And this little tangled head is TONY!
He's a commission, so not officially one of the 30 Dogs, but I couldn't very well leave you without a dog today, could I?
Sammy is the famous greyhound from the 2013 30 Dogs in 30 Days project but we have another greyhound, PG, who is always there by his side. PG is the Tonto to Sammy's Lone Ranger, the Robin to his Batman. PG's full racing name was PG Hairspray. All of the dogs at her racing kennel were named after PG movies--PG Footloose, PG Top Gun, PG Inkheart. We just kept the PG part of it when we rescued her and took her home with us. PG is a therapy dog and is part of a "Listening Ears" program at a local elementary school. Sammy and PG walk together at lots of places in Hampton Roads. Their adventures are chronicled in our blog, Pawstcards from Hampton Roads: http://pawstcards.blogspot.com/
When I first looked for a Pug I found a breeder that was earnestly contributing to the breed (Hill Country Pugs) and asked if they had older dogs available. They thought I would be a good fit for a 4 year old, recently retired brood bitch named Precious. When we met she ran across the room and jumped in my arms! Mutual adoration describes our relationship although she was really mad at me when, two months later, I brought home her 9 week old granddaughter Bug lol. My husband was ok with the Pugs but just couldn't handle the name Precious hahaha. We settled on Sandy, short for Sandbag. :) She is a sweet dog, loves children even though she was never around them until my grand kids came along. She's not the most obedient dog ever but her comic character wins every heart. We love our Sandy Girl.