Friday, July 20, 2007

I’ve Been Tagged!

Hi everydoggy! My pal Duke tagged me and asked me to list five things I would put in a time capsule for the benefit of future Dogs. I am SO excited. I’ve never been tagged before! So here goes:

Five things I would put in a time capsule:

1. First and foremost, I would include a loofah puppy. It’s my favorite toy, but I don’t mind sacrificing the one I have now because it’s getting a little yucky. I go through about one a month, so it’s about time for a new one. I also have a feeling Mommy and Daddy will feel so bad about leaving me while they go on vacation that I’ll get a new toy anyway!

2. Second, I will leave instructions on how to properly dissect loofah puppy. Start off by ripping the squeaker out his nose. This usually results in a lot of fuzz. Mommy hates this part because she has to finish pulling the fuzz out of loofah puppy’s head before giving it back to me. I then rip his eyes and ears off before moving to the second squeaker. Once I have successfully ripped it out, Mommy puts loofah puppy in the big can in the kitchen because she can’t handle fuzz all over the house. Shortly thereafter, she comes home with a new one for me!

3. Third, I will leave a comfy blanket. I can give one up since I have so many. Every pug needs a soft, comfy blanket to sleep with, carry around the house and eat. Now, which one do I give up? The green one … no, that’s my favorite. The white one … no, that’s my favorite. Oh well, maybe I’ll give you one of Mommy’s.

4. Fourth, I will leave a bag of Snausages. Not mine, of course. Mommy will have to buy some especially for the time capsule. There’s no way I’m giving up my Snausages.

5. And last but not least, I would put my Puppia in the time capsule. It has given me enough trouble already, what with the diet and everything.

I will have to tag others next week when Mommy gets back from some place called Las Vegas. She says I type too slowly, and she wants to hug and kiss on me before she leaves! Talk to everydoggy next week!


Thursday, July 19, 2007

Something's Rotten in the State of Utah

This is me in Mommy's X-terra. I was trying to stow away, but they caught me.

Something's going on here in Utah, everydoggy. Mommy and Daddy have brought out the green bags. I know from experience that this means they're going somewhere. Sadly, I do not see the red bag, which is mine. They have been trying to sneak around and put their clothes into their bags, but Daddy has taught me various ninja skills so I see all.

While I'm a little distraught over this, I was happy to see my friend Terri come over tonight. I have a feeling that she is going to be taking care of me while Mommy and Daddy are on vacation, and this is GREAT news! She LOVES animals. I was so excited when she came over that I did circles, and I even did my trick for her.

So guys and gals that means I won't be blogging until next week. I hope everybody has a great weekend, and I'll see ya again soon!


Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Cross Country Pug

I helped drive. Daddy needed a break after the first two days!

Yep! St. Louis!

The Missouri state line. It wasn't too cold here. If we only knew what we'd hit the next day in Cheyenne!

This is Mommy directly across the Utah state line. Check out her new snow boots. After the episode in Cheyenne, she refused to go any further without proper winter attire. Seriously. She locked herself in the hotel bathroom for hours!

We really are in this picture! You just can't see us!
About a year-and-a-half ago, Mommy, Daddy, and me moved across the country from Tennessee to Utah. It was a 30-hour, three-day drive. I had my moments (like in Cheyenne when I refused to walk in the snow and tried to drag Mommy back to the hotel and she slipped and bumped her head in the parking lot), but for the most part it was pretty fun. We saw lots of new places, and Mommy made us stop at every state sign to take pictures! I thought I'd post a few from our trip!

Newton, The Travelin' Pug

Monday, July 16, 2007

The Proof is in the Puppia

At first I didn't know what to do with this and Mommy thought it was another repeat of the beef stroganoff incident, but once I got a taste, I just couldn't stop!

I don't know why Mommy fed me out of this pink bowl. I prefer my "Good Dog" bowl with bones on it. Oh well. I guess it's what's inside the bowl that counts, right?

Well, everydoggy, there's no denying it now. The postman brought the dreaded red, XL Puppia in the mail, and it fit much better than the L. I tried to persuade Mommy that XL means "extra lovable," but she would just not have it. (She's smart that way.) I am now on a "diet" and to make things worse, she and Daddy ordered pizza this weekend. Yes! Pizza! With pepperoni!!! My favorite! Daddy tried to sneak me a bite, but Mommy went nuts!

The one good thing to come of this was she did make me some Frosty Paws, as promised. I can always count on Mommy to come through. It was like eating food from Heaven. I've never had anything so wonderful. I could go on and on; instead I'll post some pictures of me enjoying the tasty treat. Mommy even had to take it away from me at one point because I was snarfing it down so fast! She was afraid I was going to get puggy brain freeze!

