Thursday, May 31, 2012

Pug Window Washers

Here's another occupation pugs should avoid - window washers. They will quickly get to work on dirtying up your windows with licks, paw prints, nose prints, butt prints, snot, and eye boogers. Sunny doesn't lick my windows much but she definitely leaves a lot of nose and butt prints, snot and eye boogers!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Leap Over Wednesday!

Happy hump day everyone! Can't wait to leap over this Wednesday and be halfway through the week. I worry for this lil pug though. She's a bit heavy and doesn't look like she'll clear the W.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Pug O'Clock

What time is it? It's pug o'clock! I thought about doing numbers after the pug alphabet but decided not to since a lot of the poses would be the same. But today I thought of a clock and thought that would be a fun way to do pug numbers. This is one of the times that I regret working in a small moleskine sketchbook! So the pugs came out a bit blurry and squished. Argh! Also, notice that the second/minute markers are pug tails.

Rock around the pug clock!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Pink and Purple Pugs

Pink and purple pugs are feeling a bit different today.

I have had these colored pens sitting around for a while and never use them so I thought this would be a good time to whoop them out.  Unfortunately their not as inky/intense as I would like and I had to go over my lines a bit and then clean some of the wording.  And since I do most of my drawings in moleskine sketchbooks and tweak the coloring afterwards the pink looks wonderfully bright but the purple looks a bit bluish.  Ah well, live and learn!

Pensive Pug

Pensive pug is deep in thought.  I'm guessing he's thinking about what he's going to eat next.  Or where he should take his next nap.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Penitent Pug

I'm always a fan of alliteration and so I thought I'd do a few drawings of various P adjectives.  Here we have a penitent pug.  She's very sorry for having eaten and pooped in my shoes.  Look at her sad face and guilty tail wag.  It's ok pug.  You're lucky you're so cute!


This is for this week's Illustration Friday topic, "faded."  Sometimes I get sad when I discover a new white whisker on Sunny or notice her slowing down a bit.  I've only had her for about 2 years and yet she's aging so quickly already!  Ah youth.  It fades for all of us.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

50's Pug

I have been busy at work and discovered a new addictive game so I haven't been drawing as much. So here's a quick doodle of a 50's pug in her poodle (or pug skirt).

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Authentic Antler Chews

Sunny has horrible teeth, which I try to brush unsuccessfully. I had heard that antler chews are supposed to be good for their teeth so I got one for Sunny which she fiercely loved for 5 minutes and then ignored. Oh wells.

Anyways I was doing research on these antler chews and learned that they're from deer or elks that naturally shed their antlers (I learn something new every day), and then the image of impatient pugs gnawing on antlers still attached to a deer or elk popped into my head.

I briefly considered drawing this with bully sticks but wanted to keep this drawing PG. You know what those are made out of, right?? If not then google it and prepare to be grossed out. Then you will have learned something new today too!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Monday Blues

Monday mornings are always so hard! Even Sunny is a bit more sluggish and slow to start. This morning she kept sleeping as I washed up and I finally had to wake her up and plop her on the floor. She promptly scurried to one of her beds to continue dozing. Sigh. At least we have the long weekend took forward to.

Pug Rinse Cycle

You know how once you start your dishwasher you can't open it? It's because as soon as you close it the dishwasher pugs arrive and lick your dishes clean. They do a very thorough job! You probably should have suspected something with the "pug rinse" cycle button.

This is a little messier than I would have liked. I think I'm getting too reliant on pencil sketches before ink work which is good for complicated or more precise drawings but erasing the pencil work is a pain and it lightens my ink. And I don't want to have to rely on pencil prep work for everything, so I better make sure to mix it up so I don't get out of practice!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Sunday Pugs

Happy Sunday!  These pugs are trying to avoid the end of Sunday and the start of the work week as much as they can!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Saturday Pugs

Happy Saturday!  Saturday is the pugs' favorite day!  It's all about fun, playing, dozing, and relaxing.  Hope everyone is having a fantastic Saturday!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Playing The Waiting Game

A very confused pug is playing the waiting game.

I feel like I haven't drawn Sunny and her bunny in a while, so here they are playing chess (or according to Sunny, gin-chess).

Thursday Pugs

Happy Thursday! Is it Friday already?? These pugs are super eager for Friday and the start of the weekend!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Once Upon A Pug Dream

I have been impatiently awaiting hopefully good news and kept thinking of that Disney song One Day My Prince Will Come and that scene in Sleeping Beauty when Princess Aurora dances with the forest creatures dressed up to resemble a man. So here's my pug and Funaek version. Of course I later realized that the song is from Snow White and not Sleeping Beauty. D'oh! Oh well. I always had a soft spot for Sleeping Beauty because I thought that Princess Aurora had the best hair out of all the Disney princesses!

Wednesday Pugs

Happy Wednesday (hump day)! Even though it's Wednesday, of course at least one of the pugs is still snoozing and the one on the very right is eagerly awaiting Thursday.

