Arnie here: mom found out that Bentley might have a new home. Bentley is a foster pug that lives with us. Mom volunteers with PugPROS (www.pugpros.org), so we're always having pugs coming and going. Gracie and me were PROS pugs, so we know the drill. We got to stay, but not everybody gets to. So we're really happy when one of the fosters "gets a bite".
Bentley came to live with us last springs, with his brother Zack. They were about 8 years old, and had lived their whole lives outside. I mean 24/7 outside - isn't that crazy? Their owner was never able to housebreak them, so she built them a shed, and that was that. Last spring, she decided to move back east, and thought they'd freeze if she took them (you think?), so she gave them to PROS.
When they came to live with us, they were HUGE. Not just "kind of overweight" like mom says we are. I mean gigantic, 40 pounds-of-pug huge. They went on a diet, and you can tell they felt so much better once they lost some weight. They were able to jump on the couch, and run around the yard, and play with toys. Mom made them indoor dogs right away, and they never had ONE accident, EVER. They're kind of boring, but so is Levi. They all just nap together on the dog couch, and live for dinnertime.
Around Christmas, a very nice lady named Ruth came and met Zack. She wanted a nice, sweet dog, and he is that. She fell in love with him, and he lives with her now. He sleeps on her bed, plays with his own toys, and takes walks in San Francisco. Mom's really happy that someone realized what a special pug he is.
Some people were sad, because they thought Bentley might miss him, but he doesn't even seem to notice. They didn't really get along that great - I think they were kind of sick of each other after all those years. Mom kind of figured we'd have Bentley forever, because older pugs are hard to find homes for. But today, she got a message from someone interested in Bentley. They fell in love with his picture on the web (which doesn't do him justice. He's much thinner now.) We'll see if it works out, but it would be so cool if it did. Mom says he's got a lot of years left in him, and would make a great little buddy.
I'll keep you posted.
This is Bentley (when he was chubbier)