Tuesday, December 23, 2008

My Christmas Tree

Now I's gonna tell you about my Christmas tree!

OMD! What a weekend we had. Mom started decorating the Christmas tree Friday night and that's when the drama started. When Mom pulled the tree out of the corner to put lights on, it started falling! She knew there was a crack in the stand, but when she and our friend J put up the tree Wednesday, J said it was stable. Now we think he was just ready to get tree sap off his hands and go get the beer Mom was buying him for helping us with the tree ;-)

Anyways, Mom had to prop the tree up, go get a new stand, get our neighbor to help us put the tree in the new stand (it's really big and heavy so Mom needed help). Then she could finally start deocarting. She got the lights on Friday night and then Saturday we started putting on ornaments.

Midi helped Mom unwrap the ornaments from all the tissue papers. I tried to stay out of the way (can you see me?)

Mom has lots of ornaments, but I's gonna show you some of her favorites.

Mom is from the gulf coast and she LOVES New Orleans. So, she has lots of these fleur de lis thingies around the house, including this one on the tree.

For some reason there's a pickle on the tree. Mom says it's an old tradition. I dunno about that.

There's lots of cats on the tree. I guess that's cause Mom has always had a cat and she's had Midi for 13 years! This cat Mom got in Beverly Hills on Rodeo Drive. She said it was the only thing she could afford!

A few years ago she got on a reindeer kick....

Another cat - this one is really pretty, but where's the pug???

Cat - one of Mom's friends gave her this because it reminded him of Midi.


Another cat!

Finally! The pug! The one and only pug ornament I might add!

The full tree....

Here's the buffet in the dining room. Mom was a dancer, so you'll see more about that in a minute....

Now, for the Nutcrackers. I said earlier that Mom was a dancer. Well, she was a belly dancer. What's that? Mom? Oh, ok. She was a ballet dancer - apparently that's kinda different. Anyway, there's some big thing about nutcrackers and Christmas and Mom has a big ol' collection of them.

So, that's it for the decorations! I hope you had fun looking at them.

But before I go, let me tell you about the rest of the drama. Sunday it started getting really cold (it had been in the 70s), but Sunday night it was going down to like 19 or something! When Mom tried to turn the heater on nothing happened. So, we had no heat for the night or the next morning! We were all snuggly in the bed and didn't want to get up Monday morning. Luckily the heater guy came and fixed the heater... when he got there I tried to get him to play with me.

How could he not play with me and my froggy??? Ok, he threw it for me once, but I still felt neglected.

Merry Christmas everypug and persons!!!! We's headed to Mobile tomorrow. So, snorts & kisses till next times!

Secret Santa Paws!!!!!

I was gonna post about my Christmas tree and stuffs but when Mom came home at lunch we had a big box addressed to me!!! (oh, yeah - and Mom). I was so excited!

The box had lots of presents in it so me and Mom opened them up. The first thing we found was this little bag with treats in it!!! It was full of treats! That must be why it says "Joy" on the outside!

I couldn't wait to try them out and I was not disappointed!!!

Then we opened another present and I gots this snazzy tie!

Mom even got some presents! She got this cool sign that says "Go Saints" and a pug hook to hang my leash on (ok, maybe that's for me) and a portrait of moi!

How pawesome is that?!?! You wants to know who my Secret Santa is don't you? It's Punchy and the puggies, Chloe, Zoey, Rosie & Marty! Wasn't that sweet of them? Thanks so much - I loves my pressies and Mom does too!

I apologizes that Mom didn't take better photos but she says she had to get back to work. Thanks again!!!!!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Award! and Snowman

My friends Sophie & Dixie & Harley gave me this award. I's not sure if I should be insulted or nots but I think nots. I think it's cool. Apparently the doggies who get this award, they's eaten his/her own poop, another cats poop, vomit, won't sit, stay, lay down or come when called.

So, I's giving it to some of my other bloggie friends.

Rejoice in your disobedience and be happy you have humans who in spite, or maybe because of your disobedience love you!

I's giving it to:

Pearl cause I know she likes to be bad!!!

Oh, and here's a moving picture of me today with my Snowman. He's as big as me!!! I usually play more but I was not really wanting to play so much today. I wanted to go out and poops.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

More Christmas!!!

