Sunday, December 29, 2019

Post Christmas Post

Christmas has come and gone and I wanna tell you I am still HERE! I know, I know. I have not been blogging much at all lately. But I plan to change that soon.

For now, let me say Happy Holidays to all of my FURiends no matter what you celebrate. And I will be back tomorrow (HOPEFULLY) with tales of my Christmas WEEK and New Years plans.

Love you all

Friday, December 20, 2019

I Have No Idea

I have no idea what to write today. I think I am in the throes of WRITER'S BLOCK. It all started when I was designing my Christmas cards and had to also write the family NEWSLETTER for 2019.
So MANY adventures
So many changes
So many good times

How does one encapsulate all of that LIVING into one short(ish) newsletter? It usually happens that I end up leaving out something really significant and that is not good.

Maybe I should keep a journal year round so I would KNOW exactly what happened and could recount it on a card?

Nah - that ain't gonna happen.
Not this year!
Not ever.

So let me see. . . what did I do last WEEK? Month? year?

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Pug Thug and Da Man

(Add a RAP Beat)

You better keep your eyes PEELED
You better not wail 
You better keep it under WRAPS
I'll LAY it out like a SEAL

That DUDE in RED is jamming to your HOOD

He's got you under SURVEIL-LANCE
Twenty-four Seven
He's JIVIN' on your every move
Don't leave nothing to CHANCE

That DUDE in RED is jamming to your HOOD


You better keep your eyes PEELED
You better not wail 
You better keep it under WRAPS
I'll LAY it out like a SEAL

That DUDE in RED is jamming to your HOOD

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Guess What Movie Mommy and I are Watching?

It is Holiday Movie Marathon time and Mommy #2 and I were taking full advantage of a little time to relax. Tis the season to work too hard and stress - so I made sure we took a little time for ourselves before the madness came rushing in.

We picked a movie we had both see before but LOVE. Can you guess what movie it was? Here are some HINTS -

  1. It is about a Father and a Son on the adventure of a lifetime
  2. It is about making promises and keeping them
  3. It is about the SPIRIT of Christmas and not the presents
  4. It has Elves with Attitude in it
Did you GUESS?

Can you tell NOW??

You are right! We were watching 
The Santa Clause

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Noodles The Pug - Out for a SPIN

The other day, I was feeling a bit, I dunno, restless. No one was WILLING to indulge me with a road trip so I sorta kinda took it upon myself to take PUGSLEY out for a spin. Noodles, you are thinking. You can drive? I beseech you - what do YOU think?

Pugsley is my Mommys' car. It is 18 years old - technically 19 years old since "new" car models come out mid year. In any case, Pugsley is a gold CRV and my Mommys have always thought it was the pug of automobiles. Hence the name.

I am very good at driving, if you must know. I know to keep distractions . . . to . . . a . . . .a . . . .a. . . . OH! Sorry. I was distracted by that person over there dropping their lunch. I could help them with that, I could. BUT as I was saying. GOOD driving requires minimal distractions. This was a rainy day so the roads were a little slick and visibility low. 

SNICKER, Snicker - you totally caught me. I was NOT AT ALL driving alone. But, as you can tell, I AM a very good secondary driver.

Monday, December 16, 2019

OH! Christmas Tree!

This is Mommy #1's at University Christmas Tree. She likes it because it is simple and YET it has a sort of elegance about it.

I'd like to say I had a hand (PAW, puh-leez) in decorating it - but I didn't. This masterpiece is 100 PERcent Mommy #1's crafting.

I was thinking hard about the meaning of this minuscule tree and how it related to my world. . . . NAH! I was totally wondering WHERE my treat for posing pretty was.

Nonetheless, I really like this tree and am so glad that Mommy #2 has a tree to liven up her suite during finals.

Friday, December 13, 2019

I Heard There Was A MOUSE Involved

It turns out CORONADO was not the ONLY place the 'rents visited on their sojourn SOUTH.

I heard there was a M-O-U-S-E involved.

I heard there was SNACKIES involved.

