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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas from the House o' Fatties!

Howard takes the strategic spot closest to the
refrigerator for the annual howliday photo....

Merry Christmas from the house of fatties!!!!!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Howie's Belly Goes Up in Lights

Howie and Dr. Quinn Who He Adores


This here is Howie

As yew can see, I went to visit Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman last week. She wanted some pictures of my belly. She said everything looked good, and then she said I had gas, which I could have told maw if she had asked. Annie coulda told maw, too, since she experiences it first-hand courtesy of me.



This here is my belly. See my curly tail? Dr. Quinn laft when she saw my tail. I am not sure why it is comical, but as long as she carries me around and tells me I am cute, she can laff at my tail all day long.



This here is what I can't eat anymore, it's tragical I tell ya! Jest cause of my belly, Annie and Java and me don't get table scraps. Maw sez they are dangerous for doggies, "case in point Howie." Have yew ever heard so much hooey in your life? Good thing maw had the presence of mind to get me some healthy treats, or there cudda been a puggy riot in the house.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Winnie, My Heart Pug

Winnie Wiggles went to heaven 3 years ago, after
a battle with GME encephalitis.



I still hear her little paws clicking on the wood floor
at night, coming up the hallway at bedtime.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Howard's Howl-OWeen Costume

Happy Halloween from Howie
wearing his new holday outfit from All You Need Is Pug!

Friday, October 22, 2010

A Day at the Puggy Races With AnnieBee


This here is AnnieBelly

I have my new holiday bling on from Aunty Joan, because I am going to the races today! Mom said that this was the new event at PugOWeen and since I am the only pug in the house who can trot faster than a squirrel superglued to shag carpet, I get to watch! Shhh. Don't tell my stinky brothers, and you can watch with me. Just click the linky below. It will be our little secret!



(Photo by Shagly Photography)

Monday, October 18, 2010

Howie's Fav PugOWeen Pix

Tugboat Willie

This here is Howie

I din't get to go to PugOWeen this year. Anniebelly said that I needed to stay home out of the public eye, where I belong, but I think she's jest jealous cuz I get to do the post today. This here at top is my favorite picture from PugOWeen. I wudda worn this but mebbe named it FartBoat Howie. Maw said this PugOWeen had 960 peeps and 450 pugs plus some dogs who weren't pugs but wisht they were. This will go down in history as the biggest pug rescue event in Texas history, and so I'm sure you can understand why I am so upset I dint get to go. Imagine all the peoples bags and purses I cudda dug threw for treats all day long.


This here is Peanut the rescue puppy - he is blind but from what
his maw said, he still gets fed a lot and has fun
and plays all the time with his brother. He and his sister Butters
were left in a milk crate in a Dallas park in August and rescued by
them DFW Pug Rescue volunteer folks. Now they are both fat and
happy.




This here is a headless puggy type
thingy ma bob that gives me
the shivers, I tell yew. Maw said
this one won a big award!



This here was a big rug with legs
that wasn't a pug, but wisht it was. Her maw said
she was throwed outta the back of a pickup starvin
and had a broken femur when they rescued her. Now
she is all well and very furry and happy, as you can see.



This was maw's favorite float in the PugOWeen parade,
the little Pug on the Prairie. I wonder if they had real
food in that wagon, like some beans? *drools*



This here is my pal Wally the rescue pug,
dressed as Ernie From Sesamee Street.
I like Wally, he tells it like it is and don't
take no guff offa his sisters.



This here was a doggy with big antanneees
for ears. She looks pretty cute, even though
she is not a pug.


There will be lots more pictures to share and yew can see summa them at www.dfwpugs.com later this week. Them volunteer folks gotta get them all posted first, so be patient, I tell ya!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Annie's Friend Jane, Annie's New Bling, and Annie's New Movie

Jane Austen-Eyre the Puggy, Uber Cutey


This here is Annie

I want to introduce you to my friend Jane Austen-Eyre. Please say hi to Jane! I have been sending her instructional videos to assist her in training her family to do her bidding. She is living in the little house where Skippy Wu Angel Puggy used to reside, so she has a powerful little jiggley guardian angel watching over her. She also is the Studio Director for my Aunty Joan's bling factory for doggies, Linden Line Designs.

