Saturday, December 25, 2010

Happy Everything!

Mom's been so lame these days.   It's like it took all her waking hours to make this:  (Hmpf!)

She acts like shes planning a wedding, working, studying for her Boards
and taking care of all of us or something!

Wishing everyone a snortalicious holiday!

Gen & the Foo

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Eh Hem, Mom, you're a little behind on blogging!

Do I need to do this myself?    We've got tons of things to say!
A road trip, a wedding, a visit with a pug celebrity?  Come on!

Mom, this is reallllllly hard with no thumbs!

And it's not working any better using my snout!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

PFOOEY on Fuji Friday!

Eh, hem.....

What am I?  Chopped Liver?

I have allowed the back-up pug to steal the blog once too many times.

This one is ALL ABOUT ME.

See? Do I look Happy?

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Whippy Cream Ho

Looks like once the Foo got a taste of the good stuff......there is no turning back.

Back when the Foo needed to take 18,437,273 pills every day, mom came up with some tricks to get the medicine down.   One of these included a healthy squirt of whippy cream.

These days, the Foo has become a very picky eater. Sometimes even ignoring her bowl of kibble.  Yes, I know.  Lowly kibble is for mere peasants.   Mom's tried several ways to get the Foo to eat more.   Wet food, meh.   Chicken broth, warmed, meh.   Leftover chicken or beef shredded up,  better.   But there is one sure way to get the Foo to lick her bowl clean.

Whippy Cream.  

Now the Foo stares mom down till she gets the delightful enhancement:

Yup, mom created the Whippy Cream Ho.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

We's been invited to a Wedding!!

This is soooo exciting.    We thought we'd have to wait for 192 more days till Momma & Honey's wedding,  but we's been invited to a wedding next month!

OMD, what should we wear?

This is so difficult, chooosing outfits to compliment our curly figures.

Some dresses available on

Josie, Oh Josie, and IzZy...can we borrow your curlers?

Maybe we'll need paw-dicures?   What color should we pick?  

Oh, we'd better Furminate the Foo, too!

Friday, September 10, 2010


Things that should have killed Fuji.........but didn't:

  • Seizures
  • Brain Tumor ?
  • Sedation for Dental Cleaning & Surgery
  • The Eyeball Incident and surgey to put back eyeball
  • The Breathing Episode: Heat Stroke + Laryngeal Edema
  • Laryngeal Paralysis
  • Multiple (successful!) escape attempts

Gen & Lefty

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

L'Shana Tovah

Rooo, roo, RoRoooo.
Oy, What are you?   A Schlemiel? 

That's dog for "Shanah Tovah".

Wishing all our pug and human friends and new year filled with joy, happiness and belly rubs.

Monday, September 6, 2010

The Well-Read Pug.....or how I got to meet my favorite author

Mom told me that a very special writer was coming to town.   When I head it was none other than Heather McElhatton (a.k.a Walter's Mom), I demanded that mom get me there to hear her read in the fur.

You see,  being a pug, it can be kinda hard to read books.  Turning the pages can get pretty difficult without thumbs!   So, I secretly listen to books on tape.    Listening to a pick-you-own story on tape was a little challenging, but I managed it.  Clever, very clever.    

But Jennifer Johnson?  Fabulous!   Finally, a story that tells it like it is.    I must have listened to that book 10 times!    There's hope for single girls everywhere!

So, when I heard there was going to be a reading at Barbara's Books in Chicago, I went right to Google to see how to get there.   I went on a complete cuteness strike until mom agreed to drive me down.   The Foo wanted to go, but since she really prefers cheap dime-store romance novels, I told her it would be a bit of an insult to attend.    Agent Awesome wanted to come too.  She hasn't read any of my fovorite author's books, but that's Ok, because Heather say's they are rated PG-15*

It was soooo exciting.   As we got to the bookstore,  I couldn't help but sniff everything!  Heather, Heather...where are you?!?

Oh, here!

I was so excited, I could not stop moving!
Here's a better picture....

Of course, as the only four-legged fan, I got the pug's-share of her attention!    And a signed copy of the new book just for me!   I let her write Foo's name too, just to show how nice I am.   And it seems like I might be the ONLY four-legged fan who's come to the bookstore; the nice workers there were totally charmed and treated me like a queen!

It was just the best night.Ever.

Heather was so nice. She didn't even get upset when I tried my famous sneak-lick attack trick.   Or when I left half my fur on her pretty black jacket.    We made her promise to bring Walter next time.

* Heather says her books are too grown-up for Agent Awesome.   No one under 15 should be reading these books.  But she explained to Agent Awesome (owner of the red legs) that she was hard at work on a book just for young adult readers.  And she even promised to send us a copy when it gets done. 

It was a big night for me, and I had to go home quickly to get ready for the big wedding adventure - stay tuned for the details.

PeeS: Mom says big SORRY for slacking off on the blog keeping.  Sometimes she gets superbusy (or lazy).

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

I Ear 'Ya.....................If it ain't one thing, it's another.

Now that Lefty's eye is better, guess who has an ear infection?
Apparently, Gen was getting a little jealous of all the attentions I was getting.

love, Lefty

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Eyes Have it.......

