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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Chaînés, Brisé , Pirouette, and Assemblé




Excuse me! Pardon me! If you could. . . just let me through this curtain here. . . Excuse me, Danseuse coming through.

Hi, It's me, Noodles the Ballerina Pug. I have been away these many days dancing my way INTO the Holiday Season. I love to dance, really.

Right after Thanksgiving my Mommys and me were at the stage making sets, adding lights and practicing our dances. That was a lot of work, too. It took all day Friday and all day Saturday to make the magic happen for 3 shows on Sunday.

The above picture is of the opening number. It was so lovely and ethereal AND WINTERY! And by Wintery I mean it was kinda Christmas-y or Hanukkah-y  because when it was over everyone was in such a Holiday mood!

There were a couple of cute dances to "Polar Express" and the costumes were of gingerbread people, candy canes, elves, and so on. I really wanted to be in one of these dances but the DIRECTOR AUNTIE D said there was NO PLACE for a pug in those dances. Harrrrumph. They made me hungry with all the candy, cookie and hot chocolate accessories.

When it was all over we were all really really TIRED and a lot SAD. The showcase is hard work but so rewarding. I love it.

Mommys and me took ALL DAY Monday off and sat on the couch watching Christmas movies and sipping hot cocoa (not me, sigh). It was the perfect ending to a perfect show.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

One Day Away

Mommy is really busy preparing our FEAST for tomorrow. She says you have to get up really early in the morning to hunt TOFURKEYS and she KNOWS there are some really plump ones hanging out at the local PARK. So this morning she left in full HUNTING gear and a FORK to snare the WILD TOFURKEY. I wish her luck.
In addition, she is setting traps for something called a YAM. Sounds vicious, huh?
So in the meantime, I have popped in Gillian's workout and am attempting to BURN off a couple of POUNDS before tomorrow. You know the rules here - once I reach 15 pounds it is D _ _ _ time and that means NO SNACKS. So I thought if I go into the feasting a few pounds lighter then I could IGNORE this rule.
In any case, Blogville pals - you have a

Happy Thanksgiving

and I will "see" you on the MONDAY after. . . or maybe TUESDAY cuz you know I don't like Mondays.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

When Black is Green

I am getting ready for BLACK Friday right now - AS WE SPEAK!!!!! I know some people just wing it and some it just comes natural-like. ME???? I gotta strategize BIG TIME because My Mommy DOES NOT like shopping much less on BLACK Friday.

  1.   I got me a MAP and have NOTED all of the shopping places within a 5 mile radius 
  2. I got me the NEWPAPERS ads and I have been circling what I am aiming for. Only ONE real deal per store to MAXIMIZE my shopping time
  3. I have also gone ONLINE to find those hidden specials and coupons so I can get a better DEAL than, say, that Lady over there
  4. I have my wallet LOADED with CASH for those quick sales AND Mommy's CREDIT Card for SWIPE and DASH sales

I am exhausted with all the planning but in the long run I KNOW I will have LOADS of fun AND get my Christmas shopping all done. I MIGHT even find a little something for myself.



What do you think?

Friday, November 18, 2011

Flat Out Friday



Hello World,
It is me, Noodles the Pug. I woke up this morning and someone (Okay, it was Mommy #2) told me that today is Friday. What I want to know is HOW DID IT HAPPEN? AND SO QUICKLY!!!!!
Here I was, happy as can be that it was a new week with so much possibility. Then WHAM!!!! Before I even get my game on, it is FRIDAY!!
OMD! What am I gonna do to slow down the MARCH. .  . . no ADVANCE . . . no MAD DASH of time over the Holidays?
I want to savor the season. . . revel in the wrapping and the shopping. . . snuggle with my Mommys watching "Elf" and "Miracle on 34th Street."
But no, here it is FRIDAY and Thanksgiving is less than 1 week away. I AM NOT READY!!!! Wake me when it is MONDAY again.
Oh, but I don't like MONDAY.
TUESDAY, then.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Haiku Jueves (Hoo-Eh-Ves)


Scattered Leaves Shifting
el Viento de Otoño
Blows to Crunch on Sole

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Stoppin' for Shoppin'


My Mommy works two jobs and one of them is at the Mall. She works at a big cookware chain. She said this year people were Christmas shopping as soon as the last piece of candy dropped in the last Trick-or-Treater's pillowcase.

