Monday, September 1, 2014

Friday, August 29, 2014

Just Awaiting a Few FURiends to GET THIS PARTY Started!

Molly and I decided to have a POOL PARTY for Labor Day weekend. Looks like fun, huh? The weather will be PERFECT, as it often is in NORCAL. I hope to get a BARBECUE going and maybe some lawn games.

We'll see.

In the meantime, I am waiting for a few more BAy Area PEEPS N PUPS to show up and join Phoebe, Zoey, Tiffy, Molly and me in the pool.

Any one wanna join us?


Thursday, August 28, 2014


I know what all of you CONTEST WINNERS FROM JULY are all thinking - that NOODLES is such a flake. I win a contest and here it is almost September and NO PRIZE!

I humbly offer my apologies for this. I never intended for them to take so long to go out. I have sorted them, tagged them, laid them out, put them in a box out of the way. . . and yet THEY ARE STILL HERE!

It is all my secretary's fault. She CLAIMS she has been busy prepping for various trips. She CLAIMS she has been uber-busy at work. SHE SAYS she lost the list of winners.

BUT I have it. . . . and I will vow to send the prizes off to you SOON. Can't say when. It appears MS I-DON'T-HAVE-TIME has to work over the holiday weekend.


Don't judge me. . . I mean well.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Is the Earth Moving or Do I Have the Hiccups?

A lot of you have been asking if I felt the earthquake that struck Napa, CA on Saturday. To be completely honest - no. I totally slept through it like any AUTHENTIC CALI GURL would. Plus, the epicenter was quite a ways from me - like almost 100 miles away - so by the time it reached my casita, it was not so strong (on the map it said MILD as opposed to STRONG in Napa).

I did experience am earthquake when I was much younger. It was only a 4.3 but was centered really really close to my house. It was a little unnerving because I honestly did not know if it was something happening TO me or something I had done. Hehheh.

I appreciate all the concern expressed by my FURiends here in Blogville. Although I am not at all affected, my heart goes out to our FURiends in and near Napa who DID suffer some damage and danger. So if you have the time, send a little POTP their way.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Which Way Did I GO, George?

Sorry FURiends
It seems I was MIA on Friday. I guess I forgot to tell you that I was going on a mini-vacation. I went to one of the most WONDERFUL places in CALIFORNIA


view of Half Dome

Located east of the San Francisco bay area and in the Sierras, Yosemite is a magical place of soaring vistas and close-at-hand nature. We got there early and parked in one of the many day lots inside the park. Then we grabbed a hybrid bus (they have a great bus system at the park) and rode first to the village and then to some hiking spots. It was magical everywhere we turned.

We spent the day there hiking and enjoying a picnic by one of the many spots near the river. Then we left and settled into our tent cabin. That was cool since the last time I went camping I slept in a tent on the ground. This time it was in a tent cabin that was raised off the ground and had cots and electricity.

Camping IN STYLE.

RE Pets in Yosemite: Here is info from the park website.


If you choose to bring your pet to Yosemite, please abide by these regulations:

Pets are allowed

in developed areas on fully paved trails and roads except trails signed as not allowing pets (pets are not allowed off the floor of Yosemite Valley, including the trail to Vernal Fall) in campgrounds (except walk-in campgrounds and in group campsites)
Pets must be restrained on a leash not more than six feet long or otherwise physically restrained
Leashed pets may not be left unattended
For the courtesy of other visitors, human companions are responsible for cleaning up and depositing pet feces in trash receptacles
Remember that pet food is also bear food: store pet food as if it were human food.

Pets are not allowed 

on unpaved or poorly paved trails, or trails signed as not allowing pets (however, pets are allowed on the Wawona Meadow Loop) on unplowed roads covered in snow in Wilderness areas on shuttle buses in concessioner lodging areas
in all walk-in and group campgrounds/campsites in any group or horse camps.
These regulations protect both pets and wildlife from disease and each other. The National Park Service has prohibited pets on trails for many years. In particular, dogs chase wildlife, pollute water sources, and can become defensive and dangerous in unfamiliar surroundings. Pet owners have the burden to assure their pet does not damage the park values for others in those areas where pets are allowed.

DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite operates a dog kennel in Yosemite Valley from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Written proof of immunizations (rabies, distemper, parvo, and Bordetella) must be provided. Dogs must be at least 20 pounds (smaller dogs may be considered if you provide a small kennel). You can get more information about the kennel by calling 209/372-8348.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

REAL HEADLINE - Noodles: Friend or foe? S. Koreans defend

I DO NOT believe what I am reading. Is someone really suggesting that I, NOODLES the pug, am potentially a FOE? And. . . what does a FOE mean anyhow?

Lemme just take a sec to GOOGLE this . . .

Hmmmm. I honestly DON'T know what to make of this. I really believe I am everyPUGGYs FURiend. And what does S. Korea have to do with me any HOOOO?

Maybe I just better read the story before I JUMP to conclusions (like I JUMP to anything, heehee)
I highlighted all references to ME - or I THINK they refer to me -
By FOSTER KLUG and JUNG-YOON CHOI, Associated Press Updated 8:54 am, Thursday, August 21, 2014
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Kim Min-koo has an easy reply to new American research that hits South Korea where it hurts — in the noodles. Drunk and hungry just after dawn, he rips the lid off a bowl of his beloved fast food, wobbling on his feet but still defiant over a report that links instant noodles to health hazards.
"There's no way any study is going to stop me from eating this," says Kim, his red face beaded with sweat as he adds hot water to his noodles in a Seoul convenience store. His mouth waters, wooden chopsticks poised above the softening strands, his glasses fogged by steam. At last, he spears a slippery heap, lets forth a mighty, noodle-cooling blast of air and starts slurping.
"This is the best moment — the first bite," Kim, a freelance film editor who indulges about five times a week, says between gulps. "The taste, the smell, the chewiness — it's just perfect."
In South Korea, it's all about speed, cost and flavor.
Thousands of convenience stores have corners devoted to noodles: Tear off the top, add hot water from a dispenser, wait a couple minutes and it's ready to eat, often at a nearby counter.
Some even skip the water, pounding on the package to break up the dry noodles, adding the seasoning, then shaking everything up.
"It's toasty, chewy, much better than most other snacks out there," Byon Sarah, 28, who owns a consulting company, says of a technique she discovered in middle school. "And the seasoning is so addictive — sweet, salty and spicy."
Cheap electric pots that boil water for instant noodles in one minute are popular with single people. Making an "instant" meal even faster, however, isn't always appreciated.
At the comic book store she runs in Seoul, Lim Eun-jung, 42, says she noticed a lot more belly fat about six months after she installed a fast-cooking instant noodle machine for customers.
"It's obvious that it's not good for my body," Lim says. "But I'm lazy, and ramyeon is the perfect fast food for lazy people."

Oh, I see. It isn't talking about me but about the EATABLE Noodles. Whew. I am quite relieved.

I guess it had NOTHING to do with me AT ALL!