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Post by gbste on Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:28 pm

Buster was rescued from the dog pound by our rescue group. He went to a foster home, but one of the dogs there did not like him. At first the foster mom thought things were going to work out, but this morning it was clear that the dogs just had nothing in common. Buster came here, and he's getting along great with Walt and Skip. I won't subject him to Abby; that wouldn't be fair to him. I've never had a pug before. He's very funny, but he can make otherworldly noises. He's not a fan of his crate, but he'll need to get used to that, as he would love to chase the cats.

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Re: Buster, the surprise foster pug

Post by Sue Short on Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:10 pm



Smile Never a dull moment. I think Jeane knows a bit about them.
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Post by Fire Flower on Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:24 pm

What a cute face! Smitten

I wish I could have him!
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Post by fiffur on Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:51 pm

Never a dull moment in the life of a fosterer, huh gbste? He sure is a cutie.
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Re: Buster, the surprise foster pug

Post by gbste on Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:08 pm

Buster was pretty good last night, and only made a couple of fusses. He and my male dogs spent a lot of time out in the yard, plus I took Buster and Walt for a nice walk, so he was probably pretty tired by the end of the day. Tomorrow he goes in for his neuter and to have his teeth checked. I think he's missing some teeth on one side, which is why his tongue keeps escaping.
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Post by fiffur on Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:10 pm

I was thinking that was probably why he kept posing for his pics like that. Wouldn't be surprised one bit to find he's missing several on that side.
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Post by gbste on Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:00 pm

Buster had a big day at the vet's. He's neutered, he's heartworm negative, he's had his rabies shot. His teeth are normal--he just has a weird tongue. He's in his crate snoring away now, just sleeping off the day.
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Post by fiffur on Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:24 pm

hehehehehehe.............I can believe the bit about his snoring. Pugs are quite well known for snoring. It's the ultra-short nose. Since he has normal teeth, he must just like sticking his tongue out at the world. Laughing
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Post by gbste on Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:40 pm

Buster stayed with another volunteer while we were out of town transferring Seraphina. He got walks in the country and lots of play time. The woman he stayed with noticed that he had a lump on his shoulder, so we'll have to get that looked at on Monday. He's happily snoring and passing gas in his crate.
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Post by Sue Short on Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:02 am




Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes All I can say.
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Post by ARNIgal on Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:26 pm

Luv that tongue! cyclops
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Post by fiffur on Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:01 pm

Hope that lump isn't anything serious. Snoring and passing gas......sounds typical for some pugs.
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Re: Buster, the surprise foster pug

Post by gbste on Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:30 pm

I finally had to take Buster to my own vet yesterday. Turns out that the lump is a reaction to his vaccines, and nothing to worry about. Buster went to the petfair today. We had a good application for him, but the people didn't show, so he's back here sleeping in his crate with the toys he stole from Walt. He had a big day, so he's pretty tired this evening.
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Post by ARNIgal on Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:15 pm

He steals toys...hee hee! Twisted Evil
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Re: Buster, the surprise foster pug

Post by gbste on Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:34 pm

In fairness, he doesn't know he's stealing. He assumes that the world revolves around him. If there are toys around, they must be his.
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Post by Sue Short on Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:41 pm



What a silly puppy. Very Happy
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Re: Buster, the surprise foster pug

Post by fiffur on Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:59 pm

Of course the world revolves around him! Who else would it be in his opinion? Laughing

Glad that lump was't something serious....just a localized allergic reaction, probably to the vaccine base. I get that with tetanus shots. Swelling, redness, sore and that lasts about a week.
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Re: Buster, the surprise foster pug

Post by gbste on Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:25 pm

One strange Buster factoid. Less and less of his tongue has been hanging out of the side of his mouth. Maybe he had some kind of injury? Sometimes he shows no tongue at all, other times just a little, especially compared to the way it was when he first arrived.
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Re: Buster, the surprise foster pug

Post by fiffur on Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:32 pm

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Re: Buster, the surprise foster pug

Post by gbste on Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:42 pm

I did a little online research, and it turns out that pugs that have tongues hanging out are the result of bad breeding. The bottom jaw and tongue are malformed. Dogs like Buster, with tongues hanging out one side, are unable to stick their tongues out on the opposite side. The tongues are too long and are crooked.
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Post by fiffur on Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:07 pm

Poor Buster.........he didn't ask for the problems he inherited from bad breeding. I do hope prospective adopters don't hold that against him. He's a cutie.
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Post by gbste on Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:50 pm

Judging from some discussion boards, some people WANT the hanging tongue, and have approached people w/ rescued hanging-tongue pugs wanting to breed them. The rescued pugs were, of course, spayed/neutered, but the folks who were disappointed probably kept looking.
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Post by Sue Short on Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:40 pm



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Post by fiffur on Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:32 pm

WHY would people deliberately breed any animal with defects? Just as bad as the folks who bred Little Bears' ancestor with the deformed front legs that he inherited......
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Re: Buster, the surprise foster pug

Post by gbste on Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:58 pm

Yeah, I don't get it either. Pugs have enough problems when they're well bred.
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