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 28, 2009

No SUNday at the Beach!

Chasing sand... just like the leaves, Sigmund loves to run, jump and chase sand.  Once it's in his mouth - he can't shake it out fast enough... but keeps going back for more.

The beach seems to be his favorite place in the world.  Even before we get there, he can smell that salt in the air and starts leaning far out the window.

Once he gets those paws in the sand - it's like he's a puppy again!

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Going Home

After nine months away... he's almost home.

He seemed to be quite happy to be back... me... I'm still undecided.

Across America Redux - The Badlands are BAD!

Alas, no pugs allowed in the Badlands National Park.
This was Sigmund's view... stuck in the car... as usual.
Why is it National Parks discriminate against four legs?
I understand a few bad dogs can ruin it for the rest of them... but how many people don't go to National Parks because they don't want to leave their dogs in hot cars?

Across America Redux:

I just loved this barn literally in the middle of nowhere in North Dakota.  The grass was just so green... and amazing contrast to the dreary sky.  This is my absolute favorite picture from the entire trip.  I only wish I had removed his leash.

Sigmund quickly grew accustomed to five star hotel living.  Bring on the down comforter.  Makes you think about your next hotel stay, doesn't it!

Across America Redux - Stuck in the car

Just a mere nine months later... we're back in the car and driving back across the country.  This time PDX2NYC photog joined us for a little adventure through the upper midwest.  Sigmund was quite bored by North and South Dakota.
Sigmund was also slightly car sick through Yellowstone... burying his head under the front seat:

This was his reaction as we left New York City:

I know, buddy.  I'm sad too. :(

NYC Recap - "Pug and Circumstance"

Our feeble attempt to take a picture of Sigmund with my graduation cap on.  Obviously - he wasn't having it!

NYC Recap - Sunday Reading

Someone is annoyed that I'm reading the New York Times...

Instead of taking him to the dog park.

NYC Recap - City Dog

Note the bike rack.
(And the worn out pug!)

NYC Recap - Taxi Ride!

On two occasions Sigmund got to ride in a New York City cab.  In true form, he hung out the window to let the wind whip through his ears.  I hung on tight, considering how fast and nutty the cabbie was driving.