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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Catnip Controversy

We animals in the household fared VERY well at Christmas. Not only did we get treats galore, but we also scored some pretty nifty toys. I got a loofa dog AND a squeaky toy, for example. Sunshine the Cat received some CATNIP toys and a bell or two. By the end of Christmas Day, though, Sunshine the Cat had lost ALL of her toys. Really, they were gone.
Let it be known here and now, I had NOTHING to do with the disappearance of those toys.
I realize in the past, when I was but a puppy, I frequently raided Sunshine the Cat's toy box and took out her catnip toys. I was young and impressionable.
But I am more mature now and I understand the sanctity of ones toys.
And I HONESTLY don't know HOW that little sock of catnip got into my bed.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

I Resolve to NOT Resolve

I have tried to make resolutions (okay, I AM only one year old so I have only tried ONCE) but they are just not me. Basically we are talking promises one makes, right? Promises we hope to keep, right? WELL, I make promises all the time FULLY with the intention of keeping them. They just don't always work for me.

Let's take the promise I made to Mommys #1 and #2 just  a WEEK AGO -

I,
Noodles the Pug,
Promise
to
STAY OFF THE COUCH.

As you can tell by this picture taken the day AFTER Christmas, I DID NOT keep THAT one!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Tomorrow . . . Yes, tomorrow . . .

I think about getting up and starting that unimaginable task of taking down Christmas but then I think . . .

TOMORROW . . . 

Yes . . . 

Tomorrow

That will do for now.

Monday, December 27, 2010

A Job Well Done

Santa said I did very well for my first time riding in his sleigh. It was fun seeing my house from way up high! I tried my best to give every puggy the gift they asked for, as well.

The rest of the weekend I just chilled, ate A LOT, and played with my new toys. I also took many many naps.

I am already counting the days until next year.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Number One Elf Noodles

Thank you Bloggie Pals!
I got the job working Christmas Even with Santa Claus HIMSELF - thanks to my letters along with your Christmas Cheer and good wishes.

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL. . . . .
(Hmmmm. I think I have a FUTURE in this!)

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Countdown to Christmas

Me practicing to join Santa Claus - if he'll hire me
This is my FINAL shot at convincing Santa to give me my BIG Christmas WISH. I have done all the TALKIN' now's time for the WALKIN'!

SANTA, Santa MY MAN
Lemme, lemme give you a HAND
Lemme fly through the air with the GREATEST of ease
Deliverin' presents where ever you PLEASE
I been good, I been KIND
I been, what's the word, NUTTIN' but FINE
I can be the BESTEST lil' ELF
I'll even reach the HIGHEST shelf
I'll HELP you help YOURSELF

Santa, SANTA my man
Gimme a chance to show you I CAN
Grab my hand, let's reach for that STAR
Make this CHRISTMAS the brightest by far
I been helpful, I been SWEET
I been tiptoeing, LIGHT on my feet
I WILL be there without a PAUSE
To help you out DEAR SANTA CLAUS
On Christmas Eve, spread GOODWILL TO ALLS

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Letter to Santa, TAKE THREE

SO WHY, you ask, do I want a JOB? Quite simply, if I get a job with Santa Claus, even just a seasonal helper, my Mommy #2 can spend more time with her family. We miss her lots cuz she is working TWICE as much as she should.

Dear Santa Claus, or should I say
Dear Ol' St. Nick, or should I say
Dear Father Christmas, or should I say
Dear Kris Kingle, or should I say

PLEASE, please, please let me ride in your SLEIGH

Dear Dasher, or should I say
Dear Dancer, or should I say
Dear Prancer, or should I say
Dear Rudolph, or should I say

Please, PLEASE, please let me TAG-ALONG

Dear Comet, or should I say
Dear Vixen, or should I say
Dear Donder, or should I say
Dear Blitzen, or should I say

Please, please, PLEASE let me SPREAD GOOD CHEER

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Take Two - Letter to Santa Claus

Now where is that "N" key?

Oh! Hi there. I am continuing with my open letter to SANTA CLAUS. It isn't really presents I seek. It is a JOB . . . I want to be his lieutenant or head elf - something like that. I guess that makes my letter more of a Cover Letter, huh?

Here goes

Santa, Dear Santa, I need me a task
Something simple, if it's not much to ask
I want to help pack up your sleigh for a flight
I'll work really hard from morning to night

I sure hope it does the trick. I am kinda running outta TIME!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Dear Santa . . . the prologue

Dear SANTA,

I have been an especially good PUG this year. After all, I turned ONE.
If that isn't GOOD, then Buddy here's a REAL bone

I know you're really busy, so I'm gonna keep this brief.
Just bring me lots of presents - maybe one of them of beef?

