Friday, January 28, 2011

I DID it! I found MY TWIN

I decided to enter NORWOOD'S special contest for Mango Minster 2011. I am reasonably confident that I can find some puggy who looks like me.
  • Well, I must say I doubt I can find somepuggie as BEAUTIFUL as me
  • And, I doubt I can find somepuggie as SMART as me
  • So, I seriously doubt I can find somepuggie as TALENTED as me
  • Of course, I know I cannot find somepuggie as SOPHISTICATED as me
But I will give it a try and see who I can find who embodies all the DIVALICIOUSNESS of ME
Oh.....LOOKEE.... I think this is a perfect MATCH

It's ALL About Boundries

I have been more than generous and you regular readers know what I am talking about! Yes, I am talking about Sunshine the Cat. She knows no BOUNDRIES whatsoever!
She has
  • Taken my FOOD
  • Taken over my CRATE
  • Taken over my SHARK HAT
  • She has TAKEN over MY BED!!!!!!
Is there no justice?

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Up to Something

I KNEW my Mommy was  UP TO SOMETHING just after the NEW YEAR.

First of all, she got me some of my FAVORITEST food in the WHOLE wide world - chicken. Then she mixed it with a little rice, YUM, and fresh carrots. THEN she added some kibble - she never does this so I should have been suspicious right then and THERE!

Finally she added this PEANUT BUTTER writing spelling out D-I-V-A.

AND that was my DINNER!!!!!!

The next day SHE CUT MY RATIONS by A LOT!!!!!
Then she THREW OUT all snacks!

It appears this PHOTO (and the scale reading 17.8 pounds) has caused me to be on a, OH I CAN"T SAY IT. . . . . . d-i-e-t.
Does this outfit make me look FAT or PHAT?

Don't Wait! Enter A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME Side Contest NOW!

Okay, So WHAT are you waiting for? Our contestant numbers are SORELY lagging and I NEED you to jump in and take a chance. Any pet can enter as long as he/she/it has a BLOG. You don't HAVE to be enrolled in Mango Minster 2011 to play the GAME.
It is so FUN and EASY PEASY I am gonna do ANOTHER one right HERE on the SPOT!

N - Noodles is NOTHING if NOT NICE
O - She OOZES love, not ONEROUS ice
O - And on OCCASION, she ONLY snaps
D - At DOGGIES who DARE to DIVE on her laps
L - She really LOVES to share her LOOFA chewy
E - And EVEN shares with her EVIL cousin Louie
S - SEE, Noodles may be an ENIGMATIC Diva Darling
      But she still loves her family intertwining

SO GET CREATING! There is no right or wrong just FUN!
Check out the sidebar for entries we have received. They are INSPIRATIONAL!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Whereever I AM is Where I Should BE

You want me WHERE?
I wanna be HERE!

Right here, right NOW - 
THIS is where I should BE!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A Rose by Any Other NAME - Mango Minster Sanctioned SIDE CONTEST

In support of that DIVA DOGGIE in my household - Noodles the Pug - I, SWEET  Sunshine the Cat am here to announce the BIGGEST NEWS since Mango Minster 2011 was first OPEN! Yes, I am talkin' about the BESTEST most FUNNEST Side Contest in town! It's called

A Rose by Any Other NAME
I'm a WINNER Because
Here's how it's gonna go down
  1. Contestants have to tell WHY they SHOULD WIN the contest by USING the LETTERS of their name. Contest is open to CATS, doggies, birds, fish, geckos, etc. ALL Entrants are required to have a blog (pet, family, business) on which they are occasionally featured
  2. Figure out YOUR NAME and write it vertical style (that's up to down for you mentally challenged DIVA DOGGIES)
  3. Next Write your PLEA using the letter from each line (DIVA DOGGIES may use actual lines so they can follow which letter they should use) - you will get 1 point every time you use the letter
  4. EXTRA CREDIT if you can make a poem out of the sentences (5 EXTRA points and the sentences must make sense)
Here's an EXAMPLE

N - Notoriously known as a DIVA (1 point)
O - I OOze divaliciousness (1 point)
O - I have OODLES of charm (1 point)
D - I Definately have DIVA DOGGIE DNA (4 points)
L - I LOVES to LUXURIATE in LOUNGES (3 points)
E - I EXCEL in ELUSIVE perfection (2 points)
TOTAL POINTS = 15 points!

That's it! Easy Peasy EVEN for DIVA DOGS.

