Monday, May 20, 2013


Remember this picture of Maggie, gosh its hard to believe that she is a big girl now of 7 months.  This is Stella Rose's momma today, Stella handed me over the computer.  Maggie is doing better. Angus had a very hard time figuring out that Maggie didn't want to play with him, when I brought her home on Friday.  Finally, on Sunday she started running around and acting like her old self.  Now the trick is to watch her stitches and make sure she doesn't bet to rowdy.  All her bloodwork came back okay, at first her blood sugar was low, but they retook it later and said it was fine.  So, no explanation as to why she is so thin. I would say it has something to do with the breeding.  Oh well, we will just feed her a little more than the other two little tubbies.

Stella pretended she didn't miss Maggie but I know she did.  We are working with her on not being so food aggressive.  It's like a switch flips in her head when she sees the food bowls come out, and she starts mowing down any pug around her.  I am going to get hold of the trainer at the Dog Sanctuary to see if she can give me some help on this one.  I have a feeling I may have created this, without meaning too.  We will see what she has to say.

Angus is growing and just finished up his second round of baby shots.  You could hear him screaming down the hall BEFORE they touched him with the needle. I had to step out cos it was pretty horrible listening to the little rascal. He sure loves his Maggie Mae, and they play all the time.  He likes Stella alot also, but they have a more grown up relationship.

I must admit I stalked the facebook pages of Jay Grant and Marianne this weekend looking at the pictures of Gussies brother an  sister. I saw lots of positive comments, and people fell in love with them.  Right now they are with Jay and on Wednesday will go to the eye dr. then on to the Vet and then adoption.  I put on Stella's facebook page this morning that sometimes the brain and the heart go two different directions and that causes some turmoil.  We are working now on getting out some oldsters cos they deserve a great life also.  I just need to toughen up ........
STella Rose's Momma


  1. Hi Stella, Maggie, and Angus' Mama!!
    I do not have food aggressive kiddos...okay...Lily might be a little...but I talked with my vet when he said a few of them needed to go on diets and he recommended me buying dog crates/kennels (the type if you had to travel with your dog in the car or to the airport) and they work marvelously. Just an idea.
    -Mindy :)

  2. So glad Mags is back to her old self and Gus is getting along well. We didn't know you were on FB, will have to find you!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  3. We are glad all is going well. Not sure how to help with food aggression? We just emailed you. Have a marvellous Monday.
    best wishes Molly

  4. You did great! the food issue will resolve itself- use the SLimmer Pugs' idea!

    Re the orange buckets that I use for platns- I put rocks in the bottom for drainage, but you can drill holes. The rocks also provide more weight to kep the pots from rolling around, and they are only 2.50 each at home depot and work great for planting!

  5. STOP you had me at oldsters. Write me about them, please. I'm feeling the need again. I have a special place in my heart for them.

    I'm so glad Maggie is okay... what a relief!

  6. We r so glad they r doing well u r a hero
    Urban hounds

  7. Fostering and rescuing is always hard emotionally - even though you KNOW you are doing the right thing. Keep a stiff upper lip - The good karma will come back to you tenfold.
    Love Noodles' Mommy #2

  8. I'm glad Maggie's recovering well! You know, a lot of LBR dogs get fed in their crates. They're all separate, so there's no food aggression issues, and it lets them all concentrate on enjoying their food without worrying about what other pups are getting or that someone else might snatch their food.

  9. Just precious and so many loving humans....
    Hugs Madi and Mom

  10. Maggie we are glad you are home being Maggie!

  11. So glad Maggie is doing well. We think the crate feeding idea is great. We each have our separate spot in the kitchen.
    Bailey, Hazel & Greta
    PEE S Yes Bert is a very big guy and very handsome!!

  12. WE are so HAPPY that Maggie is getting along so very much superly. This all makes us very HAPPY indeed!!!

  13. Yay! We're happy to hear Miss Maggie has got her sassy pants back on and that Gentleman Gus has settled right in. Lady Stella has taught them well.
    Meredith & Scarlet

  14. Oh so glad things are better!!!!

  15. Glad to hear Maggie is doing well.

    We've always only had one pup at a time (so deprived, right?) so haven't had to deal with food aggression issues. (We would always just separate for feeding when we had a family pup to dog-sit.)

    The pics of "Bennie" and "Mouse" look very sweet. How wonderful that you could help them on their way to a loving, furever home. (But I know it must be bittersweet.)

  16. So glad Maggie is doing better. The ouchie will go away soon. That picture is priceless!
    Benny & Lily

  17. So glad everyone is doing well. Lee and Phod

  18. Glad to hear that Maggie is doing well! I hope the food agression problem will get solved soon, you guys are great parents for working hard on it.

  19. We're so happy to hear that thing's are going with with Mag's and that she is recovering nicely.

    Lily Belle

  20. Stella sounds like our Poe in the food aggression department, that is such a hard habit to break, we wish you lots of luck! And baby Angus poor thing not wanting those shots, I guess with his bad vision it makes everything like that even a little more scarier for him, luckily it was done soon enough im sure.:)xoxox kirby and leah

  21. Stella might end up getting a tank to run everyone down... or worse, hitch up your cat and ride him to the food bowls. I can see her now... little cowboy hat and boots with the spurs. (Mom is singing songs from Oklahoma now... we've lost her on a totally different train of thought... she will be back later...)

    Shelle, Milo, Dixie and Newby,