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I wrote my first post about Miss Lillian on March 18, 2011. I asked readers then to “follow Lillian on her journey,” and I promised, “You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll enjoy the trip with this very special lady.” I hope … Continue reading

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The queen of the Kennedy Compound pugs comes home to her final resting place

Greta came home today, but I don’t feel any better. Friends and family have told Joey and me that we would feel better once our beloved pug’s ashes were with us, where they belong. The sealed wooden box containing her … Continue reading

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Help Sallie find a home; she has been through too much already

Editor’s Note: I never meant to take a six-month hiatus from this blog, but it has happened. I cannot make up that time, but I can start again now. So I am — starting again. No reasons. No excuses. I … Continue reading

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Chug channels cat — and two mice are dead

We live in a 104-year-old house, which means we have to deal with the maintenance issues that go along with owning a money pit. (Most of you who know me won’t be surprised that among my favorite television shows are … Continue reading

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Pearl finds a home at the Compound

I’ve saved Pearl twice now, and this time, she isn’t going anywhere. In July, I told you about finding Pearl in a shelter in south Louisiana and adopting her just to get her out. Even though the shelter workers were … Continue reading

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A plethora of pugs for a hot photo

The photograph for the upcoming Hottest Hounds of Birmingham turned out better than I ever imagined. I knew the photographer, Ann Wade Parrish, is good, but I was asking a lot: I wanted a photo with FIVE pugs in it! She … Continue reading

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A village helps to save a young black pug

Sometimes it really does take a village to save a dog. In Veronica Pearl’s case, it took a village of family and rescuers from three states to make sure this 2-year-old black pug was freed from a high-kill shelter. Most … Continue reading

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