Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Live Like a Pug!

I always find it odd that I ended up an attorney because by nature I am very lazy and hate stress.  My perfect day would be to lounge around, eating good food, watching tv, reading a book and napping.  Basically my spirit animal is a pug.  So really it was inevitable that I'd end up a crazy pug lady.  I think we could all take some advice from pugs about how to live our lives.  Pugs, and dogs in general, live life in the moment and without any filter.  They love absolutely, they relish every morsel, and they balance their frenzied outbursts with long and deep naps.  We should all live like a pug!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Let's Get Ready To Pug Ruuumbbble!

Sunny and Rosy get along pretty well nowadays and don't get into any real fights that often.  Most of the time  their tiffs are because Rosy's harassing Sunny and just being a pesky younger sister.  Sunny is pretty patient, but when it gets to be too much she fights back!  Sometimes I think Sunny actually enjoys it because afterwards she'll get into the play stance and stare at Rosy and then they run around my apartment with their butts tucked under as they make crazy snorting sounds.  So here's a few pug (really applies to all dogs I think) maneuvers when play fighting (not the real scary fighting usually over food and treats).

And if you'd like to see a bit of this in real life, here's a video of Sunny and Rosy.  I especially like Sunny's peg leg attack of waving her straight legs in the air totally ineffectively.  And notice Rosy loving stare as she gazes up at Sunny at the end.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Sunny v. The Beast

Every single time a truck drives by (garbage truck, mail truck, grocery delivery, any rumbly truck or suv), Sunny gets fixated on it and stares at it with her alert, ears forward pose.  As soon as the vehicle moves Sunny pounces into action and tries to chase after it as she makes these weird high-pitched yelping noises (not quite barks, more like pug screams?).  It can be really frustrating but also entertaining.  Rosy doesn't care about vehicles at all.  I like to imagine that this is what Sunny sees when a truck drives by.

Monday, February 18, 2013


If Sunny and Rosy were X-Pugs, Rosy's super power would be flight, wagging her tail and using it like a helicopter, and Sunny's super power would be her immense, immovable weight (like the Blob).  Their nails also grow super fast, so maybe they'd also have some Wolverine-like claws.  And ability to camouflage themselves by shedding copious amounts of pug fur in their surroundings.  So many superhero possibilities...

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

Sunny and Rosy

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Pugs Want To Go To There!

Essentially, pugs want to be wherever you are, or wherever there might be food.  Here are a few places that I'm sure most pugs wish they could go to.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Nurse Pugs

Last week I had a slight cold that I thought I recovered from by the end of the week.  But then on Saturday I had a bit of a cough.  I was scheduled to do a long run that Saturday and I didn't want to miss it so stupid me  did it and now I am miserably sick.  I ended up having to stay home from work and I sound terrible.  Luckily my nurse pugs are taking good care of me.  They really do help me feel better, except when I'm feeling hot and feverish.  Then their warm bodies feel uncomfortably hot as they lay next to me or drape themselves over my lap!

I almost didn't post this because my pen slowly dying on me plus my inability to draw a steady line while sick made for some shaky lines.  It also didn't help that Rosy licked my sketchbook, not once but twice!  I don't know why she thought she'd taste my sketchbook since I can't imagine pencils and pens taste any good.  Anyways, I decided to go ahead and post it after cleaning it up a bit, because it accurately reflects how I feel when sick, both in the drawings and in the way it was executed.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Pug Poop Cycle

Pooping for Sunny can be a long, drawn-out, and complicated process.  Rosy just starts sniffing, circles a few times and then squats and does her business.

Sunny has to sniff every inch of grass near her until she finds a potential spot.  Then she'll circle, sniff, circle, sniff.  If I see her pawing at the ground, I get hopeful that she's finally going to poop.  But this is no guarantee.  Scratching at the ground means there's a 40% chance she'll finally do her business.  More often than not she'll circle a bit and even go so far as semi-squatting until, for some unknown reason, she realizes that this is not the right spot and she dashes off to find a new place to poop.  This process can repeat for up to 5 times.  Sometimes I feel like a ringleader in a circus with Sunny running in circles around me and then making tighter and tighter circles until she finally poops.

I never see any other dog in my neighborhood do this so I'm thinking it might be a pug thing?  Like they need the centrifugal force to poop?  This can be frustrating when I'm in a rush in the mornings, but it's always entertaining and hilarious!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Velcro Pugs

One of the best traits of pugs is their attachment to their humans.  Some pugs are more velcro-y than others. Luckily I have two extreme velcro pugs and they follow me everywhere and always want to be right next to me.  Rosy is especially attached and will follow me from room to room, or even one side of the room to another.  My velcro pugs are glued to me, whether it's in the bathroom, exercising, lounging on the couch, or trying to use my computer.  I love every second of it!