Just today I noticed this little accessory below made by Aunt Joan that I currently do not yet own. *looks pointedly at her mommy* This evening mommy will be measuring me so that the order for my new bell collar will be placed post haste with her creddy card. After all, we puggy girls have to line up our holiday attire months in advance of the pawties! I am thinking the gold would match my eyes, but the green is also nice.

While you are shopping, you can enjoy my latest movie, starring me.



The Skippy Wu Bell Collar
A Howliday Bling Must-Have

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Back in the Saddle Again....

Gettin my cowboy on...

This here is Howie

I was having tummy bubbles again last week, so maw took me back to the doctor for another visit. I am feeling much better now, so I have no idea what all the fuss was about. She gets hysterical every time I leave a squirty pile in the yard, even though I told her I was leaving those strategically for when Annie chases her ball, like little poopy traps, so to speak. Annie stepped in one jest the other day and walked away from her ball in a big sulk. I wisht you cudda seen it. It was priceless.

Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman gave me some pills so maw has to give me an extra meal at bedtime now, so it all worked out to the best. Now if I could jest get offa this special diet and get my scrambley eggs and cheese again, I'd be a happy pug. You will be shocked and awed to learn that none of us are getting any of those delicious necessities any more, maw says no more table scraps fur the pugs on accounta my pancrea-yay-titis. Have you ever heard such hooey in your life? SOS!!!!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Flashback Friday

Java looking after baby brother Howie,
long before Howie had become so annoying.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Pee Is for Pancreatitis and Other Discoveries

So this is what Dr. Carter did with my teefs!!!

This here is Howie

I woke maw and paw up last night with tummy bubbles and had to go to the Emergency 9-1-1 Vet. Dr. Quinn Who Adores Me ran some tests and said I had an eppy-sode of pancreatitis so I hafta switch to a low fat food. I am sitting here writing to yew from my first class accommodations at the vet center getting me summa them IV fluids today.

I do love being here at the vet center, the ladies are all real cute and they are always telling me I am a good boy and how handsome I am. At home all I hear is "HOWIE DO NOT PEE ON THE LEATHER COUCH" and "HOWIE DO NOT TEACH YOUR FOSTER BROTHER HOW TO OPEN THE REFRIGERATOR" and other such nonsense.

The bad news is I gotta go one more day without eating while all that gurgling settles down inside me. Maw is coming to pick me up tonight so I will be hero doggy at home, and everyone will let me get away with anything. Mebbe I will tell maw to make Annie sleep in the garage.

Maw said something about how this was a "teaching moment" (see why I like to go to the vet???) and I had to share this linky with everypuggy so here is your homework:

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Hurricane Howie Hunkers Down


We are hunkered down at the House of Pee!




This here is Hurricane Howie


It has been pouring cats and pugs since yes-turd-day and so my mission if I choose to accept it is to only pee indoors until this blows over. Maw had steam coming out of her ears this morning when she saw me showing my foster brother Tanner the correct way to pee on the leg of the leather couch.


My sister Anniebelly has been gathering up all her toys in the event she gets evacuated. I have put a big red cross on the roof with a sign that sez:



TAKE MY SISTER PLEASE


Annie said if the storm hits Dallas, she is planning to take only her most important toys, including pink piggy, the squeaky red ball, noisey frog, knobbley bear, and, of course, the hunk of yellow faux fur. She don't know it but I peed on the whole pile jest now while she was rootin around in the toybox.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Howie's Birthday Rant

This here is my birfday cookie
No, I did not save any for yew


This here is Howie

Get yer tissues ready. Here are the things I didn’t git to watch on TV lately even though it is my birfday:

Indiana Daytonapolis Five Hunnert

Western Monster Dog Show

And all I gots to say about it is it’s a buncha hooey that watching them two programs would result in me barkin and jumpin on daddy’s Flatscreen Preciously Loved TV. Just because last year I barked at all the big dogs at the Western Monster Show, and especially that one doggy who looked like a mop who I am sure wasn’t a doggy at all. And just because whenever a car races by on the TV and says rrrrrrrrrrrrrooooommmm zzzzoommm I like to chase it and bark my head off, is no reason to deny me these activities.

