Pug(gle)s At Play


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!


Author: krun15

Maggie was a little black pug born in 1999. On September 7, 2006 she lost her left rear leg to a mast cell tumor. Because of lymph node involvement Maggie went through a 6 month chemo regimen. She was given 6 to 9 months after her amp, but she beat mast cell cancer! In the winter of 2010 things started to slide; in the course of about 2 months she had 2 MCTs removed, was diagnosed with incontinence and kidney failure, and then the big blow- oral melanoma. She lived her carefree tri-pug life until she crossed over on June 2, 2010.

7 thoughts on “Pug(gle)s At Play”

  1. AWWW…and AWWWW….and AWWWWW! This video is all the sweeter because of the backstory! It just warms my heart to see Obie be open to playing again! And to know that Elly’s perseverance paid off and she now has a playmate…a whole lotta’ warm fuzzy going on over here! 🙂

    I know how touched I am by seeing them play, so I can only imagine how happy you are!! 🙂

    You and your Dad don’t need any TV for entertainment, you’ve got Obie and Elly!

    And BTW, you are wuite the little file producer! Guess it comes from all your Theatre background!

    Keep these videos coming! We are always guaranteed smiles!!

    Much love to all!

    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

  2. I’m so happy to see them play! It was SO worth the wait for them to be friends – there’s no stopping them now!

    Paula and Nitro

  3. I totally love this video. I am so glad you got it on tape 🙂 It brought a big smile and a few tears that Obie is finally getting to play with a dog.

    I can imagine not getting the camera being so excited and shocked. Many more smiles headed your way and your Dads.

    Michelle & Angel Sassy

  4. I lpved this so much I even came back again this morning to watch it again and get my smile fix! I love the little noises they make!!

  5. Love it! What a testament to your love for your pack that Obie has transformed past that dark place he came from into the social member of your pack that he’s become.

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