There are rules, of course, for every one even DIVA DOGGIES - here they are
  1. Only one entry per blog PET (so Tuni and Sequoia, you each can enter)
  2. EMAIL your entry to NOODLES
  3. Deadline is February 6, 2011 - JUST BEFORE Mango Minster 2011 show begins
  4. Keep 'em clean, not mean, and have fun. A 12 year old will be judging the entries
  5. Entries will be judged on number of letter uses, sentax, and how well the case is made to win
  6. FROM the Top 10 entries THREE WINNERS WILL BE CHOSEN at random BY ME Sunshine the Cat
Oh, sorry, didn't realize I was shouting. Noodles the DIVA PUG is up to something and making a lot of noise. I think I hear a BUZZ SAW!?!?!

First Prize - Stuffless toy RABBIT
Second Prize - Mini Tennis Balls (3)
Third Prize - CAT TOY OF MY CHOICE!!!





WHERE are you dragging me to?

Sheesh, and I TRIED to be NICE to you!

Monday, January 24, 2011

I caught the CUDDLE Bug

Woke up this morning feeling a little - I dunno
So I wandered in and out of every room - looking
Finally, I found just the spot I needed to be in - warm and inviting
At the foot of the bed and near your feet - cuddling again

Friday, January 21, 2011

And The Winning Smile Is. . . .

Thank you all for stopping by and helping me choose my official entry picture. Picture #1 won by a landslide garnering double the votes of any other smile.
So, I guess I am ready for the SMILE contest. Now, what to wear for the SWIMSUIT competition.
What did you say? There is no SWIMSUIT competition?
There IS NOW! Bring it on Sistah Divas!!!!!


I had NOTHING better to do than ORDER my Mommys to make something SPECIAL for just YOU.

Pssst! Anakin! The one on the left is Peanut Butter! Shhhh
This is NOT A BRIBE!!!!

I just wanted you to know how much I ADMIRE and ADORE each and every one of you.


Thursday, January 20, 2011

Working It

I have been working on my SMILE for the MANGO MINSTER 2011 judges. I have tried various versions and I just can't decide. Perhaps you can help me out by voting for your favorite of my smiles?
Here are the choices (vote by commenting)






Let me know, okay? I will post results on Friday.
I am so excited for MANGO MINSTER 2011!!!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

It is a P. H. FACTOR

Paris Hilton has a PUG
She’s oft’n  snapped giving him a HUG
A lil’ fawn DOGGY, with eyes that bugzee
I wonder if that is why she named him MUGSY
She takes him shopping on RODEO Drive
He TROTS and smiles at her side

Perez Hilton has a LabraDOODLE
He is kinda brown with hair like a Cup-A- NOODLE
His name is TEDDY and he’s  quite stylin’
If you don’t AGREE so, then you’d be lyin’
Cuz Teddy is quite a marvelous DOG
And just like ME, he has a BLOG

PeeWee Herman has NO DOG
Instead he has a TERRAdactyl
I only mention him beCLAWS
I needed to write another CLAUSE

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Mango, dahling,
Thank you again for entering me in the DOGGIE DIVA category of Mango Minster 2011.
I take this very very seriously, you know; and will do my best to put the I back in DIVA.
Being a Diva is such HARD work! Right  now I am finishing up my quad-pedi. I DO so want to impress the judges with my STYLE.

Next up is my beauty sleep. As a pug I NEED my 20 hours of sleep a day or I just don't function.

Finally, I need a visit to the FUR-dresser. I need a new, more beguiling DO. Once I get my DO done, I am coming to see YOU - JUDGES!

Be prepared to be wowed.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Queen of DIVA Nation

BEHOLD the QUEEN of the DIVA Nation!
(click on each word for an associated blog post)

A DOG with an exaggerated sense of self-importance. requiring a great deal of attention and excessive effort to maintain beauty, style and image.

I, Her Majesty Noodles Lady Liberty, shall address my minions now

You shall bow like THUS and in no other manner

Please enter me in Mango Minster 2011 in the DIVA DOG category. I am MOST deserving in my OPINION!!!

I DON'T do Sports - BAD or Otherwise

Let me make this perfectly clear to those of you who maybe weren't paying attention - I AM A PUG and as such I NAP ALL DAY!!!!! Sheesh!

This goes out to my Mommys as well - I DON'T do SPORTS - not even BAD ones. I am totally confused WHY I should then be entered into MANGO MINSTER 2011 as a BAD SPORT! Really? Not DIVA????
It seems more dignified and accurate for a Princess Pug like myself to be PERCEIVED as a DIVA!

Here are some examples of WHY my Mommys think I am a BAD SPORT (and MY EXPLANATIONS of what was REALLY going down).
YELLING AT OTHER DOGS(I only LOOK like I am yapping at Rocky! I truth I am telling him this funny joke about 2 Pekes and a Pitty . . . . . . . . . . .)

NOT SHARING(This is MY crate - MY safe haven and special place! Since when do I have to SHARE it with A CAT???????????)

UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT TO OPPOSING TEAMS(I was caught up in the moment of the 2010 MLB Playoffs! After all, I am a devoted SF Giants fan . . . . . . . . . . . . . )

I STILL don't see how this makes me a BAD SPORT!

Hey Sunshine - enough ALREADY! That is MINE . . . .

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Pet Peeved

Now why'd she go and do that? I was laying in my crate, SNOOZING and minding my own business when Mommy #2 says
"Hey Noodles, Come with me!"
That usually means Bye Bye. So I trotted happily out of my crate and followed Mommy. I could have SWORN I heard something about a TREAT, as well. OH!!!! SCORE!!!!!
Mommy was walking onward - OUT of the kitchen.
"Uh, Mommy! The treats are over THERE in the kitchen. . .!"
But I kept following Mommy, she was humming and CALLING my name sweetly.
The TREATS are probably upstairs, I thought.
Down the HALL we continued - past E's room, T's room, B's room, on and on.
Suddenly I heard an unmistakable sound, like WATER tumbling down.
"No! NO! Not that!!!!"
I tried to bolt; but to no avail. Mommy reached down so quickly. And she had me in her VISElike grip and she was not letting GO!
I was DUPED and trapped -
in the

Friday, January 14, 2011

Dressy Up? Not Me . . . Friday Edition

I heard a rumor that this is National Dress Up Your Pet Day. I am so glad that my humans do not fall for this kind of HOO-WEE! That would be down right humiliating.

I have a few COSTUMES, true, meant for those SPECIAL occasions. Like my Karate Kid get-up. That was a Halloween showpiece, please.

But to just dress up for a giggle - hmmmmm. I don't THINK so.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Way I See It

What's with all of these celebrities and their new GOOFY glasses? Justin Timberlake, Joe Jonas, and Britney Spears, to name a few. I mean - do black NERD frames really make you LOOK more intelligent? What's next . . . tape across the nose piece?
I pondered adapting the look (although I REALLY don't need any help looking SMART, do I?) and tried on a pair of RayBanesque frames.
I dunno . . . I don't think they are ME!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

WordFULL Wednesday

When Mommy #2 works late, I get a little sad. I'm not lonely because Mommy #1 feeds, plays and snuggles with me. But my day is NOT right without BOTH of my Mommys around. So I found a way to make myself feel just a little better. I sneak into her room and burrow on her pillow. That's where she puts her pjs, too. I like to snuggle into her pjs and then I ALMOST feel like she is there next to me. This is where she usually finds me when she gets home.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

PHONY-shop Crop

My MOMMY - she loves her Photoshop
She looks for pictures she can CROP
And never fear if there's a FLAW 
She has a TRICK to cover it all
If there's a way to change a PIXEL
OR enlarge, color and erase - well Mom will
Don't look now I see her PLOTTIN'
To insert ME into a TOBOGGAN

OMD! Check out my EYES!!!!!
Hey!!! MOMMY!!!!!!! Really???????

Monday, January 10, 2011

Pet Blogger Challenge . . . Why NOT?

Pet Blogger Challenge

1. When did you begin your blog?
June 2009- Just prior to Noodles's FIRST birthday.

2. What was your original purpose for starting a blog?
I wanted to create an activity that my then 11 year old daughter and I could both participate in. A blog seemed like a good way to get her interested in creative writing. She had created a couple at school which she never maintained.
We have a 1 year old pug, Noodles, who keeps us laughing all the time so we knew she would be the central topic of whatever we decided to write. I had read The Daily Puglet and enjoyed it so much I decided a PET BLOG was the way to go. The blog name, A Bowl of Noodles copyright, came to me as I was riding the train to work.
I am proud to say my daughter has written some of the better received poems. Even now we split the writing duties . . . not 50-50 but she does do her share of writing, photo-taking, and brainstorming.

3. Is your current purpose the same?
Absolutely! This has been such a fun adventure and we are making so many online friends that it is rewarding as well. As a displaced writer (first magazine then technical) I really needed a creative outlet to stay sane. And my daughter needed a venue for expressing herself in writing where she was not being graded or restricted to a particular format.

4. Do you blog on a schedule or as the spirit moves you?
We blog Monday through Friday. I try to even when on vacation although it can be sometimes difficult to get online when we are away from home.

People often ask where the inspiration for a particular posting came from. Honestly, I don't know. I think Noodles has so much personality that she makes the topics naturally appear. Then there are the poems, written by both myself and my daughter. I write those when I don't have a lot to say.

It's a Control Thing

What's THIS?
What happens when I push here? Huh? That's a different show than what was just on!
Oh! That's so cool.
Lemme see . . . what if I . . .
"Dog Whisperer" is on! Cool!
Cesar Milan, you ROCK!