12/14/2009 - 11/27/2020We lost a piece of us when our sweet little man Freddie crossed the rainbow bridge on November 27th at the age of 11.

When we rescued Freddie 5 years ago, you could not help but to fall in love with his little face instantly. Not only that, but he was also the ultimate little snuggle pug right from the get-go! You could see immediately that he had a special soul that was like a shining light everyone was drawn to. You could never meet a more intuitive dog; he simply knew how to be in any situation. We described our little Zen-like pug by simply saying "he knows"! When you were sad or scared, he was right there on your lap staring deeply in your eyes so you would know things would be alright. Happy - he was right in the middle of things to be the life of the party. Tired - right there to perfect the art of snuggling with you. He was never bossy, he just wanted to be with you in the moment.

Freddie was not just a sit-around-the-house pug, he was a working pug! He went to his mom's hair salon almost every day to entertain clients, sit on laps, and get more kisses then any dog could ask for. When clients with autism or special needs came in, he would sense their reluctance and immediately walk up to them with his little tail wagging to calm them down. He even graced the lap of celebrities who wanted to get their hair styled at "the salon with the pug"! He always needed to be close to his mom though, so you would catch him throughout the day dragging his bed around to be right under her feet while she worked.

Freddie was barely ever alone. If mom and dad went on a trip or would be gone for the better part of the day, he stayed with his Nana's. He loved going to their houses as he was even more spoiled than normal! He was always at family gatherings and would simply be just like one of the kids. When dinner was done and the conversation would start around the table, he would insist on getting a chair so he could be front and center and participate in the discussion. He genuinely understood what we were saying, and we would always tell him that if he talked, we promised not to tell anyone :-)

At the end of the day, his favorite thing was to be with his mom and dad - especially his mom! We would call him our little "Forest Pug" because he sure did love his momma! He also had a special place in his heart for his dad too. Sitting on the couch you would always find him in his mom's lap, staring at his dad. When it was time to go to bed he would snuggle in between us, give one last good loving, and sing us his pug snoring lullaby to sleep in hopes of staying in his mom and dad's bed all night!

The world is a little bit lesser of a place without our special little guy there to brighten it. He touched not only our lives, but the lives of so many others. It was a blessing to spend these amazing five years with Freddie, even though it seems much too short. We take solace though in knowing that his powerful little spirit will always be here watching over us for the rest of our days.

Run free little man, mommy and daddy will see you on the other side soon.
Jared ThompsonBroomfield, ColoradoDecember 2, 2020
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Freddie was so special. We loved having him be a part of all our celebrations, birthdays and holidays. My favorite memory of Fredster was when we were trick or treating with him in the wagon and then he just jumped off and darted into some random persons house. I will miss seeing my little pug nephew. So happy we got to vacation with him in Arizona and watch him be a wild, fun loving pug.Jenny Thompson - December 3, 2020
Jared & Sherry,

I know how very special Freddie was in your life. He was the perfect little pug whenever you were gone and he stayed with Nana and Poppi. He was blessed to have such loving parents that gave him a wonderful life. We will miss the little guy he was bright shining star!

Love Ya,
Mom & Kurt
Terri Thompson-Wederquist - December 3, 2020

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