Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Because of that school stuff, we didn't get costumes or Pugoween or anything fun this year. But this year, mom was able to give out candy to trick or treaters. She had a little help.
This is Count von Candykeeper. Mom made him in Texas a very long time ago. He's seen better days, but mom thought he deserved to come out of retirement.

Isabelle got to hand out candy with mom and the Count. She wasn't thrilled to be sharing the spotlight. 

Seriously, mom? 

Oh well, I'm going to work on this Kong treat. 

There weren't a lot of trick or treaters. 
More candy for mom!

Oh, and we got extra treats since we spent the night in our crates.

Hope everyone got lots of treats and no tricks!

Monday, October 28, 2013

We're back!

Holy pug, that was a long break. But we're back!

If you are interested, here's how the exams worked.
 She picked up a piece of paper and a blank thumb drive on a Friday at noon. 
Had from Friday at noon til Monday at noon to answer the question on the paper in the form of a researched paper. She did that two weekends in a row with two different questions. 
In between, she took a five hour exam in a classroom about statistics and designing research.

tl;dr- tests are hard

It was the toughest thing she's ever done. Even physically, it was stressful. 
Fortunately, no migraines and no emergencies that caused a big problem. 
There's always emergencies, right? 
Like the time her water pillow sprung a giant leak. 
Mom thought Isabelle had peed right on her, she was so wet. 

Or the time that her exam paper wouldn't save 
so she took her whole laptop to turn in before the deadline.

But it all worked out. It's done and she can breathe normally again. 

We were no help at all. 
Mom wished we did more of this.

In fact, we got pretty rowdy and had to be crated a lot. 
Can you blame us? All she did was sit and type or read! 
We missed several dog events (including Pugoween) and two meet ups because of all this school stuff.

Mom said she'll make it up to us by walking us more. 
Sheesh, at least we'll get out of the house more.

The results won't be in for a while, maybe by mid-November. 
So all that walking will help distract her. 

In the meantime, she has to get started on our zebra costumes and turning the Dogger into a safari jeep for the parade.
Isabelle is modeling her new Gripper socks. 

We are still catching up on blog reading, but were really sorry to see that Gracie Lynn and Benny had crossed the Bridge. Our hearts go out to their families and loved ones. 
The blog world mourns with you.