Most annoyin is when the big dog is on the screen barkin or jumpin around and then he walks off stage exit left and I have to run in the room behind the TV to see where da heck he went. Mommy has been wonderin lately why I’m getting so fat. Well HUL-LO!! These was the two only exercises I get all year! Additionally, I had made some discussions about winners with my good pal, Louie, on the Daytonapolis Five Hunnert and I didn’t get to see who won! Now I didn’t say we was bettin or anything, did I? Noooooo. Just discussions like, Hey Lou, who do you think will win and if they don’t win you can be my pal and send me summa those hot wings yer eatin that day. That sorta thing. Nodoggy was wired. Nodoggy was breakin international laws of transit, just cuz Lou lives in Caneeda and mails me stuff that should probably have been inspected and discarded years ago that I will enjoy eatin anyway. We didn’t say ANY of this stuff on deesposable cell phones. All the time I gets accused of stuff I didn’t do yet, but was only thinking about doing. It’s a crime to be treated like this.

And don’t even get me started on Anniebelly Bossypants, my lil sister. It’s all, lately, just a buncha hooey!!!

Friday, August 27, 2010

CelebrityPug Stubby Visits the Pugpants

CelebrityPug Stubby
looking all GQ


This here is Howie

Maw said I can write the blog today since I made the most noise at breakfast this morning. My good pal Stubby brought his folks over for a visit yesterday. He brought a bag full of food, per my instructions. Stubby has been traveling all over the country surprising folks with visits. I tried to climb into the car with Aunty Michele and Stubby as a surprise but maw said no. Have you ever heard such hooey in your life? She didn't even listen when I splained that Stubs gets to visit sixty dozen different refrigerators before he goes home.

I knew something was up this morning when Stubby brushed his teeth before he left. I saw on twitter he is having lunch with my girlfriend Pearley Poo in Oklahoma today. S'okay though, I am generous that way, and besides, he promised to mail me their leftovers so I got no problem with my good buddy StubsMan.


This is me, Howie, with my
good pal StubbyPug and his
mom, Michele, who I would
like to trade my maw for



This is Stubby and his groupies



This is my sister Annie with
Aunty Michele.



This is Stubby hanging out with all
the pug rescue peeps. Check out the cutey
just to his left!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Goodbye Mr. Sunshine - Oscar Goes to the Bridge Today

I was 11 years old when I arrived at
the Medina Foster Home for Wayward Pugs


Today my heart is breaking, as my beloved foster pug, Oscar, will be going to the Rainbow Bridge. His furever mom and dad, Jennifer and Dave, have adored and loved this special boy since they adopted him from DFW Pug Rescue four years ago.

Oscar came to rescue at the age of 11, and had the face of a teddy bear. He was an old soul but adored when I gave him kisses. Any time his family traveled, Oscar stayed with us, because he loved being at the Medina Foster Home for Wayward Pugs.

A few days ago he developed a cough, and his trachea is near collapsing. He has fluid on his lungs. He is no longer interested in food, which for Oscar, was his life passion. Jennifer said he is not himself at all and though he looks for her, he seems to be gone already. We had hoped he would see the age of 15 years, but it was not meant to be.

I pray the angels will take him gently and he will know how much he has been adored and loved in the short time we have known this amazing little fellow. I am so thankful he was in my life, and he went to such a loving home.

I've shared his story below. Please hug your babies today and tell them they are loved.


Goodbye Oscar, my sweet boy.



Howie showed me all the best places to pee
and how to bark at those pesky birds in the yard.

I may have been deaf, but I always knew when
something exciting was happening in the kitchen.
This is my best "Feed Me Scrambley Egg" face.

Foster mom said Santa Paws was bringing me a furever family.

The best thing about the foster home was all the women
kissing me all the time. Check out that cute little divapug
Winnie Wiggles in the corner. She always snuggled me at naptime.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Howie's Action Video

Scary cousin Newton


This here is Howie


That picture scared yew, dint it? That's my scary cousin Newton from California. His dad writes movie scripps. I'm havin this blown up poster size and I'm gonna hang it over Annie's bed so when she wakes up in the morning she'll have a suprize.

I decided to make my own action movie this weekend. Maw said I was poopin on the deck so I had to help scrub the deck. Have you ever heard sech hooey in your life??? This is my first Movie By Howie.

