Friday, January 1, 2010

Fuji Friday! & Fashion Show

I've been bugging mom for months to do "Fuji Friday!". Here's a tip, all you have to do is have a scary old seizure. So, at long's MY day.

First, I told mom to tell everyone that I am feeling really well today. Ever since we got back from the vet, I've been great. I'm even able to get up and down the steps all by myself. Still, I am milking this for all it's worth and enjoying all the spoiling I am getting. So don't tell my peeps how good I'm feeling, OK?

Next, I've been pestering Mom to tell the story of how I became a member of the family.

It all started back in 2007 when I was surrendered to NIRPA (Northern IL Pug Rescue.) I was fostered by a family outside of Chicago with LOTS of other pugs. It was really fun to have so many other pugs to play with, free run of the the house....including the ability to couch surf at will, and a nice big back yard to frolic in. Yet, living with some many otherpugs can be a little overwhelming. My foster parents took very good care of me when my original family couldn't take care of me anymore; and best of all, the kept me company till me new family found me.

When my new pawrents came to meet me the day after after Thanksgiving 2007, I was a little scared. Some of the othe other pugs I was living with were really cute. After all, I was eight years old, and most families want those adorable little puppies. What if my new pawrents didn't want me? I knew it was a BIG day.

They brought along another pug, and she gave me lots of sniffs. She told me her name was Genevieve and that her pawrents were pretty good. She said she gots lots of treats and belly rubs ALL the time. So I really wanted to go home with my new family. The ride home was very scary because I did not know where I was going. We stopped at the big PetSmart, but I was a little confused and tried to jump out of the back of the car. Fortunately, my pawrents were ready for that and caught me before I leaped and got hurt by a car.

Gen was right, now that I've been living with my new family for over two years, I can say a pug gets lots of belly rubs around here. We also get some pretty good treats too. And when the momma cooks yummy stuff like roast beasts and chickens, there is always a little bit leftover for us pugs. Sometimes we go for long walks in the neighborhood, but usually we get to hang out in our big backyard - when I don't slip through the fence that is. Hmm, mom's shaking her head, better not mention that episode! Not a bad retirement, I have to say.

Did you notice my chic little leopard cape? That's the fashion show portion of this blog post. Agent #2 decided I needed some fancy clothes today. Please call her Agent Awesome for now on though, OK?

Well, this pug is all tuckered out! I gotta take my nap now. Stay tuned for the next installment of "Fuji Friday" where I will make momma explain how I got my name.

And now, here's our New Year's Eve photo:

Happy 2010!

Love, The Foo


Tweedles -- that's me said...

Dear adorable little Fuji,
I am so happy to hear that you are feeling good today- and your looking gorgeous in your little outfit.
I loved the story of how you came to your forever home. I can see that you have been loved with all the love in the world and the abilitys to check everything out whenever you feel like it.
I cannot wait to hear how you got your name. Nitey nite little cutie,

Sequoia & Petunia said...

Fuji we loved hearing your story! And your cape is so fab on you. We have so much in common, finding a new home at an umm advance age and having a younger sister. I reallys likes you Foo! Can't wait to hear how you gots your name.

Pug hugs, Tuni :)

Yoda and Brutus said...

What a great gotcha day story...look forward to Fuji Fridays :)

Pugs & Kisses,

Yoda & Brutus

dw said...

I'm so glad your mom really liked you when she went to see you -- though how could she not, you being so adorable and all. I'm glad you're feeling better. Can't wait for another installment of Fuji Friday!!

Anonymous said...

Fuji you are so cute!!! :) I love cloak!

PugMoon - with, Bandit, Paisley, & Smokey pugs and their Mom Paula - PAPugMom said...

Happy New Year Gen and Fuji, we all hope you both get everything your little sweet hearts desire this coming year.

Fuji we are so happy you are feeling better. We worry our parents so when we are not well.
Loved reading your "Gotcha" story. We are so glad you got picked to join Gen's family too!

Becky said...

My Fuji and I are so glad that your Fuji is feeling better. I'm glad to know that she is so loved and Gen, too. Great rescue story! You are too cute in the leopard cape, pink no less, that is my Mom's favorite.

Salinger The Pug said...

Hi Foo! We're so glad to hear that you're feeling better! We were worried SICK about you!!!

We LOVE your story and we'd be willing to bet that you were the CUTEST out of the 8 pugs that were living in your foster home!!!!

You are looking FABULOUS in your new frock and please let your mom know that we just LOVE the idea of Fuji Friday!!!!

Happy New Year wishes, kisses and tummy rubs to you and Gen!


Debbie said...

Gorgeous fashion sense!! I live in Australia and I was astonished to learn that there were so many pugs abandoned that Pug Rescue was necessary. I cannot understand anyone wanting to abandon these dogs - I think they are a gift for those that are blessed to have one.

Melissa and Emmitt said...

oh what a wonderful story!

thank you so much for sharing it! i am so glad you are feeling all better foo. i am so sorry i missed the last post.

you look beautiful!

happy new year to you and your whole wonderful family.

m & e

Teena in Toronto said...

You're stylin' :)

Happy new year!

Happy blogoversary!