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.