Tuesday, October 4, 2016
I'd love to hear any tips or advice from those who have gone before. Also, most importantly, are there any good souvenirs I can get for the pugs?
Thursday, September 22, 2016
The German Shepard mix that lives next to us is so patient with Rosy. Just a few days ago, Rosy barked at her (as usual) and then calmed down enough to sniff. But Rosy's so tiny she can practically walk under most big dogs. Next thing I know, Rosy's standing up on her back legs, her front paws planted on the big dog's butt cheeks, and sniffing deeply. She really got in there!
Sunny and I were mortified.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
It's time for summer to take the hint and go away and take all the bugs with it too. This week is summer's last hurrah here and it's so muggy and gross and the mosquitoes are going crazy for their last bites.
Of course, no matter what the weather is like, my super warm, barnacle love bug pugs want to glom onto my body and snuggle 24/7. Normally I love it, but sometimes it gets to be a bit much and overheats me. The humidity also brings out the delightful pet store aroma from their usual fritolicious scent. (Ooh that reference to a pet store just reminded me to buy more dog food before we run out).
Summer, it's not me. It's you. Go away. Come back next year when we're all tired of the cold.
Friday, September 16, 2016
One of the things I hate about them the most is that they like to hang out on the ceiling of my bedroom. I don't know if it's because my bedroom is essentially the attic or they like the sloped ceilings or what. By now I've developed a tried and true method that I've outlined in this illustration. Enjoy.
Friday, September 9, 2016
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Good thing I have my pugs. Pugs make everything better. They're like magic.
No. They ARE magic.
Monday, August 15, 2016
Remember how I said I'm done with summer? Yeah. Still feel way.
This weekend was so hot and humid we had heat advisories each day. The pugs and I planned to stay at home with the ac cranked up, but then our power went out. Ugh. Luckily, Cousin Annie's house still had power so we went there for a bit.
Cousin Annie was not pleased.
I don't love summer. In fact, I kinda hate it. I don't get fun summer breaks. I have to work. And so summer just means gross and hot commutes while I sweat through my nice clothes.
And what about fun summery treats like ice cream and iced coffees? I enjoy those year-round. If you haven't had a big bowl of ice cream while wrapped in a cozy blanket with the heat on in the middle of winter, you haven't lived, my friend.
On that note, let's enjoy this photo below of Rosy desperately begging for my ice cream and the photo above, which is the drawing for August in my Bah Humpug calendar.
Friday, August 12, 2016
We're ready for fall. But for all you summer and hot-weather-loving (crazy) people out there, we hope that you enjoy your steamy weekend.
We will be enjoying it indoors with the ac cranked up high!
P.S. This drawing is from the July month in my Bah Humpug calendar available at my Zazzle store. But I thought it was still fitting for this scorching day in August!
Monday, August 8, 2016
If you follow me on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, or Tumblr, then you'll already know that Sunny and Rosy went to the vet on Friday for a teeth cleaning and had several teeth removed. Sunny's had quite a few teeth removed over the years so I'm used to it with her. But Rosy's always been my puppy (even though she's actually about 6 years old right now) and one of her most distinctive funny traits has been her adorable lil rice teeth that stick out on the bottom. This was her first teeth cleaning and extraction too. Well, her teeth were in bad enough condition that the vet ended up removing all six of her lil rice teeth!
Sunny had a couple teeth removed too, and the vet said her tongue might stick out even more than before. To which I said, "More than before?! Is that even possible?!"
I knew that Rosy's teeth in the front weren't in great condition. I have a hard time cleaning them because Rosy wraps her lips tightly around them if I try getting in there. And the one time recently I was able to try to pry her lips open, her riceteeth moved easily at my touch. I know that it's better for her health in the long run to have the teeth removed now (and her breath no longer smells like death), but I miss them so much!
So in remembrance of Rosy's adorable lil rice teeth, below are some old photos of her smile and more recent photos from their vet visit.
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Both books will be illustrated chapter books geared for children, but of course they can be enjoyed by all ages as the love of pugs has no age limit. The story will follow a mostly fictional account of Sunny's and Rosy's sibling rivalry adventures. And I know what you're wondering and yes, there will be plenty of drumstick attacks in the books.
I know 2018 seems like forever away. It feels like that for me too! But, on the other hand, I'm grateful for the time to work on these two books as they'll involve a lot of illustrations. A LOT.
The official announcement can be found in Publishers Weekly with a photo of me (I know, I know. I'm no longer anonymous). I tried submitting a photo of the pugs instead of me, but that didn't fly.
The first book will be coming out in spring 2018 and the second one will be coming out in fall 2018. The deal is for two books, but if these two do really well then future books in a continued series could be a likely outcome. And doesn't the world need more pugs and, specifically, more Sunny and Rosy?
I'll continue to post my drawings here on this blog, but both real work and now book work has been taking up a good amount of my time. I'll also post some progress posts on my social media accounts if you want to discover this process with me because all of this is so new and exciting and terrifying for me!
Thank you to everyone who visits this blog and for your continued support. It's been a long and interesting journey!
For the sake of nostalgia, look at how much my drawing style has changed from my first post here on Bah Humpug.
My pugs have definitely gotten "fluffier" since then.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
And what better way to relax in front of the tv than with a big bowl of popcorn? Notice Rosy's double fisting the popcorn because she's a greedy popcorn monster.
Picture evidence of Rosy's tv and popcorn addictions.
Sunday, April 24, 2016
I think all these phrases are self explanatory, but below are some photos showing examples. And besides, who doesn't love seeing photos of pugs? Crazy, sad people, that's who.
Drumstick Attack: Rosy has a deep, deep love for Sunny's drumsticks. I don't know what caused it, but she's frequently head butting and gnawing at them, all while wagging her tail in pure joy. Sunny's so chill, she puts up with it for the most part, but when she's had enough she lets Rosy know.
Pug Blanket: Sunny usually likes hanging out in her corner of the couch for her naps as it's more comfortable than draping over me like she used to do when she was younger. But sometimes she wants to snuggle and Rosy's in the way. Sunny's solution is to climb on top of both of us and lay down, creating a super warm and cozy pug blanket. I love pug blanket in the fall and winter! But in the warmer weather months, it's not so much fun.
Some of these photos have crossovers. Like the one below is an excellent example of lil bean and rice teeth too!