Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Sad day

Mom is a little sad right now. A good friend to all of us has died. In fact, she was a good friend to thousands of rescue pugs and their owners.

Gena Austin lost her courageous battle with cancer on Tuesday. Mom cried when she found out. Gena was a good friend, and fellow pug rescuer, and a wonderful human being. Mom was always amazed at her energy and dedication to rescuing pugs. Mom would get tired just thinking about all that Gena did. Mom's going to miss her great (and often naughty) sense of humor, her complete adoration of pugs, her unbelievable patience with pugs and people, and willingness to help every single pug that she could. When they would get together, they would talk for hours about pugs, dog training and rescue.

The Pug rescue world is a little sadder today.


  1. We did not know Gena, but she sounds like a wonderful person who will definitely be missed by both people and pugs. It's clear that she will be remembered for her generosity and all the great things she did. I am so sorry for your loss, Gracie and Gracie's mom. You (as well as Gena's family) are in our thoughts and prayers for sure.

  2. We mourn with you, Gracie and family. It' hard to lose friends which has been happening a lot lately. Take comfort that Gena was greeted at the Bridge by many, many loving pugs. She is surrounded by love there like she was on Earth.


  3. We did not know Gena, but can see that she was a wonderful friend to both pugs and people. We are so sorry for the loss of such a dear friend. We agree with Tiffy, she surely is surrounded by all the pugs she helped.