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Hi there. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I hope you poke around and check it all out and stay a while. And then come back!

I’m Gary. You probably don’t have to spend a lot of time guessing about what my passion is. At least not if you paid any attention to the URL for this blog site.

Yep—I live in Nashville, TN, and I’m all about animal rescuing. And not just any animals. Pugs especially.

Did you know that pugs are the second most abandoned breed of dog, after Dalmatians?

It’s true. Dalmatians are often purchased as puppies because they’re just so cute. But then they start growing up and everyone realizes just exactly how much energy they have, and no one can deal with it. So the poor Dalmatians get dumped off at the pound.

Pugs are acquired when they are pups because people like how they look—stocky bodies and squished faces. But then after they get them home, they realize that pugs have a propensity to pee and poop all over the house, and they are almost impossible to house train.

No one wants to be cleaning up pee and poop day in and day out, and so eventually the pugs get dumped off at the pound. With the Dalmatians.

It really bothered me when I found out this was going on. I mean, do your research, people. It isn’t that hard to find out the strengths AND weaknesses of whatever dog breed you are contemplating bringing home.

Learn the strengths, but especially learn the weakness, because that’s the stuff that just might drive you crazy!

I really hate it when people give up on a pet and dump it at the pound because they don’t want it any more or they think it’s a nuisance or they’ve gotten tired of it or whatever.

I mean, really. Shoulda thought about that before you brought the dang thing home, yo.

So anyway, I’ve started a campaign in Nashville to rescue pugs that are abandoned. It’s one thing to dump a dog off at the pound; it’s another thing to just dump it on the street. That is completely inexcusable. That person should be sent to Egypt to walk naked through the pyramids.

I don’t know where I came up with that as a punishment. It just rolled out of my brain as I was writing that paragraph. Hopefully it communicated something terrible, because that’s my intent. The person who abandons an animal on the street doesn’t deserve to live.

Well, as you can see I have strong feelings about animals being abandoned, and especially pugs being abandoned.

So this blog is more or less about pug rescue in the Music City, and the various aspects of that.

I will throw random other things into this blog, too, to mix things up a little.

So thanks again for stopping by, and I hope you enjoy the read.

Gary