Thursday, February 21, 2008

Emmitt Kisses...

Emmitt has been sending kisses all morning...

He loves to lick his nose when he is happy.
In other fun pug news, Emmitt and I like this heart warming story about a Mastiff and his little pug brothers...

Dog Honored for Donating Blood

APPosted: 2008-02-19 10:38:38

HOWELL, Mich. (Feb. 19) - He's donated blood 20 times and is being honored by the Livingston County chapter of the American Red Cross.


Lurch, a 200-pound English Mastiff, is being honored by his local American Red Cross chapter in Michigan. The 2-year-old has donated blood 20 times, helping dozens of dogs.
Not bad for a 200-pound, 2-year-old English mastiff who answers to the name Lurch. He'll receive the chapter's "Pet's Best Friend" award at an event here Thursday.
"We're doing something different this year," executive director Diane Serra said. "We're honoring Lurch because he's actually donated blood."
Lurch's owner, Joni Melvin-Thiede, said Lurch donates blood for other canines about once every four weeks. His blood has helped dozens, including saving one dog who got into some rat poison.
"You really don't end up knowing which dogs he helps, but his little picture goes on each bag so the person that gets it will actually know it."
Besides being cooperative with nurses, Lurch is also friendly with his housemates: four pugs, seven cats and the occasional litter of kittens. There's also an American mastiff named Lucas, who teams with Lurch to eat about 200 pounds of food per month.
"Mastiffs are just like 200-pound pugs," Melvin-Thiede said. "They're just as friendly and just as goofy except they have a couple more zeros at the end of the weight."

8 comments:

Leigh said...

Emmitt is so great. Just look at that face !

The Devil Dog said...

Emmitt is sooooo cute. As for Lurch, I think mom would prefer me in her lap than a 200 pound pug.

Roxy

lizzyl said...

aw emmitt, your little face is so cute!
and what a cool dog story!

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Emmitt! I needed some extra kisses today!
XO
Laura

Diana Evans said...

oh how sweeeeeeeeeet! a kiss right back....I must post some photos of Minnie on my blog soon...and maybe do a sketch of her too...

and what a great story...amazing to say the least...

it's almost midnight here and I am about to watch the Apprentice...and thought I would say hello!!!

Hugs....
Diana

Paula @ Pug Hugs said...

Oh Emmitt.....your little face is so sweet! I am about ready to come through the screen to give kisses back to you!

Frances Louise said...

Yay! Emmitt pictures!

Jen said...

Emmitt is the cutest pugger! Kisses, kisses, kisses!

Jen