It is amazing to me that we are having another birthday.
Today PugHearts is 4 years old.
I have been thinking about this birthday a lot lately. Looking back at where we have come and what we have been able to accomplish. There are so many stories and so many pugs that have benefitted from our being here. PugHearts has rescued more than 700 pugs in the 4 years that we have been working so hard for the pugs in our community.
Let me remind everyone how we got here. I fostered for another group and was the foster to a special old man named Charlie Brown. I named him Charlie because I wanted him to know it was going to be a good life from that time forward. He was the worst first night I ever had with a new foster. Charlie screamed for 9 hours straight. It did not matter what I did. I held him. I crated him. I put him with my pugs. I put him in the bed with me. Nothing worked. He was scared, sick and the only thing he could do was scream. I cried.
Charlie was with me for almost 9 months. Then the hardest day came. Charlie had a family that wanted to adopt him. I was crushed.
I met the couple that wanted to love him. They were (and are) great. They had a pug named Charlie already. Charlie Brown became Alfie.
I called 3 months after he was adopted to see how he was doing. Richard and Robbi were great and offered to let me see him anytime. I jumped at the chance and met Richard in the park that day. Alfie's paws never touched the ground that afternoon. I was thrilled and over the moon to hold him and see him looking so great.
This photo was taken in January 2007. Richard and Robbi became board members. Richard is our webmaster.
PugHearts went "live" on the web Valentine's Day 2007. We took in 3 pugs that day.
I thank each one of you that helped us, supported us and allowed us to have the success that we have achieved today.
Happy Birthday to PugHearts and Thank You for travelling with us on this journey. Just imagine where we will be in another 4 years. We are not going anywhere. The pugs need us. We need you.