A day in the life of a pug in Portland's Pearl District. "Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the center of their universe. We are the focus of their love and faith and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made." - Roger Caras

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Pug Emergency!

I've learned (the hard way) what Sigmund needs when he does this:
No, he's not staring out the window to admire the view.
He's searching for his escape!
Seconds later he was in the backseat having, shall we say, a very EXPLOSIVE accident.
No bueno.
Note to self: this means, "LET ME OUT, LADY!"

Doing his thing

Our news friend, Joel, captured this on a quick afternoon walk.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Pug Wants to Play

Lately, someone seems to be missing the grad schools days when a certain owner was home studying all the time and available for intermittent play.
Me too, buddy. Me too.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Muddy Puggy

I've never seen such a dirty pug.
Check out his mud "boots."
But don't think a little dirt is enough to deter this little guy.
He LIVES for this kind of adventure.
But after tromping around on a six mile muddy, rainy Oregon Coast hike:
He's beat.
I don't think he's moved much since.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Pug Heaven

It's difficult to decipher from his expression, but I'm certain the beach is the most joyous spot for this little pug.

The moment we're within whiffing distance he's scratching at the window, desperate to hang his head out and take in all those beach smells.

And if the car stops - look out! The split second that door opens he bolts!

I can't blame him - I sort-of feel the same way. It's something about the freedom you feel and the sense of calm you get from the wide expanse of the ocean - knowing you, and your cares, are just a speck on this great big globe.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Lazy Day...

Sometimes, you just need to have a day to lay around on the couch.
For Sigmund, that's almost everyday.
He's a professional.

Someone's NOT Having a Good Time

Everyone else at the Cyclocross race seems to be having a great time...
Except Sigmund.
Maybe it was the ridiculous costumes, auroma of cheap beer
and the neverending clanging of cowbells.
Other than that... it can't be THAT bad!

Someone HATES me!

I would hate me, too!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Mad Skillz

Yep - the pug has some mad skillz.
Yep - that's him doing a handstand.
Yep - I know he's funny.
And Yep - I have the best dog-sitter in the world to have captured this moment.

Can You Guess What I'm Supposed to be?

As usual, he's not impressed with his Halloween costume!

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

How he "Rolls"

Ok - we are those people.
Sigmund doesn't ride in the car in a kennel.
He doesn't ride in the back seat.
He rides front and center.
If he's not halfway out the window... he's in our laps.
You say, "No" to that face. 

Friday, August 28, 2009

No SUNday at the Beach!

Chasing sand... just like the leaves, Sigmund loves to run, jump and chase sand.  Once it's in his mouth - he can't shake it out fast enough... but keeps going back for more.

The beach seems to be his favorite place in the world.  Even before we get there, he can smell that salt in the air and starts leaning far out the window.

Once he gets those paws in the sand - it's like he's a puppy again!

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Going Home

After nine months away... he's almost home.

He seemed to be quite happy to be back... me... I'm still undecided.

Across America Redux - The Badlands are BAD!

Alas, no pugs allowed in the Badlands National Park.
This was Sigmund's view... stuck in the car... as usual.
Why is it National Parks discriminate against four legs?
I understand a few bad dogs can ruin it for the rest of them... but how many people don't go to National Parks because they don't want to leave their dogs in hot cars?

Across America Redux:

I just loved this barn literally in the middle of nowhere in North Dakota.  The grass was just so green... and amazing contrast to the dreary sky.  This is my absolute favorite picture from the entire trip.  I only wish I had removed his leash.

Sigmund quickly grew accustomed to five star hotel living.  Bring on the down comforter.  Makes you think about your next hotel stay, doesn't it!

Across America Redux - Stuck in the car

Just a mere nine months later... we're back in the car and driving back across the country.  This time PDX2NYC photog joined us for a little adventure through the upper midwest.  Sigmund was quite bored by North and South Dakota.
Sigmund was also slightly car sick through Yellowstone... burying his head under the front seat:

This was his reaction as we left New York City:

I know, buddy.  I'm sad too. :(

NYC Recap - "Pug and Circumstance"

Our feeble attempt to take a picture of Sigmund with my graduation cap on.  Obviously - he wasn't having it!

NYC Recap - Sunday Reading

Someone is annoyed that I'm reading the New York Times...

Instead of taking him to the dog park.

NYC Recap - City Dog

Note the bike rack.
(And the worn out pug!)

NYC Recap - Taxi Ride!

On two occasions Sigmund got to ride in a New York City cab.  In true form, he hung out the window to let the wind whip through his ears.  I hung on tight, considering how fast and nutty the cabbie was driving.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Miss Me?

Play time in NYC is over.
Back to life in the Pearl.
Sigmund would like me to apologize for not updating his blog since May.
"Work" is getting in the way of all the fun we used to have in the city.
I'll get back on a blogging roll.
He has so much to share over the last few months.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Sigmund on MSNBC.com

Sigmund has hit MSNBC.com

Friday, April 24, 2009

Study Buddy

Look at the belly!
Sigmund is such a good study buddy - he keeps me warm and keeps me company while I type away on the computer.

I think he's bored here in NYC.  There's never enough time for play (although we went on a long walk this morning in Riverside Park and played ball for an hour).

Trouble is... life could be worse when I get home!  Back to work means Sigmund is back to being home alone for hours on end each day.  I need a second job so I can send him to doggie day care more often.