Bark in the Park!

Spring is officially here! The warmer weather and bright sunshine has really reminded me of how much our little Biscuit Lady loves the outdoors. It’s hard to fathom but when Mamma was rescued from the puppy mill, we were told that she had never been outdoors beforehand. Can any of you imagine never experiencing the fresh outdoors? The changing seasons? It’s frightening to think about but a total reality for most puppy mill dogs and Mamma was certainly no exception. She lived the first half of her life under florescent lights—forced to give birth to litter after litter of pug puppies for pet stores. She had never seen or felt grass, dirt, snow—all the natural outdoor elements that we simply take for granted. Mamma also had terrible atrophy of the legs from being in a cage for so long and her paws were described to look like fists from standing on the wire all day and night. After several months of rehabilitation and learning the basics of simply tolerating the sunlight, Mamma came to love the outdoors and today, it’s totally evident in her confident strut when she’s out and about on the streets of New York City or running on fresh lawns in the suburbs.

Here are some photos of our little gremlin enjoying a late summer afternoon in the park up in Highland, New York. Mamma’s ear-to-ear smile and Gene Simmons-length tongue really expresses the level of fun and excitement while sitting/melting on daddy’s lap on the swings as well as leaping and running through the grassy plains of the surrounding park area. Outdoor freedom feels good Mamma—relish in it—you deserve everything the world has to offer.

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5 Responses to Bark in the Park!

  1. Vicki Jane says:

    Georgous Photos. It makes my day every time I see that Mamma has posted. I love how much you love her.
    We have a French Bulldog and when we were looking to get a dog it was very Important to us to find out where he came from. We live in Auckland New Zealand and we found a breeder in Taranaki (5 hours drive) She lives on 10 acres of land and all her dogs run free, each mother only has 2 litters and she is very careful where each puppy goes. (It was easier to get a drivers licence)
    Over the Easter break we went on a road trip back so Mack could hang out with his family.
    Mamma is a star!
    Regards, Vicki

    • The Biscuits says:

      Dear Vicki,
      Thank you for the compliments. We are so glad that Mamma Biscuit can bring you joy and happiness all the way from the other side of the world! We would love to see photos of your French bull dog Mack! What an amazing Easter gift to have given Mack by bringing him back to his breeder! I’m sure he loved revisiting his family and being able to run free on such a large piece of property. How old is Mack? Mamma Biscuit will be 10 years old in July!

      The Biscuits

  2. Josh says:

    The story breaks my heart, but the pics make me smile. I met a neighborhood pug last week who was a rescue from another type of hardship. Her name is Biscuit and she took awhile to warm up to me because her past has left her scared of men. I told her mom all about Mama Biscuit, her outfits and the blog. She laughed because she said she often calls her Biscuit “Mama”. I just hope all pugs (and all animals) can find the love that Mama Biscuit and our own neighborhood Biscuit have found.

    • The Biscuits says:

      Thanks for sharing that story about your neighborhood pug Josh. That’s so funny that her pug is named Biscuit too LOL We can totally relate to the hardships that she has regarding her fear of men. Despite what you see in our photos, Mamma often comes across as indifferent to other dogs and people in general in real life. Mamma often cannot look at someone face-to-face without fearing something. She has a mark on her forehead that clearly indicates trauma to her head and she also has extensive separation anxiety. It was really bad when we first got her but now, she has settled into a peaceful, loving routine. Mamma rarely gives kisses because of her fear surrounding her face interacting with another being but there are some pretty amazing moments where I can feel her love and appreciation. Sometimes she’ll look at me with watery eyes and then press her face into my chest or armpit and lick the surface really hard until she falls asleep. In that moment, I can honestly assume she is in total peace and feels security and love.

      Thanks for sharing our blog with Biscuit’s owner and thanks for sharing your story and support!
      The Biscuits

  3. Janet says:

    Free at last, free at last, thank god all mighty Mamma’s free at last!

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