Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Party's Over - And I am DRAGGING





Last weekend was CONSUMED by the prepping and arrival of Mommy #1's 16th birthday. It is a big deal, as I understand it, and there was so much todoing around the house that at times I just left. The back yard was such a nice respite for me and the weather was perfect - warm but not hot with a nice cooling breeze. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!



Finally the day arrived and the house was invaded with girls. Let me clarify here - we are a household of girls. Even all the pets, we think (not sure about the birds) are girls. These were girls I had never met - at least most of them I didn't know. So it was unique.

Molly and I were shuttled upstairs where we were confined to Auntie T's bedroom. That was cool as we got to watch FOOTBALL (the Forty-Niners). We barked, too . . . a lot. . . Hey! There were strangers in the house and we had to defend what is ours. Sunshine the Cat disappeared as she usually does when there are strangers in the house. We all assumed she was in one of her many hiding places. She showed up at the patio door at 9PM all sad and missing us. As if! 

Finally the party ended but NOT THE WORK. As soon as the last guest left, all of the cleaning started all over again. This time the work was punctuated with yawns and groans, though. I did my job and stayed close to my Mommys to make sure they did a good job. Then, when all was clean and back to normal, Mommys sat down for a little while and I snuggled between them.

Happy 16th Birthday Mommy #1! I love love LOVE you so so MUCH!

Happy Birthday to you. . . happy birthday to
YOU. . .



Friday, September 26, 2014

CHEW On This!

We got another goodie from Chewy.com to review FOR SEPTEMBER. Since we are winding down the month, I thought perhaps NOW would be a good day for a review.

I gotta be honest here. I like TREATS. Pretty much ALL treats, too. Look back at all of my reviews and you will see that I DID NOT REFUSE a single one. I may not have walked across water (or even the kitchen floor) for them, but I ALWAYS eat them.

So when Chewy.com sent me and Molly some Nature Variety Instinct treats (Duck and Sweet Potato), we
tried them and loved them. Story closed. Of course!!!!! I-like-TREATS! So how can I make this a review worth reading? I need to give you reasons to buy this item beyond the fact the I LIKE THEM. So I came up with this list of reasons to try Nature Variety Instinct treats.

1. Since Pugs and Maltese often have allergies to certain foods, MY MOMMYS are always aware of what they are feeding me. Even when I developed a weird allergy to some food over the summer, it was an allergy to some REALLY GOOD AND LIMITED INGREDIENT FOOD! So these treats, being, Grain-free and gluten-free, are something MY MOMMYS would be comfortable giving both of us.
2. Big on our household food list is un-processed foods. Best foods being what we grow ourselves (I loves going out in the yard and chomping on the good apples from our tree). But if we choose to buy a packaged product, we look for All-natural ingredients. It's important for us to maintain our weight and our good looks.
3. Have you looked at the ingredients of off the shelf dog treats? They are filled with salts and sugars of all kinds. Who needs it? Not me. I get plenty from licking the FLOOR (Huh? Who said that? I don't lick the floor, Mommy. Really! I was just licking the air NEAR the floor). These Nature Instinct treats contain No added salt or sugar which means any sweetness or savoriness comes from the ingredients themselves.
4. These treats are also GOOD for my digestive tract cuz they are made with probiotics and prebiotics. Maybe Molly's too, I don't know. But they ARE GOOD for mine. I looked it up in WIKIPEDIA

The term "probiotic" originally referred to microorganisms that have effects on other microorganisms, a usage credited to Lilly and Stilwell (1965).[29] Their conception of probiotics involved the notion that substances secreted by one microorganism stimulated the growth of another microorganism. The term was used again in 1971 by Sperti [30] to describe tissue extracts which stimulated microbial growth. The term probiotics was taken up by Parker in 1974 [31] who defined the concept as, “organisms and substances that have a beneficial effect on the host animal by contributing to its intestinal microbial balance”. Later, the definition was greatly improved by Fuller in 1989,[12] whose explanation was very close to the definition used today. Fuller in 1989 described probiotics as a "live microbial feed supplement which beneficially affects the host animal by improving its intestinal microbial balance". He stressed two important facts of probiotics: the viable nature of probiotics and the capacity to help with intestinal balance.
Prebiotics are non-digestible fiber compounds that pass undigested through the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract and stimulate the growth and/or activity of advantageous bacteria that colonize the large bowel by acting as substrate for them.
Sounds like a good reason to me to eat these treats!

