#49 - A New Member of the Family

It has been a few days since I've been on to post about all that JD and I have been up to, but that's because we've been busy making some big decisions. My mum and I have been talking with the rest of the family for awhile now about adopting a second pug. A few days ago my mom decided to look through some adoption profiles and start looking for a dog so that we could adopt one for her as a birthday gift. That's when we stumbled upon this photo:

Mum thought he was very cute. Then I saw his name... "Ringo"! That's when I decided that fate must be knocking on our door and telling us to adopt this dog. Anyone who knows me knows how much I adore The Beatles, so the name fit just right. We thought about Ringo for a few days trying to decide how he would adjust and how JD would react to a new addition to the family. In the end, mum decided that this little guy needed a good home and we took the 2 hour drive to Springfield, MA to adopt Ringo from the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society. Ringo is an "old soul" at 8 years old, but he has a great deal of spunk. He already knows some tricks and is a perfect gentleman when it comes to house training. Ringo is a pug but the poor thing is so emaciated that you can see his ribs and spine, but we will fatten him up in no time with our good homecooking :]. He is supposedly a purebred pug but he looks like he may be a mix... it could just be because he is so thin. We aren't quite sure yet.

JD is adjusting and is a bit jealous of Ringo at times, but they seem to get along. Ringo is a bit quiet and not so apt to play as JD is, so they each get plenty of individual attention in different ways. It's only been 24 hours, so they have plenty of time ahead of them to bond. They've already begun modeling together...

I just had to share the exciting news :]

Here are some photos that we've snapped of our new Starr so far:

Asleep on the way home from Springfield.

Ringo's temporary shelter collar.

The little backseat driver.

JD & Ringo waiting for my mum to finish dinner.

JD getting acquainted with his new buddy.

Asleep after a long long day.

x's & o's


Those Elgin Pugs said...

Oh Jess and JD!!!


Hello there Ringo!! You're a cutie!!

When you get all settled in...
come over to our place to visit....
we got icee cream and poppy corns, but Izzy doen't share her toys.

Oh and 'dose those hats are soooo

Big hugs!!
Izzy, Josie and Anakin Man

Pili said...

Hello Ringo! I'm sure he's just a lucky dog to end up in such a good home! I'm sure JD and him we'll become best friends in no time!

Wilma said...

Congratulations Jessica, JD and Ringo. He's a little cutie. A house is not a home until there are at least 2 pugs in it! That is awesome.

Sequoia & Petunia & Emma said...

Congrads to your family on the new guy. We luv his lil face in the pictures who could pass him up! We know JD will get along great with this cutie pie.

Jenn Sequoia & Tuni

agent99 said...

Welcome Ringo! You sure are cute.

love Gen & Lefty

Brutus, Ellie, Pippa and Otto said...

Congrats on your new family member!!

Welcome Ringo!

Pugs & Kisses,

Yoda & Brutus

Hank said...


Ringo is ADORABLE!

We think he and JD will be a great match.

Hugs -

Sarah, Hank and Molly

The Devil Dog said...

Welcome to the family, Ringo! (Yes, with that name it was fate!) Mom adopted the pugs who came before at 5 years old and they lived to 15 & 16, so she is very happy you adopted an older pug.
We are sure once Ringo gets settled that he will give a lot of love and get along fine with JD.

Roxy & Lucky

Two is so much better than one.

Mia said...

He is so handsome!! I think you made a great choice!!!



Dana Orsborn said...

Hi Jess and JD!

Daisy and I are so excited for you!
Ringo looks like he is fitting in
already! We can't wait to read
more about him!

-Dana & Daisy

Punchbugpug said...

Wonderful news!!! An older Pug can bring much happiness to your household! Can't wait to see more of Ringo with James Dean!

Archie and Melissa said...

welcome home ringo!
what a lucky puggy!
i love that his name is ringo!
it was fate jess!
i am so excited for all of you that i cannot even tell you!
i love the photos!!!
we missed you while i was away!
m & e

Sandy said...

I am so happy for you all...and happy for Ringo. He looks like a sweet old guy. I love older pugs (all pugs). But the old souls need someone to love them in their later years.