Thank You All!
I am sorry I have not responded directly to each of your kind comments regarding the passing of my Nando. I just want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart. It has been a pretty terrible few days and I am learning to re adjust my life which has revolved around the care of my boy. Here is a little about how Nando became a part of my family. I hope to be cooking soon, one step at a time. Thank you all again you are all wonderful friends.
First there was Izzy, she was a tiny sweet little bundle of joy, she helped me get over the death of my other 2 wonderful dogs Lei Ling and Cody who tragically both died of cancer less than a year apart. Izzy was wonderful, full of life and the sweetest puppy ever but I was gone a lot, a very busy work schedule kept me out for extended lengths of time. I decided that Izzy needed a friend who would keep her company. I found a local pug rescue group and applied online for a young adult pug. They told me that young adults are hard to come by and there could be a year or more wait, so my heart kind of sank but I trusted that the right dog would come along. 4 days after they recieved my application they called me and said that miraculously they had just received a 10 1/2 month old black pug named Pokey and asked me if I would be interested. I leaped through the phone and couldn’t say yes quickly enough. They said that they knew his age, born November 3, 2000 because he was found tied to a pole in Long Island with a envelope tied around his neck, in the envelope were his medical records, papers and explanation of why he was given up/abandoned. It seems that he was a Christmas gift from husband to wife, they decided to divorce. The husband didn’t want him and the wife had to move and her new apt did not allow pets so they left him outside (really don’t understand why he wasn’t take to a rescue group or something) Somehow he ended up at Pug Rescue of Long Island. They brought him to me the next day, I was expecting this tiny puppy and when I saw him I had to do a double take, he was the biggest pug I had ever seen. I immediately changed his name from Pokey to Nando and he became a part of our family, Nando and Izzy immediately became best friends. They were togther all the time, slept together, ate together, sat on the same window seat, both waiting for me to come home, that was the highlight of my day. I quickly learned that Nando was a really good eater, I mean really loved food. He looked forward to eating and when I placed his bowl down you could almost see him smile. He was the sweetest most gentle dog I have ever known, in the almost 15 years that he was with me I never once heard him growl, he never snapped. He was my gentle giant pug. When I would walk him some people asked me if he is a pit bull (uh no!!) one lady asked if he was a Vietnamese Pot Belly Pig, no again. He had a good and happy long life with me and I am thankful I had the priviledge of caring for both Nando and Izzy.
I hope I didn’t bore you all I just thought you might be interested in learn a little of the history behind my two pugs. Even though both are gone they will always be with me in spirit.