Love your HUMBLE and ADORABLE ELF PUG,
Noodles

Friday, December 17, 2010

Declaration of WHAT????

FLASHBACK FRIDAY!!!!! Remember a couple of days ago when I posted THIS?????
I know I gripe a lot about my sister Sunshine the Cat. The truth is most of the time we get along fine. I hit her - she hits me, I chase her, she chases me . . . and so on.
But lately she has taken to sleeping in MY CRATE! That is my HAPPY PLACE - my SAFE ZONE, if you will!
So I have written a declaration. It goes like this


WHEREAS it has been determined that said CRATE is mine by right and legally is my property;
That said interloper, Sunshine the CAT, has willfully taken it upon herself to INHABIT what has already been established as my property;
FURTHERMORE the subject, SUNSHINE the CAT, has resisted any attempt by myself or anyone else to extricate her from the premises;
THEREFORE it is declared on this day FRIDAY December 17, 2010, that we shall co-HABITATE the premises UNTIL or IF a reasonable solution can be DETERMINED.

SIGNED and WITNESSED by Noodles the Pug

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Snowballed

Snowball, oh snowball
I know not what your are
I live in California
And the snow is kinda far

Snowball, oh snowball
If you ever come my way
I'd make a beeline outside
So we can play and play

Snowball, oh snowball
You look so fluffy and white
I bet that if I took a bite
You'd be a little yummy, too

Snowball, oh snowball
Maybe just for Christmas Day
You can hitch a ride on Santa's sleigh
And take a trip my way

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

It TOTALLY worked!

Here I am FLYING in my new SLEIGH!
It was pretty late last night when all of the good thoughts kicked in.
In fact, the Christmas lights on our HOUSE had gone out and they usually stay
on FOREVER!!!! Anyhow, I was sitting in my sleigh pondering
when all of a sudden it began to lift up. I thought Mommy was
playing a trick on me - but she was SNORING on the couch so I know it
was not HER!
This was a trial run. I wonder what I can accomplish by Christmas with a 
little practice!!!
Thanks for all the Christmas Spirit!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Need a Little Christmas Magic

My humans and I were watching Elf the other night and in this movie a lot is said about Santa and his sleigh. Riding in his sleigh seems like so much fun. Since I am a pug who is always up for adventure, I thought it'd be fun to have a magic sleigh as well. Then I could circle the globe in search of new and different treats!
After rummaging through all of the closets and even the shed at my house, this is what I came up with - a laundry basket. Doesn't look like much of a sleigh right now, but just wait until I add the tinsel!
All I am missing, according to Elf is some Christmas Magic to make it fly - and this magic comes in the form of Christmas Spirit. Not sure how to come by this spirit thing. I am pretty sure it is not the smelly stuff Mommy calls spirits.
I implore you, bloggie pals, do you know how I can get some of this Christmas Spirit? I really wanna make this sleigh thing fly.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Holiday Shopping


 (To the tune [sorta] of Jingle Bells)

Grab the keys, grab the keys
It's time to hit the mall
We've only got a short time left
'Fore Santa's yearly show, Oh!

Grab the keys, grab the keys
Before we miss the sales
I need think of what to buy
And what cards I should mail

Speeding down the road, praying for green lights
There isn't a close space, so I'll have to park alight
I see sales tables there, and another over here
If I make it past this hour, I'm gonna need a beer
AWWWWWWWWWWWW!

Grab the keys, grab the keys
And help me tote it all
Wrapping! Bows! - Of all kind
We'll manage all, and keep in mind 

Grab this one, and 'member Dear
Christmas comes just once a year

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Last Chance Workout

I was feeling a little BLOATY last week - maybe a little leftover pudge (haha, PUG PUDGE) from Thanksgiving, perhaps? Any ways, Mommy decided I needed to become one of the BIGGEST LOSERS, so she restricted my treats by A LOT and lowered my portions at mealtime. She said it was only for a while - or until I lost that excess PUDGE. OH MY!!!! I thought I would be DIETING forever!!!

