Saturday, October 31, 2009


OK, get ready......... it's ............


Happy Howl-oween to all our friends!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Just a few hours left for the ghouls and goblins to gather!

What's better than one scary pumpkin?
Three scary pumpkins in ONE!!!

The delightfully creepy creations were made by #2.
Because Mom refused to let her use sharp tool with which she could have "sliced her fingers off"......
thus, we give you "Mr. PumpkinHead"
Wishing you all a
very frightening All 'Hallows Eve

Thursday, October 29, 2009

A special shout out to Tuni!

A very special contest

Some pugs have very special tongues.  You know how you are!   If so, this contest is for you:

To enter, Click Here

Good luck everyone!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

(Almost) .........Wordless Wednesday

Gen:   "Do you think if we flatten ourselves enough, she won't notice we're on the couch?"

Foo: "I'm not sure......let's stay really still and see what happens"

Gen: "OK, just remember, no snorting......."

Foo:  "I think we're busted."

PeeS:   Thank's to everyone who sent well wishes for the Foo. We are happy to report she is back to her "regular" self.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

The $243 case of.................................

A couple of weeks ago, Fuji seemed to be having incresing problems with ...........accidents. It seemed like she was leaking, because everywhere we turned, there was a little spinkle of pee.  Mom knew it wasn't me when she saw Fuji just stand there in plain sight while piddling, not even a half squat.  No amount of walking or keeping her in our (very large, shady and  FENCED) backyard, or our crate seemed to improve the situation.   She obviously knew what she was doing was bad, and seemed to hang her head in shame.  Even her tail was uncurled......

Finally, Mom figured out that Fuji was probably not doing this on purpose, but might have a serious problem.  She was afraid it might have been a urinary tract infection, or maybe bladder stones.   So, Fuji earned a trip to the vet.   Yes, we are very cute and get loads of tummy rubs and kisses at the vet, but still, a trip to the vet is never much fun.   I was glad to be left behind this time.......

The vet agreed there might be a problem and suggested a boat load of expensive tests, including an x-ray.   Good thing we started there, because Fuji's belly look suspiciously like this [not actual x-ray]:

It was plain to to see that nothing could be seen through all that poop. Fortunately, no stones or calcifications were visible.  The vet wasn't able to really visualize any of the structure because of the ENORMOUS amount of poops in there. Even Mom could see that.  So, only $243 later, the diagnosis:


Fuji came home with poop medicine ($11) and strict orders to stay in the yard between frequent walks.   Until she "produced."   Luckily, Fuji seemed to "respond" to her medicine quickly and things got better quickly.   Now that she's more...."regular", things seem better and we are seeing a lot fewer accident.   And the curly tail is back.

That was one expensive case of constipation.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Who me? Award!!

How nice is that?

My IRL friend at Dovi's Life nominated me for this Bloggy Award (see above.)   Awwww,  I never win stuff. I feel pretty special, Thanks Sara!

I've got to be quick, the pugs are VERY upset that they have not gotten alot of attention these past few says.  Especially since that meant they had to miss the Pug Party at Zella on Saturday. They are threatening to go on strike.  From what, I have no idea.

Here are the rules:
  • Each Superior Scribbler must in turn pass The Award on to 5 most-deserving Bloggy Friends. (See below!)
  • Each Superior Scribbler must link to the author & the name of the blog from whom he/she has received The Award. (Thanks, All My Monkeys!)
  • Each Superior Scribbler must display The Award on his/her blog, and link to This Post, which explains The Award. (Done)
  • Each Blogger who wins The Superior Scribbler Award must visit this post and add his/her name to the Mr. Linky List. That way, we'll be able to keep up-to-date on everyone who receives This Prestigious Honor! (Hopefully done!)
  • Each Superior Scribbler must post these rules on his/her blog. (Done)
Just a few of my very deserving Bloggy Friends.  I can't choose you all

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Jumping the Shark......

Ok, so after you carve a pug-kin, it can get kinda, well, shriveled. And not in a good way.   Pug-kin remain pristine and magazine photo-shoot-worthy for about 45 minutes. 

Next year, we'll be doing our carving 1 week before the holiday, not 3 weeks early.   There is NO WAY this thing will last till Halloween.

Fortunately, the night views obscure the shriveled pumkin flesh.............

I give you, Illuminated Pug-kin!

See ya next year!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Ye of little faith, Behold.....The Pug-kin!

So there's one thing the momma just can't resist.......a Challenge!     She can't stand hearing "That can't be done"   and especially   "....can't be done by her........ which is about a million times worse!

So she got her pumpkin on, and got her tools ready:

There were lots of pumpkin guts:

But her trusty assistant #2 was there to lend a hand:

And after LOTS of scraping and marking and carving, the pumpkin began to take shape:

Using her surgical skill (and tools) it was finally done!

And then it was time for the photo shoot:

(This fine photo could not have been taken without the help of #3, thanks, cupcake!)

Who said it couldn't be done?

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Is she on drugs or what?

Here's what Mom wants to make for Halloween.....


were just sayin'.............
Check back soon to see what actually happens.

Courtesy of Better Homes & Gardens

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

What? No Pug-lympics?

Seriously. There must have been some mistake.  We had BIG plans for the 2016 Pug-lympic Games in Chicago.   How could this be?    We are devastated.

We dreamed of assembling top-notch talent for unbeatable teams.......

.......  and watching exciting heats of super-canine feats......

.......of all kinds......

Including our buddy Salinger's event: Greco-Roman Puggery!

.......of hosting pugs from all over the world, like Mexico (Ole')

......putting forth our best efforts in all events, like sunbathing as seen here:

....and bringing home the Gold for pugs everywhere.

..... listening proudly as the Pug National Anthem as we stood on the awards podium.......

We could have hosted our pug friends from near and far,
but no.
It's Rio in 2016.
How exactly are we supposed to fit into a thong?