Now – onto our summer adventures!
One of the best things about blogging Lola Pug’s adventures is that we get to meet some really fantastic people from all over the world.
We have already become real-life friends with Winston and his people, and now we can add the wonderful Christy and Tim – Angel Pug Payton‘s people – to that list.
With a bit of planning and some good luck, we were able to meet up with them all last week for a private people/pug meetup…
Lola Pug, Christy and Winston
Okay. So Lola wasn’t too impressed, but her indifference merely cemented our suspicions that Lola and Payton were, indeed, soul sisters. And Christy and Tim are as lovely in real life as they are online.
I had to get a photo of Christy’s uber-sweet tribute to Pugnacious P.
Needless to say, the pugs weren’t overly impressed by our standing around and endlessly gabbing away. By the end of our visit that day, Lola was tired, so I asked if she could share a ride with Winston in his stroller.
Now, Winston is a gentleman, but I wasn’t sure how Lola would react to sharing such tight quarters with another pug…
…and the concern was clearly all for naught.
We left our meet up with full hearts, and a little gift from Payton… but that is a whole other post unto itself….
We seem to be losing a lot of friends this year, which either speaks to the number of buddies we have met online, or perhaps to the fact that is just a bad year for losing friends.
Tuni was a teeny, tiny, spunky rescue pug whose antics were a delight to follow online. Tuni’s pug love (and Lola’s BC buddy) Winston, has asked that Tuni’s pug friends post photos of themselves cozy in their beds, as a tribute to this special, little soul.
For you, Tuni.
May Emma and Sequoia and your new baby brudder help your people through this challenging time, and don’t forget to send them a reminder every now and then that you are running happy and free up at the Rainbow Bridge.
Lots of pug love, little one.
Rocco Kamiliotis 2008-2012
Rocco, you have left us breathless and in shock, and it’s hard to believe we won’t see your happy, little face again.
We never imagined we could lose you so soon. Your innocence and joy in life was unparallelled, and we will miss you so very much.
Rocco and Lola Pug, March 2012
You were a lover first and foremost, but you showed us all how brave you were, and how hard you could fight.
With your Mum at your side, you tried your hardest. You know how much she loved you.
In the end, you needed to rest.
May you find your new home filled with pillows to push, friends to play zoomies with, and overflowing with bowls of chicken treats.
Lola’s Grandma Su has a special place on her lap for you, and Gracie is eagerly waiting to play up a storm with you.
Until we see you again.
Rest in Peace, little man.
It really hasn’t been a great week for Lola’s friends, and we were very sad to learn that one of Lola Pug’s best blog buddies lost her courageous fight with PDE this week.
Payton, you were strong and you fought with everything you had. You and your people seemed destined to be together – there are few who would have been as devoted to keeping you healthy and happy as they were.
To read about Payton’s remarkable (and very happy!) life, and to learn more about PDE, please visit her blog – Pugnacious P. Her people, Christy and Tim, have some really fun videos, and you can even leave a note for her people, including Gammy and Gampy, who miss her terribly.
We will meet, in person, at the Rainbow Bridge, little one.
Peace, happiness and many, many stuffies.
Grace Kamiliotis 1998-2011
Hats off to you, Gracie, for surpassing everyone’s predictions and expectations.
You have enriched our lives and now you have broken our hearts, but we know that you’re at peace.
Gracie and her Pug Mum, Sassy - 2008
Your family – Mumsie, your sisters and wee Rocco, miss you terribly. Even Lola misses you, little one, but you have passed your mantle on to her, and so your unique puggie spirit will live on.
Gracie of the Wild
May all of the gardens in your new home have lush, ripe mango trees, may all of the cows come lean and pre-cooked, and may you always have someone to bark at and someone to play with.
Gracie - August, 2011
Peace, dear little soul.
We will be looking for you on the other side.