Sunday, January 16, 2011

A Four Legged Tadpole

Borrowed from Marni at It's A Pugs Life
This is Grimmy and he blogs with his Momma, Marni, over at  It's A Pug's Life.

I remember back when I met them like it was yesterday - in fact, it has been 5 years.  Their blog was one of the first blogs I read and was an inspiration for me to start blogging back in 2006.

I think partly because I fell in love with his face. That face. It never fails to make me smile, lift my spirits and elicit a loud "Awwwww."  My family usually knows when Marni has posted a new picture of Grimmy and his brother.  I am very vocal and the kids and Pooldad always want to see the newest view of their world.

Marni and I became fast friends through their Pug's life blog and we have spent many a day talking about our families, our work and our pets. At one point the Skippyfamily even considered adopting a Pug as we were so inspired by Marni and her rescue of Grim. Grim loves Marni like only a dog that has been saved can love his Momma and Marni adores him like no other.  It is a beautiful thing.

Marni doesn't post much anymore due to the busyness of life - a family that includes two great kids, her hubby and the pug brothers, plus work and all the other things that go along with that - but she remains on my blogroll because I love her and I am tickled everytime I see a new post from her.

When I saw the title of her most recent post I began crying before I could even click over.  I knew.  The little guy hadn't been feeling well lately and after taking him to the vet Marni shared the devastating news that he is sick. Very sick.  The family has some hard choices in the coming weeks and are doing their best to make Grimmy as comfortable as possible.

I am sure a good amount of us have pets or have had pets.  Very special pets - pets like Marni's Grim.  We all know what it is to face losing our beloved family members.

If you could, would you please go visit my lovely friend and give her some encouragement.  She really could use a lot of love right now.

Thanks Tadpoles.


Southhamsdarling said...

That little pug has such a cute little face. I can see why you fell in love with him, Skippy. How sad that poor Grimmy is now unwell. I will do what you say and pop over to see Marni.
I can't believe that you have been blogging for 5 years, Skippy. That's a long time. Makes my three months seem a bit tame. That's just like you, to be thinking of someone other than yourself, and that's what we all love about you. ()Hugs)) from across the pond.

Marni said...

Thank you, skip. This means more than you know.

Our computer has been taken over by a friggen virus so it will be even longer before I post again. First grim and now this? Like we can afford to take care of both of these issues right now! OMGosh.

Hugs to you and the family. It is nice to know people care about us in our lil corner of the world.

life in the mom lane said...

This is so hard, my girls Cali & Buffy are my babies- dogs are so wonderful they love you unconditionally. My heart goes out to Marni :(

BB said...

Consider it done my friend!

Rebecca said...

aw cute puppy

Teresa said...

done... so sad to say goodbye to a loved family member.

that guy said...

skippy jumped over to send thoughts and prayers...

and to you and your as well...thought and prayers...

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Jeannie said...

Done. Breaks my heart - makes me think of all the dogs I've had to say good-bye to.

hed said...

Big hugs to your bloggy friend, and a big hug to that sweet dog too.


not displayed said...

I popped in too. So sad. He is a cute little guy

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Unknown said...

Well, since Skippy has so many friends Grimmy has probably gotten more attention today than ever. Thanks for letting us share.

Anonymous said...

Once when me and my family went to Laughlin when I was 12, we put our rottweiler in the doggy day care thing, we came back and they told us she passed away in her sleep.

I didn't even get a chance to say goodbye.

She was 10