What makes these treats even more special is the increased food value they have so everything is digested and used in the body so that skin, coat, etc are improved by continued use. At least that is what the website said http://www.naturesvariety.com/instinct. All I know is I am ONE FINE LOOKIN' PUG!

If you ARE what you EAT, then I am eatin' some GOOD stuff. 


Disclaimer: Chewy.com did not pay me for this review. They supplied me the treats, free of charge, to try out and then give MY HONEST OPINION on. This is MY OPINION only.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Thankful for THURSDAYS in FALL




I am thankful for FALL for many reasons
  1. The Smells are crisper and fragranter (sic)
  2. The Trees transform into colorful umbrellas
  3. And then They lose their leaves making the sidewalk crunch
  4. The RAIN returns to the Bay Area, hopefully sticking around for a while
  5. AND MOST IMPORTANTLY - My Mommy #1 celebrates her birthday on Monday. I cannot wait to do all the things she loves so her day will be special - cuddling with ME, snuggling with ME, taking a walk with ME, and so on.


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Sunshine Makes the Big Leap

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Sunshine is a little slower these days. She is 12 years old, after all. She uses a chair most of the time to get up on the shojii screens. Her food is up there because Molly and I like to eat her food if it is on the floor. It smells enticing, you know.
One day everybody in the house was busy and Sunshine wanted to get a nibble. She sat and waited for someone to pull out the chair for her but no one did. She decided she needed to throw caution to the wind and make the leap herself.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Goodbye to Summer

Goodbye Summer
Goodbye my friend
Warm evenings and mornings
Walks that never end

Hello Autumn
I saw you coming
The leaves are turning
and the wind blows often

Friday, September 19, 2014

All Right in the END





Can you believe this costume did not even place at the annual Halloween party? I and my Mommys were shocked as were everypuggy in our whole group. The problem? I am a GIRL pug and the judges felt that only BOY pugs should be STORMTROOPERS. I digress, though.

I know many of you were worried about ME from swallowing the BULLY stick whole. Well, I am fine. Other than that MASSIVE belch, I had no other symptoms. Lesson learned?

Hardly.

I still eat my kibble with complete ABANDON and gulp TREATS whole.



So this is FRIDAY and for once my MOMMY#2 does not have to work late and does not have to work over the weekend. I am anticipating a lot of snuggle time.

I am also going to tap into my inner-Scottie and snuggle with Mommy #2 as she watches her new favorite tv
show - "Outlander" on Starz.

Noodles of Clan Fraser
This is gonna be an EPIC weekend.
Have a good one EVERYPUGGY!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

And That's SOME BULL

I got in so much trouble last night. I didn't mean to. In fact, up until THEN I was having a pretty good evening. You see, I got to go bye-bye with my Mommys. Then, while Mommy #1 was in ballet class, I hung out IN THE CAR with Mommy #2 while she read.

It is a pretty good set up, really. We were parked in the shade so even though it was a warm early evening, it was comfortable in the car. I had a bowl of water and a carpeted surface all to myself - and Mommy #2's lap if I wanted. I was looking for someplace to relax when Mommy #2 pulled out the BEST TREAT KNOWN TO PUGDOM - the BULLY stick.

We do not get them very often because I tend to leave them all over the floor for the peeps to step on.
Nothing like a cold gushy bully stick to ruin your early morning pee run, I have been told. Anyhoo. . .Also since the adoption of Molly, many many fights have resulted from "That's mine. . ."No! That's Mine!. . ." and so on. So we don't get them. But this Summer when our Chewy.com goodie box arrived, there was one and that is what Mommy brought.

