It is with great sadness that I learned that my dear pug friend, Fenway, whom I met and fell in love with in 2007 passed away on the afternoon of August 17th after enduring three weeks of seizures and complications that followed. She was on anti-convulsion medication that heavily sedated her but somehow she found the strength to make the decision to cross Rainbow Bridge on her own so that her mom, Margaret, wouldn't have to make an appointment with the vet.
Fenway trotted outdoors to do her "business" and was looking bright-eyed and soon afterwards she had a major seizure and passed away a half hour later. Yes, her last three weeks on this earth weren't exactly quality days but it certainly didn't make the pain of watching her decline any better. Yes, it is comforting to know that she is no longer suffering but it breaks my heart that a cure couldn't be found in time.
I walked Fenway and her brother, Ace, three to four times a week for three years when I ran my business out of my Manchester home and it was impossible not to smile with them because they were hysterical, adorable, and sweet. I'd never spent time with pugs before this and because of their silly antics, snorting, and amusing facial expressions I fell in love immediately.
I gave her and her brother the royal treatment and that meant that they got to stay with me and Daisy during vacations and, no lie, I was always depressed on the day I had to drop them off!
Fenway was a natural at modeling clothing for a major magazine and before that
she posed with great patience while I snapped pics of her wearing a tutu I bought at the dollar bin at Target. I think you will agree that she was an adorable little ballerina!
She loved car rides especially when she sensed we were going to the park or to an ice cream stand, walking, jogging, and as as many treats as she could "talk" me into giving her.
Because I was so infatuated with these sweet dogs I wrote several blog posts (and snapped so many pictures that I've lost count) about them and the last one was in 2010 to announce that their walks were ending due to the economy but we kept in touch ever since. However, I deeply regret that life got in the way and I did not see her again! I don't think I will ever get over the pain of letting time slip away like that! I just hope Fenway forgives me for that.
Her mom, Margaret, reads these posts from time to time and she told me she is at a real loss and who can blame her? Please leave a message for her here if you have the time.
Rest in peace, Fenway! There will never be another dog quite like you!