Today I wanted to share a little piece of my personal life. Specifically, my amazing pug named Casserole (Cassie).
We rescued her in December and have loved getting to know her silly little self. Although she has a perpetual puppy-face, Casserole is 5 years old. Her favorite activity is cuddling.
The only command she knows is “sit,” but she has lots of other talents, like arranging pillows and blankets to create an optimum cozy zone, being mildly interested in fetch, snoring while awake, and winning the hearts of everyone she meets with her gloriously reflective eyes.
Cassie is happy with whatever adventure presents itself for the day. She loves going to the beach and to the mountain, but is perfectly content for a day of lounging around too.
The best part about Casserole is that every day she is ready to give more love. She’ll do anything and everything to be next to me or in my lap (even if it means laying on top of my computer), and every day she makes me laugh. Some days I look at her and I literally can’t comprehend how something can be so cute and so ugly at the same time.
Like actually, how is her face soo cute and weirdly shaped?? I had to document the side of her face so you can get the full effect:
For us, rescuing a dog was the best decision. We adopted Cassie through Pacific Pug Rescue, and we are so happy with how the process went! They helped match us up with her based on our lifestyle and her needs. We met her and even had her visit our apartment to see how she fit in before adopting. Of course, we immediately fell in love! Her “foster parents” were able to answer our questions about her personality, habits, and all her little quirks. This was a huge benefit to adopting an adult dog – we knew what her personality was like before adopting her, and we didn’t have to train her like a puppy.
There are tons of reasons to adopt instead of “shopping” for a dog. There are tons of shocking facts about how abusive and awful puppy mills are, and the 7 million dogs waiting in shelters for homes. I’m passionate about rescuing animals, but I won’t try to convince you with all the facts (although I would recommend that you do the research on your own time!). All I’ll say is this: For us, adopting a rescue has been an amazing and rewarding experience. We are so happy that Casserole found her forever home with us!
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