LINK TO FAMOUS HOWIE VIDEO


video

Monday, August 9, 2010

Puppy Dog Bed in Intensive Care


Annie anxiously waits
for the surgeon to finish


This here is AnnieBee with terrible news

Puppy Dog Bed is having surgery today. *wipes tear* Howie ate one of his eyeballs off and then started ripping out the stuffin through the hole. *shudders with horror* Mommy said that she had to do emergency surgery right away or else Howie would get constipated. So Puppy Dog Bed is in the surgical center and I'm stuck out here with nothin' but 3 year old copies of Sports Illustrated to read.


Caution - Graphic image -
hide eyes before viewing



The surgeon shooshed me out of the room during certain parts, she said they were too graphical for my little self to see. She said only old puggies who have been around the block could sit through something this awful without fainting. Howie sat through it and said he farted the whole time. I'm concerned the air was contaminated and fart particles during the surgery. *Annie makes note to puggy self to wash puppy bed in extra bleach*


The tearful reunion


GREAT NEWS!!! Surgeon said Puppy Dog Bed is going to be OKAY!!!! I was so happy to see Puppy Dog Bed when he came out of surgery. I grabbed him by the face and yanked him outta the surgeons' grip. Surgeon said to treat him with tender care and handle very gentley for the next 3 hours.


video

This is me making sure Puppy Dog Bed is back in tip top shape right after surgery. Howie climbed on and wouldn't get off. *steam comes outta Annie's ears*

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Howie's Daring Nighttime Raid


Shhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

THIS HERE IS HOWIE *whispery voice*

I'm teaching foster brother Tanner the important tools of the trade and the lesson here is a night time freezer drawer raid. Now oncet you get the drawer open, you gotta shoves all the boring stuff aside like this.




Then you grabs the frozen doggy treats mommy hides in here fur you that she don't know that you know that you know about even though she don't know it. You get the pitcher.




Since I don't got no thumbs, I grabs the bag wiff my mouffff *speaks wiff mouff full*




Oh CWAP! It FELL! Ooopsie, I said Cwap. heh heh






Then, now this is the most important part so pay attention! When maw sez WHY IS THERE A BAG OF TREATS ON THE FLOOR THIS MORNING you jest tilt your head and say wutt? huh? Aren't I cute maw? Can I have summa those?

Monday, August 2, 2010

Java Directs A Pug Rescue Photoshoot

Brianna the pug is helping her dad, Nick
with the photoshoot of Puddin Pop

This here is Java

Ma said that since I managed to get into almost every picture on Saturday, I get to do the bloggy post today. As you can see, I was Mister Super Helpful when little Puddin Pop came over to get her photos made by the professional that day. This was my back yard, you see, so I felt it was important to be sure it was all done correctly.

Mister Camera Guy had to shoot Puddin's closeup six times before he got it right, because I kept jumping in front of the lens to try to explain to him about how he needed to adjust his lighting and to make sure nopuggy was getting snacks that I wasn't privvy to. Mom finally grabbed me and held me out of the way, which I found very disturbing, being as Mister Camera Guy clearly needed help. After all, why else would he bring his assistant, Brianna, to stand on his shoulders and snort directions?

I kind of got crushy on little Puddin, look how cute she is! Mom said she was a perfect lady and Howie said I should get her phone number and ask her out, seeing as she has her own wheels and I don't know how to drive. Puddin was dropped off at a shelter and could not walk when she came to Dallas Fort Worth Pug Rescue. After some hydrotherapy and a new wheelcart, she is getting around pretty as you please.

Mom said if I ever need some fancy wheels, she knows exactly how she'll train me. She'll hang a big ole hunk of cheese in front of my nose. I suggested we start practicin' right now.



Aunty JoAnn and Puddin Pop


Puddin smiling pretty and me, Java, in the
background, making sure it's all done right

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Howie Receives More Fan Mail Than Annie



This here is Howie

I received more fan mail this week from a cute little girl who adores me, though we have never met in person. Annie never gets mail like this, she is too busy barking at the TV and beating up her puppy dog bed to utilize effective networking skills on DogBook like I do every time mom is at work.

Read it and weep AnnieSmelly. My peeps love me, even if I do smell like stinky cheese and eat bugs.