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.

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!


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'!


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

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."

"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!


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'?"

"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

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Helping Hand

I like to lend a helping HAND to my Mommys when I can. Lately my abilities as a masseuse have been called into play a lot.
In the above photo I am performing a MASSAGE to Mommy's hip as it was hurting - she works 2 jobs, you know.
The other night I did a back massage for Mommy as she was LAYING on the couch.

Here are my TECHNIQUES:
  • I jump onto her back and walk up and down it quickly. Sometimes I throw in a little desperate "I Want Attention" whine for effect. But really I am only PLAY ACTING
  • I walk down the back of the couch and the, unexpectedly JUMP
  • I reach up to her side with my front paws and TAP excitedly
  • I SNUGGLE into that space behind her knees and SNORE. The vibration from the snore breaks up all tension
I know it works because the other night Mommy fell asleep during the final step. These are SECRET methods that I am allowing YOU, my BLOG BUDDIES to learn and use.
Happy Helping!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

. . . Word!

Okay, so I just don't get it. What am I supposed to do again?
I know, I know. We have gone over this a hundred times - and yet I still forget and end up repeating my mistake. I need some sort of plan to keep me on track so maybe some word triggers will help.
WAIT! That's not helping me at all Ummmmmmmm . . .

Bat -Hat -Cat (Okay now we're getting somewhere). Sunshine the Cat, come here and help me with this dilemma.
Now, be nice, don't hit me . . . Take that you bully . . . If I catch you I'm gonna . . .
Oh yeah. Sorry Mommy. You said NOT to CHASE the CAT!!!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Le Chien Mal Garde

SOMEONE forgot to put up the "baby" gate that keeps me in one room. SO . . .

Went into Auntie T's room and grabbed her slipper -- CHECK
Went into the den and grabbed C's stuffed toy  -- CHECK
Went into Auntie B's room and grabbed her boot -- CHECK
Went into the den and grabbed a flip flop sitting next to Mommy's chair  -- CHECK
Went into the bathroom and knocked over the trash bin -- CHECK
Went into the kitchen and grabbed some hidden food scraps from dinner prep -- CHECK

Noodles! Noodles! Noodles! Quit getting into things you don't belong into!!!!!

The gate has been REINSTALLED -- for now (wink).

Friday, November 5, 2010

Questions Unanswered

You're gettin' home WHEN?
You're doing that WHY?
I can't believe it THEN
And I'm certainly not SHY
Sooner or later I gotta KNOW
Did we watch the whole SHOW?
I fell asleep at the MID
Paws all tucked, face half HID
You're tellin' me to go to BED
And pattin' me on my HEAD
But what I can't get IN
You're gettin' home WHEN?

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Jumpin' Jowls

Someone called me JOWLY yesterday. It was quite a blow to my self image.
So look at this picture . . . look REAL close.
Do I appear JOWLY to you?
WAIT! Gimme that mirror so I can see for myself . . . . . HMMMMMMMMMMMM


Huh, I guess I do have jowls.
They're kinda cute,though. Don't you think?
I'm gonna start a new TREND for this season and call it
Who's got the last laugh now?

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Wardrobe MISS Function

A lot has been said lately about my wardrobe. All those DRESSES!!! What do you need with ALL THOSE DRESSES????
I am here to set the record straight. I have only one dress . . .
The rest of my wardrobe consists of 4 Halloween costumes, one Snugglie (pictured), several t-shirts, shoes, swim suit thingy, and  . . .
Oh, I see what you mean.
Do you think there is a FASHIONISTA ANONYMOUS I can join?

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

All Choked Up

I am beside myself and giddy with glee because the SF GIANTS won the World Series to become World Champions. There was so much whooping and hollering in my house. I totally got away with yipping and jumping as well.
I could NOT calm down all night after that. I went outside a few times to share the news with the neighborhood. I came inside and grabbed my toys and shook them real good. Then I went on a licking tear and licked virtually everything in sight until something went down my throat and I started to gag, cough and choke.
Instead of sympathy, I got a stern talking to about being a LICKY LOO!!!
So what's next?
Stanley Cup!!! Come on SJ SHARKS! I know you can do it.

I am becoming a total adrenaline junkie.

Monday, November 1, 2010

I Just Wanna Say

Kids came to the door prepared to FRIGHT
But instead delighted at the SIGHT
All those kids, young and OLD
Dressed in costume, some of GOLD
With bags held OUT
All smiles, I saw no POUT
To get a TREAT or maybe a LOOK
Of a little PUG dressed as a SPOOK

It was so fun! Let's do it AGAIN!!!