Friday, June 28, 2013

Saturday Night Fever on a Friday

Oh you can tell by the way I use my paws
I'm a dancing PUG, no time to walk

A treat is tossed. It's okay.
I'll just lean the OTHER way.

I'm staying alight, light, light, light.

HAPPY THOUGHT OF THE DAY: Dance like it is Saturday Night every day.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Did SOMEONE Say Sunglasses???

We heard through our FURIENDS Benny and Lily,  Hazel, Bailey and Greta, and Mona and Weezie that today was Sunglasses Day. So we went where we normally go - Frankie and Ernie's blog - and got the scoop. It appears today Ranger is indeed Sunglasses Day AND a Blog Hop. I am really enjoying this!!!!

First of all - here is Molly. She is ROCKING the shades in a big way.

I am COOL but in an approachable way

Then, I rummaged around the house until I finally came up with the PERFECT look for Sunglasses Day

Molly let me BORROW her shades. Lookin' good, huh?

Remember to go to Ranger's place and HOP ALONG!!!

HAPPY THOUGHT OF THE DAY: There's nothing wrong with wearing ROSE colored glasses once in a while

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Why Today is Utterly Contested By ME!

I am here SPEAKING today, on Wordless Wednesday, to announce TWO NEW CONTESTS! I know, I know. I seem to be running a plethora of contests lately. BUT I have good reasons to add two more -

  • The END of One Hundred Days of Happy Thoughts (July 1)
  • MY Birthday (July 4)
So you see, I HAVE to have a contest or two

CONTEST #ONE:  Name the Celebrity PUG Owners 
This should be easy to anyone who follows Hollywood. Celebrities like talking about three things - their designers, their new projects, and their dogs.

  1. M-------- P-------
  2. G----- B-----
  3. D-----Q----
  4. D----- R-------
  5. K---- O------
BONUS: T-- D--- and D------ of W------

Comment below so I know you are interested and then send your answers to me at by Midnight (Pacific Time) Monday July 1, 2013. Winners will be announced on Wordless Wednesday, July 3.

CONTEST #2: It's My Birthday
Just wish me happy birthday in the comments AND tell me you want to enter the contest. I will RANDOMIZE all entries and announce the winners on Monday July 8. All entries must be in by Midnight (Pacific Time) July 4, 2013.

It is Wednesday and time for a HOP or two. . . see you around BLOGVILLE Furiends

HAPPY THOUGHT OF THE DAY: The Sun peeking through the leaves makes all of my thoughts happy and bright

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Keeping My Eye On YOU, Mommy!

I think someone forgot to lock the legs!

My Mommys got BUSY over the weekend. Seriously! They went to LOWES and bought a buncha stuff NONE of which was dog related. Then they laid it all out on the front porch, popped on some TUNES and got busy making a ballet barre. I was lonely in the house so I asked if I could SUPERVISE the activity. Much to my surprise, Mommy #2 said YES!

I'll just relax while you work
It was kinda warm, though, so they needed to create the right place for me - shaded, strapped to the porch rail, and comfy. Mommy #1 rigged this above up using the traveling gear from our car, Pugsley.

I must say it was kinda fun to be included and I gave it my all! By the end of the day (reality check: it took under 30 minutes to build the barre), my Mommys were done and had a very nice barre on which to practice ballet.

The finished project

HAPPY THOUGHT OF THE DAY: Being involved in a project is great for creating a feeling of camaraderie.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Win. . . Winning. . . WINNINGEST!!! The Votes are Counted for Crazy Hair!


Hazel of Idaho Pug Ranch is our Grand Winner


Benny is a HANDSOME Second Place

Greta is a CUTE Third Place

Congrats to all of our winners. 

Please drop me an email (noodlesthepugataoldotcom) and let me know where I can send your prizes. 

This was such a FUN FUN contest. Thank you to everyPUGGY who played and voted. It was a tough decision, to be sure. I used a 2 part voting system which was ONE PART reader votes and ONE PART judges. Only, Sunshine the Cat decided to vote for ALL of the entries so I had to do some really COMPLICATED mathematics full of percentages, and ratios, and statistics, and so on. It was clear, in the end, that HAZEL had the CRAZIEST hair of all.

I got a little sidetracked last week and still need to do my MR. CHEWY treat review. I practiced all weekend and I think I have it all decided.

More Fun is coming your way with the end of my One Hundred Happy Thoughts and my birthday. So much to do; so much to plan; and so much to WRITE!

HAPPY THOUGHT OF THE DAY: When it rains I love the clean smell of the air and the cool tickle of the puddles on my toes.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Fight Like A Frenchie - BUT Remain a Pacifist

I had other plans for the blog today. But then I got wind of something that demanded my immediate attention - Fight Like a Frenchie Day in honor of my FURiend Benny (Two French

When it comes to fighting, well I am a bit of a PACIFIST. I just don't like it and would rather not indulge in it. In fact, other than my Mommy, I will share almost anything with anyone. Sometimes, though, you need to set aside your convictions a little - especially when somepuggy you love needs your help.