Then she consulted Jillian's (of The Biggest Loser) website for training tips to shed the unwanted pounds. She put me through the paces for HOURS with the following tasks:
  • STAIRS - I had to run up and down them OVER and over again. Thirteen up . . . thirteen down . . . and again. Pant, PANT! Extra points for also running down the hall and teasing Mommy.
  • WEIGHTS - I carried Mommy's SHOES from one room to the other and back - and ran away from Mommy when she tried to get them, and back. Whew. It is EXHAUSTING to lift those shoes!
  • POWER CORE - Reach for that snack on the table and down . . . reach and down . . . reach and down . . .Bonus points if the snack FALLS DOWN after a couple of these!
  • SNAKE - Wiggle UNDER the coffee table and out again. Find the BALL under there and out again. Take Rocky Raccoon under there for storage and out. You get the PICTURE.
  • POWER WALK - Drag Mommy down the street for FIVE minutes and slow down . . . DRAG for another 5 minutes and slow down. FINAL 5 MINUTES MAKE IT WORK, huff and puff. . . and slow down.
WHEW! That is exhausting but I think well worth it. Here is an AFTER picture. Tell me . . . did it WORK?

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The FUNNEST Furiest kind

left to right: Chloe, Riley, Aunties' arms and legs, Noodles
Everypuggy needs a FURIEND - even lil ol' adorable pugs like me. And although I have worked on my social skills some, I am still a PUG-IN-TRAINING and need a lot of practice.
So while the FAMILY was away playing in that place called Disneyland, Auntie B arranged a couple of playdates for me.
I consider Riley, Chloe and Rocky my bestest furiends - actually right now my ONLY furiends.
Despite that, I was not really the nicest to them when we visited. Maybe it was the fact my family DITCHED me. Dunno.
I TOTALLY intimidated Chloe! She tried to be nice and I was a BEE-AWCH! Hmmmm.
Sorry Chloe, I will work on this cuz I like you and want to be your furiend.

Riley DUDE!!! Chill-AX! I know you wanna play but since you are THREE TIMES my size, you sorta scared the bee-jeebers outta me and I snarled in return. I will work on my BARK if you work on your BOUNCE!

Rocky, you know I wanna play with you but you just stand there and STARE. I think. You have so much hair over your eyes, I cannot tell. Maybe that is the problem. You can't SEE!!! HAHA. I like ya still, buddy.


I wish I could visit with all my BLOGGER buddies in person. I KNOW we will all be the bestest of FURIENDS as well. I am gonna keep practicing until I get this FURIEND thing down.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Chicken Dance

I don't know about you, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE chicken. Mommy #2, the vegetarian, bought a WHOLE chicken the other day JUST FOR ME! I was so happy I danced around the kitchen. It went something like this-




See me shaking my tail feathers? What you can't see from this picture is me hopping up and up and up trying to get a glimpse of that chicken. Mommy cooked it in hot water for a long long time, then she let it cool some, and then she started tearing it off the bones.
I offered to help being I am an EXPERT and eating chicken, but she said no, it was OKAY. But she did give me some pieces if I SAT very quietly.
Later on she gave me some fresh cooked chicken for dinner.
I clucked all night long.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Sob Job


Me and Mommy has the sobs
Cause Mommy2 has two jobs
We barely have time to cuddle
Our crying tears make a puddle
She's gone at night Shes gone at day
There's not at all time to play
We see her in the dawn of day
Unless weekends when Mommy has ballet
She says goodbye and gives a kiss
We give her a hug with big bliss
I miss her so much
But she helps a bunch
Hope she reads this
I love you kiss kiss

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Too Pooped to Pose

When will my humans LEARN
Posing and prancing is a hard TURN
I did the SMILES
I did the NOSE
I did the MILES
I did the SHOWS
So please Mommy let me CHOOSE
To just lay here and take a SNOOZE

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Wonders of the World

Everyone says they have a LOOKALIKE somewhere in the world, I just found mine...The Great Sphinx of Giza! I thought that I might have some royal power in me and now I'm definitely sure of it! Am I a fabulous creature of mythical proportions or what?

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

What's AFOOT with MY FOOT?


I was SO in need of a SPA DAY that I was literally running in circles. And YAPPING! And grabbing shoes from anywhere I could find them. My Mommy told me to RELAX but I just could not. Then I coerced my Cousin E to give me a pedicure. THAT was sure to RELAX me!

I got all comfy on the couch and waited patiently for Cousin E to get ready. Just the thought of my upcoming PEDI made me so relaxed that I admit I FELL ASLEEP! Yes!!! I could actually HEAR MYSELF snore!
I snore so CUTELY!

