Furball Feature – Poppy

Poppy came into the BTPRSM rescue because she was being sold at only 6 weeks of age and had a fairly large hernia. The rescue knew she was too small to be separated from her mom. Not that keeping them together was an option. Knowing her age and the size of her hernia, they felt it important to take her in.

It has been now confirmed that Poppy has two hernias to deal with, an umbilical and an inguinal hernia. They will both be repaired when she is spayed. Because of the inguinal hernia, she may have to be spayed a month or two earlier than normal. She will also need her nostrils widened and may need her palate shortened.

The rescue will pay to have all of these surgeries done so they will know that she has the best chance possible at a long and healthy life.

The rescue know how good I am in raising puppies so they sent Poppy to live with me – and my humans.

I have been working hard to pick up where Poppy’s mom left off. I’ve been teaching her how to play politely with other dogs.  If you bite too hard, the game is over and I jump on the couch, out-of-the-way.

Shinobi has also stepped up. I wonder if Shinobi thinks Poppy is just a badly formed cat. He is totally obsessed with Poppy and plays with him like he’s never played with me. They have been practicing ninja tricks together. On more than one occasion, the humans have gone looking for Poppy, only to realize she’s laying on a blanket in plain sight – and totally hidden. Darn ninjas!

Recently, the humans have decided to admit to being foster failures and will be adopting Poppy permanently.

Please join me in welcoming my new sister. I look forward to being forever snuggle-buddies.

Poppy, just remember – you may live here, but this is still MY blog.


About Sabrina's Pug Tails

My name is Sabrina. I am a three year old fawn pug who lives with my three humans and my brother-cat Shinobi. I came to live with my family in February of 2010. I don’t remember much about my life before that. I know that I didn’t have a nice warm bed to sleep in or soft couches to lay on. I was rescued from my previous life by the Boston Terrier & Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba along with my brother, sister and mom. My human mum tells me that some dogs work at being smart and some work at being cute, and I am very, very cute. I think there may be some kind of insult here………
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9 Responses to Furball Feature – Poppy

  1. cassandra says:

    Congratulations Sabrina! I cant wait to meet your new sister!

  2. Benny & Lily says:

    Thank goodness for rescues. Your new sissy is adorable
    Benny & Lily

  3. Shan says:

    Congratulations! What a great big sister you’ll be. She is so cute!!

  4. Alfie says:

    Yep, My Mom was a foster failure as well and here I am . Welcome to your new sister Poppy. I had an idea that your Mom would make her hers. Congratulations to the whole family. Now you are not an only dog anymore, Sabrina. Alfie & His Mom

  5. Karen Millar says:

    How exciting, Sabrina! I’m sure Poppy will be forever grateful for finding a new family so easily and for a sister who will show her all the ropes!

  6. Wow, what a great day for your family and especially for Poppy!

    Drools and licks,
    Minnie and Mack

  7. Payton says:

    Poppy is your new sister, Sabrina? Good thing you were training her so well! Congratulations to her and your family! How exciting!

  8. pugmantis says:

    Honestly, Poppy. You are too much. TOO CUTE! And congratulations on your new family!

  9. Jen says:

    Congratulations to you all. Poppy is adorable and Sabrina will be such a good big sister.

    To the humans- there have never been more successful foster failures. Yous good folk!

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