Tippy and Brewster - Additional Information


Update from their foster:

We have been fostering Brewster and Tippy for a few months now. If I am being honest, when I first told my husband we were going to have 2 foster pugs at once, he was skeptical. However, once these two came into our home he quickly realized how much they needed us. They came to us skinny, with ear infections, bad skin, sores on their bodies, parasites, bad teeth, you name it, it felt like they had it all, and not in a good way. They were calm, except for the itching, and slept ALL the time. It took a couple of trips to the vet to get all of their health needs figured out, get there teeth taken care of, and on the mend. The transformation in these two has been nothing short of amazing. Once they were feeling better, they came alive. Their adorable personalities started to shine.

Brewster - he is one of the smartest pugs I have ever met. He is blind (can sense light but that's it), and mostly deaf. But he figured out the layout of our house and how to get around very quickly. He has a Halo Collar to help him navigate new places, but doesn't need it in the house anymore. He lets us know when he has to go potty, can climb up and down the two steps outside by himself, he clearly can tell time because he knows when 5:30 hits and its time for dinner, and is not shy about begging for attention. He loves to cuddle with Tippy, or with our pug, but he will also sit on your lap, or by your feet and keep you warm. We are still working on walks, he is getting much better, but still is very timid. I can only imagine what it must be like to have to trust the person walking you to keep you safe when you can't hear or see. I think he will be a good walking partner as long as he is kept on a consistent route that he can learn to navigate. He has two stuffies that he plays with, his favorite is his little bear. He throws it up, loses it, and then barks because he can't find it. It is the funniest thing to witness. He adores all of us, has been great with our kids, and the many kids in the neighborhood.

Tippy - she is our little princess right now. We have never had a girl pug, and it has been fun to have her around. She is more timid than her brother and took more time to acclimate to our home. She wore her Halo collar for quite a while before she was able to navigate the house without bumping in to everything. Now however, she is walking around like she owns the place. She loves to cuddle with her brother, or with our pug. She loves attention, she may have the fastest tail in the Pacific Northwest, it wags at super speed when she is getting attention. So far only sits and  cuddles for short periods of time. She requires help on the two stairs going in and out to the yard, she has done the stairs a few times, but honestly, I think this princess just wants to be pampered. Walks are not her thing, so we have started taking her out in our doggie stroller. She is anxious when she leaves the house, whether it's a short trip to the pet store, or to the vet. We are trying to help her overcome this fear and our walks in the stroller have so far been fairly successful. She especially like the bus stop where all of the neighborhood kids dote on her.

I can't wait to see these two find their forever home. They are so deserving of someone to love and care for them forever. Until that day comes, we will continue to love and spoil them as much as we can.

                   

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