears and teeny tiny chihuahua back feet. She has one cloudy eye and the tiniest roll above her nose.
Proud Papa. 
After we picked her up, we drove 4.5 hours back towards home to break up the drive. We stayed the night in a hotel and ate pizza at midnight. Look at her little face peeking! She especially loves drinks! She REALLY wants to drink whatever you are having, and her foster mom told me if your cup doesn't have a lid she will just plunge her face in!
This is Millie's post, but I have to give a shout out to Kabuki. He and Travis have a deep bro love, and he was so good on our trip. When he rides in the car he just hangs out quietly in the back. I forgot he was back there several times! She was good with Millie too. Once she let him know she didn't want him sniffing her, he has given her space and respect. Such a darling boy.
She slept with us the first night, alternating who she was sleeping by. She just wants you to be near to her.
Today we had another 5.5 hours to drive home. I was over it, but both dogs were great. She spent most of the ride on a bed in my lab, but every once in a while she'd jump over to Travis' lap and give him a minute or so of her time.
We made it back home about 5:30 and took her to meet Priscilla. Look at them!
Neither one of them is super interested in other dogs, so I think they'll be a great pair. Right now they are sleeping on either side of me on the couch. Getting Millie has really highlighted how old and frail Priscilla is! I'm so used to my old ladies who need lots of help, it is weird to have a dog who can walk and jump and follow me around.


There is no replacing what we lost when Phyllis died last week. But finding her has really helped me. I was able to get my first good night's sleep in a week the night we found out she was ours. I'm happy we are able to be a safe, loving home for a pug in need. I'm so excited to get to know Millie, and I hope she will be with us for years and years to come.

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    1. i'm so glad she was available so fast! really, she is perfect for us.

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  2. I'm glad that you got another pug. Dogs leave such a hole in our lives when they pass. They have so much unconditional love to give.

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  3. Awwww! Congrats on your new baby! She's precious. I love those silly little ears.

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  4. Awwww...Precious. Congrats!! So happy you found the perfect match. I have adopted a senior animal before and it is soooo worth it.

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  5. SHE IS SO CUTE. Omg. Also, props to the name Kabuki.

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  6. Congrats! She's a doll! <3

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  7. Congratulations! She looks like the perfect match for your family. Can't wait to read about her new adventures ...

    Love, Ellen
    Zoe, Peyton, Webster, Liberty, Whitney & Jaxzyn

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  8. Awww so cute. Glad you could give her a loving home

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  9. Oh that is so sweet! So happy for you guys and Millie!

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  10. Welcome home Mildred! She really looks adorable and happy. I bet Phyllis sent you this little angel to help watch over Priscilla. <3

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  11. Welcome, Mildred! You're in great hands now. I'm glad you found each other.

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