Thursday, September 30, 2010

Glub Glub

In case you didn't know, it's been raining in Virginia since Sunday. 
Petunia in her raincoat
That doesn't make for happy pugs. We like to swim, but not in the yard.
Can you see the standing water? 

This is just water that can't soak into the ground because 
That's mom's foot underwater up to the straps on her flops!
Look what a mess this is. And it's not going to stop until tomorrow. So far, mom has emptied her rain gauge three times, meaning we have had at least 12 inches of rain since Sunday.

Our deck is covered in pine needles and acorns.

Off to build an ark!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Mean people suck

Sometime people just suck.

It’s bad enough that dogs get dumped. Too old, too energetic, shed too much, whatever the excuse is. But when a dog gets literally dumped out of a MOVING CAR, that’s just obscene.

That’s what happened to Dax, a pug mix with Mid-Atlantic Pug Rescue. He was thrown out of a moving car, then hit by another car because he was running after his owners. It’s enough to make you cry, scream and want to bite people on the butt.

But instead, MAPR is holding a raffle to raise money for the surgeries Dax will need to walk again.

We understand that things are really hard for people everywhere, but if you have an extra $10 you can donate, please consider donating to Dax. If you can’t, just send good wishes and healing pug hugs to him. That’s really important, too.

Thanks in advance.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Happy Birthday to mom!

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, our mom was born on September 22. 

Our first family photo.
We were her birthday present to herself three years ago. 
No make up. Don't judge.
Happy Birthday, Mom! 
We promise to be good all day. Or at least while we are sleeping.

Treat Tuesday!

If you're on Twitter, you know that it's #woofWednesday and #followFriday. Today, @EmmathePug coined #TreatTuesday.

And boy, is it ever. Today, our box from Best Bully Sticks came. 

We had to check the box out, make sure it had everything we ordered. 

It did. It had so many disgusting animal parts for us to gnaw on. From left to right, there are cow cheeks (the face kind), bison cartilage, beef back strips, tracheas and bison tendons.

Petunia starts with the bison tendon. 

Isabelle enjoys hers in her crate. 

Tallulah prefers to gnaw on hers on the couch. 

Quincy only has 2 teeth so he doesn't really care for chews. He does savor a nice pupperoni, which is what he gets when it's (insert disgusting animal part here) chew time. Bone appetit!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Sort of good news

Mom had the day off today. He job gives her a free vacation day just for being born, so she picked today to take it. Her birthday is actually Wednesday, but she has class and training, blah blah blah. To celebrate being born, she got a crown which SO not the same as a tiara, by the way.

Anyway, mom was snoozing on the couch, letting the drugs wear off when the vet called. Our vet has us on the Plechner Protocol, which is a treatment for hormone imbalances which lead to hypersensitivities to foods, fleas, etc. We've been on it since March and have made some really impressive progress.

We used to chew and scratch ourselves bloody.

Petunia's cheek. When mom left for work
 it was normal. This is 8 hours later. 
Mom bought Benadryl all the time, 3 8-ounce bottles a week. We had to wear clothes all the time to keep the chewing down. It was sad. But since we started on the protocol, things have been radically different.

The vet said that we are stopping with the injections for now. Petunia is like a new dog, with thick beautiful fur. Tallulah has not done so well, although the itching has stopped. The vet thinks that she might not be handling the cortisone very well, causing her fur to thin and her skin to get sunburned.

Turns out, our outrageously expensive test results are not improving like they should. They certainly aren't reflecting the kind of results that our non-itching has shown. Our vet thinks we are an anomaly, so she's writing to Dr. Plechner himself to see what's up.

So the good news is that we might be able to stop the medicines and not be itchy. That's what we are hoping for. We will let you know!

On a related note, TG for pet insurance. If you don't have it, you might think about it. Our blood tests are $648 each time. Since March, we've cost mom over $3000. Pet insurance paid 80% back. That's a lot of bully sticks.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

We won! We won! We won!

We won first prize in the small dog swimsuit competition! Whoo hoo!

We plan to pose better when we aren't so exhausted, but this will have to do for now. 

Here's the loot we won though!

Loot! We will share with Quincy and Isabelle, we promise.

That's all for now. The pupparazzi were relentless. 
We need some beauty sleep.

Friday, September 17, 2010


OMD, we are busy this weekend.
First, we have a weekend visitor. More on that later.
Second, we are doing Dogs Gone Swimming tomorrow. It's a fundraiser for the Friends of Norfolk Animal Care Center where the dogs get to take over the pool. Awesome! It's the second year and this year, other rescue groups were invited to come, too. So we are helping out with the Mid-Atlantic Pug Rescue booth and we are totally swimming. We are even entering the swimsuit competition. Pictures will be taken, promise.
Third, we have our pug meet up official photo on Sunday morning. What to wear!
Fourth, our friends Lilo and Stitch are coming over Sunday afternoon for a playdate. Their mom is a fabulous photographer (Erin Kass Photography) who always makes us look our best.
Fifth, mom is taking Monday off so extra snuggles! We'll probably stay in bed all day Monday after this crazy weekend.
We will post when we can. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
Tallulah, Petunia, Quincy and Isabelle

PS, anyone heard from the Pugpants?

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Where do you get your stuff?

We are spoiled pugs. We are bored of bully sticks. Blah, blah, blah, starving pugs in Africa without bully sticks. Whatever. We want more.

So Mom got us elk antlers for $6.50 each. Elk antlers, smelk antlers. They barely got licked. They will collect dust and pug hair under the couch.

We want something meatier, like bison ankles or something. Or a whole bison. We could take him down.