But back to the PEDI - First she filed my nails until they were more even. I admit I had neglected my
paws for a few days . . . a week . . . OKAY a COUPLE of weeks. Sheesh!

Then she massaged each and every paw paying special attention to my pads. Those were dry so she massaged some lotion into them.
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!

Then she began to put nail polish on my nails. I picked out a SAUCY brick RED. WHY? Because it makes me. . . UH . . . My eyes . . . UH . . . well . . . to be honest I just LIKE the sound of the word SAUCY cuz it reminds me of FOOD.

And that is what Cousin E called it . . . and I got so excited that because I THOUGHT she meant I was getting a TREAT. So I SMILED and wiggled my BUTT.

SHE thought I was agreeing with her. . . hehheh. No TREAT. But I have to admit the color is really so ME! And having the SPA day really made me feel special and relaxed.

A girl could get USED to this . . .

Monday, November 29, 2010

My Happy Holidays

So even though my family ditched me for a place called DISNEYLAND, I had the best of all worlds because I got to stay with Auntie B. Because we were so busy every day, I kept a journal of my ADVENTURES to share with all my BLOGGER furiends. BTW, welcome aboard all of my new FOLLOWERS.

                                                                                          
Hi Mom,
I had a fun Thanksgiving with Auntie B's family and this odd friend she made me take a picture with! You'll be proud of me, I walked over 3 MILES today on two walks. She's like a drill sergeant, what is this, Auntie B's BOOTCAMP?! She never lets me rest! I also got to hang with Rocky this afternoon, although he really didn't seem that interested in me no matter how hard I tried to flirt! Harrumph! His loss!!














Why is everyone in the house EATING and having a good time and we're banished to the backyard in a pen with only water. They could have at least spiked the water!!

Hi Mom,
Can you believe what Auntie B has me doing in the morning? She says it's something called a DOWNWARD DOG yoga pose! Is she making fun or me or what? I have to admit though, it does feel really good to stretch out like this! Hope you guys are having fun. I'm getting lots of lovin’ from the whole FAMILY here!










 Ahhh, nothing like a nice long walk on a clear, crisp, fall morning! POUNCING in the leaves was a lot of fun too! OMG, Auntie B took me for a 3 mile walk this morning and then this afternoon we walked all the way down to Sage and back (4 miles round trip)!! We stopped off at the park to sit and rest for a bit and one little boy came up and asked if I was "Otis", ha, ha!


Auntie B’s been working on my WALKING etiquette and trying to keep me on one side of her instead of walking all over the place. I almost made Auntie B trip and fall 2x yesterday because I was going back and forth. She was also was working with me at all of the CROSSWALKS and making me stop and sit down. When we got home, Auntie B put me in my pen so that I could sunbathe in the warmth of the morning sun and before I knew it, I was sound asleep!





DO YOU SEE A PATTERN HERE? SUN = SLEEP!

Hi Mom,
Just wanted to let you know that I'm managing okay here at Auntie B's Boot camp. She's a tough COOKIE and doesn't give me any slack! Why didn't you tell her that I'm a princess-in-training and deserve special treatment? Where are my bon-bons?!
Anyway, I'm sure you're missing my precious mug so here's a pic that Auntie B took of me.
I can't wait for you guys to COME HOME! Auntie B and the boys are all giving me loads of love and attention and being pretty good about putting up with my princess-like antics but I can't wait to be back home with all my 'home gals'!

 LOVE NOODLES




Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thankgiving Everyone!

Shhhhh. Just snuck onto Auntie Bs computer to wish all my blogger furiends a Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you all gets lots of turkey and trimmings. I hope to post some pics later. Uh-oh. So one's coming. Noodles - out!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Bug Out

To all my pug blogger FURiends,
I just had my monthly FLEA treatment
and I would just like to say:

There may be BUGS
On some of some of you PUGS
But there ain't NO bugs on me
A-bum-bum-BUM

Monday, November 22, 2010

Going to Auntie Bs

This is me LAST time I stayed at Auntie B's

I am so excited I can hardly contain myself.
(Actually, twice yesterday I DIDN'T contain myself and ended up in the ol' TIME-OUT crate.)
It seems I am going to spend a couple of days at Auntie B's house this week. Don't know why - don't care (yes I DO) - cuz she is THE BEST!!!
I stayed with her a couple of days last year, when I was a mere puppy, and it was so FUN. We went on lots of walks! We went on lots of playdates (that's when I met Rocky2)! We cuddled! So MUCH fun!
I am giddy with excitement.

