October 25, 2018


Well, it's finally here.  Guardian keeps telling people about that birthday number. Something about what happened to Molly (I never met her) and Jazz after that birthday number showed up.

I have a lot more silver hairs now, but Guardian always says it makes me look extinguished...no dis something...whew... distinct?  Yeah, that's it!

I really don't have a lot to say today.  But I do know that Guardian is baking some special cookies now. 

Lately, though, I don't feel so strong.  Guardian took me to see some animal doc people. I got put on some liquidy stuff that helps me feel stronger. And we go to a place called WAG, where they torture me with little needles and some hot light.  I tried to bite the person who was torturing me. She doesn't do those needles anymore.  Now I walk in water while the earth moves beneath my feet. They also had me climb up on something shaky and I had to sit and stand and sit and stand.  I was really tired after my water walk and those other things yesterday.

But I did feel strong enough to play with one of my soft toys.  Guardian tries to steal it, but I'm always faster than she is.

Hah!  Try and take it from me..I dare you!

March 14, 2018


So Guardian says I'm older today.  Gus is old.  Satchmo is even older--like ancient...like a big number, uh, 17...Whoa that's ANCIENT OLD for sure!

I don't look old, do I?  I mean my chinny-chin-chin is getting frosty, but that's all.  Gus's legs and paws are all white and his face is whiter than mine by
a whole lot.


Birthday Girl Pug

Ancient Satchmo

Guardian surprised me with some special pug cookies, though.

So if you click on this thing right below this, you'll see how much I liked eating them!


[Guardian said if it doesn't go where it's supposed to, get out your scissors (no, Chica, they don't actually cut it!), and cut and paste it (no glue required) wherever it will turn into a short video of me.]
Am I really older now?  Well, then go and PARTY HEARTY to Celebrate!!!!


January 17, 2018


Hi Lena!  We're Gus and Chica, two pugs who love to be read to--just like you like to be read to!
We are registered Therapy Dogs who like to teach kids that reading is FUN!
I'm Gus at an Elementary School
But we hear you know that already!
This is me--CHICA! I am at a library where kids read to me.

Guardian told us about you. We wanted her to send you something special. We figured you had LOTS & LOTS of books---but do you have special bookmarks for those books??

Guardian makes bookmarks for the kids we visit. They have our pictures on them.  Guardian is going to send you some special bookmarks.

We gave them LOTS of LOVE before we sent them.  We hope you will enjoy them!

November 12, 2017


Chica:  I'm gonna talk about the places we go where kids read to us. We go to a school where Guardian has told us little kids in grade 2 (not sure what that means) read to us.

Guardian makes these paper things that get stuck in a book.  They have pug pictures on them (us, of course).  Here's the latest one, she told me to show:

Sometimes I try to go faster to get to the kids, but then I'm still in the same spot. 
The floors are scary because they are slippy. 
But once I get to the kids, I'm happy. They have these little rug things so I don't slip.
I even leave my tongue out, 'cuz there are more smiles when I do. That makes me happy, too! Guardian is so happy because we help kids learn to love to read.

But when I leave, I know they will remember me because pictures of me and Gus are stuck in a book!

Gus here: 
Here I am at Abington Library. These 2 boys like me and they are smart. Good readers, too!

Here I am again at Abington, but the kids have already read their books to me and left.  These are the books with not so many words that kids can choose to read to us. Sometimes we bring our books with pugs in them.

P.S. In case you didn't notice--I didn't want Chica to have the last woof here....

October 25, 2017


Gus here: I am turning eleven bones on October 25, says Guardian. I have been here a while, but I have another pug friend who has been around a LOT longer...
Satchmo age 16

He's Satchmo and he lives with another family member. We go over to see him every week.  We love his BIG yard because we don't have to wear our walking gear when we go there.

He gets around pretty well.  But Guardian doesn't think the video here works, so try this
You can even see me for a little bit! Guardian said go to number 30 on video.  Chica didn't hog into this moving picture for once!

Guardian celebrated sort of like with my other birthdays.
The pug cookies came back.They'd been in a kennel for a year, poor pugs.
Yum! this is really good!
Chica got one, too, but she is too busy eating to tell us what she thinks.
Gone in a hurry!
More, please....

September 26, 2017


Chica:  This is me a looooong time ago (in pug time). Long before I met Guardian and Gus.

Here I am today:
Still got that cuteness factor, but all grown up!

Gus: Well, since there are no loooooong ago puppy pictures of me, here's one before I earned my silver stockings, paws and other silvery areas.

Handsome dude, eh!?

Not a single silver hair!

I may have a lot of silver now,but I can still grin with the best of them!

September 21, 2017


CHICA here:  There are lots of fun things to chew here.  Well, only on the deck, but that's where we like to be anyway.
Here I am with a big pig ear.  YUM!

Some sort of beef thingy
Then there was some other sort of bone here. Even Guardian didn't have a name for it.
Same thing on another day, another cushion.

And here Gus and I are happily chewing in peace with each other.

You won't see butt to butt happen very much! Just shows you pugs who chew together get along together!

GUS here:  But I always have to keep an eye out for you, Chica, you little thief!