Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Lazarus Update

Hi Guys,

I just wanted to do a quick post of an update on my foster brother, Lazarus. It's amazing how far he's come.

Lazarus has finally met his target weight – at 22.4 pounds! His tail is nice and fluffy. And he finally shows some personality. When he gets really happy, he’ll wag his tail so hard that his whole body moves, and he practically falls over. When he gets really excited, he’ll spin wildly in circles. He loves to chew on Flossies, play with stuffed animals (especially the silky ones with appendages), and steal my sock monkey bed. Not only has Laz learned how to sit nicely for a treat, but he’ll go over to where the treats are kept and sit and look up expectedly.

Lazarus has been neutered, is no longer anemic (he misses the liver and beans, but Mom and Dad don’t miss the gas!), but is still fighting a stubborn UTI. He has just started the heartworm treatment too. We were explicitly told that he has to be kept quiet and calm, but that it'd be easy to do so starting out, because he'd feel so crappy from the injections. Not! When he came home from the vet, he was so hyper! Even in his crate he'll spin around as fast as he can.

Laz has a long road to recovery still, but has made amazing progress thus far.

Coming soon will be a post on our winter wonderland...



  1. Yay, an update! (Psst, Apollo, yous needs to bloggy more often!)

    It's so nice to see Lazarus looking so much better...especially considering his 'before' pictures! It's soooo sweet of your Mom and Dad to foster him!

  2. Lazarus looks great! What a Christmas he will have this year.

    Kitty and Coco

  3. Lazarus looks fantastic. You all are doing a great job nursing him back to health. He is one of the lucky ones.

  4. This is great news yay for Lazarus. You guys a re so great to help him out and get him back to health. We can't wait to see him and Apolloin action both happy and healthy.

    Sequoia and Tuni

  5. Lazarus looks great! Your Mom & Dad are doing a great job with him, but you're so handsome Apollo.... Oh my.... Many pug kisses.....

  6. Isn't is amazing what love and good food will do? Good job to your mom and dad on getting Lazarus so healthy!

  7. hi apollo and lazarus!

    Merry Merry christmas to all of you!

    what a wonderful update! he is soooo lucky to have you!

    m & e

  8. Don't worry about us. Mom knows that we would eat her if we got that hungry. She makes sure that there's pug food in the house before her food. She makes our food, but we have back up kibble and frozen raw food if she runs out. She's exmilitary so she's kind of nerdy about being prepared for any emergency.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!