The moment Jake’s legs started giving out I immediately reached out to people who might be able to share their dog’s similar experience with me. One of those lovelies was an Instagram friend @pugmaize. I have never met @pugmaize. I found her through a friend (Emily from Our Waldo Bungie). All I really knew was that I loved her photos and through those pictures I knew she had a Pug and that Pug had wheels (who I secretly plan to ‘borrow’ at some point for squeezing and snuggling, Pug not the wheels). So I sent her a FB message to ask if I could inquire about Pug’s road to wheels. I figured she’d message me back eventually (after she contemplated if I was a stalker and weighed risk factors). Oh no, within two minutes she reach out with a ‘hell yes, how can I help’ and gave me her phone number. HER PHONE NUMBER! I’m a stranger! Sure, my blog is funny and the pictures are cute but this awesome human being was taking precious evening minutes and saying, ‘here, take my time, call me, let’s talk’. Holy crap, life can really deliver an angel when needed most. I hung up from that call, happy. Feeling more capable. Reminded of how freaking wonderful people can be.
So 1. @pugmaize is beyond the comprehension of coolness. I encourage all of us to be more like her. Take time for others, reach out to strangers even. Chain reaction this one folks, let’s call it ‘pulling an @pugmaize’!
And 2. This blog and social media community of animal lovers we are in, well, please let me live here forever. Know that if any of you need what I needed the other night, I will be here, there, anywhere and I will pay this kindness forward. Support, compassion, humor during difficulty – yes, please!