Guess what I gots last night!! A tree! There's a tree in the house!!!! Mom says I can not pees on it though. Meanie.

This is what it looks like right now. We's not decorated it yet. It's really big! I's excited. Midi was excited too, she loves Christmas trees.

Oh, guess what else I got! I gots a card in the mails from my friends Sophie, Dixie and Harles. I been getting lots of cards but this one made my Mom laugh because of a funny note and because Harley's picture looks so "debonair" whatever that is.

We puts their picture on the refrigerator cause it makes us smiles.

Mom wanted to get a picture of me in my scarf for you to sees.

I gots the scarf from Generation Dog! That's also where Mom gots me this cookie that she used to make me look at the camera. I love gingerbread man.

See the love??

Later, pugs and people. Next time hopefully the tree will be decorated!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

To Sophie, Dixie and Harley's Mom

Me and my mom just reads your bloggie and we's sad that you are having mean people say mean things to you. So I's gonna let my mom talk to you here instead of posting a really longs comment!

First off, Wow! I hate to hear that you are having a bad day or week or that the inconsiderate comments have built up to your breaking point. Remember this - most people are so self-absorbed that they have no idea that what's coming out of their mouth could be offensive. That's not an excuse - but maybe next time say "Hey, you're being an ass!" ;-)

You know, pretty much any dog - given the opportunity - will eat poop and/or vomit. It may be cat poop or dog poop or rabbit poop, but they will eat it. Harry has been known to eat his poop (although I think often it's to hide the fact that he pooped in the house). Of course he'll eat cat poop any chance he can get! And he's always had regular meals.

Pugs are stubborn. Remember that too! Harry can sit and that's about it - and that's usually food-motivated behavior. I could try harder to teach him "tricks" and commands, but so far I haven't. I don't think that makes him a bad dog or me a bad owner. He's 23 lbs. so he's not going to knock anyone down if he doesn't do exactly what I want him to. So, I'm just not too worried about it. If I had a doberman or a mastiff I would look into training, but I think my pug can go without.

Now, Sophie and Dixie were both rescued from puppy mills - and puppy mill dogs are notorious for neurotic, unusual and otherwise undesired behavior. I read your blog regularly and I don't see anything that's too bad. Your girls are special - not because they aren't perfect but because they were taken out of horrible situations and given the chance to be loved. They are sweet and loving and that's all that matters.

I don't know what to tell you to say to the people who make inconsiderate comments or even what to do to try to improve the pugs' manners, but I want you to know there's an entire community of people out here who understand and are here for you whenever you need to vent.

We love your pugs just the way they are!!!!!!


My good friend Clementine (oh, yeah... and Winston) gave me this award. I's so proud!

This award is passed to bloggers for showing great Attitude and/or Gratitude.
I's really happy that I has such good blog friends. Thanks, Clemmie! (and Winston)

Now I's gonna pass it along to some of my other blog friends who have super great attitudes:




and Winston! (and the Stray)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmas Decorating

I gots my Christmas collar on!!!!!

Mom is finally decorating for Christmas! I was worried Santa Paws would not come see me if there's no decorations out for him to sees! We also finally mailed outs our Secret Santa present. I sure hopes it gets there in times!!!!

Ok, so I wants to show yous some pictures of the decorations. Mom just started, so this is just a little bits.

A few years ago, BP (before pug), Mom got into this green ornament phase. She really likes this color so she mixes it in with some silver and gold in the dining room.

She really likes this one, she hangs it froms the light thingie.

Here's some pictures of me! When Mom gets more stuff out she'll put Midi pics up too.

Here are my pictures with Santa. Sorry, Clementine... we's really just friends now. Well, Maggie still has the hots for me, but what's a pug to do?

Ohhhh, I loves this decoration. My auntie gave it to me last year.

I was so tired afters the decorating.

I's gonna put up more pictures after Mom decorates some more!

Snort at you later!

Sunday, December 14, 2008


Mom just realized it's my blogoversary!!!! Silly mom does not pay attention to the important stuff all the times.

Today was a pretty good day. Mom took me to the Petsmart to gets my picture made with Santa Claws!!! The best thing is when I gots there, my girlfriends were there too!! We all hads our picture made with Santa Claws!

