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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Penny Penny P, It's Your Girl Penny P

It's been a long time coming, but we are finally ready to tell you about our most complex foster to date!

Penny came to us from a wonderful couple who had taken her in after her Mom was diagnosed with Dementia. She was clearly always loved, but she had certainly had some instability in her life most recently. There was a pug in the home of the folks who took her in, and Penny and her did not get along. At all. Whatsoever. I mean the fur was flying over there!

So Penny's rescuers made the heart wrenching decision to surrender her in love to PRoNE.

We took on Penny, not really knowing who was the instigator in her former living situation. With me as HBIC, and Brigitte not putting up with any nonsense from anyone, there was no telling how things would pan out.

She must have known she had to win us over quick, because she took a running leap straight into Mom and Dad's hearts!

Those soulful eyes and that snaggletooth didn't hurt.

Not long after she arrived, Penny got sick. Really sick, with pneumonia.
It was very scary.  Mom and Dad along with the folks at PRoNE and her interim parents, even us pugs, were very worried about her.

It took her a while to fully recover, but she did start feeling better. It probably had a lot to do with the awesome food plan and accommodations here at the Pug Rest Inn.

Penny is a real clown. She has a huge personality, and she loves to be around people.

One of the things that makes her happiest is going to bed. Seems silly right? Well, Penny doesn't exactly go to sleep when she goes to bed. She likes to leap and flop around the bed like a damn puppy! You would think someone gave her Angus beef!

As she became more comfortable, Penny started giving all of us, pugs and people alike, a run for the money. Penny P started acting like a boss! She used to like to jump up on the couch pretty much anytime someone was home to let them know that they had better get over there and sit with her. She demanded head scritches, by just rubbing her head on any available hand. If you stopped? Fuggetabout it!!

Didn't matter though, that imp really had a charm about her.

While she was here, our former foster TJ came to stay for a few days. You remember TJ.

It was great to see him! He is doing so great!

Something changed though after TJ came. The apple cart had been upset, and even though she had shown a sassy side before, Penny decided that she did not like Brigitte, and she was going to take her out! We already knew they Penny would probably be best as a single pug, the rescue was looking into placing her in a family with a submissive boy pug, and it seemed like that might work, but they have now thought better of it. With all of the stress and change she had been through, Penny just couldn't handle not knowing her place in the pack. It was time to throw paws.

She went all Sleestak on Brigitte's a**

It was a very scary time, and a very sad one for Mom and Dad. The slightest potential that harm may come to any of the pugs in the house, had to be considered, and it was determined by everyone involved, that Penny needed to stay somewhere else until her forever home was found. So we said farewell.

Things returned to normal once Sluggo did his best to mend up Mom and Dad's hearts (he is the social worker of the group).

But unbeknownst to us, that was not the last we would hear from Penny. A couple of weeks later, Mom went away for the weekend with Sluggo and her friends. Apparently, since Brigitte wasn't going along for the trip, and Mom would be driving right past Penny's new place, and she missed Penny very much, and Penny was making quite a splash in her new foster home, she thought it would be a good idea to pick Penny up and take her on a big Boston weekend!!! (Mom thinks I forgot, and will not be exacting revenge for such an egregious crime against moi. She is wrong)

Here are a few of the shots I took off of her camera...

There's that stinky a** toy of hers.

Well, to make a long story short, there were some kind of complications surrounding dropping Penny back off. Next thing I know....She's baaaaaaaack!

The plan was to be very careful about keeping dibs on Penny, separating her from everyone when there were any kind of high value items around, and to return her the following week when Mom and Dad were going back to Boston. 

It pretty much worked. Since we are all in one piece, and Penny is back in her current foster/we hope foster fail home.

This was a long post, I know. But Penny's is a long story, and she is still on her journey to discover where she will ultimately land. She still needs to be cleared for a much needed dental. So be sure and go back and peruse the pictures, because that endearing little snaggletooth will probably have to go. We will keep you posted on what happens with Penny.

In the meantime, enjoy this little video compilation of Penny's stay with us.


  1. Hi Penny
    You really are a cutie pie- and I can see how your little heart gave pitter pats into this (temporary- new home). We know you will find where you really fit in.

  2. Penny is so cute! We hope she finds her fur-ever home soon.

  3. Definitely keep us posted on that snaggle tooth! ;-)

  4. You guys never half-step when it comes to having adventures! I pray Penny finds the perfect fur-ever home!

    Love, Gampy

  5. That snaggletooth is amazing!!!!

    Stop on by for a visit

  6. penny is so cute! i loved seeing her on instagram. bless you for fostering! we used to too it, but it ended up being too much for Phyllis because we kept getting young boys who just knocked her down! maybe we'll try again someday, and say old ladies and gents only!

  7. Oh my what an adventure. We hope Penny finds a forever home soon and one where she is an only dog and can have all the attention without paws at dawn. Bless you for your efforts. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  8. Oh my dawg Penny! You better start behaving. She is so precious. Paws are crossed for you
    Benny & Lily

  9. Penny you sure are a cutie! We wish you good luck and hope all works out!

  10. What a personality and what a story! I enjoyed reading it and I hope Penny finds the perfect home. Wishing you much luck!

  11. Penny, we are happy that things are going so well for you after some time in your foster home. We just love your cute photos. Thanks for the share.
    World of Animals



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