I heard there were EARS involved.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

What SOMEONE Not Me Did For Thanksgiving

My two Mommys left me for a WHOLE week at Thanksgiving and ventured south to San Diego. It was beautiful for the first FOUR days they were there. BUT then the rain I was suffering with while they were gone traveled south and made their Thanksgiving a little WET.

Mommy said it was okay because they still had SUNSETS like this

And walks along the beach with sand like this

But they said they missed me so much and wished I could have joined them on this trip. They KNOW I love the beach so much. But it is against the rules to have a dog in the lodge so they just didn't take me.

I stayed home with Aunt T. She gets lonely with just Molly and Sunshine to keep her company.

Everypuggy KNOWS there is no better cuddler than a PUG.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Wordless Wednesday Like I Always Do

I am Gonna keep this short and SIMPLE
Because today is supposed to be WORDLESS
I find it very hard to do so
For I have too much to SAY
Suffice it to say that THIS PHOTO
Tells a tale that READS like no other
For one cannot SEE the bribery
Happening past the border

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

The Holidays Snuck Up On Me

Sometime in Mid-November, I snuggled in my nest (pictured here) with my LAMBIE (also pictured here) and took a nap. It was a good nap, a solid nap.

BUT WHEN I WOKE UP, I discovered THE HOLIDAYS were already here!

And I am not ready. No. . . No . . . No . . .

I have CRAFTING to do.

Lots of holiday BAKING to do and for that I need the helps of some THUMBS, a-hem . . .
Stock photo
And, most importantly, I have lots and lots of CHRISTMAS SHOPPING to do.

But first. . . this PUG is gonna take a NAP. Wake me up in time for Kris Kringle Time.

Sunday, December 8, 2019

On Bended Knees

Hi EveryPUGGY. It is I - Noodles the Pug in the FURS. Well, not really in the FURS because this is a blog post and NOT snout to snout, as it were. But it is REALLY me and not a DOPPELGANGER or something.

It has been sooooooo long since I have been able to post something for your all. I have missed you all so very much. I hope you miss me too, and aren't just mad at me or no longer interested.

You see - it is that DANG JOB of my Mommy's. Yes, I said D-A-N-G! Because I am piddle peeved that it commands so much of her time away from me. And not only that, she is so busy at work that she has no TIME for the internets and stuff. Then she leaves there AND GOES TO WORK AGAIN so that I only see her an hour or two before bed time.

But I am gonna try and be a better BLOGGER because I gotta say that I LOVE BLOGVILLE and all of its inhabitants - you all are my FURiends and you mean so much to me. I am gonna try very hard - so don't get mad if sometimes I just go MIA again. And if you are mad at me now, well understand that I am trying.


Can you really stay MAD at this PUG MUG??

Friday, November 15, 2019


This is me on my Mommy #2's lap. Those are her FAVORITE jammies. I love to snuggle on Mommy's lap when she is wearing them because they are so soft and warm.

Today starts the longest weekend of the YEAR for me. This is SHOW WEEKEND and I won't see much of either of my Mommys for the next 3 days. THREE WHOLE DAYS.

I cuddle SO HARD when Mommy DOES get home (Mommy #1 is still at her college campus) because I know my time with her is so limited.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Sittin' On The Couch AS IF I Were ALLOWED

Just so you know, I totally run the roost in this household. I do what I want and go where I want and . . .

Oh, sorry Mommy. I'll get RIGHT DOWN from the couch.

Like I was saying. I TOTALLY RULE this roost. and by that I mean BED.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Tongue PEEP Tuesday

I am not one to show my pretty pink tongue. I don't know why. I don't bare my teeth either. Just a ME thing. But once in a while the humans will get a glimpse of it in all its glory. And when they do - they always have to take a PICTURE.

What is it with these humans and their photography? They are always taking the silliest photos. And with the advent of the smartphone - well, it is nearly intolerable.

Then again, I do enjoy seeing a good photo of me now and then.

This is NOT one of them.

Monday, November 11, 2019

This is a Very Different Vet

Happy Veterans Day!!!

