Friday, July 11, 2014


I like to do Illustration Friday because the weekly topics often force me to think outside my usual comfortable box. However, this week's topic, "fragile," is perfect for my pug themed drawings. The only thing more fragile than a pug's plump sausagey body balanced on a set of dainty thin legs is a pug's sensitive emotional health. Don't you dare leave your pug alone too long or raise your voice even a smidgen! Can't you see the tears inside those big soulful eyes??

Wednesday, July 9, 2014


Sorry I haven't been posting as much recently! I had a short vacation and my brain just didn't want to do anything other than laze about. I blame summer! Something about the heat and humidity just makes me want to do absolutely nothing.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Pugling Rivalry - Sunny's Log Entry #17 (Teeth)


Ow ow owow. Feel weirdd. I not have break fassst and so mad. Stuck alone. Vet! Blergh. Made me sleeeeepy and now mouth feel funny and I'm droolling. Amr shaved and bandage? What? Cage lonely. Not fun. Hungry. Tummy funny. Hehe tummy funny tummy funny tunny.

No place like home (even with rOsy). no place like home...


Pugling Rivalry - Rosy's Diary Entry #17 (Teeth)


Dear Diary,

Yay she's back! She's back!


Today was the longest day ever. Sunny was at the vet all day long and after a torturous 15 minutes during which I was left at home all by my lonesome self, the human brought Sunny home in the evening. She smells strange and is acting a bit loopy but she's home and that's all that matters.

Ok, time to go and snuggle with Sunny on her bed!


Friday, June 20, 2014

Pugling Rivalry - Rosy's Diary Entry #16 (Change)


Dear Diary,

Yesterday the human said it was getting too hot for our usual comforter and she replaced it with a new coverlet!  Noooooooooo!!!!!!  I don't care how hot it gets, I need my usual, old comforter and its green cover with the bleach stain on the upper right corner.

This new coverlet doesn't smell right and it has no pug hairs on it!  It's also not as soft or as squishy as our old comforter.  This sucks!  So what if I wake everyone up from my panting when I get overheated under the covers?  So what if I make the human sweat like crazy when I glom onto her like a backpack?  None of this is a big deal so I don't see why we can't just keep our tried and true comforter with its green cover.  I tried staying on our old comforter for as long as possible, even when it was on the floor, but then the human pushed me off and put it away. 

Sunny doesn't even seem that upset about all this.  It's like we didn't have that beloved comforter for our entire lives here.  Oh well, I guess I'll have to put up with this thin, unsoft, unfun coverlet until summer's over.

I hate it.


Pugling Rivalry - Sunny's Log Entry #16 (Change)


NO.  Change is wrong!  Change is scary!  Change is bad!!!

Deep breath.

I must be strong in front of Rosy and show no weakness or sadness.  I will put up with this new coverlet on the bed and wait until fall when we can have our trusty old comforter back.  I pray that this will be a short summer.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Behind the Scenes

I know that my dogs absolutely adore me, but sometimes I think I get on their nerves. All for the sake of my Bah Humpug followers!...ok I admit I do all this for my own amusement.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Pugling Rivalry - Rosy's Diary Entry #15 (Sharing)


Dear Diary,

I hate Sunny!  I hate her so much!  She's the meanest sister in the world and I'm never speaking to her again!

Every time I get really excited while playing with a favorite toy, she comes barging in and steals my toy away.  She does this all the time, even when she doesn't really like the toy.  I've seen her snatch a toy from me and pretend to play with it only to get tired of it a couple minutes later.  She just wants it because I love it!  I hate Sunny!


Pugling Rivalry - Sunny's Log Entry #15 (Sharing)


MINE.  All these toys are mine.  They were mine before the interloper arrived and they always will be mine.  Every toy that was, and ever will be, in this home is mine.  Rosy may borrow a toy from time to time, but only for as long as I deem appropriate.  Because they are all MINE.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Pugling Rivalry - Rosy's Diary Entry #14 (Imitation)


Dear Diary,

Sunny and I are best friend sisters.  We hang out so much and we're so close that we're even starting to look alike!  Everyone gets such a kick out of how both of our tongues naturally stick out all the time.  You can tell right away from looking at us that we're best friend sisters.  Boopity boop boop boop!


Pugling Rivalry - Sunny's Log Entry #14 (Imitation)


The only thing worse than having an annoying sidekick following me everywhere and harassing me all the time, is having one that copies everything I do!  I have certain expressions that I've mastered for optimal treat and petting reactions.  I'm known for my trademark tongue sticking out look, called "Boop Steel."  This is MY thing.  And now Rosy has been sticking her tiny tongue out and claiming that it happens all the time naturally.  Well, that is a bald-faced lie!  I've seen her using her paws to pull out her tongue when she thinks no one is looking.  They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery but I say it's the most disingenuous form of sycophancy!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Bad Girls

My sister and I often like to ask each other, "So how are your bitches?"  When I was little, my sister would get a kick out of referring to our dogs as bitches and when I'd protest she'd look innocently at me and say, "What?  They're female dogs?  What did you think I mean?"

