Meet Lydia! She is a 10-year-old that came into the rescue as an owner surrender. She's been with us for just over a week and it's been an absolute joy to have her.
Although Lydia may look like she's 10, with her beautiful greying face, she sure doesn't act it like it. Lydia runs and jumps and plays like a youngster. In fact, she keeps up with all the foster siblings in the house like a champ (one of her foster siblings might even say she gets a little pesty with her need for play). Wonderfully, Lydia settles quietly in the car for long drives. And did I mention that she's about the sweetest girl in town? Lydia will happily snuggle and give kisses to everyone she meets. We know it's still early and we're slowly getting to see bits of her true personality pop out, but so far we love them all.
Lydia has already gone to the vet for a complete physical and wellness exam. Overall, Lydia is very healthy for an almost 11-year-old pug. However, her teeth need a good cleaning and she's got ear and fold infections that are being tended to. She also has a few lumps and bumps, is a little wobbly in her hind end (slight ataxia), and has some corneal pigmentation (keratopathy) in her eyes, but nothing too unexpected for a senior pug. We did learn one thing at the vet, which was a bit of a surprise -- Lydia doesn't like cats. She certainly would have given chase if she hadn't been on a leash. Lydia is feisty :-)
While Lydia is an active girl that enjoys her play and walks, she also relishes her sleep. Lydia seems to have found the perfect balance between both. She is just a wonderful girl!