When Mommy first wrote this BLOG POST, she put V-E-T. It made me QUAKE in my little bunny slippers! I like my dogter and all - but that doesn't mean I like VISITING him all the time. And last month I was there a few times. SOOOOO. I was worried that when Mommy said we were celebrating VETS, well I assumed. . .

I am happy that I was wrong (something I seldom admit to). Instead this is the day we celebrate VETERANS of the armed services. Those are the humans who work so hard to keep us safe from foreign invaders and usurpers and what have you. I am not really clear what it is all about; but I am glad they are doing it. I love being SAFE.

Also, this is the beginning of SHOW WEEK for Mommys 1&2. Neither of them is dancing anymore, but they still volunteer to help out the dance studio owned by Auntie D. So every year they are missing from home ALL DAY and most of the NIGHT in order to put on the best show ever. I know it is because I have seen it.

I will miss them BUT I know they are doing something they love. You know how those THEATER folk are. They are so drawn to the stage.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Pink is Past but NOT Really Passe

Today, November 1, marks the end of Breast Cancer Awareness month. But guess what. The FIGHT still continues and I was to remind everypuggy that Breast Cancer is not a one month thing. We should think about it every day and fight against it and FOR MORE research and recovery every single day.

Thursday, November 7, 2019


SO, as you now know, Mommy's last two weeks have been anything but normal. She was so busy and then the new job started. AnyHOWWWWWW, my Halloween Costume idea went by the wayside.

To make matters WORSE, I got sick on Halloween Morning - I was all sulky and my tail was down and I was TREMBLING. I was hurting. Mommy checked my limbs for injury and felt for fever. Luckily none of those things were conclusive. So she gave me an antacid and went to work. She planned to call the DOGTER when she got to her office. She also talked to her SUPERVISOR about leaving early to take me there. The supervisor said sure. Mommy left early in the afternoon.

Mommy RUSHED home as fast as the traffic would allow. When she opened the door I bounded up to her like normal. I was telling her the ANTACID worked and I felt perfectly NORMAL and did not HAVE TO go see the dogter.

Nice try, Mommy said and took me anyhow. The DOGTER gave me a once over and declared me FIT AS A FIDDLE and sent me on my way. Told you, Mommy.

When Mommy got home she rushed around the house making things ready for Trick or Treaters and making dinner for the HUMANS in the house. It was nearly TnT time when she remembered I needed a COSTUME if I was going to greet guests at the door.

This - my very first Halloween Costume (That's a Bowl of Noodles) was what she choose. It still fit. The only difference is I STILL WORE MY HALLOWEEN POWER PAWS.

So, that was a little disappointing. But I did totally ROCK the costume and made it my own.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Wordless Wednesday Sorta, Kinda, Maybe. . .

This is a puzzling photo, don't you think? It sorta looks a little like the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, right?

Kind of. . .

But this is what was REALLY happening - and don't be fooled. Sunshine was just pretending to be all asleep and innocent. In truth, she has some insidious plans up her FURS.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Is the World Flat or is it JUST ME?

I am missing almost my whole middle girth

The other evening I was sitting on Mommy lap watching TV. It seemed all so RIGHT and normal. But then I kinda noticed my PERSPECTIVE was changing a little. It seemed the room was going FLAT. Really really flat. And I wondered if the WORLD was changing because of all the earthquakes (which I never felt) and wildfires we had going on in October? Hmmmmm

All those wrinkles - I thought I was melting out
of my body!

So I said MOMMY! Please - is the world getting FLATTER or is it me. She giggled a little which totally unsettled me. She has a sadistic giggle, I think. It's not a light-hearted trill like a "hee-hee-hee" but more of a sneery "heh-heh-heh" which always sets me on edge. What did she MEAN by it?

So Mommy suggested taking a couple of photos to prove it was ME and NOT the WORLD that was flat. She said I was really really flat, too. I mean, look at that first photo. Have you ever seen a PUG so FLAT?

Mommy asks you to ignore her socked feet
and to say no, her legs are not that large. She
is so vane.

