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, November 28, 2006

Pug in a Package

Special Delivery!
Sigmund's so tolerant.
He puts up with me putting him in funny places just for a picture to put on his blog.
He didn't hate this one as much as I thought he would.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Pug's Paw Pain

Another sad little picture of the pug.
He looks like he's crying.
We think he's workin' it.
"Look how hurt I am."
"You should really let me sleep on your bed."

Saturday, November 25, 2006


Sigmund's hurt!
He somehow tore the bottom of his paw.
Poor little guy.
(Is that not the most pathetic look ever?)

Monday, November 20, 2006

This is NOT Sigmund...

But it's so funny!
I love pugs... such little entertainers!

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Pugs Perfectly Posed

Sigmund and Oliver sittin' by a tree...
And they weren't K.I.S.S.I.N.G. on the tree... But doing something else that rhymes with that and starts with a "P."

Pug in the Pearl... Christmas Tree!

They've got the Christmas tree up in Jamison Square now... (a little early, I guess!)... And what does Sigmund do the very first day? Figure out how to climb inside! He and his BPP, Oliver, discovered there are holes in the tree just big enough for them to squeeze through. It's like their own jungle gym! They run around inside... Trying to figure out how to get back out. Now let's just hope some snooty person up in the lofts above the park doesn't turn us in!

(sorry for the picture quality... Cell phone camera. But I couldn't pass up these shots!)

Monday, November 13, 2006

Just so cute!

Look at that sweet face!
That's Sigmund's smile.

Friday, November 10, 2006

That Tongue...

...Hard at work!
Sigmund adapted over the months to have an exceptionally long tongue for one sole purpose: licking the ice cream cup clean!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Old Man Pug!

"Not by the GRAY hair of my chinny, chin, chin!"

Sigmund's turning in to an older man! He's already getting lots of gray hair on his chin! That entire patch in the middle, gray!

I started to notice it a few months ago, but it seems like it's getting more gray everyday! He's only a year and a half! I hope that's not a reflection of how long he'll live. I told him he has to stay around until I'm 45.

Can you use hair dye on a pug?

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Wait, That's Mine!

Just like kids... They always want what the other one has. I'll give Sigmund and Senator each their own bone, and they're happy for about 5 minutes. Then - they want what the other one has! That's when the wrestling picks back up. It's so funny - even if I switch their bones, they still want the other one's! I think Sigmund's getting tired of sharing. Senator doesn't give him a choice.

Wrestling Rascals

Just so you don't think I'm exaggerating... PROOF!
These guys wrestle non-stop. My poor neighbor below. One more reason to hate me! They may be little dogs but they sound like elephants tromping through the house.
We're off to Lexi Dog to let them take on a few other dogs.

So Tired...

Must keep playing!
No, they're not dead - just dead tired.
BUT, they refuse to stop playing.
It's so funny...
Their eyes are swollen and watery,
They can hardly lift their paws,
But they just keep going!

Rub A Dub Dub...

Two pups in a tub!
After that romp - they definately needed a bath!
Washing two dogs at once,
much more challenging than one.
Let's just say you have to scrub one-handed.

Saturday, November 04, 2006


Sleep over continued: I took these guys to the dog park to try to get out some of their wiggles (fat chance) and they played like this for an hour. Nevermind the rain, the mud, the other dogs - they wanted to play Pug-a-war! It's kind of funny to watch Sigmund get jealous of Senator.


Round 1 - They've been doing this all day. Non-stop. Such a perfect match.

Sleep Over!

It's true puppy love! (In a brotherly way!)

Senator is spending the weekend with Sigmund - and let's just say - it's CRAZY!

These two guys LOVE each other. They love to chase, wrestle, play pug-a-war, bite, you name it! I've let them romp all day and they just won't slow down. The only silence I got - about ten minutes. I gave them each a bone. Trouble was... They wanted each other's bones after a while. I'll post more pictures to keep you updated on the weekend... And to keep Beth updated while she's away!

Friday, November 03, 2006

When Pugs Attack

So, I guess Sigmund doesn't like Scooby Doo.

Poor little kid. Sigmund ran up and starting gnawing on the tail to his costume! I don't know if he thought it was another dog, or maybe a giant squeak toy!

His mother and I thought it was hilarious! Too bad Sigmund got a little crazy while I was grabbing the camera. He tore the poor kid's tail. I felt so awful!!!! Bad pug-kin!