Uniting Pug People: The Holderman Sisters

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Updated: 9/23/2013 8:47 am
“They bring a lot of joy to our lives. I don’t think that our lives would be the same without them. There are days when we would like to not have all the animals for sure but for the most part great things into our lives,” Alison Holderman explained.

That’s Alison. She’s an animal lover. Along with her sister Desiree, they have a house full of four-legged friends, pets, that came their way when felt that they needed saving. Their love of furry creatures started in childhood. Together to two could always be found with an animal, or two.

Alison’s sister Desiree gave background on the life of two animal lovers.”You know my sister and I grew up in a really small town. We lived on a little hobby farm I guess you could say. We raised all of our own animals and things like that, livestock included. It is just a different way of life verses for someone who’s never owned a pet. I think that it teaches you as a child it teaches you a lot more responsibility, and they really do become your friends. “

The appreciation for this pet friendship has fostered a belief in Desiree that pets can bring joy into a home.

“I think that it’s an amazing thing to have an animal and to have something love you in the way that only animals can. It’s something that you’ll never have anywhere else,” Desiree Holderman explained.

Next comes the question, what could a couple of pet loving sisters do to unite other like-minded people in east Idaho? The answer is Pug-A-Palooza.

Alison holderman outlined the history an idea that the sisters had. “We just decided one day everybody loves pugs. I started with Bronson; Lola kinda fell into her lap. My parents have a pug too, that we hooked them up with. We decided that everybody loves pugs so let’s start a play group.”

This playgroup is a Facebook page, aptly named Pug-a-Palooza, giving local pug owners and lovers a chance to interact in southeast Idaho.

“Pugs are great little dogs, they’re very friendly, everybody loves them and all of the owners seem to be really good people too. We really enjoy doing this page,” Holderman said

According to Desiree and surely many others, there’s just something special about pugs.

“Well look at that face, how could you not love that face. They’re different than most dogs. You can’t help but love that side of them. They’re not the dog that’s going to play fetch with you very well or things like that, and most of the time they don’t even listen, but they’re such good little dogs they will definitely be your pick-me-up at the end of the day if you have a bad one,” Holderman said.

Larger things could be ahead for this page and the pug scene in East Idaho, however for now Alison and Desiree are content to enjoy their pets and set up opportunities to help other people enjoy theirs’. In Pocatello, Dave Martinson, KPVI News 6.

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