June 24, 2017

GUS GOES TO SCHOOL and LIBRARIES, TOO!

Chica is new here, so Guardian has been writing a lot here about her.  But I'm the senior pug and I deserve a bit of attention here, too!

Wherever Chica goes, I go every other time, so it's about time Guardian has told all you readers about that.  When Jazz was here, we did that, too.
Yeah, don't forget to write about me!

So here I am at a few therapy dog visits...

At a local library



These two were at a local elementary school. Guardian said to say these are third graders (What's that mean?)


I enjoy the kids, too, and they love that I'm not silly or crazy active like Chica.  When you get my age, you don't waste energy that way.  I save it for chasing my green ball!



April 5, 2017

CHICA GOES TO SCHOOL!

So Guardian has been taking me to a building that's filled with kids. Guardian told me it was a "school" where children go to learn lots of things. There are people called "tee-churs" who help them learn.  She also said these kids were going to read to me--words from a book.  I know about books--remember the library where kids read to me, too? She said it helps them to read better and better because they love to read to a dog.



We walked down a long, slippery floor (I do NOT like it!). I stop and just try to flatten myself  because I'm afraid of it.  Guardian does pick me up, and we get to a spot where the walkway just....stops...



Guardian spreads out something we can sit on, and I have a special blue rug that doesn't slip around.
We waited and waited and waited....where ARE those kids? Then they started coming---two at a time--and they had books with them.  They read the words to me, and I loved to listen.  Of course, I gave them my cutest look and tried to lick them (Guardian doesn't like me to do that, but I just can't help it!)


















They don't stay long...we have lots of kids coming, so everybody needs a turn. Finally, the last two kids came out.  I was just SO happy they read to me.  I feel much smarter now!  Well, I guess that's what school does!

Guardian says these school kids are called "stoo-dents" or something like that.  I feel like a "stoo-dent", too!  Don't I look smarter to you?  Or maybe if the kids learn how to read better, I'm a "tee-chur"!  What do you think?  "Stoo-dent"
or "tee-chur"?

March 15, 2017

HAPPY 5 BONE BIRTHDAY, CHICA!!

Gee, we haven't been around much lately since I became a real, official Therapy Pug Dog.  Our Guardian has been crazy busy, and her fingers were full of writing many other words.

But this day is IMPORTANT! (or so Gus told me...he's now a 10 Bone Birthday boy).
















Someone said a birthday is a day to have a party. Well there aren't many parties around here, especially since the outside is like this...

Guardian says people don't like to drive in stuff like this.  Gus and I don't like trying to find a place to, well, "go" in this stuff.  It's cold and makes our feet icy and wet, and we slip and slide.

It was warm inside, so for my birthday, Guardian gave me a fun bath.  Maybe getting all wet is not so great, but then we play "find it."  She leaves treats for me to find, and I'm so proud when I sniff them out!
This treat was hidden in a toy!

Then, my special not-to-eat treat was a new "Cuz Ball." Guardian says it's pink, but what's that?  It's just great because it squeaks and moves and bounces crazy when she throws it. I like how it feels in my mouth, too.
It's been a great 5 bone birthday!
But we're all tired out from it....ZZZzzzz....

January 21, 2017

Doggone Good Readers LOVE Chica

Chica:  What can I say?  I was a bit worried when I came to this book place. It was my first time there. Guardian told me the kids would love me, but I wasn't sure.  It was a sort of cold day--Guardian said it was the last month of the year.  Don't know what that means, but maybe you do?




Guardian made me wear a coat, and I got too hot indoors wearing it.  But you can see my famous tongue (Guardian calls it my "lizard" tongue!), I needed to stick it out to help me cool off.  I may not be the smartest pug ever, but I sure know I'm NOT a lizard (Uh...can somebody tell me exactly what that is?!)

Hey kids, can you find the books about pugs in the pictures?



I was tired after we finished.  But I knew I was well loved by all who met me. That's my purpose in life--to give and get love.  And to be kind to others.  Oh, and I helped a bunch of kids practice their reading.  Not too shabby!


Gus claims he can read after helping so many kids with their reading...How many kids will it take to teach me to read, Gus?













December 25, 2016

Ho-Ho-Ho!!!





Gus, do you think that's for us?!
Gus: You think we can grab it before Guardian gets back??

October 30, 2016

IT'S OFFICIAL--CHICA'S A REAL THERAPY DOG!

CHICA here:  Guardian was really, really happy with a white thing she got from the mailbox.  Inside were papers that made her dance around.  Then she fiddled with my new rainbow and bones collar and it looked like this.














Then she showed me this.

Just looked like some piece of paper...no big deal.  But Guardian shook her head and smiled a lot.  She told me I'd be meeting a lot of kids soon.  I understood that!  And I was excited, too!


She said this would help kids read better, 'cuz they would read their favorite stories to ME!
 
Can I bring my pine cone toy to share?


















Guardian said we could bring our "Yes" toy...but not the pine cone.

Guardian showed me that children also have read to Gus so I'd know sorta what it looked like.

Kids like me, too!  I'm sure they'll like reading to me, right?

Oh, yes, Chica.. they will surely LOVE to read to you!




October 25, 2016

HAPPY LARGER NUMBER BIRTHDAY, GUS!

Gus here:  I didn't feel too good last week.  My neck hurt me, but the dog doctor cleaned out my ears by mistake.  The lady who helps him held my sore neck so hard I couldn't do anything but scream and yowl.  Guardian was so upset her eyes leaked. She said I looked too old.



And here I am, a bigger number older today than I was yesterday. No wonder I don't feel so good.
Guardian made me feel better, though, 'cause she made special cookies just for me ( I think--Chica might try to steal one, darnit!)
10 Cookie Pug BD
These are cookie pugs--and since there are no other pugs in the neighborhood, they have come to wish me a Happy Larger Number Day.
Guardian even made two black cookie pugs 'specially for me and the "other" pug. Chica's ok, but she bumped into me when I was hurting & it felt bad. She didn't know she hurt me.
Gus on left with silver-gray legs & tail
I got some pills that made me hurt less, so now I can shake my head and body again. And I can tilt my head again.










And walk on the treadmill with Guardian again.




I can even play with my Greenie squeaky ball...I thought it had hurt my neck, so I didn't want to play with it until now. That really made Guardian happy.  She loves to play ball with me.  Her eyes leaked with happiness this time.

Chica here: We even got to eat one of the cookie pugs!




I let Chica sleep next to me...but not TOO close...









And I'll share my ball with you, Gus!  
You still look pretty good to me!
Happy 10 Cookie Pug Birthday, Gus!