Friday, July 25, 2014

Thinking About Packing

I am sitting around today THINKING about what to pack for my upcoming VACATION. Oh? I didn't tell you? The family is taking a BIG vacation this year in celebration of some major events (16, 18, 21 birthdays; graduation from high school and in 2015 college; and the beginning of university for another. . .) Pretty exciting stuff, HUH?

So I am NOT going to say where we are going because a picture is WORTH a zillion words. So here goes.

*Please see note below

So as you can see, I have a lot to do between NOW and WEDNESDAY. Suffice it to say I am MEGA-excited.

* No, Noodles is not going to Hawaii, but her Mommys are. Hawaii has a quarantine for dogs PLUS it is too hot for her. Her tales will be fantasy - as IF she was actually there. Instead she will be home with a pugsitter getting all kinds of attention AND probably too much food.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

So While Molly Was Leaping and Climbing. . .

I was visiting VENDORS and talking to folks about their products and services. I really had a lot of fun doing so AND BEST OF ALL, I got lots and lots of treats. As you know, I have been BANNED from treats for a while now due to excessive weight. I lost a fair amount when I was sick a few weeks back BUT THAT NEVER seems to be enough. I am still on a TREAT ban. So here was the best opportunity I would ever have to score treats without out Mommy being able to do much about it. After all, she didn't want to be rude and tell people NO, MY PUG IS FAT. How uncool would THAT be? 

Here is my M.O. for scoring vendor treats -

  1. Trot don't walk - enthusiasm wins
  2. Flash those ORBS - if ya got it flaunt it
  3. Sit and wait - be polite. Jumping gets you nothing
  4. Tilt your head when talked to - looking interested is a surefire way to score

Works for me!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The FUN Continues

The baseball game was so FUN and EXHAUSTING; but that didn't stop us from heading out on a new adventure the next day.

This time it was Cousin E with Molly and Mommy #2 and me. We met our FURiends Zoey and Phoebe (remember them??) at the Niles Community Dog Show. Niles is a really cool community that dates back almost to the Gold Rush. It is nestled in the hills behind Fremont.

This DOG SHOW is not really a show at all but more of a DOG themed faire. There were vendors there handing out all kinds of cool stuff, like the bandana I am wearing here. It was warm so Mommy put water on this bandana to cool me off.

There were food trucks and Adoption vans. It was really varied and interesting. They had some contests for best costume, prettiest, most unique, and so on. We did not enter any contests, though. They had demonstrations of police dogs at work and athletic dogs catching balls and frisbees. There was a water park for dogs with a zillion pools and sprinklers just to cool down. Yes, I partook of that one with GLEE.

Most intriguing, though, was the agility course where dogs of all skill levels (or none) could test their mettle. Molly and I tried it with some success. Molly did the whole thing which surprised all of us. I did part of it but walked off when faced with going through a tunnel.

Here is Molly doing the in/out -

Zoey and Phoebe are old timers at the Show and they lent their wisdom to me. They said the best strategy is to find a cool spot in the shade and just watch the action. They were so right.

So we settled down with a bowl of water (see that cool collapsible bowl? That was from the baseball game! Cool, huh?) and watched the events from the shade of a big tree.

We stayed there for a few hours enjoying the fun and sun/shade. It was a really marvelous outing.

PeeEss: I did NOT get a hot dog nor a beer at the baseball game. I DID get to sample one of the free treats we received.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Number One in the West

Friday was a big big BIG day for me. I went to the BASEBALL game with my Mommys and about 799 OTHER dogs. Really, I am NOT kidding. It was the NINTH Annual Bark at the Park hosted by the Oakland Athletics major league baseball team. They are NUMBER ONE in the West, you know.

Kinda looks like "Angels in the Outfield" huh?

My Mommys stayed home from work that day so we could get to the ball park really early. We took public transportation (BART) to the park and I had to be in a carrier. It was not too bad and was actually quite roomy. The worst was when Mommy picked me up and I felt the ground under my feet give way. I got used to it, though. We got to the park and Mommys let me out of the carrier - AWWWW! The smell of a ballpark cannot be beat, I tell you. We trotted (okay, I trotted and they walked) down to the line which was so so long. We met up with our FURiends Phoebe and Zoey, Honor, and Draego. I loves loves loves them.

Me and Zoey in her super cool Dogger stroller
Your eyes DO NOT DECEIVE you - she is green

We waited a zillion minutes in this long line for our shot records to be checked and our tickets scanned. Then we walked up a BAZILLION stairs to the goodie bag area. We walked around that area gathering up GOODIES for a while and then we GOT BACK IN LINE to parade the field. We walked down the BAZILLION stairs and then down a million more to the field. We walked the LEFT FIELD area in front of a sold out crowd. It was cool and I felt like a superstar. Then we walked out of the field and up a Zillion stairs, down another bazillion stairs and then UP ANOTHER BAZILLION stairs to the seating area (bleachers). There we walked down another million stairs to our perfect seats. I was DOG TIRED by that time, I tell you. I had to ask for assistance up that last BAZILLION stairs because I was just gassed by then.

It was so much fun nonetheless. I had my own seat between my Mommys. Mommy put my carrier there so the seat would stay down for me. It was the best seat in the house.

The Athletics were LOSING when we had to leave to game (we wanted to beat the after-game crowd on BART). While we were standing on the platform, though, we heard a HUGE ROAR from O.Co and guess what? The Athletics WON!!!!

Before you know it, it was time to say Goodbye to our FURiends. 

Zoey and Phoebe are ready for Nite-Nite

I cannot wait until next year and Bark at the Park. Thank you Honor's mommy for getting tickets for us and arranging the fun.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Molly's Gift

Molly finally got her new bed (for her birthday last weekend). It looks a lot like mine! Good taste, I say. Wouldn't you know it, she won't let me NEAR her bed. Thank goodness. I finally have a bed all to myself.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Is That For ME?

You put the bowl in front of me
What's a PUG to do?
It smells so good and tastily
I really MUST infer. . .

Is THAT for ME????