Just a quick note to let you all know that the Foo had her follow up at the Eye Vet today.   There is no need to discuss the $137.00 charge..... But

We are happy to report that she is
and on her way to a full recovery!

Thanks for all the Paw Power!

                                       Gen & the Foo

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Out of Office Message:

We are at a very important business meeting.

We will be back on Monday morning.

Gen & Lefty

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Packing for Camp!

We are so excited for Sunflower Camp!!

As peomised, we are bringing the GIANT Marshmallows for S'mores over the campfire.  Without thumbs, it's hard to roast those marshmallows, but we will find a way!


We think Mom has a little OCD.  She wanted to make sure we have EVERYTHING we might possibly needs, so here is what she packed:

Extra-strong hiking harness

and boots to protect our paws

Of course, something to keep us cool.......
PugPack to hold all our stuff!

A nice cozy tent to keep us warm and bug-free,

Dog sized sleeping bags!

For going in the lake (cuz we Pugs kinda sink),

Always leave only foot prints......

And, de-stinkifier,
just in case we maybe roll in some gross stuff.

Gen: Foo, would you roll in stinky stuff? 
Foo: Never, NOT ME!

We are so excited to go to camp!   We can't wait to see Wilma and all our Sunflower sisters!

Gen & Lefty

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Lefty's a Champ!

Today was Foo's follow up visit at the eye vet.  Her eyeball looks like it's repositioned itself back where it belongs, or, close enough.  Unfortunately, she doesn't seem to have sight in the eye, and that's probably permanent.   She's getting around really well, so it should not be a problem for her.  PSA: even thought the eye isn't functional, if the ulcer gets badly infected, it will need to be removed.   I think Foo has had quite enough surgery already.

Here she is with Dr. Mohoric.   Cute, huh?   As you can see, Foo did a pretty good job of cooperating with the doc and his assistant.  She does have an ulceration that we need to clear up, so its 2 medicines, each 6 times a day.  Her other eye is doing well but will always need the Tacrolimus drops for dry eye.

Ok - total for the Foo:  2 drops, six times a day.  1 drop, 2x day.   2 pills twice a day, and two pills once a day.   I've totally lost count!  

So Gen was feeling kind of left out......and we took her for a check-up too. Well, turns out she has some pretty serious problems too.   Poor tear production,  and chronic dry eye have allowed verydark pigmentation to develop.  He thinks it is impairing Gen's vision. That's possible, but she can see a speck of food at 20 I don't think she's suffering.    So, she get Tacrolimus for life too.

Hmmm, who makes that stuff? I think I'd better buy some stock!

Shoulda been a vet.



Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Just Call her Drama Queen.....

Is it time to change her name from Lefty to......
Or maybe she is just not the "Outdoorsy Type"?

I should probably start by saying that I'm OK!   But here's the whole story:

Mom and Honey decided to take a quick getaway over the weekend, since Mom has never seen "the house in Wisconsin".    So, they loaded up the car with all sorts of crap,  including our crate!

Because the Foo (me) couldn't be left with just anyone.  All those eye drops, you know. So, a road trip to Wisconsin it was.   We've been to Wisconsin before to go to PugFest, and that was OK, so we were excited.

Except it was pretty hot out around here.   But Mom cranked up the A/C in the car, and all was good.  I got to sit on her lap for most of the way too.  Did you know that the floor in front of the passenger seat is the exact perfect size for a Foo?  She even carried me into the grocery store when we got the Prtizl's for "provisions" (Honey forgot the buns).   And we even got our  personal fan up at the house.   

This is me, enjoying the wilderness, from the deck.
That's my "Before" shot.

And here's Gen.

Note the creative use of the forks by Honey, who forgot a few parts for the grill.

For most of the way back, I was doing fine.   Crazy Honey HAD to go see the Ten Chimneys Historial Landmark.  Honey thought is was some kind of Native/Indian natural landmark, but no.  It had something to with actors. Whateves. He and mom got completely eaten by 'squitos.  Serves em right.   Then mom HAD to stop at this quilt shop. Patched Works. Yeah right, like she doesn't have enough UFOs! 

At the quilt shop, Honey took us on a nice quick walk while momma was shopping and we were both just fine.   But when momma took us out of the car at home,  I had a puffed up belly, was really hot and having trouble standing, along with my exaggerated panting.   Now I am an old girl, so I do pant alot.  But mom knew this was just not right.   

So I got a quick ride to my old friends at Animal 911.  They were REALLY worried about me.  I had to stay overnight, with oxygen and a tubie down my nose (yuck). They gave me an IV and lots of medicines to help my breathing.   They checked on me all night. By the time momma came back in the morning, I was able to breath  all by myself, no more tubbie. See:

I'm not quite my energetic old self, but I'm breathing OK and just taking it easy.   My regular vet even called to see what kind of trouble I got my self into this time!  See my aligator head stuffie?  He's helping to keep me comfy.  I get to take 4 different medicines every day for about a week.   That translates into a lot of WHIPPY CREAM!  And take a look at my EYE!   It's almost all better now. It must be allPaw Power my friends are sending!  See, it's WORKING!

Don't I look comfy?

And let's not forget Big Sister Gen, who has been watching over me. Right now she is laying low (ZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzz) to keep the excitement level down so I can recover.   Thanks, Gen.

Fuji the Drama Queen