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, August 22, 2008

Americana Tour: Sigmund's new Seat!

Somewhere in Wyoming:
Sigmund not only moved up from the back seat, he moved well into the front.
The front window!

Americana Tour: Boise Pugs

A rightful portrait of the pug!
After all, we'd be in NYC by now if it weren't for Sigmund!

Americana Tour: Pug on the Road

Sigmund's spent most of the 20 hours so far trying to figure out how to get into the front seat!  If it weren't for the fact he's a fur bomb, he might be more successful.

Americana Tour: Pug Packing

Sigmund wanted to ensure he was not forgotten.  As we packed the cart full of luggage, he packed into his bed and stayed there until we moved his bed and the pug here:
That's where he's been riding (off and on) through four states so far!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Good morning!

I rolled over to this adorable pose this morning.
(You can't tell by the picture, but his tail is wagging!)


This is Sigmund's way of helping.
He's smashing the clothes down into the bag so I can squeeze in a few more!
Now - if he only knew how to use the lint brush...

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Daring Dog

Patrick takes Sigmund places I would never dream.  Here they are on the Western most tip of Oregon.  Yes - that's Sigmund taking what they call a "leak."  And check out the cliff they scurried down!

Friday, August 15, 2008


Sunday, August 10, 2008

Conversations with Sigmund

The Pug in the Pearl is getting ready to move to New York City.
This is our conversation about it.

Monday, August 04, 2008

Pug Heaven

Pug heaven must be the beach.
Patrick discovered Manzanita along the Oregon Coast, so we decided to spend one of our last weekends home with our feet in the sand.
A disgusting discover Sigmund was very interested in investigating:
Lounging in the summer sun:
And frolicking in the water.  Sigmund's suddenly decided he's a Labrador retriever.  He can't get enough of running, jumping and just plain being silly in the water.
(Pictures courtesy of my new camera!  Thank you family!)

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Road Trip Theme

With the PDX to NYC road-trip quickly approaching, Patrick came up with the best theme ever:
"Apple Pie Americana"
The Plan:
Drive a mini-van
Listen to "This American Life" on the radio
Eat apple pie in every state 
Only eat at Mom  & Pop diners
Patrick to ride bike across every state line
Sigmund photos at "Welcome to" signs
Wearing his American flag scarf, of course!