Monday, November 29, 2010

New Pug Blog on the Block

We just discovered Percy the Pug's blog. He's a cute baby pug in Louisiana, with Canadian parents! Hop on over to his blog and say hey! He's Wilma approved!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

The verdict is in

Tallulah loves her yak chew. Petunia prefers the bully stick.

The yak chew on the left is unchewed. The one on the right is after Tallulah chewed on it since Wednesday. She's still chewing on it, but mom will take it away before she swallows it. Or after, depending on how ornery Tallulah might be.

So our vote is that the yak chew is much longer lasting for aggressive chewers like Tallulah. We do think that She's darn near OCD about chewing on her stuff. Remember that she wore the pigment off her lips going after a saddle bone.

You will need to watch your doggy with this one though, especially if they are prone to swallow stuff. The chew is really hard and probably won't digest very quickly in the stomach. It could cause an abdominal obstruction if too large. 

Friday, November 26, 2010

yak chews and bully sticks

n the endless quest to find new stuff for us to chew on, 
mom decided to try yak chews from Best Bully Sticks
We had heard from Puglet that they were pretty good, so mom went for it. 
See, we'd already tried antlers and turned up our little pug noses at them. 

The verdict is that Tallulah likes her some yak chew. Petunia not so much. She may change her mind once she sees Tallulah chewing it with such enthusiasm. But that's okay. Tallulah is the one who gnaws on the bully stick for a while, then swallows 5 inch bully sticks whole. She needed something to keep her more occupied. 

So hopefully, the yak chews will keep Tallulah busy enough all weekend so mom can work on her two 20 page papers. 

Mom made a little video of us enjoying our yak chew and bully sticks. She's not sure she can get the video thing to work on blogger, so she put it on youtube, too. 

Thursday, November 25, 2010

What are you thankful for?

We are thankful. 

We are blessed pugs. We have a mom that loves us and would do anything for us. We have good, plentiful food, warm beds, more toys than anypug should have, an ample supply of bully sticks and treats, clothes galore. We have good veterinary care, vitamins and supplements to keep us at our healthiest, a big yard to play in and dog parks to run in. 
Most of the time, we don't act very thankful. Honestly, we act like spoiled brats a lot.
But on this day, we are grateful.

We are blessed. - Tallulah and Petunia

We are even more grateful. We have all of the above, thanks to Mid-Atlantic Pug Rescue. We were rescued in March 2009 and have been living the good life ever since. Now, our previous home wasn't horrible or abusive, but it was neglectful. So we are grateful to MAPR for taking us in and giving us a place to be better pugs. We may never get adopted, but that's okay. We have it pretty good here, yummy homemade food, warm squishy beds, as much as loving as our foster mom can give. We are part of the family. It's a good life for two old pugs. -Quincy and Isabelle

There are many people, pugs, other dogs and kitties who don't have what we have. So many animals in rescues or on the streets or in shelters. We are lucky, and so are you for humans that love us. So as you eat your yummy noms today, think a little about the ones who don't have turkey and dressing, don't have awesome moms and dads who love them. Send some love out in the universe for them.

And tell us what you are thankful for. 

Happy Thanksgiving 

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Parade recap

We are finally recovered from the parade on Saturday.
The good news: the crowd loved us. From beginning to end, they clapped and screamed PUGS!, Aww, puppies, Agent K, Men in Black! We were a big hit.

The bad news: we, Tallulah, Petunia and Isabelle were unhappy campers. We were the worst behaved pugs out there. Let's put it this way, Mom could hear Tallulah carrying on over all the crowd noise from 20 feet behind. Isabelle kept trying to get out of the wagon. Quincy was okay for the most part, no where near all the girl drama.

The worst news: mom got terrible pictures. And the lights went out on the flying saucer somewhere along the way. And it was warmer than expected.

But here's a few for now. Mom had some friends taking pictures along the route, so hopefully they were better photographers.

Petunia in the pink coat, with Alex. 

Chad and Jeanette with Wallis (in blue alien costume) and Giles.

Matt and Jennifer with Sydney in the front. Oliver is hiding in the back.

One of the decorated strollers.

Glenda with Sassy.  Sassy always wants to be held.

Quincy and Isabelle in the flying saucer.

Mom kneeling on the left, Tallulah in her arms, Petunia on the ground with Alex and Emma. 
But, we did make it on the TV broadcast. You can see us here, at 39:33. Petunia was really working it though. She's the one in the pink coat with the man at the end.

Next year, if we do the parade, we vote for a float. All that walking wore us out.

Friday, November 19, 2010


Saturday, we are going to be in the Grand Illumination Parade in Norfolk! It's the biggest parade in the area and kicks off the holidays here. At the magic hour of 7 pm, the city skylines of Norfolk and Portsmouth light up and the parade begins.

