I adopted quad pug Obie just a few weeks after Tri-Pug Maggie crossed the Bridge in 2010, he was 4 years old. Obie was neglected and abused by his original owner, he came with quite a bit of baggage. At the time Mag’s little sis quad pug Tani was about 10 years old. I was hoping that the two of them would bond, but it never really happened. The slept together and kept each other company, but Tani was never interested in playing after Maggie left and Obie could never convince her. Because of his history and the fact that his eyesight is very poor, especially outside, he never would play with another dog despite several classes and endless tries at socialization. More than 5 years after Obie joined our pack Elly came along. Elly took to Obie almost immediately and tried and tried to get him to play.
It took 3 months of pestering but finally, FINALLY Obie was playing with another dog!!!!
The first time I saw Obie engage I was so excited I didn’t think to grab my camera. Now they play nearly every day. Usually Elly starts it by licking Obie’s face, but sometimes he starts it with a bark or a play bow. This video shows just a bit of what they do when they play. Enjoy!