Monday, January 15, 2018

Living His Dream - from a PUG'S Perspective

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day

I have a holiday - do you? Everypuggy is home and it is like a weekend BUT IT IS MONDAY. So confusing. But I am excited and especially since the special day is honoring a special person.

We can all learn from Dr. King's legacy. He fought for freedom. He preached peace. He LIVED love. And that is something we can ALL do from human to canine, feline to velociraptor. 

We can ALL do this.
We can all learn to LOVE
We can all preach PEACE 
We can all FIGHT for FREEDOM

We must always be vigilant of threats to our civil rights and always protect them. There will always be a threat to some if not all of them.

I plan to LIVE the words of Dr. King. AND if this little pug can do it. . . so can you.

Words to Live by from Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • “Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.”

  • “True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice.” 

  • “Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.”

  • “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” 

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Confessions of a Foodcentric Pug. . . In Other Words. . . Confessions of a PUG

I am totally into food
Or anything that looks like food
Or anything that smells like food
Or anything that might be food
Or anything that may be food
It consumes my every thought
It patterns my every day
It even dominates my behavior
I am a Foodcentric Being

You all know me as Noodles
Noodles the Pug
Noodles the Pug Princess
A Bowl of Noodles
Even my name screams food
Saying my name is an homage to food
I am a Foodcentric Being

I'll wake up for Food
I'll come running for Food
I live for Food
I snuffle in the corners for Food
I search under the table for Food
I stand by the stove for Food
I search the garden for Food
I search the couch for Food (you NEVER know)
I listen for bags, jars and cans opening . . .
I am a Foodcentric Being

They named me Noodles
Noodles is a FOOD
Noodles make me hungry
A Bowl of Noodles
I scream for food
My Name Is FOOD
I am a Foodcentric Being

Monday, January 8, 2018

Good Intentions FOILED

WHATTHA Mom!!! This is NOT an authorized photo!

I had good intentions and my instructions were clear. I RESOLVED to BLOG 5 days a week without fail. Well that did not last a week into RESOLUTIONS! Geez. What's a PUG to do? It all started early Friday morning when Mommy #1 went to her desk. Usually she works on my BLOG first thing. But not today. She muttered something about LATER and then never turned the computer ON. That is so weird. Mommy ALWAYS turns the computer on.

Then she left to do some errands for work. This was me. . .

She was gone a long long time. And when she returned, she had to pick up Cousin C and prep dinner. Then she was off to her OTHER job.

And so I waited. . . and waited . . . and waited.

My blog post never got done.

Let's try this again or it MAY be time to get a NEW assistant.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Shakin' In The New Year

Isn't this a great CHIN REST? Princess Leah send it to me.
I love it
Well here it is - THE FOURTH day of the new year and we have had a lot going on. Aside from everyone going back to work or school, we had a NOT-so-rare EARTHQUAKE this morning. It happened at 2:46 am. My Mommys both felt it (one is upstairs and one is downstairs) which for Mommy #2 is rare. She seldom notices any QUAKES below a 5.0 on the Richter Scale. In some circles, that is considered rather large. For her who grew up here in the Bay Area, it is almost unnoticeable.

I slept right THROUGH the whole thing and only found out about it when Mommy had the news on. It was all over the air waves as if it were something unusual.

Newsflash: We live in Earthquake Country!

I imagine had I felt it I would have barked. A little bark. Nothing too major. It is just that booms and shakes can startle me and my first reaction is to bark. A little. I am pretty sure that the reason I neither felt nor heard the quake (other than being sound asleep) is the THUNDER and LIGHTNING that happened earlier in the evening. Now THAT is something I consider rare here in NORCAL. Not that we never have them. But we seldom do. Maybe once or twice a year and usually not long lasting. So any WHO, back to my story. I was already worn down by those booms - and hoarse from barking a lot at them - that I just tuned out to BOOMING.

Quakes boom a little.

