Whew…it was kind of chilly for class today. Mom insisted on putting this stupid pink coat on me before we left the house. I hate it! I kept trying to shake it off but it just wouldn’t budge! Argh…
Near the end of class we actually went inside, but then we all had to sit for our class photo. A couple of my classmates just wouldn’t sit still…Mom tells me I’m not very good at the sit stays…but boy was she proud…even through all the barking & mayhem I held my sit…I sure wasn’t enjoying myself but I held it.
When I finally got to go back to mom she whispered “good girl” at me…but then she put that stupid pink thing back on me! I DO NOT LIKE IT…but I guess I don’t like the cold either. Hmph!
Time for a wee nap in Mom’s lap…snrrrrrr…
My Dad took me to a “casting call” today…there were SO many dogs there. They were mostly all QUITE mis-behaved!! I didn’t really enjoy myself but I CERTAINLY was better behaved than those “OTHER” dogs!!
Lulu's first casting call
Here’s another photo:
- Lulu’s first casting call #2
When we got home I heard my Dad tell my Mom that I looked a bit thick around the neck in the photos…do I have a fat neck? Eeek..! I feel so self-conscious now!$%!”@!
I knew that we pugs shed a lot…but I didn’t know we shed A LOT!!! My mom has a lot of black clothes, and a whole rail in the closet full of LBDs (little black dresses), but I’ve come to realize virtually all of her clothes are black, or at least dark enough to show EVERY LITTLE STRAND of my pug fur.
In a favorite comic strip they joke that pugs shed twice their body weight in fur every day…it’s really not that far off…
Here’s a photo after mom brushed me last night:
How do I hide something so well in the house that after a week of my mom & dad crawling around they still can’t find it anywhere? They keep asking, “How does she do that?” I’m good!
My mom learned in class a couple of weeks ago that giving me rawhide chews/bones is verboten (boo!) so they bought me a small elk antler for $10 and today I had it in my mouth one second, and the next it’s gone…where did it go? They’ll never find it…haha!
I was so cute…when I ran around with it in my mouth she said I looked like saber toothed puppy (at least in profile)…I also managed to hide (permanently) a kong, but I have another…but the antler was for sure in the house as mom put it in my crate before she had to go out (I hate that part – but I love the peanut butter filled kong). They were teaching me “bone” with the antler. I’m not sure why, but mom keeps muttering, “Where the hell is it??” and “Bahhhhhhh!”
We watched Milo & Otis…none of us had seen it before…so I thought it was time to see a few “pug” movies. It was such a sweet little movie. I got QUITE worked up a few times…especially when Otis was frolicking!
MILO AND OTIS
My mom says she’s not quite sure what to do about Ms. Pug’s (that would be me apparently!) barking….I like to bark most when I’m in the backyard…squirrels, birds, falling leaves, neighbours…so many things to bark at…sigh…She says she doesn’t want it to keep getting worse… At least I don’t bark at dogs, people, squirrels or birds when we’re out walking – I like to save it all up for when she’s in the backyard.
I currently have a pudgy little ball of cuteness asleep in my lap…she is SO NOISY when she’s sleeping and it is so cute. Her front paws are wrapped around my left arm and her head is in the crook of my elbow. Could she be any cuter? or louder? How do I love my puppy…let me count the ways… xo
lulu hanging out in her skybox
For the first 20 minutes of training class this morning we had to leave our dogs in the car. I had never left Lulu in the car for more than about 2.5 minutes before so she was a tad incensed.
This evening we went grocery shopping and decided to bring her with us. A quickish trip into Costco (as quick as that can ever be), a quick trip into Superstore, and then brought the poopsie into Petland to buy her some Orijen puppy food and a deer antler (didn’t know until one of the classes last week that rawhide was a total no-no).
Lulu whimpered almost the entire car ride home…not sure if she was excited or upset…surely she has to enjoy being in the car with us more than being locked in her crate at home?
For the last couple of months I’ve been in the habit of tossing a kong filled with peanut butter into Lulu’s crate before exiting the house so she’s occupied and doesn’t watch me leave. This morning I put half a dental bone thingie in there and she was scratching, and BARKING, and whimpering before I even got out the door. Good grief that’s a heart wrenching sound.
Don’t leave me!
Don’t leave me!
Yikes…if I could find a way to get paid to play with lulu all day I’d be a very happy puppy-mommy!
Without fail, when we’re watching the morning news Lulu starts barking during the traffic report. Every day…good traffic, bad traffic, Lulu’s going to bark at it. It’s quite cute…she does NOT enjoy the traffic…RRRUFFF!
I’m really nervous about the weather. I had to take her out three times to get her to pee in the rain…not that I blame her, mind you, but I can just imagine the drama once the snow sets in.
We took her for a walk in the rain last night…it was the first outing in her rain coat.
Unfortunately it’s too big (I’ll have to make some alterations)…and at least for now she kind of hates it. Hopefully she’ll get used to it…beats being soaked through. The hood also doesn’t stay over her head when I do a correction on the leash, perhaps there needs to be a hole at the base of the hood for the leash?
It was so cute…the sproing in her curly tail managed to fold up the back of her jacket…you can’t keep a curly pug tail down!