Benny is trying to KO liver cancer and he needs all the support he can get. So I am joining paws all across Blogville today to fortify the POWER OF THE PAW and help my dear Benny out.
Will you join us?

HAPPY THOUGHT OF THE DAY: If you have to fight, make sure it is for something or someone in which you wholeheartedly believe.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

High Anxiety . . . It's Always the Same*

I had a little Anxiety episode last night. At first it really didn't seem like much more than a normal evening. But as the evening wore on, I became more and more agitated. I was barking at every little thing and I was chasing Molly every time she came near me. Then I started panting A LOT and couldn't sit still. Everybody was yelling at me to calm down (except Mommy #2 who told them I was anxious for some reason).

Finally Mommy put me on time out for my own good. She said I needed to be away from the action (our house can be kinda loud and crazy sometimes with 6 humans, 1 dog and 1 pug, a cat, and 2 birds) so I could calm down. She took me to our bedroom where my pen and bed are set up. She gave me a hug and left (of course she left the light on for me, too). Then she closed the door. I barked a while because I really was not happy being shut off from everyone like that; PLUS Molly had free reign of the house while I was confined. I gave it up pretty quickly since it was evident that Mommy was NOT going to let me out right away.

Within 10 minutes I quieted down, curled up in my bed, and enjoyed the quiet. It was very relaxing, I have to admit and I found my anxiety fading away. I really cannot tell you what had me so wired up but I am glad it went away. Mommy is wise, like that.

Do you have a special routine that your 'rents have for when you seem anxious and out of sorts?

High Anxiety  * Copyright Mel Brooks 1977

Last chance to vote for your favorite CRAZY HAIR. Winners will be announced on Monday, June 24.

And one last thing. . . HAPPY SUMMER 2013!!!!!

HAPPY THOUGHT OF THE DAY: Somedays you just need to take a step back and look at all the beauty in Life

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Well It's Wednesday Again

I cannot believe it is another Wednesday. Of course I will be blog hopping on BlogPaws, Feeling Beachie,
and Crafts Spices. Let me know of any I missed. I love Blog Hopping and meeting new FURiends.

This has already been a very full week with my PUP-a-TOP Contest and the Blogville support for Benny. Molly's blog is growing in followers, too, as she already has 5 Followers!!! It took me over a month to hit 5 followers. Thanks everyone for helping her feel welcome.

I also announced an upcoming contest to celebrate my 100th Happy Thought. It will happen in 8 posts. I don't have the details yet - I am still pondering the possibilities. It will be fun, though.

I have a birthday coming up next month (July 4th to be exact) so I am hoping the 'rents are planning something really cool for me. I will be turning 4 years old. Can you believe it? Four already?

Finally check back on Friday when I will have a product review courtesy of Mr. Chewy. Those people know me so well and offered to send me a treat OF MY CHOICE if I would give an honest review. Since I am admittedly a FOODAHOLIC and fine anything edible EATABLE then I am probably not the best judge. So, I am having Molly help me in the tasting because she is very picky about even TREATS!

Happy Wednesday EveryPUGGY!

HAPPY THOUGHT OF THE DAY: Approach every day with a goal in mind. It will add meaning to your day and make your time better spent

Tuesday, June 18, 2013


Psst! Noodles!
Did you hear the news? I was perusing your blog the other day and I noticed you are only 9 HAPPY THOUGHTS away from 100! You know what that means?

CONTEST!!!!! Let's plan one now!!!

I know this is Noodles' blog but I just had to share this.  Love Sunshine the Cat

I am a little mad at Blogger. I finished an AWARD WINNING post and it didn't save! I saved and saved it but it didn't save. So now I have to recreate my thoughts.

Yes, I am almost to 100 Happy Thoughts so I thought I would have another contest. I don't know what it will be or for what it will be. . . but I will let you know by Friday.

In the meantime, I would appreciate a little help with the CRAZY HAIR/PUP-a-TOP contest. I have reposted the collage of entries below. Just leave me a comment with your choice and I will take it in consideration when choosing the ultimate winner.

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Molly and her family came home yesterday. Check out her blog for an update on her adventures. I kinda missed her little weaselly self. I have someone to talk to today while everyone else is away at work - that'll be nice.

HAPPY THOUGHT OF THE DAY: I loves loves loves to share happy secrets.

Monday, June 17, 2013

I Need HELP Choosing the CRAZIEST HAIR!

You can click to BIGify

I didn't get as many entries into the
Contest. I have to say, though, those who did enter did a FANTASTIC job of coming up with some CRAZY hair. Thank you to all who entered.

Now the HARD PART! I have to pick a winner! I gave myself a week to ponder the pates and come up with the craziest. But - I am asking for your help in deciding. Please leave a comment below and let me know which PUP you think has the craziest hairdo. I will use the tally of those votes to determine the TRUE WINNER!
Of course, Molly and Myself are not eligible for this contest.
I just thought we looked real cute so I included us.

