Friday, January 31, 2014

Yay Friday!

TGIF! Happy Friday everyone!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

And Like That, Poof. It's Gone.

You only have yourself to blame if you're not keeping a constant, vigilant watch over your food if there are pugs nearby.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014


Sunny has the softest ears ever! Rosy's are soft too, but Sunny still holds the softest ears title. Sunny also has pretty large ears for a pug, which my sister is always pointing out. Something about those big, velvety ears lure everyone to them, especially when she's got her relaxed, wrinkle-free dome head going on. And so of course her large ears made me think of another adorable, rotund, and big-eared character!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Winter Blues

I don't know what it is but I've got a bad case of the winter blues lately. Maybe it's seasonal affective disorder, job anxiety/dissatisfaction, poor sleeping habits, polar vortex frustration, general ennui, or a combination of all of the above. Bah. 

(P.S. My photo editing app updated and now I can't figure out how to touch up my drawings the same way I used to. So some of my drawings might look a little different until I figure this out our find a battery way. Argh, changes!) 

Friday, January 24, 2014

Temper Tantrum

I love my pugs but sometimes they drive me crazy. I used to have a pretty bad temper which has calmed down for the most part but sometimes I just lose it and throw a temper tantrum.

Last night I fell asleep on my couch because I've been tired and stressed at work. I woke up at 2am, exhausted and cranky. I hurried to take the girls out for what I thought would be a quick pee. I was wrong.

Rosy did everything real fast, but Sunny refused to do anything and would barely move. After standing outside in the freezing winds, with my legs and fingers going numb Sunny started circling and then pooped. I totally didn't expect that so then I had to fumble with opening the poop bag all while angrily whispering "Come on, pee! Pee! Pee! Do your business!" The bag flew away and Sunny tried running back to my apartment and I just felt so tired and cold, I did an angry stomping dance, blinking away tears of frustration. Luckily no one was outside at that crazy late hour to witness me losing it like a little kid.

After a couple more minutes Sunny finally peed and we all ran back inside and tried to get a few hours of sleep before we'd have to wake up in the morning. Not my proudest moment of course but at least I can look back on it with humor. Seriously, I am done with these freezing temperatures, crazy wind chill, and poop AND pee strikes by Sunny.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Go Away Polar Vortex!

We all love a good snow day, but this polar vortex is out of control. Just stop it polar vortex. No one likes you. Sunny and Rosy are especially hating having to get decked out in their winter gear. Getting those stupid booties on their feet adds about 10 minutes to our walks!

I love winter usually with the cold brisk days, the warm yummy comfort foods, and the layers of clothes that hide my holiday weight gain. But I am not loving these freezing temperatures, chapped hands and lips, crazy commutes on the metro with cracked rails, and torturous walks with the girls that just lead to poop and sometimes pee strikes.

We're done with you polar vortex. DONE.
Go away polar vortex and don't come back! We don't don't want to ever see you again!
(If you're curious about where I got all the girls' winter gear, check out my new FAQs page here.)

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Pug Grumble in the Wild

Sometimes I wonder whether my pugs have any wild survival instincts. I did a post a while ago about the hilarity of the idea of pugs descended from wolves (Pugs - Descended From Wolves?). Recently I was watching tv and there was a tiger on the screen. Rosy started growling and then tried attacking the tv. I really hope that if we ever come across a huge, deadly animal Rosy will not try to initiate an attack against it! So here's a drawing of a grumble of pugs in the wild, doing what they do best, lounging in the sun.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Stop!...It's Belly Rub Time!

I think every work day should incorporate pug belly rub breaks.

Sunny and Rosy are always very clear about when they want belly rubs. Sunny is especially dramatic with throwing herself back and belly up!

And while I don't usually draw the girls' "buttons," I couldn't resist here!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Fight or Flight...or Freeze

Whenever Sunny and Rosy see something new or another dog they love to freeze. If it's another dog Sunny will usually want to run to it after a second of freezing. But for strange objects like a snowman or construction truck she likes to freeze with one paw in the air. Like a pointer! Rosy's reaction is always the same. Freeze and then slowly sink to the ground and then go bananas (either in excitement or in fear/aggression). Weirdos.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Rough Week

It's been a bit of a rough week going back to work and having everything crazy busy. My natural introverted, antisocial, depressed, lazy, overeating, alcoholic, narcoleptic, and cranky tendencies are fighting each other for top spot. They're all winning at this point.

Well at least it's Friday. TGIF.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Stay Warm Out There!

Hope everyone is staying warm and indoors during this cold snap! Remember in these low temperatures dogs shouldn't be outside long and their paws will get very cold. I foresee a poop strike over the next 24 hours, and maybe even the elusive pee strike.

Join these lil cozy puggerpillars for a nap maybe?

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Work v Home

I'm kinda taking this whole going back to work after the holidays badly.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year 2014!

Happy new year! Hope everyone had a happy holiday season! Tomorrow I go back to work :( and have a rough first quarter to look forward to. But hopefully the rest of the year will be great!