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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Cedric

My parents used to have a pug named Cedric. He was abandoned by his owners when they migrated to Canada.  My mom found him  in our neck of the woods when she was taking her daily evening stroll. Mom adopted Cedric. Dad lovingly nicknamed him "Ugly". Cedric was kinda ugly in a beautiful sort of way.

I hate people who dump their pets when they move. It breaks my heart. Poor Cedric! He pined for his owners ever single day. Each time Mom opened the gate, Cedric would run to the house of his previous owners and wait there until Mom called for him. He returned to the empty house daily, faithful, loyal and resolute, awaiting his master's return.

Cedric lived with my parents for a good five years before he succumbed to cancer. I dread to think what might have been if Mom hadn't rescued him. God bless my mom!

Pug Cookies
Sharing this short, poignant Hungarian film with an impactive message about abandonment.

There is a twist. The ending really hits and I had to watch it a second time before I got it. I was wondering what kind of a man could leave his child behind until I realized she was .........

25 comments:

betty said...

Cedric sounded like such a nice dog. So glad your mom gave him a home! I too hate when people abandon their pets when they move. That happened a lot in a city I lived in. When the economy crashed a few years back, a lot of people lost their houses in this particular community. They would move away and leave the dogs, often the dogs were pit bulls. I guess they figured it was better to leave them than take them to the animal shelter? I could never figure that out. One time Koda and me were walking and I saw this car drive by and then a minute later it came back speeding next to me and stopped. Of course I panicked just a bit but the lady rolled down her window and said there were 3 pit bulls ahead and she didn't want us walking that way so she offered to take us back home. Her husband wasn't happy because it was leather seats in the car but we were only about 2 blocks from home. I was so grateful to God for our safety; not sure what would have happened if we kept walking.

Such cute cookies in memory of Cedric :)

betty

Leslie said...

These are too cute! Oh, I wouldn't be able to eat them!

Lin said...

Oh, how nice of your mom to take him in! I think I would have done the same thing. And to think what a good life he had until the end. He was sure a lucky little guy. So sad, though, that he missed his lousy family so much.

On another note: I appreciate your comment on my blog the other day. I guess what we are going through is not uncommon...but still...it is unsettling. I'm crabby, I'm crying, I'm laughing....all the time! It's so weird. I cry so easily that it is silly. So, I laugh and cry at the same time now. Ugh. I guess this will pass, but it sure helps to know that I am not losing it, but share this with others.

I think you need to come visit me. That is the only solution!

Jill said...

I'm a huge animal lover, so thankful your mom took him in and gave him a good home. I absolutely LOVE these cookies and a friend of mine has 2 pugs she would love these! Thanks for sharing.

Blessings,
Jill

SurvivingSAH said...

Beautiful story! Cute cookies too!

Katherines Corner said...

Oh my goodness I just don't understand people's cruelty and abandonment of their pets. I am so happy your Mother gave him such a wonderful life. xoxo

Katherines Corner said...

oops--P.S. the cookies are terrific too.

Storybook Apothecary said...

these are so freaking adorable! talented in the detail as well!

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Beth Coleman said...

The iknead household isn't complete without a pug! Blessings on your mom for Cedric's rescue! Love those cookies!

footnotes and finds said...

That so sweet of your mom! Great story :)


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Dea Lenihan said...

Your parents were wonderful for caring for Cedric even though he pined for his old family. The cookies are a lovely tribute. Truly adorable. Xo

Bev Carter said...

It seems we are either rescuing or fostering dogs. I love that your Mom took him in. We had 5 puppies dropped off by a tree yesterday. What do people think?
Love your cookies.
Thanks for sharing at Turn It Up Tuesday,
Bev

charlotte ratcliffe said...

Well done to your mum for taking him in and at least he found happiness towards the end!! - those cookies are amazing! how cute! Thanks for sharing cedric's story #KCACOLs

Wendy said...

So that video made me cry :(. I can't stand how some people treat animals..you wouldn't leave a child in the woods because they were a bit hard work,a dog shouldn't be any different. Your mum is a wonderful lady for taking in Cedric, so sad he missed his old owners when they didn't care enough to take him with them. Those cookies are amazing by the way xx #KCACOLS

Jessica Powell said...

Those cookies are so adorable! It's so sad to think about Cedric being just left out there on his own. I don't understand why people just abandon their pets when there are so many shelters that will take them in. x #KCACOLS

Kimberly Lewis said...

This is perfect! Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you taking the time to party with us! I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm, so we get to see your fabulous new creations. The party goes until Friday at 7 pm. Happy Sunday! Lou Lou Girls

Midwife and Life said...

Aw, so sad! The cookies look amazing, too good to eat! Thank you so much for linking uo to #KCACOLS, hope to see you again next week!

Mommy's Little Princesses said...

Such a sad story Cedric was really lucky your kind hearted mum found him! Love the cookies they are so darling. Xx #KCACOLS

Hena Tayeb said...

oh that is so sad.. so sweet of your family to take him in

Caroline - mother of 4 at Gran Canaria said...

Thats so sweet of her!! My dog is a street dog, I found her when she was about 3 weeks old so I don't think she even had survived otherwise.. Same thing with both our cats, I just can't walk by when I see an animal in need!

alissa apel said...

Cedric was more loyal than his previous owners. It's great your mom came to his rescue.

What cute cookies. I think pugs are cute!

JES said...

We have a pug and I can't imagine how anyone could ever abandon one! Your cookies are just amazingly cute!! :)

JES said...

Happy to have you join the Art of Home-Making Mondays :)

Dot Makes 4 said...

These are so cute add what a lovely story :)

Laura xx
#KCACOLS

Amanda Kolb said...

I'm so glad your mom was there to take him in! And those cookies are absolutely fabulous! Thank you for sharing at Merry Monday!

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