Sunday, December 28, 2008

Up Close and Personal

Pearl here! It's been a fun, busy week. Mommy has been taking lots of pictures. She got into an "extreme close up" mood the other day and took these of us. The first two are of me and the last one is one my stinky sister.

Mommy moved my chair this week, too. It was near the Christmas tree and Mommy said it was crowding the living room. But something funny happened. After she moved my chair to the other side of the room, Daisy and I discovered this cool thing. It's called a "fireplace" and it has nice tiles in front of it. We spent a lot of time there this week especially when the sun was shining on the little brown tiles.

This is me and my bone:

This is my sister thinking deep thoughts - NOT!!

And here's the picture that Mommy says "warms her heart" (it's probably the fireplace warming it not the picture but we won't tell her)

Tomorrow, we're driving to Montreal. Yay! We love Montreal. There are lots of belly rubs and treats there.

Until next year,
Pug love from,

Friday, December 19, 2008


Daisy here! It's been an exciting week. We received two awards! Not one but TWO! Can you believe it? We're so lucky.

The first one is from our friend Clover who gave us the Lemonade award. Thank you so much Clover!

This award is given to bloggers who show great Attitude/Gratitude. We're giving this award to some wonderful friends - Liss & the gang, Puddleglum, Roxy & Lucky and Brutus.

Our second award comes the very nice people a Pet Forums.

Dog Community

Thank you so much people at Pet Forum!

I've had a pretty busy week. Besides the usual - bugging my sister, chewing my bone, napping, and playing outside I had some great play sessions with Daddy!

This is me the other night.

"Hey, Dad, watcha doing? Wanna play?"

"Oh, you're watching hockey."

"Well, that's okay. I can wait 'till you're done. I need to stretch anyway."

"Whoa! Hey Mr. Sneakpants! The game's not over!"

"Hey, come back down here!"

"You leave me no choice but to come up there!"

I got him pretty good after that. Not only did I jump up all over him and pretend to bite, I made the scariest noises. Mommy and Daddy keep saying they're going to videotape me when I'm playing with Daddy one of these days. I keep telling them not to because everyone will be scared at how fierce how I am! And I don't want to scare anyone!

Have a good weekend everyone!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Christmas Meme

I saw this meme few days ago on Nevis' blog and finally had a few minutes to do it.

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping paper. I feel like I can do more with it. When I'm feeling particularly energetic, I like to do ribbons and the whole shebang.

2. Real tree or Artificial? Real baby! Growing up we always had the same artificial tree. Real was never even an option. I love going to chop our own (so does Daisy!).

3. When do you put up the tree? I used to put it up 2 weeks before Christmas. This year I put it up after Thanksgiving.

4. Wreath on your door? Yes - a handmade one. It's pretty simple but I like it.

5. Do you like eggnog? I lurv eggnog but it doesn't love me.

6. Favourite Christmas gift received as a child? Barbie airplane. I can still remember the smell of that thing. Ooooh, plastic. I loved it!

7. Easiest person to buy for? Hubbie is easy because he gives a nice long list but I also like to get him things that aren't on his list and that can be difficult.

8. Least easiest? My sister. I feel like I buy her the same thing every year - well different versions of it!

9. Do you have a nativity scene? No.

10. Mail or email Christmas cards? I love Christmas cards but they are time consuming and each year I feel like I get to them later and later. But I will prevail. I will!

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? When I was a teenager I HATED oranges with a passion. I thought everyone knew this but apparently, "Santa" didn't because he left 3 in my stocking.

12. Favourite Christmas Movie? Scrooged.

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Boxing day. I kid not.

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? I honestly can't remember.

15. Open presents on Christmas eve or morning? We open our main gifts on Christmas Eve and our stockings in the morning (you have to wait for Santa after all to fill the stockings...geesh)

16. Lights on the tree? I have always had multi-colored lights but next year I may go all white.

17. Favourite Christmas song? Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree.

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? We used to travel to our families every year but we've pretty much stopped that. Except this year we're going to Montreal for a few days around New Year's.

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? Rudolph.

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? An angel and she is the happiest little angel you've ever seen!

21. Favourite thing to eat at Christmas? I'm on a special diet because of health stuff so I'm going to pass on this question.

22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? Christmas music!!! I get so sick of hearing it.

23. Favourite Tree ornament, theme or colour? Uh...oh, I really like the new Hello Kitty dressed as an Eskimo I bought last year on Boxing Day at Target for like 2 bucks.

24. Favourite for Christmas dinner? See answer to question #21

25. Brussels Sprouts - love or hate them? Love.

26. Favourite accompaniment to the Christmas Pud? I like the word "Pud" but again see #21. No sugar for the puggie mama.

27. Favourite Christmas Carol? What Child Is This

28. Your very Favourite Christmas Thing? Getting to spend holiday time with my sweetie and puggie pies

29. A Christmas wish! Peace and good health for all

30. Tag a Seasonal Six! Anyone who is reading this is tagged!

Each year since I got Pearl I've taken a Christmas photo of her that I include in our Christmas cards. Last year was the first Pearl and Daisy Christmas photo. Here it is:

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Pug Tilt

Someone posted this on a puggie Livejournal blog today - they found it on YouTube. I had to watch it a few times because it's too adorable. And made me laugh my butt off!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

A friend in need

Our friends at Pug NYC are in need of some support and financial help. Their puggie Dylan is having trouble with one of his legs. They brought him to the vet's yesterday and they were told he had a dangerous inflammatory infection affecting his spine and brain. An update today, however, says that he doesn't have the infection - which is a huge relief - but they still don't know what's up with the little guy. He's too sick to come home and the visit to the vet cost them $4,000. Our friends are a young couple living in New York City who have been struggling financially. Their puggies are everything to them and they are asking for any help anyone can give. Visit their blog for their story.

Monday, December 1, 2008

A visit to the vet's

Pearl here. Mommy took me for my annual check-up and talked to the doctor about a limp I sometimes have. We learned a few years ago that my knees are kind of wonky - a puggie thing - but lately Mommy's noticed it's a little worse. The doctor said it needs to be taken care of and they recommended anti-inflammation medication. Mommy wasn't sure because drugs make her nervous, but then the doctor gave my legs a good feel and said that I've actually lost some muscle mass in the bad leg and that I need to fix that!

So we came home with some medication which Mommy wants to give me but is still a little nervous about. They took blood tests so that they have an idea of where I'm at today with my liver and stuff and then in a few weeks they'll check again to make sure the medication isn't hurting me. Mommy wishes there was another way but the vet said this was the best way to avoid me having further problems.

Other than that silly hind leg, I'm perfect - of course. And I'm thinking that maybe having a bum bad leg isn't so bad because I'm already getting special treatment today (extra treats anyone?) and lovely longer than usual belly rubs.

Well, I think I hear the treat bag again so bye for now!