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, August 27, 2006


I've found Sigmund's, "Sweet Spot."
There's a place you can rub right on his back
that puts him in a trance.
Look at his face!
If he's acting like a wild man,
(especially in the car,)
I can rub his back and he's asleep in no time at all.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Dirty Dogs

Dirty Rotten scoundrels!
It's hard to tell from the picture,
but Sigmund and his pal, Senator,
are absolutely filthy!
We took them to the dog park today.
Let's just say they played like crazy -
right in the dirt pile!
Sigmund was so dirty, when I put him in the
bathtub - the water was nasty brown!
I had to wash him twice!
Of course...
It's always the day after I already gave him a bath!

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Lonely Pug

Sigmund is a lonely pug these days. We gave Torry Kittee to a new family this week and everyone's sad... Especially Sigmund.

I've been losing my voice a lot and the doctor's determined I have numerous issues - including a severe allergy to my cat. I've always had it - but ignored it. Trouble is - when you live in 950 square feet and your cat sleeps on your chest - it's a little hard. I was afraid it was ultimately going to be my job or the cat. And since the cat doesn't pay the bills...

Since she left, Sigmund's been walking around looking for her, checking under the bed and in all the corners. If you say, "where's Torrey?" He'll look up and all around to all the places she used to try to get away from him.

At least we know she's at a wonderful place... no other pets, just her. An acre of land to roam. A family that lost a cat and is ready to love a new one. And close enough to visit.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Which one? Which one?

Sigmund can't decide which ball he wants to fetch more! If only his mouth were bigger.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Who says pugs can't fetch?

Sigmund loves to play fetch! We go down to the garage and play every night. I think he really just likes getting the treat when he brings the ball back.

Sunday, August 06, 2006


Sigmund's first taste of homemade vanilla ice cream! Let's just say, he likes it... A LOT!

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Dirty Pug

"I like dirt. It tastes Gooood!"

This is Sigmund's favorite past-time lately... digging in the dirt to get the really good dirt buried below. Look how filthy he is. His black face - isn't so black... Dirty pug!