Yoda was a special pug that found me a few months back. After years of abuse and neglect he had been abandoned in an apartment 1 town over. Animal control brought him to my vet, my vet knew I was 'pug rescue'...so Yoda came to me.
Yoda was 13 and had not received medical care in years. He was blind in one eye because of an untreated injury and could barely walk because he'd been locked in a bathroom for who knows how long. Yoda was the reason I created the Friends with Benefits Fund and thanks to the generosity of my friends, family, and anyone else I could reach out to via Facebook and Twitter...he had the best last three months any pug could ask for. Friends of mine brought him in to their family with their pugs Oscar and Bella...we got him on a diet and exercise regime...he went to a specialist for physical rehab to help him regain his mobility...and he was the star at a handful of fundraising parties for the FBF.
A little over a week ago Yoda started to have seizures. When brought to the ER vet it was determined that this poor old man was filled with cancer. He passed peacefully later that night, snuggled up with his brother and sister. We know that we did all we could to fill every minute of Yoda's "new life" with love and comfort and joy....and that brings us some small comfort.
Yoda's legacy will continue with the Friends with Benefits Fund as we focus on giving new life to more senior pugs. We always said 'whether he has 3 months or 3 years we'll do whatever we need to for him'...and we know he'd want us to make that commitment to the next senior pug that comes our way.