Pawsitive Tales

Sharing heartwarming tales of animals and their humans.

Jen, Peanut and Eugene — January 14, 2022

Jen, Peanut and Eugene

~ Jen, Peanut and Eugene ~

Almost three years ago, Jen adopted the beautiful Peanut. A year and a half later, she adopted Lynx Point Siamese cat, Eugene. Ever since then, they have all created such a strong bond and have helped each other immensely. 

In 2015, Jen’s 16-year-old cat sadly passed away, and not too long after that, her 6-year-old dog. This was absolutely devastating for Jen and she decided to take a break from having animals as it was just too painful. 

Four years later, one of Jen’s friends was fostering a puppy. The Cattle dog mix pup was a ball of energy but also one that had a lot of love to give. As soon as Jen met the puppy, her heart melted and she just knew this was the perfect dog. She quickly adopted her and named her Peanut. 

At the time, Jen had been living in Phoenix. This was difficult for both her and Peanut, so she made the decision to move to Montana to give Peanut the best life possible. However, having just moved at the beginning of the Covid-19 lockdowns, it was a challenge. Jen was very thankful to have her canine companion at this time. 

Soon, Jen felt it would be good for Peanut to have another furry friend. Jen decided to adopt a kitten, a Lynx Point Siamese. She named him Eugene. It took a while for Peanut to adjust as she was a bit scared at first, however, they soon became inseparable!

No matter what, Peanut and Eugene could always brighten Jen’s day. Whether they’re chasing or playing with each other, or curling up together, having them has greatly impacted Jen’s life. 

Something that they all enjoy doing together is going out for adventures. Peanut loves doing zoomies through the snow, as well as hiking with Jen and playing with her favourite soccer ball at the dog park. So they can enjoy it even more, Jen has been working on leash training with Eugene. She hopes that all three of them can go out together and enjoy exploring with each other. 

The impact that Peanut and Eugene have had on Jen has been huge. Through thick and thin, they have all been there for one another. They share so much love and care for each other. They truly share such a special bond. 

Laura and Eugene — May 19, 2021

Laura and Eugene

~ Laura and Eugene ~

When Laura first saw Eugene, a very sweet little Spoodle, online, it was love at first sight.  Since welcoming Eugene into her home, Laura’s life has changed for the better.  The two are now inseparable and have helped each other immensely.  

Having always wanted to get her own dog, Laura was searching online for the perfect dog.  One day, she found a listing for a light brown Spoodle with a heart pattern on his chest.  Laura fell in love and immediately contacted the breeder.  The next day, she went for a four-hour drive to meet the puppy.  

As she arrived, Laura saw all the excited puppies running around, however, one puppy ran up to her immediately.  She picked him up and was then told that the puppy she was holding was the puppy she came to meet.  Safe to say, this was simply meant to be.  The puppy fell asleep in Laura’s arms and went home with her that day, and was given the name Eugene.  

Before having Eugene in her life, Laura had been struggling with her mental health.  Once Eugene became a part of her family, she found a sliver of hope again.  Having him in her life gave Laura a sense of purpose and responsibility.  On days when she may have been struggling with caring for herself, she was able to care for Eugene.  He required a lot of looking after and care, and this was something that helped Laura immensely.  

Since having Eugene in her life, Laura has gained so much in her life.  He gave her happiness that she hadn’t felt in a long time.  He helped her go outside and socialise on the days she didn’t want to.  He showed her she wasn’t alone.  He showed her she is worthy of unconditional love.  Even though he needed her to look after him, Laura feels that Eugene looked after her in her challenging times. 

If Laura has had a difficult day, whether at work or in general, she knows Eugene is right there for her.  His love for Laura is true and unconditional.  He welcomes her home every time she returns.  He brings happiness to each and every day, regardless of what may have happened earlier.  Even on tough days, Eugene can bring a smile to Laura’s face and make her laugh when it may be difficult.  He gives her licks, tail wags and lots of snuggles!

Simply by being himself, Eugene can bring happiness to anyone’s day.  He has encouraged Laura and her family to be outside more and to socialise.  He has changed Laura’s life for the better.  Even during her lowest moments, Eugene has brightened Laura’s day by just being there.  He brings joy to Laura, her family and her friends.  He can bring a smile to anyone’s face.  

One of Laura and Eugene’s favourite activities to do together is spending time at the beach.  Eugene especially loves digging for any hidden treasures he can find in the sand.  As well as this, at any time or place, Eugene is always ready to play fetch.  He also loves to see and play with his doggo friends.  

The bond between Laura and Eugene is truly a special one.  It is evident how much they care for one another.  Eugene has helped Laura immensely and has provided her with so much happiness and positivity.  The love between them both is obvious, simply by how they look at each other.