September 23, 2012

PUGZ IN THE HOODIE

JAZZ IN THE DRY BRUSH HOODIE


JAZZ IN THE PLASTIC WRAP HOODIE








JAZZ IN THE CRACKLE HOODIE









JAZZ IN THE GLOWING HOODIE



JAZZ IN THE BLURRY PHOTO HOODIE

September 14, 2012

PUGS IN RUBBER (SOME WHO LIVE IN THE COMPUTER)

Remember the OBSESSIONS post in July?  Remember Guardian had all these scenes she made with not a single pug in them?

Well, she showed us these pictures, which finally have pugs in them.

So, here are some pictures she made with pugs.





Guardian used pencils that wrote in colors to give them pug fur colors.
 




Little Pug: "Play with Me"  Big Pug: "When is the next meal?"
A Boy & His Pugs
Pug Thinks "Can I eat a this fluttery thing?"







































What’s weird about these kids and pugs is that they came from the computer!  They weren’t on those wooden blocks or stuck to a clear plastic thingy.


 We never knew pugs & kids could live in a computer.


We really like these next two.



We’re not puppies anymore, but we can still make puppy dog eyes when we want.  Food drives us to take desperate measures!











This was the one that made us believe Guardian was really serious about making pictures with pugs.  The only thing wrong with it is--why not “pug” instead of  “dog”?

OK readers---do you believe that has Guardian finally heard us?

Do you think Guardian should be forgiven for not doing any pug pictures before? 

September 8, 2012

PUG MEETUP RITUALS

Yeah, we hadn’t been to the pug meetup for ages.  Too hot, too rainy, Guardian too lazy.

Then, for once, all the good things came together--good weather, good health, good energy.   It was off to the meetup.



I looked around to size the place up.














Of course, we had to greet the others in a proper puggie fashion.




And I looked at all the people legs.  Maybe somebody had some treats they would share.  A pug must always be on the alert for dropped morsels.





Gus had to find a chair leg to pee on.








                                           I was kept on leash, while Gus got to wander free.

People get all excited when I try to hug Gus.   I'm a girl, remember, so why do they get all giggly when I hug him?

 Really, they’re just hugs.  Pick up your mind, people!   So what if that’s all I do while off leash when we visit anywhere? 





Oh, all right, I’ll ‘fess up. I’m trying to be TOP PUG, and I have to do that in front of people who may think I’m not.  I have to get the message out somehow.  Don't people need lots of reminders? 



Then we started to get sleepy.

And even sleepier....


Time to go!  But we'll be back!








                                           



September 5, 2012

LIVING STRONG

Jazz                                             Gus

Gus here.  So not too long ago, when the weather was hotter, we were at a place we remember from before. Guardian called it the “Philly Livestrong Challenge” Village.  It was in a big grassy field next to some buildings, surrounded by huge paved areas with lots of cars. Guardian said it was some sort of college.  We knew it was going to be a different day when Guardian put our Therapy Dog jackets on.  In fact, it was going to be two special days, like it was last year and the year before. We were volunteers, and we were told to be serious about it.  Well, we're pugs, so, really, how serious can they expect us to be?


Guardian said people were walking and running and riding bicycles to get money for the something called the  "Livestrong Foundation."  They help people with a bad disease called cancer.  Guardian knows about that disease up close and personal.


This guy had ridden lots of miles...


...and this is where he finished


















We met a girl who rode a bicycle that was missing a wheel.  Her Dad had died of cancer when she was a baby.  Today she’s 9, and she and her family came all the way from the middle of the United States to run or walk or cycle to raise money.  Her mom told us they have come every year to this Challenge.  This is the 6th year it’s been here. (If the video doesn't play, go to the link.)
http://youtu.be/rdn4pSYCRk8
video




Everywhere we went, people came over to pet us and tell us about their dogs. We did our tricks, and people laughed and laughed.    
There’s something about hope in laughter.

This was a team of people with orange shirts who loved seeing our tricks.
There were lots of other teams, but nobody else with those cool orange shirts.



Yep, it was a special two days. But we had a challenge to meet, too.

 Since we couldn’t raise money, we aimed to raise smiles. Our challenge was to leave the Philly Livestrong Challenge Village with more smiles than before we came.








You look at the photos and tell us... did we meet our challenge?