And be sure to check out PUP-A-TOP, our partners in this contest. They have a GREAT idea there and have been a lot of fun to work with on this contest. With SUMMER here in FOUR days, we can all use an extra bottle opener for those boating adventures, camping trips, and sunbathing at the beach days.

As many of you know, Benny from Two French Bulldogs is really really really sick. He started not feeling well late last week and over the weekend received news that he has liver cancer. The extent of his illness and the treatments he will have to endure are not yet known. I am asking all of my readers to ENGAGE THE POWER OF THE PAW for him. Please go by his blog and wish him a swift recovery.

HAPPY THOUGHT OF THE DAY: Helping a FURiend in need is helping yourself to a SMILE.

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Friday, June 14, 2013

Molly's New Blog

Molly did it. She started her own blog. She is so independent these days, you know. She turns 1 year old next month and she is ALL OVER IT!

So when she said she wanted to break away from my Blogville shadow, my Mommy #2 said SURE. She has set her up in Wordpress because, well she wanted to try it out.

I really really think Molly is going to be a Blogville star in her own right.
Check her out at

HAPPY THOUGHT OF THE DAY: Take that first step, no matter how scary. Good things are almost guaranteed to happen.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Who Put Us HERE?????

Someone thought it would be a good idea to pose us THREE together. We are at the top of the stairs so we cannot exactly run away. There were treats involved, I admit.

NOTE TO SELF: I really MUST work on my weakness for treats.

  • Sunshine does not look happy

  • I am asking WHY

  • Molly seems oblivious to the incongruity of the situation


All entries must be in my email box ( by Midnight West Coast Time

                                                         HAPPY THOUGHT OF THE DAY: A Cloudy day is no match for
a Sunny disposition

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Hopping Around Blogville

Come HOP with me
Let's HOP along the Blogs
Let's find out what's happenin'
At Feelin' Beachy and Blog Paws
Come on, come on and HOP
and never STOP
Come Hop with me
Come on, come on and HOP

Feeling Beachy
Crafty Spice
Create with Joy

HAPPY THOUGHT OF THE DAY: Participating in your community is so comforting

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Crazy Hair and the SITUATION

I wanna remind all of you to CHECK OUT last Friday's blog for all the info you need to enter my latest CONTEST - Crazy Hair to win a PUP-a-TOP.
It will be loads of fun to see all the pictures of the entrants AND THEN decide who is the craziest! I am so looking forward to it. Deadline is this Friday, June 14 at Midnight Pacific Time.

I need to alert you all to a situation that is a-brewing at my CASA. I think you can tell by the look on my face that it is NOT A GOOD thing. What am I talking about? Well, basically it has something to do with Molly no longer being a puppy, Molly being almost as tall as me, and Molly being a bully.

Mostly it has something to do with Molly being a bully. The fact that she is almost as tall as me and no longer a puppy means only that I can do little or nothing about it. She can fight back now - and sometimes she wins.
In the above incident, I am expressing my wish that she SHARE. You see, there was a tennis ball - just one tennis ball. I was playing with it when Molly came up to me and snatched it from my mouth.

Then she began to play with the tennis ball giving no thought to it really being MY tennis ball to begin with. I told myself to be cool - eventually she would give the ball BACK to me OR we could play a game of catch together. NOPE! Not happening. Molly KEPT the ball and no amount of pleading with her would make her give it up. Next thing I know, Mommy is calling us back inside and I didn't even get my chance with the tennis ball. What did Molly do? She sat back down with the tennis ball and LAUGHED at me!!!

That was when I started to yell at her. No FAIR!
But it was already too late - PLAY time was over.

HAPPY THOUGHT OF THE DAY: Find a toy you like and stick with it.

Monday, June 10, 2013

A Splash of Summer


SUMMER came back to the Bay Area over the weekend. It was so toasty that My Mommys limited my outside time. I was NOT going to argue because Princesses do NOT sweat. And I was not into GLOWING either. So I opted to stay indoors the majority of the weekend. 

But then Auntie T put up the pool and - well - I could not resist a dip or two in the pool. Ah! The refreshing way it tickled my toes. . . the smooth as silk coolness invading my whole being as I splashed around. It was pure HEAVEN!

Molly is not such a waterdoggy. She tiptoed around a little - but she never really gave in to the experience at all. In fact, she hopped out almost as soon as this photo was taken. Can you see the panic in her eyes? I find this a bit odd coming from a pup who takes 2-3 baths A WEEK!!!! And sometimes SHOWERS! But there you have it - she hates to swim.

I like that the pool is accessible to me all day so even when I am let out only to do my bidness, I can take a quick dip in the pool to cool off. It is so delightful. This, to me is one of the finest things about summertime.

Don't Forget My Contest to WIN a PUP-a-TOP of your very own!!! 
I will also be awarding prizes (but not Pup-a-Tops) to the Second and Third place entries. 

Check out my post from Friday, June 7th for entering details.

HAPPY THOUGHT OF THE DAY: Summertime swimming = Goodtimes