Then me and the Mom went to Starbucks and had hot chocolate with some guy. He was nice and scratched my butt. I know it was only the first time I met him, but Mom says I'm kinda easy for a pug. I don't knows what that means. Then we came home and it's been really boring.

So, hope you's all enjoyed a year of my puggie blog. Here's to another year!!!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


So, this meme's been going around and I thought I would join in. Here's the rules:

- Go to your Picture Folder on your computer or wherever you store your pictures.

- Go to the 6th Folder and then pick the 6th Picture.

- Post it on your bloggy and tell the story that goes with the picture.

- Tag 5 other glorious peoples to do the same thing and leave a comment on their bloggy tellin' them 'bout it.

Here's my picture. Mom says it's ironic that this picture was called "six.jpg". I dunno what ironic is but I think it's kinda weird. Sixes everywhere!

Anyways, this photo was taken during some fancy photo thingie my Mom took me to not too long after I came to live with her. I was still really shy so in most of the pictures I looks sad.

They tooks pictures of me on a red velvet sofa like I was some kinda pin up pug and then some pictures of me with Christmas presents even though I did not know what the Christmas was then. AND they took pictures of me for the Mardi Gras!! I did not know what the Mardi Gras was either but I still gots the pictures.

Mom says those people did not know much about the Mardi Gras cause you can't wear a red tie to the balls. I don't like to play with balls - especially if you has to wear a tie!

If you wants to do this meme, show us your sixes picture!!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

I's Happy Again

My mom got home last night so I's happy again.

I stayed with my neighbor lady and we had so much fun!!!! We played and I gots to sleep in the bed with her. She even took me to a basketball game yesterday! That's where I was when my mom came and got me.

Mom brought me home a new stuffie. I'll take some pictures and show you later!

~Harry P.

Friday, December 5, 2008

I's Not Happy

Last night Mom was putting her clothes in that thing she uses when she goes away from home. I thought maybe we were going on an adveture but she said I's not going. What?!?! Who's gonna feed me? Who's gonna snuggle with me? Who's gonna take me for walks?

I's not happy.

She says she's going to see those Saints play again. I wants to know why can't she watch it on the TV. Why's she gots to go away? Mom says she is going to watch them in New Orleans because nothing compares to seeing them play in the dome. I dunno what that means but I's not happy.

I's going to stay with a neighbor lady that I likes a lot. She gives me treats and butt scratches. Maybe I'll just stays with her furever if my mom is gonna leave me all the times.


But she did get me a chew chew to take with me. I ates half of it last night! Maybe she shoulda gots me more than one!

Oh, yeah and Midi says "Hey". She gets to snuggle on the furry blanket. I don't. I's not happy.

Hopes all you's has a happy weekend. Hope your peoples don't abandons you!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Happy Holidays from Me!

Some of you will get this by e-mail if you's on the Dogs With Blogs Christmas card exchange. But I wanted to shares it with all my bloggie friends!!!!!

Thanks for being my friend and I's looking forward to another fun year with all of you pugs and people!!! (and other assorted dogs & cats) ;-)

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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Christmas Meme

Harry's Mom here. The pug is in time-out so I'm taking over his blog. Why is he in time-out? I found him by the cat box this morning when I got out of the shower. Enough said?

So, I've decided to get in on the fun and do the Christmas meme that's been going around. Ok, here goes:

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping paper, unless it's an awkward shape and I don't have a box.

2. Real tree or Artificial? Real!!!! I don't understand the pine needles issue. I have a tree skirt and I vacuum that a bit but I really don't have an issue with pine needles until I take the tree down - but that's easily cleaned up. I love the smell of a real tree and the hunt for the perfect one!

3. When do you put up the tree? Usually the 2nd week in December. I'm going to be in New Orleans this weekend otherwise I would put it up then. So, probably go get it one night next week. If I can find some nice person with a truck to help me ;-)

4. Wreath on your door? Sometimes, but not usually.

5. Do you like eggnog? Yes! Publix makes a really good low-fat eggnog that I'm totally addicted to.

6. Favourite Christmas gift received as a child? Soho, my Siamese cat. He was the cutest little thing. I still don't know how my parents kept him hidden until morning!

