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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Air Pug

TOMORROW is the big day - V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N!!!!!!!
I am packed. . .
I am bathed. . .
I am READY

This Air Pug flight PU1 ready for Take-Off
Have any of you every flown in an airplane (I mean, JET) before? I haven't. Never. The only traveling I do is where my little feet and Pugsley the car take me. That isn't too far. But you CAN'T get to the islands via paw and car so I must FLY.

I am told I get my own seat. We'll see.

See you in the ISLANDS.





Monday, July 28, 2014

Way More Fun Than Packing

Yesterday was our FURiend Phoebe's 10th birthday. Isn't she lovely?

Photo collage by her HUMOM Susie

Mommys and I drove a ZILLION miles to San Francisco to hang out with Phoebe, Zoey, and assorted Peeps and Pugs. I tell you, it was ALL worth it. The weather was nearly perfect - only occasional wind gusts blowing down the decorations marred the sunny and mild temps. For pugs, it was divine. 

I dressed in my PARTY FINERY and made sure I had a good nap before we got there




We ran around, mostly off leash, enjoying the company of each other as well as the assorted smells everywhere. In attendance were:

Phoebe, Zoey, Me, Tiffy, Bellatrix, Noodle, Mochi, Hanna, Baloo, Gerty, Olive, Ellie, and Angel (a chihuahua)

I am telling you - these are all my favorite PUGS. And best of all, they all brought along MY FAVE PEEPS, their 'rents. I am telling you, it was grand.

Table decor and we each got one of those little
plants


What do your do at parties? Well you stand or sit around and chat, a lot.




And then you EAT!
The humans ate and ate and made yummy sounds BUT we pugs were confined to this




At one point there were 9 of us in the pen with 3 lucky ones wandering. I heard something about begging. Well, I NEVER. . .

Before you knew it, it was time to help clean and head home. It was a long drive, I am told. I slept the whole way.

Happy Birthday Phoebe and many many more.

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????

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Beachdoggies




It's WORDLESS WEDNESDAY! Don't forget to 
HOP (Blogpaws)
HOP (CreateWithJoy)


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

HOP and SHARE with Murphy and Stanley





Mayor Madi alerted me to this event going on at Murphy's Law -
Let's see FROM where EVERYPUGGY in Blogville posts. OMP I wish I had thought of this. I cannot think of anything more fun than a GET-TO-KNOW-YA. .  .

Just click the link and join in the fun -




NOW for MY BIO









  1. I live in SILICON VALLEY, California
  2. I live in one of the LARGEST CITIES in the state
  3. Our climate is temperate/Mediterranean which means we have nearly perfect weather all the time
  4. I  live a scant 25 minutes from the Pacific Ocean
  5. I DO NOT live close to Hollywood - it is a 6 hour drive

Monday, July 14, 2014

Molly's Turn

I am NOW 2 Years Old




We spent this weekend celebrating Molly's Birthday. She turned TWO YEARS OLD on Sunday. Our family likes to do BIRTHDAYS right so there was a lot of special trips to the park, special meals, and extra special cuddling for Molly ALL WEEKEND. I can't be too jealous, though. After all, the WHOLE COUNTRY celebrates MY birthday.

She didn't get any presents because we got an awesome bed each (one is on its way) on MY big day.




We had to RELUCTANTLY retire Sock Monkey bed because he just fell apart in the wash one day. Sigh. And we had a couple of other beds that no longer looked clean and were kinda uncomfortable for both of us. SO My Mommy #2 and Molly's Mommy #1 decided now was the time for a new bed. We chose Martha Stewart ones and are we glad we did! Molly immediately got sick in one and it had to be washed. It came outta the wash and dry looking like a NEW-OFF-THE-SHELF BED!

So it was a lot of fun and now the birthdays are over for a while. I think I need to return to my D-I-E-T after all that good eating!








Thursday, July 10, 2014

Patriotic and Prestigious Are WE


July FOURTH, Baby!
July 13, y'all.

The prestige of MY birthday is evident. We all celebrate it here in the USA and we all know why - Independence Day when a pug Princess named Noodles was born.

Molly's birthday is coming up this weekend. We celebrated her big 2 at the same time as we celebrated mine - but we left room for a little more celebration when her big day comes around.

Some notable events on July 13
1787 - Congress establishes Northwest Territory (excludes slavery)
1865 - Horace Greeley advises his readers to "Go west young man"
1865 - P T Barnum's museum burns down
1868 - Oscar J Dunn, former slave, installed as lt governor of Louisiana
1930 - Sarnoff reports in NY Times "TV would be a theater in every home"
1934 - Babe Ruth hits HR #700 (against Detroit)
1939 - Frank Sinatra makes his recording debut
Some Famous People born on July 13
100 BC - Julius Caesar, Rome, Roman military and political leader, (d. 44 BC), (or July 12)
1826 - Stanislao Cannizzaro, Italian chemist (Reaction of Cannizzaro)
1901 - Tillie Ehrlich Lewin, leading industrialist (tomato queen)
1932 - Hubert Reeves, Canadian astrophysicist
1934 - Aleksei Stanislavovich Yeliseyev, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 5, 8, 10)
1940 - Patrick Stewart, England, actor (Picard-Star Trek Next Generation)
1942 - Harrison Ford, Chicago Illinois, actor (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Frantic)



Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The VOTES Are In BUT The Results ARE Not Clear




What to DO, WHAT to do? The VOTES have been tallied and the judges have deliberated; and yet we STILL have no clear WINNER in the photo contest.

We had 18 entrants and 7 vote-getters. . . So what to do. . . . .  I think I will declare

  • TWO Grand Prize winners: Anna and Krissy
    GRAND PRIZE WINNERS
  • One FIRST Place winner: Greta
    First Prize Winner
  • THREE Second Place winners: Frankie&Ernie, Casey&Cinderella, Sarge&The CrabbyGirls
    Second Place Winners
  • ONE Third Place WINNER: Ranger
    Third Place Winner
CONGRATS TO ALL OF MY WINNERS AND THANKS FOR CELEBRATING MY BIRTHDAY WITH ME!

Monday, July 7, 2014

By The Sea, By The Sea, You and Me. . .




We went to the BEACH over the weekend. It was so nice, warm-but-not-hot, and fun. I went into the WAVES a lot with my Mommy.

It all began EARLY Saturday morning. I was snuggled on Mommy's feet while she read. Then Auntie T suggested the whole family should go on an adventure IN HER NEW CAR. So we did! The Mommys packed food and water. Auntie T and the cousins gathered chairs, towels and umbrellas. Then all was carefully put into the back of the car, jigsaw puzzle-like - and we all piled in for the drive. Auntie T's new car is very roomy and all of us had our space, which was good.

We drove for a while, over mountains and past reservoirs. All of a sudden, after about 30 minutes of driving, I could taste the salt air and smell the ocean. We were at the BEACH! I loves loves loves the beach. The sand tickles my toes and the water is cool and refreshing.

The sun was hidden behind some fog when we got there but eventually it cleared up. Then it was really beautiful. I went on a bunch of walks with Mommy where we dipped our toes in the water. A couple of times a ROGUE wave would come up and we would find ourselves in water up to my CHEST! It felt so good! It smelled so good!



We stayed for about 6 hours before deciding to head home. I missed the BEACH almost immediately

Unfortunately, it playing in sand and in the water meant I had to get a BATH when I went home.

I was okay with that, though. It meant a lot of snuggle time with Mommy the rest of the night.