Mid-Atlantic Pug Rescue and the Hampton Roads Pug Meet up are one of two doggy units in the parade. The theme this year is Lights, Camera, Action. So what are we going to be? Men in Black, of course. How many of us pugs are minding our own business, walking down the street, when out of nowhere comes "Frank, Men in Black!" from some crazy person.

Our humans are all dressing like agents in the black suits. We are wearing whatever keeps us toasty. Does it really matter if we wear a pink tutu? No, everybody's going to get the picture. Right?

So mom has built this flying saucer thing out of wagon for Quincy and Isabelle to ride in. They wouldn't be able to walk the whole two miles. We are walking with two special little girls, named Emma and Allie. All the walking dogs will have light up leashes and the wagons and strollers will have lights.

The spaceship

Looks cooler without the flash

Spooky alien pugs have left their ship

It even has a glow underneath!

Okay, so mom's not really into the alien thing, so her friend had to design this for her. But she did all the work. It has five strands of lights and one rope light on the bottom. Mom got this thing called a battery back up that lets her run the lights. We are hoping it lasts the whole parade, but so far it only lasts about 43 minutes. Fingers crossed for us!

More pictures after the parade! And if you want to watch it live on line, go to at 7 pm Eastern time. If she can, mom will put the link on here later. There's going to be pugs, pug mixes, and honorary pugs-a French bulldog and a big bulldog. 

Check back with us Sunday, if mom can get it together in time. We expect to be completely exhausted after being so adorable for so many people. Later!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Funny pug merch

 Mom doesn't have a lot of pug stuff. She says she'd rather have more pugs than pug stuff. But there's an artist who draws pugs and they are HILARIOUS. Plus, he's donating a portion of his proceeds to MAPR. So if you have a person in your life that likes pug stuff, check this guy out.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Neighborhood Pug Watch

This picture is on the cover of the Mid-Atlantic Pug Rescue 2011 calendar. Christmas is coming soon! Click on the calendar link to the right to place your order.

Monday, November 15, 2010

A sad day for smush faces

Pause for a moment to cherish the memory of a friend most of us have never met, Betty from Smush Faces.
Remember her and all our friends who are chasing rainbows. Then hug those you love, four legged or two legged.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thank you Veterans!

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, we remember the war to end all wars (World War I). So we salute those who served and especially those who gave their lives for freedom. To our uncle John in the Army, our uncle Pete in the Navy, our mom who was in the Air Force and all our veterans, both here and abroad.

Hug your favorite veteran today.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Pug-O-Ween (part 2)

After so mixing and mingling, getting to know our new puggy friends, we changed into our costumes so we could be in the contest. There was Cutest, Funniest and Best Group.

Cutest went to the Peacock.

Well, hands down, Mr. T was the funniest. 

Best Group went to the Puggerflies.

We did come in runner up for Best Group, 
but these two were just adorable.

Now for the BIG NEWS, Tallulah won the Frosty Paws eating contest. 
They let us take the ice cream out of the paper cup and Tallulah just gulped it down. 
Once declared the winner (The organizer announced "Bacon has won the eating contest!" BOL), Tallulah and Petunia proceeded to clean up after the others by eating two more ice creams each. 

And no tummy troubles. Guts of steel, we have. 
For all of that, Tallulah won this fabulous basket!

The extra stuff is our loot from trick or treating with the other pugs. 
We got extra to share with Quincy and Isabelle.

Here's a close up of what Tallulah won. A Mid-Atlantic Pug Rescue tote bag and key chain, 
Milo and Otis DVD, MORE BULLY STICKS!!!!, 
and a $35 gift certificate to My Dog Ate It Catering
They are in Boston, MA, so all of you New England doggies should check them out. Pug owned!

So we celebrated with curly bully sticks. Petunia sports her Halloween dress.

Tallulah in her Halloween dress, going after Isabelle's curly. Don't worry, Isabelle stole Tallulah's, too. 

We promised a photo shoot in our Punchy dresses, but that didn't happen. 
Mom got a seriously grumbly tummy for two days. So we didn't leave the house. 
She will get some pictures of us in our dresses and save the official portraits for next Halloween. 

Hope everyone had a safe Halloween and got lots of treats. 

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Another doggy chasing rainbows

Monday was a sad day for us. 
Our aunt Sassy went to the Rainbow Bridge. 
Our mom's mom is really sad that she had to go, 
but she knew it was the right thing for Sassy. 
We only met her once, when we went to visit at Christmas, 
but she was nice enough to us. 
And for once, we were good girls and didn't harass her.
Chase those rainbows, Aunt Sassy.