We had our first unexpected vet visit this summer. While reading up about getting a dog (before we had any) I read a lot about the cost of a dog. I wanted to make sure we could afford one before we brought a dog home. It was clear to me from reading articles that the biggest factor in how expensive or affordable a dog is, is how often they require vet care. For example, my neighbor is a vet tech … Read the rest
With any dog, it’s important to be conscious of how well (or how poorly) they handle various temperatures. With my senior pugs, it’s extremely important to be conscious of the heat because they overheat very easily. They start panting before humans even feel uncomfortable. So on days when it’s uncomfortably warm for humans, we have to be careful to make sure they don’t overheat. Since bringing Frank & Beans home over a year ago, we’ve learned several ways that help … Read the rest
Warning – this blog post discusses dog poo.
We’ve tried a variety of different dog foods with Frank & Beans. Some of the foods that we’ve tried have resulted in their bathroom habits being very irregular, while others have been much better for their digestive systems. Yet, we’ve never found a food that made them completely regular on it’s own. So, they get a spoonful of pumpkin puree which does a great job of regulating them because it’s high … Read the rest
Today, July 15th, makes a whole year since we drove across town to pick up Frank and Beans, my two pugs. It’s our one year furever family day. If you haven’t already, feel free to check out our pug adoption story blog post to learn how it all came about.
A few weeks ago, my pet hedgehog Henry passed away. I went to fill his food dish one day and realized that he hadn’t eaten much since the last time … Read the rest
Less than two months ago I shared our pug adoption story. In it, I explained that when they were with us for about 2 months they began to play with toys with us. I said that since then, things had always been the same. I had thought that it took about 2 months for them to completely relax around us and be themselves.
Until yesterday. Yesterday, I was cooking and Ryan was playing with the pugs. Suddenly there was this … Read the rest
Yesterday, Ryan was playing a video with a cat meowing in it, these videos are what followed. Beans LOVES to chase kitties (and anything else that runs). We had a good laugh watching her try to find the cat.
& part 2:
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This is the second part of our Pug adoption story. Click the link below to see read part one first.
I had heard that bringing home a pet usually goes one of two ways. Sometimes there is a “honey moon” period where the pet is really well behaved for a while and then starts being naughty. The other thing I’ve heard is that when dogs struggle with the … Read the rest
Frank was 8 years old as of July 2013.
He is a male dog.
Frank is a big pug – 14′ from neck to tail, and about 24 pounds.
Frank is very barrel chested, he has a unique walk as a result. Sort of like a car with front wheel drive – his walk is “all chest/shoulders” with his back end just trailing behind.
While Frank is very bonded to me and acts anxious when I leave, he’s … Read the rest