My pen started to die on me so the lettering here is a bit sloppier than I'd like.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

First Love

I was approached recently by Karys, an Australian girl living in London and working as a photography assistant and freelance writer/editor, to contribute to her blog, Something Fine, a project based around the idea of first love.  I was happy to participate but I warned Karys that my contribution would be pug-based since that's how we roll here at Bah Humpug!

My mind immediately jumped to my first pug, Cookie.  I had joint custody of her with my sister when I was in high school.  She was the sweetest and gentlest pug and, for a random fact, she had the softest ears EVER.  Just because I have Sunny now doesn't mean that Cookie is forgotten, but it also doesn't mean that I loved Cookie more than I love Sunny now because she was my first pug.  I will always love and miss Cookie, but there's plenty of room in my heart for both Cookie and Sunny (and any future pugs in my life...).

Suspicious Pug

Hmmm. I think this pug looks a little suspicious. I think we have a cookie monster here. Then again we should all know better than to leave a plate of food unattended near a pug.

Tuesday Pugs

Happy Tuesday! The pugs are still feeling a bit lazy but at least they're awake now.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Monday Pugs

I enjoyed doing the Happy Friday - TGIF pugs so I thought I'd do a Monday version. These sleepy pugs are not ready to start the week just yet. Sigh, sad Monday.

Sunday, May 13, 2012


Pugcorn!  This is for this week's Illustration Friday topic "kernel."  I had a hard time thinking of something to do for kernel and then during a long run I came up with the idea of pugcorn and pugs popping out of a cob with their arms and legs sticking out to resemble puffed out corn.  So sit back and relax this Sunday evening with a movie and some pugcorn.

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day!  This mom sure does deserve lots of hugs and love because she puts up with a lot.  I mean feeding one baby is hard enough, but multiple babies at the same time?!  Give this mom a medal.  She practices her own form of attachment parenting.

Sunny and I are both celebrating Mother's Day because not only am I her mom, but she was a mom many times before I had her.  So in honor of all moms out there, Happy Mother's Day!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Happy Friday - TGIF!

Happy Friday everyone!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Pugs Make Everything Better

I got hit by a bad bug earlier this week and had to stay home from work one day.  Most of the day was spent flitting in and out of consciousness on my couch.  But having Sunny's heavy mass cuddling on top of me in awkward places like my neck made everything better.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Pugerdess of The Sheeppugs

Funaek had a not so lil pug, whose fur was tan as fawn!  I was trying to think of other fairy tales to pugify and instead my mind kept jumping to Mary Had A Little Lamb and then that made me think of a shepherdess in charge of a flock of pugs.  And of course I had to draw that.  Although instead of a shepherdess, should she be called a pugerdess?  I bet this flock of pugs are kept for their fur which is shorn each year.  I mean with pugs that would be a whole lotta fur.

Farsighted Pug

This farsighted pug's glasses make his eyes look even bigger!  Even though big eyes are such a distinct feature of pugs, in my drawings the pugs' eyes are usually pretty small.  So here's a bigger-eyed version of a pug.  And farsighted pug here wants everyone to know that there's nothing wrong with wearing glasses, what's most important is that you have good, clear vision (the better to spot pugs).

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Pug Roller Derby

My pug already does enough slipping and rolling around on her own four feet, so I can only imagine the hot mess that would be pug roller derby.  It would be like a train wreck you can't help but stare at, especially since the pugs would look super cute rolling around.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Hitched - Sled Pugs

This is for this week's Illustration Friday topic "hitched."  At first I thought of a wedding but somehow my mind slipped over to farms, oxen, and eventually sled dogs.  I thought this would be appropriate also because I recently got Sunny a couple new harnesses which she has been hating.  I think pugs would be one of the worst dogs to hitch to a snow sled.  Especially if they're like my Sunny, who HATES snow.  And of course I had to dress them up in jackets.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Pug Massager

I think that pug massagers would just take advantage of a supine human body and take naps between the legs and on the head/neck.  And if they even tried to do their job I imagine it would be like a painful deep tissue massage.  My pug is pretty dense but has such small paws that when she steps on me or climbs on me it's like all of her body weight is concentrated in her tiny little paws.  Hmm, maybe you should steer clear of any pug massagers.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


Rapugzel, Rapugzel, let down your tail!

Hmmm, this might not work out. Maybe it would be better if Rapugzel saved up all the fur she sheds and weaves that into a rope. I'm sure she'd have enough for the rope after one good furminator session.

Pug Chef

Never ever hire a pug as a chef! They will completely empty your fridge and pantry right away. All you'll be left with is lettuce. I don't know if it's just my pug but she will eat almost anything but she consistently refuses lettuce (iceberg or romaine). I got a lot of requests for a pug chef so here you go and bon appetite!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Yesterday's Excitement

So Sunday night the internet elves picked up my Pug Alphabet and ran with it. Buzzfeed posted the entire alphabet and traffic to my blog increased like crazy! Sunny and I were super excited and would like to welcome all our new visitors!