On September 10, 2011 we adopted our love-pug Mushu. Mushu came to us from Pug Rescue of San Diego County. We saw his picture on the website and after a long conversation with his foster mom we knew that he was the pug for us. We went down to meet him and he wound up coming home with us. We’ve never looked back, even though it’s been an EVENTFUL first year.
He has spent a LOT of time there ever since.
Mushu officially begins his new life as a Hollywood pug.
Mushu’s first Thanksgiving with us!
And the subsequent food coma
Mushu meets his Uncle Keith…and it’s instant love.
Mommy and Daddy have to go to Chicago for Christmas, so Mushu spends his holiday at the awesome Go Dog La and has a wonderful time.
All is happiness, though, when we are reunited and Mushu meets Oliver, the stuffed cow that his Grandma and Grandpa sent for him. It’s the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Mushu is pretty excited when his mommy and daddy get engaged on New Year’s Eve. He decides to practice his ring bearer skills. We haven’t quite had the heart to tell him that the church doesn’t allow pug ring bearers…no matter how cute they are.
Ever the socially conscious pug, Mushu participates in the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Muscle Walk.
And he also finds time to attend Pug Rescue of San Diego County’s awesome Pugs and Kisses Fundraiser.
Honoring his mother’s South Side of Chicago roots, Mushu celebrates St. Patrick Day.
Hiking in Hollywood Park!
May was a very scary month for us. Mushu was diagnosed with a serious bladder infection that required an overnight stay at the emergency vet clinic and surgery.
He came through with flying colors, and even managed to pull the come off ALL BY HIMSELF.
Side note: thank you so much to our family and friends, especially those who took time out of their day to come over and check on him and make sure he was eating, drinking and not lonely. We appreciate it more than you can ever know.
To celebrate Mushu’s return to good health, we took him on his first trip to the Long Beach Dog Beach.
He loved it.
In addition to beach day, we also celebrated Mushu’s fourth birthday. Here he is with his birthday present, a stuffed skunk named Everdeen.
Los Angeles was experiencing quite the heat wave (still is, in fact). We’re coping the best we can.
In honor of Mushu’s one year anniversary we took him back to his beloved dog beach. He had an exciting day. He helped Mommy and Daddy paint in the morning, went to the dog beach in the afternoon and went out to dinner at night.
He’s sleeping it off today.