Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Stay

Every morning Sunny and Rosy try to train me to stay. I've managed to stay for up to a minute, but can never manage to stay as long as they'd like. Hopefully with more training sessions we'll get there.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Pugling Rivalry Dummy Book

I've been working on a Pugling Rivalry book idea I had while doing the series on my blog.  I finished a dummy book which is text paired with rough illustrations.  I would love to one day publish this book (along with other pug-related book ideas I've had) but getting your foot into the publishing world is hard, especially when I've been so busy with my regular job and other life stuff.  So I thought it would be fun to post a few pages from the dummy book I put together. 

While Sunny and Rosy are best frenemies for life now, these pages pretty accurately capture what must have been going on in Sunny's head the first few months with Rosy. 

Hope you enjoy!

P.S. I may post some dummy book pages from another idea I had called One Sad Face.  I think I posted a few color drawings when I was working on it earlier and some of those drawings are what led to A Girl and Her Pug drawings.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Absence

Sorry for the recent absence! I have been swamped at work and it'll be like this for a while (at least the next month or two). I'll try to post when I can.

Sunny and Rosy really wanted to post themselves while I've been busy but their typing and drawing skills need some work.

Hope everyone is having a better summer than me!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Catch!

In the summertime we love to eat lots of blueberries! Sometimes I toss them at Sunny and Rosy, and they almost NEVER catch them. Seriously, their aim is so bad. Most of the time they just back up, wait for it to fall to the ground and then pounce on it. Silly pugs.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Pug Turtle

If you follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Tumblr then you already know that Sunny and Rosy (and I) have recently become obsessed with their new tiny turtle toys. We got one in our monthly BarkBox and at first I was disappointed with what I thought was a dinky stupid toy. I was so wrong!

The girls love the tiny turtle and will carry it around in their mouths all the  time! They also love when I throw it for them to catch. I ended up buying more turtles and have also discovered the fun of sticking the turtles in their tails as they search for it and plopping it on their heads and backs. So much turtle fun!

So in honor of our beloved tiny turtles, here's a pug turtle! Rosy's not as small as pictured in this drawing since she's become a bit of a chubb chubb lately (I've been cutting back on her food and she's slimmed down a little).

And for those who haven't seen the tiny turtle photos, behold!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Pugling Rivalry - Rosy's Diary Entry #18 (Jailed)

7/25/14

Dear Diary,

Woe is me!  Our home was damaged by stupid water from a sprinkler that went off several weeks ago and now every weekday we are locked in the bedroom.  No more roaming freely.  No more lounging on the big couch.  No more sunbathing while sleepily gazing out the window.  No more sniffing around the kitchen for hidden crumbs.  No more access to our ginormous toy collection.

No more fun.

Instead, we are stuck in a tiny room where the windows are covered with blinds.  This is going to lead to some terrible tan lines in our sunbathing.  And we only have a small fraction of our toys to play with during the day now. 

Sigh.  I just want our home back to normal!  This is the worst!

:(,
Rosy

Pugling Rivalry - Sunny's Log Entry #18 (Jailed)

7/25/14

The only thing worse than begin stuck in one small room all day long is being stuck in one small room all day long with a needy Rosy. 

No escape.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Fragile

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

Summertime

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)

7-1-14

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...

SUnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn
y

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

7-1-14

Dear Diary,

Yay she's back! She's back!

SUNNY'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!

XOXO,
Rosy

Friday, June 20, 2014

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

6-20-14

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.

:(
Rosy

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

6-20-14

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)

6-12-14

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!

Grrrrrr,
Rosy

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

6-12-14

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)

6-5-14

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!

XOXO,
Rosy

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

6-5-14

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)

5-28-14

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.

Ugh.

Thanks for letting me vent,
Rosy