It has been so busy, she said, that people don't even take time to walk their dogs BEFORE they go shopping! Instead there is a growing number of people SHOPPING WITH THEIR DOGS! And we aren't talking mini-dogs like Chihuahuas, Toy Poodles and Yorkies - those have been a mall staple for YEARS. Nope, we are talking MAJAH DOGGIES like Cocker Spaniels and Retrievers! She said she even saw a BIGGER dog like a Sheep Dog one time!

I have, on occasion, accompanied my Mommys to Target, Walgreens, etc. But these were EMERGENCY trips and not leisurely shopping excursions. I do not think I could TOLERATE the NOISE, crowds, and TEDIUM of a long shopping trip.

Unless, of course, my Mommy invested in one of those POOCHIE STROLLERS. I think I could enjoy a jaunt to the MALL in that. I do like a good ride in a stroller. . .

But I digress. If "Tis The Season" is difficult enough plowing through throngs of people in order to find the PERFECT gift, how much more difficult will it be when everyone is also dodging DOGGIES and (possibly) their DOO-DOOS?

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tough IT UP Tuesday



I was reluctant to get out of bed this morning.
But today is TUESDAY.
What possible excuse could I have for NOT DEALING with Tuesday?

Monday, November 14, 2011

Equal Opportunity SPORT






I am an Equal Opportunity Fan. What the HEEHAW does that mean, you ask? Well basically I won't hold it against ANYDOG/CAT ROOTING FOR THE OTHER TEAM. I won't spend time making RUDE REMARKS about the other team. I won't even think ILL of the other teams and their loyal FOLLOWERS!
SIMPLY PUT, I respect your right to love and support your local teams and I do NOT consider you THE ENEMY for not being a


SAN JOSE SHARKS fan









SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS fan










SAN FRANCISCO NINERS fan









What is your favorite team/sport?

Friday, November 11, 2011

For you JUMBO

It is Hockey Season.
Mom makes me wear this Shark hat she made for me.
Sometimes I wear my Sharks jersey, too.
The things I do for Joe Thornton's attention.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

So am I a 1% or a 99%?



In my house I control the BED, the SCHEDULE, the KIBBLE, the COUCH, the BACKYARD, the TOY BOX, the BLANKETS, and the CUTENESS.

My Mommys control the TV REMOTE. . . and the . . . ummmm . . .

I guess THAT makes me part of the 1%, huh?

So what are all the protests about? From my perspective, this is a pretty good place to be!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

I Share Your PAIN and Raise You ONE

In Honor of Payton who has been CONED
and all of you who have recently been under the same curse


THIS is HUMILIATING!!!!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

I Just DON'T Like It


I heard a FURiend of mine, Payton, is in need of some MAJOR JUJU. It appears she has a spot on her ear that has the potential to be NASTY. I am VERY VERY VERY MAD about this.

NO ONE messes with my FURIENDS without suffering MAJOR repercussions!

Please put in a good word for Payton and drop by her house in BLOGVILLE to wish her well.

Monday, November 7, 2011

YOOO HOOOO




Yoo Hoo!
It is time to write my post!
Where are my HUMANS to lend me their THUMBS?????
Yoo Hoo

Friday, November 4, 2011

Fur Instance Friday



FUR Instance:

  • What if Kibble was never-ending? Could I eat to my HEART'S content?
  • What if PUGS were Little Dogs in Big Packages? Would we still be cuddly?
  • What if the 99% suddenly switched places with the 1%? WAIT, didn't Eddie Murphy do a movie about this?
  • What if DOGS ruled the world? Would every Fire Station be a POTTY stop?
Can you think of any more FUR Instances ?

Thursday, November 3, 2011

November Sun

Taken through a screen with a camera phone

A rare November SUN
Peeked out and looked for FUN
I'll gladly come outside and PLAY
If you don't hide and RUN

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Thinking Cap




I have something really important to discuss today but I am having trouble remembering what it is I was gonna tell you.
So I rummaged around in my clothes crate and found this here THINKING CAP to help me remember what it is I was going to tell you.
But for some reason the little black and yellow bobbling things are distracting me and all I can think of is HOW do they bobble like that? And how is it that sometimes they go in opposite directions? And WHY can I see them bobbling anyhow?
Oh, I am getting off the point - I uh - what was I talking about?

Oh yeah - what is it about BACON that is so delicious? Wait! That's not it, either, although it is a thought for another day. THINKING CAP . . . THINKING CAP . . .

Here it is . . . whew!

David Arquette got voted off Dancing With The Stars? What's with that?

Check out Puglet's newest dilemma 1000 Pugs! It looks so COOL!!!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Catient

Sunshine is more CATIENT about wearing clothes than I am DOGIENT.








Today's post is thanks to Word Verification.