It turns out I was SO ASLEEP that I oozed down into Mommy's legs, separating them some and making it LOOK like I was flat. I was so comfortable and so happy to be spending quality time with one of two MAIN MOMMYS in my life. I calmed down about the WORLD a but after that. At least there was a simple explanation. For some other things - not so much.

Monday, November 4, 2019

The Missing Blog and How It Happened

I am gonna be very very honest with you all about my MIA last week. It is all very appropriate to explain and I just want my AUDIENCE to know I did NOT abandon you.

The truth is - My Mommy #2 ABANDONED me last week and apparently over the next couple of months, for sure, she will KEEP ON abandoning me. Harrrrumph, I say!

What happened is she got a THIRD job. That's right. She still has the work from home job but there is not much going on there - not even much income. And she still has the night job at the tkd studio - but that too is just supplemental income, not really a living wage. So she had to do something and fast.

She applied for and got a temp COUNTY job and it is 8-5 M through F! She leaves the house at 7:15 and does not return until 8:30 every night. And then she is soooooo tired. So the good news is

I GET A COUPLE OF HOURS OF SOLID CUDDLE TIME. Then it is bed time and we start all over again.

It has been a difficult adjustment for us all but I think we can do it. We really don't have much choice.

I have been keeping a journal of what I do ALL DAY so Mommy and I have something we can talk to you in the post every day. Mommy is going to write them all in one day (Sunday) and schedule them. Here's hoping the scheduling works. It is IMPORTANT that I speak to you all on a daily basis,

LIKE I PROMISED when I first joined Blogville.

I hope you all understand and I hope to see you here - IN MY BLOG WORLD. I loves loves loves you all so much.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Pinky Pink PINK - What More Can I Learn About Breast Cancer Awareness Month?

Did you know there are many ways you can help raise money for CANCER RESEARCH and to help Breast Cancer victims? Well CHECK this out
(my source is GAME PINK)

  1. COACH POTATOES TAKE NOTE = You can play video games to raise money! Check this out If your thing is cracking the gaming code and raking up points, this challenge may be just for you. Gamers gather SPONSERS and then donations are based on amassing points. It couldn't be easier. A lot easier than running a marathon, don't you think? 

  2. MEGA SHOPPERS LOOK HERE = You can shop and talk your friends into shopping as well at There are so many kinds of merch to choose from. A good place to do some serious Christmas shopping. And the best part - you KNOW the proceeds will funnel right to Breast Cancer programs.

  3. BLOGGERS and VLOGGERS = Add a donate button to your site and help raise funds without doing a thing. It is easy - just download the code from here

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Halloween Countdown

We took this photo at PetsMart way way back when. The flying pig costume was one of the first Mommy made for me. It was good but too big - especially the hood with nose. It flopped down over my head and I couldn't see where I was going. You see, PUGS have very small heads despite having rather large necks. So hoods are hard to fit.

Mommy also made Molly's cap which does not really stay on her head either. WHY? Because she has a pin head. That's really all. Her head is as small as Sunshine's.

Mom also made these TUTUs for us that year and it looked really great on me.

Sunshine chose to wear it like this.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

The Fruitiest Fall

Mommy! What'd you say? My ears are missing! 
Fall my Mommy #2 goes nearly NUTTY. She is nutty all year round but NOT quite as much as during the Fall. It is all about the FRUITS and the jams she makes. She cannot stop herself. And here's the rub . . . she seldom eats jam. Once in a blue MOON she might. But as a rule - no way jose.

Here is a sampling of what the last few weeks have brought

The FIGS were everywhere, she had Asian pears and augmented them with Bosc and Bartlett, a variety of jalapeno and salsa peppers, and lemons. She made fresh Lemon curd, Fig pear jam, Fig and Merlot jam, Ginger Fig jam, Red Pepper Flake jam. THEN THIS WEEKEND she comes home with apples galore, and yesterday she came home with 2 large bags full of LARGE pomegranates. There seems to be no end to this bounty.

Well, there will be and we will all be sad when it ends.

In the meantime, Mommy is busy chopping, jamming and freezing - not exactly in that order. Oh, and yes, eating fresh fruit . . . a lot!