Anyhow, that is my New Year report for today - a whole lotta (not really) shakin' goin' on.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Day Three of 2018 Brings Changes

Cousin E drew this with no Noodles to model.
I am very impressed

Happy Day Three of 2018. I can hardly believe it. It seems so soon. First we had Thanksgiving which kind of took FOREVER to get here . . . and then I blinked and it is now 2018. Where did December go? It's all a blur today.

Today was different that the previous 14. Today, for the first time of 2018 EVERY HUMAN, except my Mommys, went back to work!!! And school!!! That means it is just me and my Mommys (and Molly, and Sunshine the Cat, and Jade the Bird). It's so Q-U-I-E-T. That could be due to the lack of HEATING, though. Our heater broke on New Years Eve (thanks 2017) and won't be fixed until the END of this week! So it is not grumbling and then blowing. Sometimes it is so loud I cannot hear the TV! So. . . that's different.

I have a lot of plans for the NEW YEAR. I just hope I can put them in action. I am currently putting ONE in action

Yes, yes. I plan to catch a few EXTRA naps to make up for Mommy's lack of napping. She is always doing something or going somewhere and I admit. I try to keep up with her. But NOT this year. I plan to NAP first and adventure LATER. At least until it warms up and the strawberries begin to ripen. Then I plan to NAP second and Adventure FIRST.

I also plan to be better about blogging. I admit to LAGGING some this past year. On days Mommy had to go meet her boss - I didn't blog. On days Mommy was very busy cleaning or cooking, I didn't blog. This year I am going to PLAN the week ahead and make sure I post 5 days a week. . . like I used to BEFORE Mommy worked from home.

I plan to HIKE more this year. Mommy #2 as well. There are plenty of dog friendly trails in our part of the VALLEY so I plan to explore them. I have a limit to how much I can walk and so does Mommy #2 (old knee, ankle and foot injuries) so we are pretty compatible there/

I plan to WIDEN my food horizons as well. I know, I know. "Noodles," you are saying, "You are already very adventurous in your eating! You eat VEGETABLES!" And you are right there, my friend. But I plan to move out from my CHICKEN dominant diet and onto other MEATS. Why not? They might suit me.

Finally, I plan to make more FURiends and NURTURE the FURiendships I have. I'll comment more and be a bit more active in BLOGVILLE - like I used to be. It just takes a bit more organization.

So there you have it. My 2018 plan of action.
Wish me luck.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

HAPPY YAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! What Will 2018 Be Like?

Washing away 2017

Hi Furiends
I guess I have been sort of MISSING IN ACTION for the past 2 weeks, huh? Believe me. . . IT was not on purpose. I kept telling MY ASSISTANT (Mommy) to sit down for just a MINUTE and help me with my blog. But she was so busy busy cleaning, working, prepping, entertaining, shopping.

That said, she DID take time to see "The Last Jedi" which is time she COULD have devoted to my blog.

But you know, Christmas is so fun because of all of the decorating, cooking, presents and entertaining. So I kinda forgive her.

Christmas Eve was so so so SO much fun. My bestest FURiends (except for Princess Leah because she lives so very far away) came over for DINNER and we had a lot of fun.

There were 5 of us:

Me in my Mommy #2's arms
Tiffy in her Mommy's arms
Fezzik in his Christmas jammies -all tuckered out

Molly (file foto because she would NOT pose)

Lulu (file foto because she would NOT pose)

We had a lot of FUN and a lot of TREATS. No wonder we were all snoozing most of the evening.

Christmas day was so great. I got MORE treats and MORE toys (so did Molly)!!! It was amazing. Later in the evening Auntie D came over with MORE PRESSIES. And we ate MORE food.

I love Christmas.

The rest of the week I did some things here and there. Here is a photo chronology is my last 7 days of 2017:

Isn't Princess Leah the BEST?

Mommy #1 got this for Christmas and thought it funny. I call

So here we are. . . up to date and now in the SECOND DAY of Two Thousand Eighteen. I am looking forward to the days ahead.