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

Friday, December 29, 2006


Check out this picture of Sigmund that I found online.
He was such a sweet puppy!
That Face!
He's still so cute...
but nothing beats a pug puppy!

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Sigmund meet TMX ELMO - #2

Sigmund is slightly more brave during this meeting.

Sigmund & Salty

Sigmund and Salty in their Christmas scarves!
(You don't know how hard it was to get this picture.)
Hey - their necks MIGHT get cold!

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Sigmund meets TMX Elmo

It's dark - but still great! Sigmund can be such a wimp!

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Pug on top of a Pile

Of all the beds Sigmund has all over the house, the couch, the chairs, the pillows... He chooses to lay on top of my laundry! This is where he spent the whole morning. Lounging in a laundry basket! Just call him, "Pugness and the Pea!" Just like that childhood story, he likes lots of cushion! Too bad he leaves lots of dog hair behind!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Sigmund's Shout-Out to One Brave Pug!

'Miracle' Pug Run Over By Train And Survives
(CBS) WALPOLE, Mass. A 4-year-old pug from Walpole, Mass., has been dubbed Max the Miracle Dog.Max wandered onto some train tracks Friday morning near Walpole station, CBS affiliate WBZ-TV in Boston reports.Engineer Kym Berry saw the pug and slammed on her emergency brake but was unable to stop in time. When the crew looked back they saw Max cowering on the tracks without so much as a hair out of place.Assistant Conductor Pete Tomassini picked up the animal and took care of it for the duration of the commute.Robin Lennon, the dog's owner, contacted police who directed her to Mass. Bay Commuter Rail. Robin and Max were reunited later that night.

What a Face!

Saturday, December 16, 2006

One Year Later

This gives you an idea of just how much Sigmund has grown in 1 year! The picture on the left - this year. The picture on the right - last year. The sweater is a little shorter and a little TIGHTER this year! It must be because it shrunk!

Pug Brawl!

Sigmund and Oliver love to wrestle! It's getting hard to tell them apart... now that they have matching collars!

Friday, December 15, 2006

Yum - Christmas Tree Juice!

And I thought the TREE was still drinking all that water!

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Privileged Pug in the Pearl

Is this the life, or what? Sigmund soooooo lucked out when he picked our family! This is a picture of him on a rainy Wednesday afternoon, lounging away on pillows, with his bone, looking out his loft window at The Pearl District below. Do you feel sorry for him? Patrick even put a blanket over the little guy... And he stayed under it for 2 hours! Must be rough to be Sigmund.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

For our friends far away...
Merry Christmas!
Here's this year's tree and...
check out the wall.
It's finally painted!
(I talked about it for so long... Now it's done!)

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

How The Sig Stole Christmas!

This is what playing with your best pug pal and taking a 5 mile hike can do to a little pug!
Does he look like a grouchy grinch, or what?
(Patrick is responsible for this one! He captured the moment!)

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Sigmund's New Sweater!

What's too big for Senator...

Is just right for Sigmund!

The one sweater that's actually made to fit a pug!
Thanks Beth!

Friday, December 01, 2006

'Tis the Season...

For Sigmund to wear his Christmas sweater!
And scarf,
And new collar,
But I don't make him wear the hat!
(Just for the picture.)
Check out this...