Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Hercules! Hercules! Hercules!

As promised...today we'll tell you all about our new buddy HERCULES!
A few months ago, mom got an email from some nice people that said they read our blog and have a Pug named Hercules! They had just gotten him a VERY cool winter coat!
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Does the slogan look familiar??? "Multum In Parvo"!!!!


A few more pictures and nice notes later, we found out that Hercules lived in Arizona and likes to ride around in his golf cart!
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WELL....as it turns out...out of ANYWHERE in the world....Hercules and his family live in the SAME neighborhood as Mimi and Pa!!!!! How weird is that???? Mimi has seen him riding around in the golf cart and even told me about seeing another Puggy!

Recently...mom got an email with some not-so-good news about our new buddy Hercules...here is his story from the Pet Club newsletter for their neighborhood:

"We received word from Ray B. that his dog Hercules was injured playing at the pet park. Hercules received a compound fracture in his right front leg when he was bowled over in play with a boxer.
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As a result he will no longer be able to whiz through airport security without being scanned. The surgeon in Glendale that operated on him stated that "Dog Parks are a great idea in theory, but that we see many injuries from these facilities." Just an FYI, my local vet cost $350 to confirm Hercules’ leg was broken in two places just above the elbow; surgery clinic was $4,100 for the operation, and there will be a further charge on the 16th for the x-rays. Hercules is doing very well, considering, and is putting more weight on the leg each day. He continues to enjoy parking near the Pet Park and has seen several of his "buddies" over the past weeks, including Brandy, Patton, and Daisy. I won't be bringing him back into the compound but we will be walking the perimeter when he is again able. I would really like to thank all the folks for their caring - Hercules thanks them too!
All the members of the Pet Club wishes Hercules a speedy recovery."


POOR BABY!!!!!!!!!!!

Since Mom was visiting Mimi and Pa, she made arrangements to meet Hercules in person and give him some healing snuggles (so I guess it TECHNICALLY wasn't cheating after all!)
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Herc's cast is off now, but he's still walking a bit gingerly on his front leg.

Mom made some special treats for him...
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With a purple cast just like Herc had!

Hercules is a VERY handsome Puggy!
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Who LOOOOVES tummy rubs just like all good Puggies do!

He has the CUTEST B-Tot (Black Tip Of Tail)
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(We took this pic for you Pearly!)


Mom had such a nice visit with Hercules and his peeps and think they need their own bloggie too!
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Keep us posted with your recovery dude!!!


After mom left...all she could think about was this clip from The Nutty Professor...


SO I guess if I wanted the treats and tummy rubs to continue....I had to get my panties out of a bunch and forgive mom for ditching me.

Happy Hump Day everyone!!!!

17 comments:

Rachel said...

Aw, poor Hercules! I can see where he got his name from, though - he looks like a BIG boy! Glad to see he is doing better and how WEIRD that he lives in the same neighborhood - small small world!

Apollo said...

Oh how awful! Poor Hercules! Yes, I think your Mom has a great excuse. Dr. Salinger, your Mom was visiting a patient. That was really nice of her to make him those cute Pug cookies.

houndstooth said...

Hee hee hee! That movie was the first thing Mom thought of when we saw the post title! We certainly hope Hercules makes a full recovery. Poor guy! I'm glad you're finding it in your heart to forgive your mom!

Bunny

Lex said...

Awww poor guy! Glad that Hercules is doing better.

And I have to say, that is the best part of that whole movie! lol

BRUTUS said...

How ironic that Hercules was injured (perhaps they should rename him Achilles!). We don't do doggy parks anymore either, mom says I can't seem to realize how much smaller I am, that the big doggies could accidentally hurt me. Good to see the cast off already. How cool your momma got to meet him! Small world, eh?

Snorts-
Brutus the Frenchie

Diane said...

Poor Herc! Bless his little pug heart...he really is sooo handsome & he looks like a pretty big pug boy! So glad he's healing...keep up posted. xoxo Diane

Maggie Pug Girl said...

Yes Hercules is cute, and your Mom did help him. Just remember where she is now (available for you not him).
hee hee hee...you win!!

Those Elgin Pugs said...

Hercules -
We are so glad your cast is off. Our first thought when we saw your little purple cast was that Sal drove up there and gave you whats for. But we were relieved it was a boxer and not Sal, but still saddened by the whole ordeal. We hope you'll be full speed in no time! Anakin got attacked by a horse of a dog of few years ago. When he saw poor Hercs he wanted to find that boxer and give him a one two.
And our man Sal -
Hang in there!
XOXOXO,
Josie, Izzy, and Anakin(ruff tuff stuff)

Aniemother said...

Oh poor Hercules! We hope his leg heals up nicely and in no time!

B

PugMoon - with, Bandit, Paisley, & Smokey pugs and their Mom Paula - PAPugMom said...

Hercules is a cutie! Glad your Mom was able to stop and visit with him and giving him huggies for a speedier recovery.

Sequoia & Petunia said...

Hercules is pawsome! We hope he keeps doing great.

Stella, Gunther and Betty said...

Hey Sal, that's kind of ya for lettin' your mom off the hook.

Hey, that's such a bummer about Hercules. And weird timing. Mom hasn't been taking us to the park lately 'cause she said she thinks the way we play is an accident watiin' to happen! What the Pug!?!

Gunther, playin' obama self in the yard.

Benny and Lily said...

that guys got some attitude...BOL
Benny & Lily

Hank said...

Well, that's a shame about Herc but that ol' boy looks like he's healin' up just fine.

That is just plumb crazy that he lives close tuh yer Pa an' Mimi!

Soooo....if I stub my toe do ya think yer mom'll make me some edible pugs with bandaids on their toes???

Stubby said...

Hey Salinger! Your fan club just keeps growing. How nice that your mom got to meet Hercules. He sure is a good looking dude and it looks like he's going to be fine. I think you should invite him to the wedding.

Stubby xoxo

Pearl said...

Sal!

Momma and I tried to comment on this post like 800 times last night from her phone. That stupid thing just never lets us do what we want!

I looove Hercules! What a cutie pie! His BTOT is just stunning. Truly a textbook example- thanks to your momma for capturing it on film!

His little hurt leggie is so sad! I bet those cookies your momma made helped him feel better. Auntie Laura, you are just too cute!!

xoxox
Pearl

Melissa and Emmitt said...

oh hercules!
we are so glad he is such a fast healer!
we love that you got to meet him laura and your cookie is wonderful!
xoxoxo
m & e