Thursday, September 8, 2011

The Grand Pug

So, this is my dog Princess. Let me correct that, this is my son Dean's dog. He got her his Freshman year of college and kept her in his fraternity house with him for all 4 years. Then he went back to get his Masters and could not have the dog that that college so Prinny (Princess) came to live with her grandma has been with me for about 8 years now.

Pretty Princess Pug

Dean and I argue over just how old our girl really is. I say she is 12 years old and he insists that she is 10. I suppose that is neither here nor there at this point. In dog years - regardless she is an old girl.

Princess Pug girl

Early this past summer Princess started dragging her hind legs and was have a hard time walking and it has continued to progress and worsen. After many trips to the vet she was diagnosed with Hip Displasia.

Princess 2

After a few shots and some oral steriod therapy, Prinny was walking better. Don't get me wrong - Princess was NOT walking NORMAL , but she was walking better and she was able to move around and function. However, after the steriods ran out she slowly declined and started scooting with her butt on the floor.

Princess 3

So, back to the vet we went, only to find out that the Oral Steriod Therapy was over. We thought that the therapy would be over a course of a few months or even for ever. Sadly, we found out that the Oral Steriod Therapy was only for the 3 weeks that she took it.

The girl

Now, 1 week later she can not move around at all. I have to get her out of her bed and put her in front of her food and water. Then she gets carried back to her bed. I have her bed all covered in plastic with puppy training pads so that she can remain as comfy as she can be and the pads can be changed easily.

My niece Paula Ann bought Princess this St. Francis Patron of the animals charm to wear.
St Francis charm for Princess

St Francis charm

Here is Prinny a few weeks back with her daddy, getting a bath.


Party pooper!

My very favorite photo of Princess and Hannah!!
best friends


So - Whacha wanna do?

and.. off they go!

Pug tires

pumpkin carvin'

Happy Holidays

Princess & Princess


The first time Princess got to met her new BFF!
Princess meets the new baby girl

Princess wants in on the action!!

Smiley Princess 3-07

Loving Princess 5-07

Dog dayz!
a tired Princess

playing in the car seat with Princess

Drew and Princess 12-06

We had joy we had fun
We had seasons in the sun
But the hills that we climbed were just seasons
Out of time......

Goodbye to you my trusted friend
We've known each other since we were nine or ten
Together we've climbed hills and trees
Learned of love and A B C's
Skinned our hearts and skinned our knees.

Goodbye my friend it's hard to die
When all the birds are singing in the sky
Now that the spring is in the air
Pretty girls are everywhere
Think of me and I'll be there

We had joy we had fun
We had seasons in the sun
But the hills that we climbed were just seasons
Out of time......


ruthhill74 said...

I always think pugs are so cute, and this is darling!

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The Wishful Lamb said...

Aww she is adorable! My mom had a pug named Lucy who died last year, now she only has Desi left. :(

Becky said...

What a sweet, sweet dog. I wish the best for you and Princess. <3

Muriel said...

I am so sorry to hear about Princes. She is beautiful, you will have many many memories and photos to remember her by! My prayers are with you and your family!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Cried all the way through. So sorry.

Pam Bowers said...

So sad! *hugs*

Jodie said...

Okay so this totally made me cry. It's so sad to see how Hannah literally grew up with her and now she's gone. :(