Friday, October 2, 2015
This morning Sunny launched a poop strike. I expected it and thought I was prepared for it, but I'm no match for a stubborn pug.
After a few minutes outside, Rosy did her thang and so I let her back inside. But Sunny. Oh Sunny. We were outside for 30 minutes. 30 long minutes.
I was determined to outlast Sunny, to hold firm. But she won. I was already late to work and Sunny looked so pathetically sad with her head and tail hanging low. Plus she wouldn't move. At all. As soon as Sunny was inside, her tail curled up and she pranced about the house in victory. I'm sure she'll leave a consolation prize for me on the floor when I get back home.
I hope my neighbors didn't see my mini meltdown when I stomped my feet and shouted "JUST POO ALREADY!" But at least it inspired today's drawing. I forgot to draw shadows and actual ground but I didn't realize it until after I edited the photo, so *shrug*.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Sometimes it vanishes as quickly as it arrived. Other times it lingers, weighing heavily on everything and requiring a Herculean effort to shake off.
Friday, September 25, 2015
Being a grownup sucks sometimes. Being a homeowner grownup really sucks sometimes.
On that happy note, have a great weekend everyone!
Friday, September 4, 2015
Been thinking about how much older the girls look since I first got them. Sunny will be turning 11 and Rosy will be turning 6 in October. Why do they have to get old so quickly?! Stay young and live forever!
Thursday, September 3, 2015
I have probably over two dozen mosquito bites on my legs. My legs. That's not even counting the ones I've gotten on my arms, my neck, my back, and my ear (Ear?! Who does that?!). I don't want to spray myself each time I walk the dogs (that's at least 3x a day) and the natural alternatives don't work (my mosquitoes laugh at citronella, lavender, lemongrass, etc.), so now I'm covered in bug bites.
People tell me to just keep moving all the time when I'm outside, but that's easier said than done with an extremely stubborn, lazy, easily distracted senior pug. Sometimes she even sits in the middle of the sidewalk, the street, or neighbors' yards. So frustrating. But she's old, sweet, and had such a rough first few years before I adopted her, so I let her get away with it. I just smile at her cute face and scratch my millions of big bites.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
I don't know why Rosy is so obsessed with Sunny's drumstick, but it's her absolute favorite toy in the whole wide world. She loves it, adores it, treasures it. She loves both drumsticks, but tends to favor Sunny's left one. And Sunny, being a good sport and used to dealing with crazy puppies from her breeding past, lets Rosy play with it for a little bit until she gets so annoyed she nibbles on Rosy's neck roll like a corn cob. (Endless entertainment with these two!)
It's a love story for the ages.
Monday, August 31, 2015
Sunny and Rosy have been working all summer developing some nice and fluffy neck/face/shoulder rolls so that they have their built in scarves ready for the colder weather in the fall. See their glorious rolls/scarves?!
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Last night something wonderful happened. My order of dog costumes arrived. Yes, I've become that crazy dog lady. There were a bunch on sale and that's how I justified the purchase. But, the problem with pugs is they have the most difficult measurements to clothe (#crazydogladyproblems). They have thick necks and sausagey barrely bodies but thin legs and short length. So of course none of them fit. I took off their too tight hats and was amused at the look of their lil leg warmers. As a child of the 80s (whose parents were lax about restricting what I watched) my mind immediately jumped to Flashdance. And thus, today's drawing.
To be perfectly honest, drawing underwear (don't you dare use the P word, rhymes with shanties) kinda disturbed me. I almost didn't post this because it weirded me out a bit. Like the sexy teddy bears you see around Valentine's Day (barf). But I'm justifying this as a dance outfit and staying true to the movie's dance practice scene (after which she guzzled soda - ah the 80s).
And here are the photos of how our costume testing devolved into a Flashdance flashback.
And a video.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
The alternative is that the excessive heat and humidity is affecting her. It's crazy hot here and we're ready for summer to end. Can't deal with all the hot humid weather (and the bugs -eek!- that come with it).
Got me thinking about how my two pugs could NEVER survive in the wild on their own. Their current survival skills consist of making humans love them so they'll be taken care of and lead nice and pampered lives.
Friday, February 13, 2015
Lately I've been spying on the girls through an app called Camiocam and I was surprised to find that Sunny is almost always the snuggle aggressor! They have plenty of beds to choose from and a big ol couch with blankets, but Sunny always chooses to squeeze onto the same tiny bed as Rosy. Maybe she likes the extra body warmth, but I think the truth is that Sunny looooooves Rosy.
Sisters by chance, snuggle buddies by choice!
Hope everyone has a Happy Valentine's Day tomorrow!
And here's some evidence of the snuggling. All of the drawings above are based on actual screenshots captured via the pugcam. True story.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Monday, January 5, 2015
Friday, December 19, 2014
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
One upside to the leaves everywhere is there have been times when I'm walking the girls and I turn to look at Sunny and she has a leaf on her ever present tongue. But it always manages to blow away before I can get my phone out for a picture! Leaf conspiracy.
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Thursday, August 28, 2014
While Sunny and Rosy are best frenemies for life now, these pages pretty accurately capture what must have been going on in Sunny's head the first few months with Rosy.
Hope you enjoy!
P.S. I may post some dummy book pages from another idea I had called One Sad Face. I think I posted a few color drawings when I was working on it earlier and some of those drawings are what led to A Girl and Her Pug drawings.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Sunny and Rosy really wanted to post themselves while I've been busy but their typing and drawing skills need some work.
Hope everyone is having a better summer than me!