7. Easiest person to buy for? No one!!! I try to find the "perfect" gift for everyone, something really thoughtful - so it's hard!

8. Least easiest? My brother. He buys everything he wants.

9. Do you have a nativity scene? No.

10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail, although I send a few e-cards. This year I'm doing the Dogs With Blogs card exchange, so probably a lot of e-cards there!

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Can't think of any really bad ones.

12. Favourite Christmas Movie? Charlie Brown Christmas

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Mid-December

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Not that I can think of. I have put a few out on the alley though!

15. Open presents on Christmas eve or morning? If I'm dating someone, we usually do Christmas Eve. My family does Christmas morning but when I was little we did one on Christmas Eve.

16. Lights on the tree? Yes! I like white lights rather than colored, but the past few years I've used gold lights and I love the warm glow they give off.

17. Favourite Christmas song? Father Christmas - The Kinks :-) Traditional would be the Nutcracker Suite (yes, the whole thing!)

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? I always go to my parents house in Mobile. I guess that's one good thing about being single, I only have to visit one family!

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? Donner and Dancer, Comet and Blixen, Cupid... and Rudolph. I guess not!

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? I have one of those old-fashioned looking sphere/ball/pointy thingies.

21. Favourite thing to eat at Christmas? My dad usually whips up something tasty other than the turkey. One year he stuffed a pork loin with crab meat... it was soooo good! My brother always brings seafood over from New Orleans and I really look forward to that!

22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? The emphasis is on presents and I think what's most important is spending time with family and friends.

23. Favourite Tree ornament, theme or colour? My ornaments are very diverse but almost all of them have a memory associated. Many were gifts or things I bought on a trip. Last year I bought my first pug ornament and I'll be adding to that! I just love unwrapping them all from the tissue paper and thinking "Oh, yeah - I forgot about this one!" or "I remember when (insert name here) gave me this..."

24. Favourite for Christmas dinner? I like the traditional turkey and dressing and I LOVE the dessert salad my mom makes. I can't remember the name but it's marshmallows, mandarin oranges, coconut (I think) and I can't remember the other things. It's yummy!

25. Brussels Sprouts - love or hate them? Hate.

26. Favourite accompaniment to the Christmas Pud? Huh?

27. Favourite Christmas Carol? Any! I think O Come All Ye Faithful may be the prettiest one ever.

28. Your very Favourite Christmas Thing? Decorations

29. A Christmas wish! Good homes for the pups and kitties out there in need of one.

30. Tag a Seasonal Six! - Join in if you want!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Monday Blues

I's gots a new look! We made a new banner for December - how do you likes it???

It's Monday and I's sad. Mom got up and got ready this morning and I knew it could only mean one thing. Work! ::Sigh:: Why she has to leave me every Monday morning? I liked it better when she was spending all the day with me and taking me places that had turkey.

How's you other pugs and pups doing with being abaondonded again for that work thing?

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Happy Turkey Weekend

Hey there pugs and people! Hope everypug and person had a good Thanksgiving. I did! I went to see my grandmama and granpapa down on the Gulf Coast. My uncle came over from New Orleans and we had so much fun! I gots so much turkey! Everybody played with me and said I's so much more outgoing than last year. I guess I was still a little shy last year but I's come outta my shell!

I gots a picture of me out on the deck at my grandparent's.

Y'all has fun the rest of the turkey weekend. Bark at you later!!!

~Snorts & Kisses

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

M.I.A. Pug

Hey there pugs and peoples! Sorry I's been M.I.A. but my Mom has been neglecting me. She said something about this "work" thing and being out of the office most of last week. I don't see how she was out of the office, because she certainly wasn't home with me so where else would she have been? The only good thing was that Monday I went to stay with my girlfriends for the night.

This weekend we didn't do nothing exciting. Sunday night we had company. One of mom's friends came over to watch some vampire show on the television (note from Harry's Mom: I'm addicted to True Blood!). Well, this guy loves me and gave me his oyster crackers from the chili Mom made. Midi tried to get his attention and stole the seat next to him but I eventually took that away from her!

I gots no pictures, but I would like to leave you with this one. Cause Mom and me are SOOOO happy cause the Saints kicked some cheesy booty last night!!!!! Geaux Saints!!!!!!!!! Who Dat!!!!!