Anyway, where do you get your treats like bison ankles or toobles or other bits? Our local pet stores carry cow hooves, but no bison ankles. Mom needs something to keep us occupied while she tries to study. It's only the second week of school and she already wants to wring our precious little necks. So help a pug out and let us know where you get your stash.

Are you voting for Pugtona? Don't forget. We only have a few days left.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Your votes needed!

A friend created this virtual car for Toyota. Honestly, we're not sure what it's for. NASCAR, Indy cars, Hot Wheels? Anyhoo, it's Pug, therefore it must be good.

We got the Pugtona to the semi-finals and now we need to advance to the next round. That's where you come in. We have ten days to vote, starting today. You can vote once a day from each computer. So if you have a computer at work and at home, vote both places. You don't have to enter your email address or anything.

So please vote if you can. Email it to your friends and family, post it on Facebook and Twitter. You'll be hearing about it from us for the next 10 days.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Those kind of people

Yes, we are some of those people. Dog stroller people. You know the kind.

This is Quincy, one of our foster pugs with Mid-Atlantic Pug Rescue. He is 11 and has been with rescue since March 2009. He's blind, has cancer and dementia. 
Photo by Erin Kass
But don't feel too sorry for this little man. He's doing alright. He eats well, is pretty healthy for all of his issues and has a very high tail wag index. He gets his exercise in the pool during the summer months, but hasn't had much opportunity to get out in the winter. Sure, there's the yard, but you get tired of the same old smells in the yard. 
The Quincy Pug in his new wheels

So mom got him a stroller. It's big enough that Isabelle can hop in when she gets tired (half a block) but not really bulky. It's black with pink trim, shh, don't tell Quincy. It's not the same as a walk, but it's better than being stuck in the house when everyone else gets to go out and play. 
So far, he likes it.
And if helps, it was on sale. 

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Sleepy Sunday

Tallulah uses Petunia as a pillow.
Hope you got lots of rest this weekend.

Friday, September 10, 2010


Our mom is a working woman and really looks forward to her Fridays. But she looks forward to us even more. So Thank Goodness it's Pugs!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Orbit won't help this dirty mouth

Hello, my name is Petunia and I am a poop eater.
I hesitated to share my shame with you this early in our relationship, but isn't it better to learn this about me now? Rather than fall in love with me and discover my secret later?

See I can't even look at you, I'm so ashamed.

Mom has tried everything. Pineapple, pumpkin, the pill. The only thing that works is chasing me around and scooping the poop before I can get to it. Fortunately for me, with four pugs who all seem to poop at the same time in different corners of the yard, I manage to get a little something.
Mom's latest attempt is to squirt any poop she can't get to with vinegar. We'll see if it works.


PS, Quincy eats poop, too.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Goodbye, summer

The last day of the holiday weekend. Sigh. The unofficial end of summer. Mom's already started school, but Labor Day makes it official. Those steamy days when mom would rush home from work and we'd all hop in the pool are over.

We had a great summer. Lots of grilling, lots of swimming, lots of trips to the dog park. It was ugly hot for a while, but that's what air conditioning is for. Some rough storms, but nothing we couldn't handle. No real hurricanes yet. Thanks to a brutal winter, the bugs weren't even that bad.

Probably most important of all, we haven't had a hot spot in months! Boy, our treatments really work for us. See, we have severe allergies. Our vet diagnosed us with a hormone imbalance that caused our immune system to go a little nuts when it comes to allergies. So we've been on this treatment since April and no hot spots. And mom's stopped buying Benadryl by the gallon. It's been great.

We hope you enjoyed your last summer weekend and are prepared for a great fall.

Two pugs in a pod

Some of you know us from Twitter. In that world, we are @2pugsinapod. We've commented on some of your blogs as 2pugsinapod, too. Then we learned that there's already a blog called Two Pugs in a Pod with Natty and Klaus. Well, we didn't want to confuse anyone, so we're going with Southern Fried Pugs here and in the blogosphere. We'll stick with @2pugsinapod on Twitter, though.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Happy Birthday to Tuni!

Our cute little friend Tuni who now lives in Washington celebrates her birthday in September. She is a rescued pug, so her parents don't really know her birthday. That's okay, she got to pick any day she wanted. September is an excellent month.

So happy birthday to you, sweet Tuni Woons. We miss you and Sequoia. Your pug meet up friends miss you, too.

Adorable little Tuni with Santa at the MAPR Christmas party. 

Hey y'all

Does the world really need another pug blog? Probably not, but here we are anyway. 

A little introduction is in order. We are Tallulah Sweet Pea and Petunia Tulip Julep. Mostly known as Tallulah and Petunia. We are possibly the most spoiled pugs on the planet. Can you blame us though? Aren't we adorable?
Petunia (left) and Tallulah (right)

We live in Virginia. Ever since Sequoia and Petunia (and their blog) moved to Washington, we felt the need for another one to represent the East Coast. 

We aren't alone in our 100+ year old house. We share (grudgingly) our home with Quincy and Isabelle, a bonded pair of pugs in foster care with Mid-Atlantic Pug Rescue. They have been with us since March 2009. That's a long time for a foster pug, which probably means they'll be here for the rest of their lives. Oh well, we're used to them and they are living the good life. 
Quincy (in blue) and Isabelle (in pink)

Our mom works full time and is in school, so we can't promise lots of blog posts, but we promise to try to post at least once a week.

We follow 20 million bajillion other pug blogs, all of which we want to include here. However, that is a lengthy process of adding each link individually. So if you are a senior blogger and don't see your blog listed yet, please be patient with us noobs. We are adding them slowly but surely.