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

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Smartest Pug Ever!!!!!

This is how far Sigmund got his tongue down the peanut butter jar.
What is that? Like 5 inches?

(Besides Sigmund!)
This little guys is a food theif!!!!!!

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Pug in the Pantry

Patrick's so mean!
He put Sigmund in the pantry this morning... and closed the door!
He DID NOT like it. That's a look of pure terror on his little face.
Pugs don't like heights.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006


On the Couch...
exactly where he's NOT supposed to be.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

BPP - Best Pug Pals

Can you tell which one is Sigmund and which one is Oliver?
Oliver is Sigmund's best pug pal!
They look like each other,
play like each other,
people always confuse them,
they even have the same nickname!
They had a fun weekend of a slumber parties,
field romps,
wrestling around Pamela's apartment,
and the pug crawl!
Let's just say they're both pooped.
Two pooped pugs in the pearl!

Portland Pug Crawl 2006

Pug Crawl 2006 - a success!

Here are some pictures from the fun event. There were just so many cute pugs - I had to choose just a few!

The Cheshire Pug won first place in the costume contest, but the Geisha Pug wasn't far behind!
Pug owners are so creative! We thought Sigmund and his pal Oliver might have a chance. They were dressed as Court Jesters... and I had Sigmund walk on his hind legs during the parade. The crowd LOVED it! No one else got the cheers he did - but I guess the judges were only going for fashion.

The three pugs are Sigmund and our Lexi Pals - Booker and Brutus!

The little black pug is Tater!!! He's a "pug in the pearl" fan! I said Sigmund's name - and his owners recognized him from the blog!

And - that's Sigmund completely passed out from a day of pug fun. He didn't even make it in the house before he collapsed. A good pug is a tired pug!

I got the greatest pug T-shirt. Check out their website "Cone n' Beach" for your own.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

And you thought Sigmund's tongue is big...

Ok - so we know Sigmund has a huge tongue...
but - OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!!
Check out this little guy -
His name is Yogi!
(It's a short - 14 second video)
Yogi also has a website - with more funny pictures!

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Patrick and his Pug

A big shout out to Patrick and his 3rd place finish at the "Chainbreaker!"
That's with a flat tire.
Bike races are the whole reason I got Sigmund.
Now I have a pal to keep me company while I cheer on Patrick.
Check out Patrick's blog for an update on his push to go semi-pro!

Monday, May 15, 2006

Road Trip!

Sigmund's officially a real dog now!
For a long time - he could care less about sticking his head out the window of the car. HELLO! Don't dogs LOVE that? Well, we took a trip to Bend this weekend and he got so hot... he finally did it! I love the look on his face - pure bliss! Now - if we could just get him to stop barking at everyone we pass.
Sigmund loves to hike - but he HATES the heat! Check out his tongue. Poor guy was soooo hot at Smith Rock. He must have had 2 cups of water - and it wasn't enough. Pugs don't do well when it's hot. After our short walk he climbed in to my lap and slept/panted the whole way home. I think he's still sprawled out and panting even hours later!

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Tough Guy

Pug lessons we learned this week:
1. Earplugs come out looking the same as they went in.
2. Pugs like fruit, fruit doesn't always like them.
3. One dog - just perfect,
Two dogs - silly fun,
Three dogs - a circus,
Four dogs - CHAOS!
4. Pugs NEVER stop obsessing about food.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Pug's New Pal

We have to give a "shout out" to our new pal.
Our friend Beth brought him home this weekend.
He may not be a pug - but we still love him!
How could you not love that face?
At least she stayed in the cute dog category.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Party Pug - 1st Birthday!

Happy Birthday!

Sigmund turned 1 today! We "celebrated" by taking him
to Lexi Dog, where he played with his brother, Leroy, and chased
his pal Oliver.

He also got a little cupcake - it killed him to sit for this picture.
Sigmund could hardly wait to devour the little treat!
(there's his huge tongue again!)

I know, I know... I made him wear that ridiculous party collar.
He hates it - he doesn't even like to go out in public with the on.
When I opened the door - he hung his head in shame!

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Pug's Past Pictures

One the eve of Sigmund's 1st birthday - a few pictures to remind you just how little he was when we got him! And how fast he grew the first few weeks!

I can't even believe he only weighed 9lbs at 14 weeks! Now he's a whopping 20lbs.

Isn't that picture with Patrick the cutest thing you've ever seen?
(And he didn't really want a dog! - Doesn't show!)

Preppie Pug

I took these funny pics of Sigmund in his new sweater vest!
Look how HUGE his tongue is!
I swear it's six inches long - and growing!
Sometimes he looks like a frog!
He sure loves to use that thing for kisses!

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Pug Close-up!

Sigmund's Ready for his close-up!
I love this picture of him.
It's my phone screen-saver.
This is the look he gives me when he wants a bite of my ice cream.