Crystal Thanks for visiting! My name is Crystal and I proudly live in the heat, humidity, and hurricanes of Houston, TX with my husband and our foster dogs. Hope to see you in the comments soon!

Dale – SMART Fostering Success Number Two!!!

My husband and I fostered Dale for SMART Rescue from April 11, 2014 through April 26, 2014.  We almost adopted him ourselves, but the puppy chewing was a bit much for us.  You can see his full story at my other site by clicking here.

It is a little harder this time to say goodbye, but I hope he’s super happy and we’re excited to welcome a new foster or two soon!

Dale the Super Cute

Yep, he is an adorable 60 pound pup.

We're guessing that he is a mix between an Australian Shepherd and a Golden Retriever.

We’re guessing that he is a mix between an Australian Shepherd and a Golden Retriever.

A Sudden Goodbye to Mr. Pug

Mr. Pug crossed over to doggy heaven May 6, 2014 after getting a twisted lung from a developing, ongoing condition (either Cushings disease or diabetes, we decided not to get him tested after the fact).  He was the classic momma’s boy and I miss him more than I thought possible.  But we’re trying to keep in mind all of the happy stuff.

Mr. Pug

Mr. Pug – February 2003 through May 2014

The Good Stuff

I keep smiling about his absolute crazy-love for ice cubes and carrot sticks.  I can almost feel him sitting next to me when I’m watching tv.  And I sort of miss the sound of his snoring in the kennel outside of our bedroom door.  We had more than 5 years together and he was a great friend.

He jumped into my lap and went to sleep 5 minutes after I met him in February 2009 while we were fostering for Pughearts.  A few days after we adopted him later that month, he was sniffing around Mr. BFS’ feet while my husband was on the potty, then he lifted his leg and peed right on my husband’s foot.  LOL.  It never happened again, he just felt the need to mark him that one time.  He also was adorable when he nursed on the edges of his pillows.  Overall, he was just a great dog.

My only regret is that I didn’t understand that we were nearing the end, so there wasn’t any real time to get used to the idea.  With Miss Doxie, I had a whole day to hang out with her before we said goodbye.  With Mr. Pug, it was just rush, rush, and then a few minutes before I held his head and said goodbye.  I could have taken the evening and returned, but he was having a hard time breathing…it didn’t seem right.

Remember to spend quality time with the people and animals that you love since you don’t really know when it will be their time.

Mr. Pug

My baby has passed on…