Bugsey the Boston Terrier
Our sweet 13 year old Bugsey crossed the Rainbow Bridge on November 21st, 2020.
He never knew a stranger and was always ready to greet friends with a big old kiss! He LOVED food and if you had a treat then you made yourself a new best friend.
He was affectionately referred to as 'Grandpa'; he helped many puppies learn the ropes of being a big boy/girl.
Being a senior dog came with some challenges for Bugs and our family. Over the past year we noticed he was bumping into things and seemed to have a hard time seeing things clearly. We worked with our vet and learned he had developed cataracts, which is common with his breed. He eventually went fully blind and we all learned how to adjust to life with a blind dog. Needless to say we all learned a lot!
In addition to blindness, Bugsey began experiencing seizures of varying severity. Scary stuff for a dog and humans! We again worked closely with our vet to monitor his health and administer medication. We learned so much about dog health and medical issues dogs can develop.
Bugsey taught us so much about love and enjoying life to the fullest. He also taught us about dealing with the loss of a loved one and that it's OK to grieve for them. As a family we feel strongly that pet owners should allow themselves to feel sad and never feel ashamed for grieving the loss of their beloved family member.
Zeus the Schnauzer Mix
Zeus is 12 years young and still full of energy!
We're pretty sure that he thinks he's a person and would rather play with his human friends than other dogs.
All he wants in life is for someone to throw the ball. Anyone. Just. Throw. The. BALL!
Zeus is a bit...high strung...and has some anxiety. At times he can be overly nervous or stressed out expresses his feelings by barking. A lot. We work with him by getting physical activity and mental stimulation. Despite these quirks he's a very sweet boy who loves to cuddle on the couch next to you in the morning.. We call this "morning coffee-cuddle time". And in the evening he's ready to find a lap to snuggle up before bed.
I am married to my awesome husband, Steve! He can sometimes be found helping me out by carrying pet crates or wrestling with a fiesty pup. Zeus (on the left) is the guy that yells at kids to get off his lawn, and Bugsey (on the right) specialized in quality control for all food items. We love to travel and visiting new places! Colorado is one of our favorite destinations but we also can't resist a sandy beach next to some gentle waves. Fun Fact: Steve and I are craft beer enthusiasts and have travelled to several breweries around the U.S.