In loving memory of V. She was the best.💜 “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened”. Check out her bro, @TimmyOPug. #adoptaseniordog
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I sang this song to Violet all the time. She came to me a at difficult time and immediately brightened every day. I’m so thankful for her — the best friend, muse, inspiration, life coach, and love that a girl could ever have. And she left me with so many good friends and experiences that I’d never have if it weren’t for her (including the sweetest @timmyopug). Thank you, V. As I told you every night, I’m forever grateful for you and I love forever and ever.
Big thanks to @livelikeroofoundation for sending Violet a cancer care package when she was first diagnosed. It included such thoughtful items for her, Timmy, and the humans: a pretty and soft flower blanket, treats, toys, tissues, sunglasses, a gift card for ice-cream, and more (she loved the blanket especially and I’ll treasure it forever). If you will be at #PugsTakeDC this weekend you can buy a Violet pin (which @timmyopug is modeling here) and all the proceeds will go to Live Like Roo so that they can send care packages out to other families. (Huge thanks to the #PugsTake crew and friends tagged here for remembering Violet this way, we have the very best friends ).
So many heartfelt thanks for all your lovely comments, messages, posts, cards, and donations. We’re heartbroken at losing Violet and all the love and kind thoughts have meant the world to us. Thank you so much! (Ps. Some folks have asked if they can send care packages, we kindly ask that you instead consider donating to some of our fav organizations... @livelikeroofoundation, @northern_illinois_pug_rescue, @bialyswellnessfoundation, or MOPS Pug Rescue).
Our awesome walker (@chicagojaywalkers) had this illustration of Violet made by @nolanium. We couldn’t love it more! Thank you so much for this fabulous keepsake. (Ps. For October, the artist is donating half the proceeds from his digital caricatures to UNICEF Puerto Rico hurricane relief ).
Heartfelt thanks for everyone’s comments, we’re slowly working through them and are feeling the love. Many folks have asked how they can help or if they can send us anything. We sincerely appreciate the offers, but ask that if you want to do something please consider donating to @livelikeroofoundation. They assist dogs with cancer and their families or rescue by offering care packages, support, and financial assistance. It’s an organization we know well and they do such good work. They always need donations of toys, treats, and money. Check out their website and Amazon Wishlist. Thank you!
Hi friends - Violet’s assistant here. I have bad news to share, Violet has cancer. We’re doing everything we can but it’s aggressive. We’ll be taking a step away from things so we can quietly enjoy our remaining time together and to give her extra spoiling (ice cream every day!). Unfortunately this means we won’t be attending #PugsTakeDC in a few weeks and probably won’t be posting as much (or be able to respond to messages). Thank you for understanding and, most especially, for loving my sweet V.
Close up of the illustration that the amazing @inkpug did of me, @timmyopug, our beloved city, and PIZZA! Link in my bio to buy these buttons/magnets to support pug rescue! ・・・
@violet_pug and @timmyopug support @michiganpugrescue "Pug Luv"! These extremely photogenic Chicagoans are the perfect proof that it's a beautiful thing to #AdoptASeniorDog!
The full Famous Pug button set is here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/561359723 -- $7 from each set goes to rescues chosen by the pugs, including Michigan Pug Rescue!
We're so excited to be part of this awesome pug fundraiser that our uber-talented friend @inkpug created! Use link in my bio to buy pins/magnets of me and my friends and support some great rescues (see list below)!
Famous, cute, AND creative! We got to collaborate with @chubbsthewampug , @hamiltonpug & @realrufuspug , @violet_pug & @timmyopug, @pugdashians, @minniemaxpugs, and @otisthepugwalsh on their very own button designs to benefit rescues! *link in bio*
They're in our Etsy shop until 10/31, and each set will send $7 ($1 each) to these paw-picked rescues: • Ohio Pug Rescue (chosen by Hamilton & Rufus)
• Tiny Paws Pug Rescue (Minnie & Max)
• Michigan Pug Rescue (Violet & Timmy O'Pug)
• Pacific Pug Rescue (Chubbs the Wampug)
• Pug Rescue of New England (Milo & Otis the Pug Walsh)
• Pug Rescue of New England (The Pugdashians)
• Animal Haven (Inkpug)
We'll give you a closer look at each pug's artwork all week! Thank you very much to our wonderful puglebrities for making this project possible!