People wouldn't know it from my interactions with them nowadays but I used to have such a temper when I was young and I never really held back in fights (probably from growing up with two fellow temperamental sisters).  One of my friends' favorite stories about me was in college when I had a frenemy who I would have a huge blow out fight once a year.  Really he was more just an enemy but he hung around my roommate and I all the time because he was in love with my roommate all four years.  You could practically predict when it would happen because I think a year was as long as we could tolerate each other before really getting on each other's nerves.  During one of our fights over the phone he called me a bitch and I yelled back, "Well I'm not a nice person so get over it!" and then slammed the phone against my desk repeatedly before hanging up.  My other friends, who were all in the room staring agog at me, burst out laughing as soon as I hung up the phone.  I've since learned to control my temper better, but sometimes it still gets the better of me!

Sunny and Rosy can be such bad girls too.  Do you like how badass Sunny especially looks here? I started off drawing it with the idea of making us all look the same, but somehow Sunny's slouch and sunglasses just make her look more thug.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Pugling Rivalry - Rosy's Diary Entry #13 (Disturbance)


Dear Diary,

I am soooo tired!  Every night just as I'm sound asleep for my evening nap Sunny wakes me up with her spastic barking!  Sometimes she just growls, but most of the time she jumps stares out the window barking her head off.  I mean there's nothing out there!  Maybe she needs to get her eyes checked since she's practically ancient.  Or maybe she needs to get her brain checked out.  She's totally losing it.


Thanks for letting me vent,

Pugling Rivalry - Sunny's Log Entry #13 (Disturbance)


Sometimes at night I see things.  Things no one else seems to see.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Pugling Rivalry - Sunny's Log Entry #12 (Shedding)


Unfortunately, Rosy and I were subjected to a bath this past weekend. Sigh. And to add insult to injury, we had our nails trimmed too. How am I supposed to repel Rosy's obnoxious attacks if my nails are shortened and dulled?!

Rosy keeps making a fuss about the fur I'm shedding, but I think it's unnatural that she doesn't shed much. Where's her winter coat that she should be discarding now? No wonder she's always so cold in the winter if all she has is her measly single coat of fur. This is just another example of how I'm superior to her, as I have a beautiful plush coat that adjusts for the seasons.

Pugling Rivalry - Rosy's Diary Entry #12 (Shedding)


Dear Diary,

OMG furplosion! Sunny is shedding like crazy! It's hard to take her seriously when she's rolling around like a giant furball! ROFL!

But seriously, it's getting out of control! You don't know how many times I've gotten a stray hair in my eye or nose and there's fur on all my stuff! It also makes drumstick attacks a little tricky since there nothing worse than coughing up a pug hairball. Blech!


Monday, May 19, 2014

Furry Mood Boosters

This is pretty much my daily routine when I come home. I'm almost always crabby from work and commuting (I also apparently talk like an old person lately, using words like "crabby," "doohickey," and "smut") and sometimes my pugs manage to make me smile right away and sometimes it takes a little longer. But no matter what, they always cheer me up eventually! My little, shedding, demanding, stinky mood boosters!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014


Ever have one of those periods where just day-to-day living is exhausting? I'm feeling kinda like that lately. Part of it is I've been busy at work, another part is my sleep schedule is wacky, another part is that I feel stuck in a rut, and another part is that I'm just by nature super lazy with some things and freakishly obsessed with other things.

I'm basically a pug but I don't have someone to take care of everything for me and pamper me. Sunny and Rosy don't know how good they have it!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Awkward and Annoying Situations Made Better with Pugs - Cut Off in Traffic

This isn't really awkward, but it sure is annoying. I can get pretty bad road rage and nothing drives me crazy like when a car abruptly cuts me off. This is especially annoying if they didn't even have the courtesy to signal. I'm not a big honker, except in emergencies or to alert someone, but I am a big fan of yelling and shaking my fist, or making eye contact and shaking my head at them in a disapproving manner. I had to censor what I'd normally be shouting since my niece and nephew like to look at my drawings.

But replace that annoying and rude driver with some pugs and the situation becomes so much better! Make way for puglings!

Sunny and Rosy love cutting me off all the time and I've ran into them or almost stumbled more times than I can count. But every time that happens I end up apologizing profusely to my pug and getting cuted out by her confusion and anxious tail wag (you'd think by now they would have figured out that cutting across my path leads to bad scary bumps, but no, each time they're mystified as to what happened).

[Random note: Every day I regret having gotten a black fabric interior car. I bought it before I got Sunny and Rosy, but if I could do it again I would have definitely gotten one with a light and/or leather interior!]

Monday, May 5, 2014

What Separation Anxiety?

Pugs are serious lap dogs. My two are happiest when they're with me and somehow making bodily contact. Sunny is generally more laid back, but Rosy has separation anxiety, which was really bad when I first got her. She used to scratch at my door whenever I left (which I did not love) and follow me room to room (which I love). Anytime I leave my apartment now I give them "goodbye treats" in separate corners and then dart out the door as quickly as possible, hoping I haven't forgotten something that'll require a return (accompanied by a major guilt trip from the pugs). That's helped a lot but I know that Sunny and Rosy would still prefer to be with me 24/7 forever and ever.