Update from Winston's owners:
It’s a pug’s life – this is very true for Winston – the black pug that came into Toronto Animal Services (South) back in February after being rescued from a puppy mill
This update is long overdue – but we wanted to send a quick update with some photos to show just how happy Winston is doing being part of our little family. We started off as ‘Foster’ parents but we failed miserably. We adore him and everyone who meets him becomes instantly attached – he is the friendliest, most laid back, happy go lucky dog that has everyone who knows him offering to babysit.
He has a furry brother named Lao that was rescued from Japan a few years back – and although Lao wasn’t the most welcoming during the first week – they quickly bonded and have now become best friends where they snuggle most nights.
Winston has some kind of neurological issue that does not seem to be getting any worse (we are monitoring it) – if anything he seems to be getting better every day – he sometimes falls over when he lifts his leg and doesn’t seem to be able to walk in a straight line and will most likely have to wear balloon booties on his two front paws for life due to his knuckling (only when he goes on walks – when he is inside and on grass his knuckles don’t bleed) – but apart from that he seems to be extremely healthy and is very happy to be part of our family (except when we taught him to swim – he didn’t like that so much lol).
My boyfriend and I want to thank Toronto Animal Services so much for bringing Winston into our lives and taking such special care of him while he was there – and especially to James Mclean who somehow convinced us to ‘foster’ a pug (we were more of a big dog family before) – I think he said something about ‘pugs NOT shedding as much’ – hahaha for all of you who have pugs probably know that this is not the case LOL (nice try James) – but if it weren’t for him we wouldn’t have him in our life today– and that is a thought that is unimaginable.