Thanks again, Gidget for the recipe! Frosty Paws RULE!!!!!!

Sportin' my new Puppia (and lookin' good I might add),

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Diet?!? Did Somebody Say Diet?!?

Boy, I wish this thing had never come in the mail!!!!!

This is me after I heard the "D" word!

For all you Puppia wearers out there, do they run small? Please, please tell me they run small. Or maybe Puppia just labeled the size wrong. Maybe it wasn't a large. Maybe it was really a small! Yeah, that's it. It's gotta be. Despite what my Mommy and my doctor say, I am not overweight. I mean, just look at me. I'm a muscular, fine-looking' pug!

I gotta tell you guys and gals ... I'm really afraid of what this means. Mommy has already cut back on the amount of Snausages I get daily, and I've been noticing that she doesn't fill the food scoop up to the top like she used to. Have any of you other pugs been on what they call a "diet?" If so, how horrible is it? I need to prepare myself for the upcoming food disappointments!

Exchanging my L Puppia for an XL,

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

An Award!!!!!

Here it is! My very first "official" award! Mommy calls me "Top Dog" all the time, but she's kinda biased! She's very proud of me for being a "Rockin' Guy." Thanks Duke!!!!

Rock on!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Nice to Meet Everyone!

Wow! I've only been blogging for a couple of days now, and I've already met some great dogs. Mommy and I can't wait to read everybody's blogs more closely tonight. Thanks to everybody who left comments and a BIG thanks to Duke and Gidget for the shout-out!

And to answer ya'lls question, no I didn't ride the monster Saint Bernard. In fact, I didn't even get too close to him. I was afraid he'd get slobber all over me, and I happen to be a very clean pug. Ask Mommy. I'm a cleaning fool. Anyway, he snuck up behind me at one point, and Mommy and Daddy decided it would be funny to snap a picture. All in all, he was a pretty nice guy ... from what I could tell from afar. He didn't mind us pugs at all. He didn't even growl at us once. If he had've, it probably would have caused the earth to shake.

And for all you pugs out there who offered encouragement for my next pug meet-up, thanks! I'm going to need it. After all, I'll be working hard to protect Mommy's personal items from pug pee!

(Hi everybody! This is Amy, Newton's Mommy. I just wanted to interject and say that Newton wasn't afraid of Saint Bernard drool. He was just afraid of the Saint Bernard! Don't let him fool you!) :)

Monday, July 9, 2007

My First Pug Meet-Up

This is me. Not quite happy to be there, but I'm hanging in!
This is the GIANT I was talking about!!!!
This pug wanted to be my friend. She was cute and all, but I'm still kinda shy!
Mommy thought this was a good idea. I thought she was hot, too, so I splashed her real good before I jumped out! Oh! That's the purse that got peed on!

The Low-Down on the Pug Meet-Up!
Well, Mommy and Daddy succeeded in fooling me this weekend. Here I thought I was going for a little ride, and I wound up in a dog park. I don't know how this happened. It was a disaster from the get go. I walked in and got rushed by tons of pugs. I turned around to go back, but Mommy and Daddy wouldn't let me out of the gate. I was trapped. Then, this ginormous monster walked up to me and nearly gave me a heart attack. I later found out it was a Saint Bernard, whatever that is. It certainly isn't a dog.

Mommy got paid back, though! A spry little pug peed all over her purse. Daddy says it was her fault for leaving it on the ground in a dog park. I think it was sweet revenge.

I hear we're going back in August. Mommy's a glutton for punishment, I guess. She loved it so much, though, that I might try to enjoy myself next time. I might even try to protect her purse. It depends on how many Snausages I get this month!

Talk to ya'll later!

Sunday, July 8, 2007

What a Wonderful World

Hi everybody and everydoggy! My name is Newton. Well, at least I think that's my real name. My Mommy and Daddy call me all sorts of funny things. My favorite, though, is Bubba Pug. It shows my roots. I am Tennessee through and through, but now I live in Utah. I like it here, OK, although I do miss the Smoky Mountains and visiting my grandma (she was all the time slipping me the good stuff under the table--sausage, turkey, eggs, vanilla ice cream, everything but the kitchen sink really, although I would've tried that too if it had gravy poured over it). The white stuff in the winter took some getting used to, but I like it now. In fact, I'll race through it just to see how much of it I can kick on Mommy. She's still getting used to it; I just thought I'd help speed up the process. Sometimes she thinks she doesn't need my help. I know she does, so I just keep on doing it! It's summertime now, and Mommy and Daddy won't let me go out too much. It's been over 100 degrees for the past couple of days, so I stay in and do what I do best ... nap. There's the early morning nap, the late morning nap, the early afternoon nap, the mid afternoon nap, etc. What can I say? It's a wonderful world!