Little Things Thursday

If you follow on Instagram, you saw that we had to put our pug, Gigi, down yesterday. Gigi was to turn 11 this September, which is pretty old for pugs. Her health was beginning to deteriorate as well as her overall happiness. So, we made that hard call.

We bought Gigi at a little pet shop in Bangkok in 2005. We had talked about getting a family pet prior to the day, and we happened upon this shop the day they had two baby pugs. Gigi was the smallest of the two, and most likely the runt of the litter. She was just so cute, so we brought her home. We named her after our home state of Georgia, but decided to call her Gigi.

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Gigi was a rambunctious puppy with a strong mind of her own. She was funny and playful until about year three when she began having clusters of seizures every 6 months or so for almost 8 years. She was never fully the same after her first episodes and each cluster most likely brought about some damage to her body. She became less and less playful and more prone to just lounge the days away. She was a sweet companion, even so.

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Her favorite winter lounging place was by the fire.

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She was the ever hopeful dog for whatever morsels of food she could find, or beg for though. She guarded her food like nothing else. “Treat” was her favorite word.

Gigi wants a treat

Summer Days

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Thank you to those who left sweet words on my Instagram feed yesterday. That means so much! We are sorrowful over the loss of our Geege, but happy that she is no longer feeling the effects of age and health issues. She was a good friend to us for 10+ years. We are heading out today to take in some sweet time of fun and rest in Florida with family before the school year crazy begins.

We will miss you Gigi…


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Little Things Thursday

Our pups were getting a bit stinky, so Aidan volunteered as tribute for bathing them. It’s not an easy task, but thankfully the summer months let us take the splashing outdoors.

You will need a change of clothing afterwards.  One dog in particular has a habit of escaping while full of soap. Ahem, Rosie.

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Gigi keeps her cool every time, for which we are all grateful.

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Hope you are all having a great week! What’s up in your slice of the world?


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It’s Monday Y’all

We are having a Monday’s Monday.

Our new dog, Rosie, thought it would be fun to chew through the wires on our outdoor AC unit and thus leave us without air condition in August…in Georgia.

Ugh.

We were kind of promised that she didn’t chew on things, and well let’s just say that she may not chew on typical things, but she does chew! And her potty training skills are a little lackluster.

Thankfully, we were able to get the air conditioner repaired today, but it made for a very disrupted and expensive day.  It all worked out after a few hours of unbridled chaos.

I’m reposting an old image of said dog, because I need to remember her cute face at moments like these.  She’s on a bit of thin ice.  I tried to make a dog shaming photo of her, but as irony would have it she refused to sit or stay.

Summer Days

She is being such a toddler.

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