Owned by Deb Hamele
Lily was born in Feb. of 2000 and is our first Pug. I co-own her with my teenage daughter. I also breed, train and show Labs in multiple events. I started Lily in agility classes earlier this year as I thought she would be fun to train. In September she got a scratch on her cornea which unfortunately led to an internal eye infection and subsequent rupture of her eye necessitating that she have her left eye removed. Because of the eye removal her breed ring career ended with only one point and I thought my hopes of competing with her in agility and obedience were probably over as well. However the vets at the University of Wis. Vet School who did her eye surgery were very encouraging saying that she would recover quickly and be able to continue in agility training. They also mentioned they have several other clients competing in performance events who are either missing an eye or blind in one eye so two weeks after her surgery we were back in class. Although she was a bit hesitant on the contact obstacles when she first returned to class, her confidence quickly returned and she is one of the stars in our class. She is quick, smart and fun to work with. I hope to enter her in her first agility trials in early 2002.