Our Pug Angel Paula got her wings on March 18, 2005. Her spirit is one that will remain with us forever. We knew she was deaf when we adopted her from CPR, but we soon learned that she heard joy, laughter and sadness with her heart, not her ears. She showed us that sheer willpower can overcome any physical problem after slipping a disk in her back and becoming paralyzed. (We wrote about her in CPR’s Newsletter a few years back). After a few months in a canine wheelchair she managed to stand, then walk, and finally was able to run and play again, even though our vet found no real sensation in her back legs. Cataracts claimed most of her eyesight a year ago, but somehow she knew where Mom, Dad, and her new pug brother, (another CPR baby), Bubba where. If not, she had a special call for her mom. She had been able to overcome so much adversity, and her heart was so full of goodness that, finally, it just couldn’t go on. She had completed her job here, and it was time for her to go.
I heard her bark today as I tried to write this through my tears. It was her bark that always said “I’m here”. We know she’s now whole again – with all working parts! We were so blessed to have her!
We’ll always love you, Miss Paula Poo!
– Mom, Dad, Manda, Buffye pug and Bubba pug