Sunday, October 30, 2011

Pug-O-Ween 2011

Happy Pug-o-ween!
We were baby Black Swan and baby White Swan.
We trekked up to Richmond for the day, and the weather was gorgeous! 

There was a bat pug,

 A stink pug! He won funniest costume.


Pumpkin and Spiderpug


Pugnana posing

The stink pug again. We weren't afraid of any stink.

This cutie had a Halloween t shirt on. 

Pug jester

We think this one was a pumpkin. Or an orange dinosaur.  

More later!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Aren't we darling in our gorgeous dresses by Punchy?

Saturday, October 8, 2011


Isabelle here at the keyboard.
A while back, mom signed us up to do the Buddy Walk for the Down Syndrome Association of Hampton Roads. It raises money for the association, but it also raises awareness and compassion for people with Down Syndrome and their families. 

We walked to support Mika.

Mika is Karen's daughter and the resident Fairy Dog Daughter of our dog park! 

I mostly strolled in my customized Team Mika ride.
They see me rolling, they hatin

Mom let me out occasionally to sniff, but mostly she bribed me with cheerios to keep me in the stroller. I really wanted to get out and walk with everyone else, but my coughing got in the way.

Karen and Mika
Mom and me
It was a great day, and we were happy to be there! We can't wait to go again next year. 

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Farewell, Steve Jobs

The entire world lost a visionary today. 

I've been a Mac since touching my first computer in 1988, an Apple IIc. If you're a Mac, you just know why we are how are. It's like being a pug owner. People say why? Because once you use a Mac or have a pug, you are hooked. 

Thank you, Steve Jobs, for having the imagination to dream bigger than anyone else. 
Thank you for teaching the world that an adopted kid who dropped out of college and was fired from the company he founded and refused to accept no as answer could still change the world. 

Your lowercase i, unassuming but powerful, revolutionized not just the lives of computer nerds, but the lives of soldiers who can FaceTime their families from a war zone, grandparents on the other side of the world from their grandkids, moms and daughters and students. 

You had amazing dreams and you had the determination to make your dreams come to life. 

You leave a legacy that will never be forgotten.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Quick update on Isabelle

We went to the cardiologist today. The good news is that other than a teeny heart murmur, Isabelle's heart is fine. It's in pretty good shape for a pug her age and in her condition. No enlarged heart, no congestive heart failure. So that's great news. 

She still has a cough that we have to address though. We aren't sure whether her breathing problems are in her upper or lower airways. Her regular vet has to read the cardiologist's report, and then we'll figure out the next steps. She got a new cough medicine that will hopefully help better than the syrup.

In the meantime, Isabelle is enjoying her new heated bed in her pugjamas.