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

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Escaping the Heat

Sigmund does not have central air conditioning in NYC.
The next best thing, Central Park!

Ivy League Pug

Sigmund snuck into Columbia J-school.
(He patiently sat in this chair during a group meeting, but didn't contribute much!)

Brooklyn, yo!

One sunny Sunday afternoon, Sigmund convinced me to forego studying for a little exercise.  We hoped on the "Amsterdam" and set out on what I THOUGHT would be a 2 hour.  As I pedaled down the path along the Hudson, listening to everyone oh and awe over Sigmund sitting in his bike basket, I failed to realize how far we had gone.  Our trek took us from Columbia University at 114th... all the way down the island.... around the bottom... all the way back up the other side... over trough Central Park and back.  Sigmund was so annoyed from sitting in that basket for 4 HOURS, he finally just laid down and fell asleep, which I promptly did when we finally made it home!

Living the Life

Sigmund sure likes NYC.
The bed's low enough for him to jump up on and snuggle down in.
With Patrick back in PDX, this silly pug thinks he can take over that empty spot next to me.
I've encouraged a very bad habit!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Cruisin' Central Park

Sigmund - sitting in Central Park and pondering his pug life:
Our "stylish" mode of transportation:

Next Central Park adventure: off-leash hours.  We just discovered dogs can roam free across the entire park before 9am and after 9pm!

Saturday, September 06, 2008


We're so far behind in posting all the new pictures from Sigmund's adventures, here's a quick look at the rest of the "Americana tour": A much-needed bike ride and break in Chicago!
Sigmund really liked Indiana's rest areas... just not all the tolls:
Here he's eyeing the corn in Iowa... and this is his first NYC traffic jam!  Watch out, cabbie!