Oh what JOY!

So I settled down on the floor right under Mommy (and the steering wheel) and started enjoying that most tasty of CHEWS. I chewed and chewed, softening it up JUST RIGHT. Then, I don't know what possessed me. . . but I swallowed it. . . whole. . . just like that. I looked up at Mommy, panting a little but smiling.

She took one look at me. . . one look at the empty floor. . . and flew into what can only be described as a TIZZY! Not to be confused with a TIFFY, who is one of my BFFs. An all out-just this side of panicked- TIZZY is what we had. She quickly stowed her iPad, closed up the car, grabbed my leash and escorted me outside. She reasoned walking may make the BLOB settle and pass quicker.

I don't know if it did- I only peed once or twice. But I know I felt a lot better just trotting along. It was a nice evening, after all. After a time, we went back to the car to read some more. I sat on the car floor, still panting. I drank some water, decided it tasted good, and drank some more.

Suddenly I BURPED! Really loud. And really smelly. But you know what? I felt better. Well, that is my TUMMY felt better. Mommy let me have it verbally about swallowing BIG things whole, about Bully Sticks (I will NEVER get one again), and about vet BILLS (uh. . .).

Lesson learned - until the next time, I'M SURE!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Upward Tilt




Mommy's been taking a lot of these kinds of photos. Why? I beg of you, please tell me why? It is not really the best way to show off my recent return to a slim figure. It isn't the best way to show off my lovely tightly curled tail. It isn't even the best way to show off my gait. It IS the best way to show off my adorable expression, don't you think?

Friday, September 12, 2014

Freaking Out It's Friday

This has been one whirlwind of a week. I am completely discombobulated and stuff. 
How did it happen that I never even FOUND the internet yesterday?



SO let's sum up the week. . .


  • Monday I wanted to go to the BEACH so I posted a picture from a past trip. Mommy #1 was at school and Mommy #2 was at work so I couldn't really go to the beach
  • Tuesday word came down that sweet Greta of Idaho Pug Ranch had eaten a poisonous mushromm and consequently crossed the Rainbow Bridge. I am still reeling from that
  • Wednesday was a Wordless Wednesday and Blog Hop, so I did
  • Thursday got lost somewhere in the remembrances of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and a crazy busy work schedule by Mommy #2. I have not seen much of her or Mommy #1 all week
  • Friday, that goodness it's. . . 
I am gonna try and recoup some time with my Mommys this weekend. I also need to write my tribute to GRETA for Sunday. Maybe by Monday NOODLES'S WORLD will be back to normal, whatever that may be.


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Remembering Greta - She was a GREAT GAMER



Dear FURiends
We are tearing up so much we can hardly write this.
Our Dear FURiend Greta ate a BAD mushroom
And has crossed the Rainbow Bridge.

Greta was a frequent contributor to the contests on A Bowl of Noodles.
She could always be counted on to show
an enormous sense of fun and humor.
We will miss her very very much.

Run Free Sweet Greta!
I miss you.
Sniff.
Love Noodles

Monday, September 8, 2014

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Friday, September 5, 2014

Friday Fun




You know what FRIDAY is?
DOG PARK DAY!!!

For some reason, every Friday we find ourselves at the dog park near us.
There is no organized meet-up. . . in fact the same dogs are seldom there the second time..
And yet, Friday comes around and we hear "Wanna go to the Dog Park?"
As if I would ever say NO.

Spending my NON-DOG-PARK hours pouring . . . haha. . . I mean poring. . . through pictures of me and my mommys hugging. I gotta honor my Dear Benny. Click Benny's name and check it out for yourselves. I could never never never forget Benny. He made me smile and he made me think. The Rainbow Bridge gained a shining star and Blogville dimmed a little when he crossed over.