One of those days, I heard, will be TURKEY DAY!

I don't know what that is but it SOUNDS like it involves FOOD.

I am ATWITTER for that day!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Got Game!


A lot has been discussed about how a DOG (but this also begs the question - is this true of all dogs or are pugs particularly blessed like this? My non-pug friends excepted, of course.) can play a board game. Well I am here to show you it CAN BE DONE. According to an article I read (Thanks Biscuits-Give A Dog A Bone, www.shopbiscuits.com), dogs are adept at MAKING humans PERFORM tasks FOR them. So I put this theory to the test by playing Monopoly with MY humans.

"So Noodles, do you want to play monopoly?"
I jump up on the couch, crawl into a Mommy's lap and place a paw carefully on the game board. Since I am panting a little from exertion, it looks like I am smiling broadly.

"I guess that's a YES. Want to be Banker?"
I tilt my head sharply to the left - is she KIDDING?

"Okay! I'll be banker. Pick out your token, then."
I reach across and hit the box of tokens. They immediately fall to the ground and scatter. One piece, the Scottie Dog, rolls under the couch. I jump off Mommy's lap and stick my nose UNDER the couch. Commence whimpering.

"That figures that you want the one token that rolls under the couch! Move over and let me get it."
I give her a little lick which SEEMS like a thank you kiss but really is because she had overlooked a little peanut butter on her cheek. Quick treat!

"Okay, we are ready to play. I will roll the dice and move the token for you - because I'm TALLER."
I glare at her. She mistakes it for acceptance.

"You have a seven - One, two, three . . . Noodles move your head so I can move your token four more spaces."
I WANT COMMUNITY CHEST

"Noodles, take your PAW off my ARM! Okay, okay, Community Chest. Advance to Go and collect $200."
Mommy takes a turn. As she is rolling the dice I accidentally yawn and hit her arm. She rolls Snake Eyes. Then she rolls double twos. Then she rolls Snake Eyes again. Three sets of doubles lands her in JAIL!

"Noodles, if you don't stop laying across my arm, I cannot roll the dice."
I start snoring.

"Don't you want to play?"
I suddenly start up and jump onto the coffee table spilling the game pieces in the process.

"Great! Just for that we ARE NOT going to play Monopoly. Let me get your leash. . . I think it is time for a WALK!"
I "smile" broadly and "wink" my eye.

Did Someone say WALK?????

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Game Play

I LOVE board games. So after our stage debut, Mommys and I took a day off to catch up with our FAVORITE board game - Monopoly

Boardwalk, Reading and Electric COMPANY
Get me more of that bright pink MONEY
Pick your token, I'll take a SHOE
Even tho' its too small to CHEW
Com Chest, Free Park, take a CHANCE
Pass GO, collect your bills and DANCE
What I really want is a HUG
And a token shaped like a PUG

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Trapped on Stage

So I was at the THEE-AH-TAH, discussing our highly successful show, when all of a sudden the lights went really bright . . . and the music began to play . . . and the audience was clapping and shouting BRAVO!!!! But as I peered into the audience, there was NO ONE THERE!

I tried to escape but I seemed to be TRAPPED ON STAGE!

So I tried pawing at the light but it wouldn't go away.
And I tried running but no matter how fast I pumped my legs, I simply could not get away.
So I started yipping wildly in hopes of making myself heard. . .

What is going on here, I thought? Am I hallucinating?
All of a sudden my body lurched and I found myself snuggled in my Sock Monkey bed.

It was all a DREAM. But . . . WAS it?

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Because It's Thee- ah-TAH, Dah-ling!


I am a THESPIAN.

Yes, that is where I was ALLLLLLLL weekend - the THEE-AH-TAH.

It was a small part - just a walk-on. Well, actually just a walk-across. Okay, okay! It was a trot across before anyone caught me- but nonetheless, it was a PART!!!!

 So for my adoring public I wanted to share with you some of my skill as a thespian. I like to call it MY MANY MOODS, by Noodles.

(Solemn and sober)


"DOGS of ill judgment oft ignore the good BONE
That lies within their hands, til they have lost it."








(Questioning, innocent)
"What do ya feeling like doin' tonight Noodles? Huh? What do ya feel like doin'?"

(Whimsical)
"Be a Clown dog, be a clown DOG. All the world love a CLOWN dog."

I can't wait until my next THEE-AH-TAH experience. Once that ban on DOGS on the stage is lifted, that is.

Monday, November 15, 2010