And don't don't forget to honor one of the Rainbow Bridge's newest Angels, Jazzi. I am trotting down to Casa Vicky right now for my tasty TACOS.

Ole EveryPUGGY!!!


Thursday, September 4, 2014

My BFF




People let me tell you 'bout my BFF Food, 
It's some TASTY fishy food that I'm lovin' cuz it's GOOD. 
People let me tell you bout my BFF food, 
It's smelly and nutritious, lick my mouth, my nose, my tooth. 

People let me tell you 'bout IT it's so YUM YUM 
Whether I'm eating in the dark or whether I'm eating in the SUN. 
Cause it's my Best Friends FOOD. 
Yeah it's my Best Feline Friend. 

(sCAT finish).



LYRICS ADAPTED FROM : http://www.lyricsondemand.com/tvthemes/thecourtshipofeddiesfatherlyrics.html



Chewy.com asked me to review some KITTY FOOD they are selling on their site chewy.com. Well when it comes to ANYTHING from them I am the first to RAISE MY PAW sky high. And HOO BOY am I glad I did. This has to be some of the BEST kitty food I have ever eaten - and I have eaten a lot in my 11 years.

I chose BFF because I liked the name. BUT before making my final decision, I checked out who makes the stuff and WHY THEY THINK I WOULD LIKE IT. So I jumped onto the INTERNET and surfed to www.bestfriendsfood.com. The food is made in facilities which also manufacture human food so it is held to a higher standard of cleanliness and quality than many animal food plants. The company is located in MA (I looked that up - it stands for Massachusetts, a state here in the USA). The main ingredient in their food include skipjack or bonito tunas which are wild caught. Some other eatables are boneless skinless chicken breast, duck, lamb, salmon, shrimp and pumpkin. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! That is making my MOUTH WATER!

We got the Luv Ya Tuna and Lamb* pouches which I  INDEED LOVE. Ahhhh the scent when the pouches are opened!!! Heavenly! Ms K, Noodles's mom #2, wasn't too keen on the pouch because it was hard to get every last drop out. Also, if she just served me some (as a kibble topper) it was not so easy to seal and store the pouch (Uh, BFF people. . . maybe look into a zip lock like thingy for it). BUT I don't pay attention to her when it comes to food. I am all about the KITTY PLEASURE and BFF really pleased me. A LOT!!!!

Here are some other things I like about the BFF KITTY foods in general -
  • High quality protein
  • limited carbohydrates
  • Grain Free, Low Fat recipes
  • High Moisture
Finally, the company behind the BFF foods (WeRuVA) is a firm supporter of animal rescue and adoption (the name is derived from the owners' rescue cats Webster, Rudi and Vanessa). THAT tells me they are a company to LOVE LOVE LOVE.

Chewy.com carries a whole line of BFF foods both pouches and cans. Check them out . . . TRY them out AND you too will be singing the BFF ditty above.
We received sample products from Chewy.com to try out. All opinions and lyrics in this review are OUR OWN. 

This CAT has spoken.



*Ingredients: Tuna Broth, Tuna, Lamb, Ground Tapioca, Sunflower Oil, Guar Gum, Calcium Sulfate, Tricalcium Phosphate, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2), Biotin Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source of Vitamin K), Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulate, Sodium Selenite, Potassium Iodide, Taurine.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Labor Day REALLY Meant Labor Day



My Mommys worked all weekend. . . all LONG weekend. Mommy #1 had homework, homework, homework. That is what happens when you are in High School.
Mommy #2 had to drive into the office - which is 300000007 miles away and work. Some big project at her company and the BOSS MAN called for all-hands-on-deck. So Mommy, being the trooper that she is, cancelled all of her relaxation plans and went to work. 
She was home at night so theoretically we could cuddle then. . . and we WOULD have if the day-to-day chores that get put off until the weekend did not HAVE to be done. So there we were in the evenings, doing laundry, making dinner and cleaning up.
I think I need a new HOLIDAY.
THE UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES LABOR day.