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Monday, December 29, 2008

Elvis and Dandy in Holiday Gear

Dandy-Pants and Elvis the Pug
Celebrate the Holiday Season

It may be perpetually sunny there, but puggies in California celebrate the holiday season, too! We got to visit with Dandy and Elvis earlier this year in Southern California. Dandy is the little fattygirl to the left and you may recognize her famous brother, Elvis. He is the famous pug from No Pug Left Behind Logo for Dallas Fort Worth Pug Rescue. If Elvis got his holiday wish, he had an In and Out Burger with extra cheese.

We adore these babies, and one of the funnest days I've ever spent was in San Diego pushing Elvis around in his carriage on the beach and taking this little fattygirl out to greet her peeps with their Mama Mindy. Dandy has blossomed into a real socialite since she moved out to California from Texas.

Happy holidays and happy Hanukkah to Mindy and her puggy babies!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Santa Gets Even With Howie

Howie's prezzie from Aunty Kelly and Uncle Rocky
(shhh....he thinks this was a gift from Pugmass Claus)

From HowiePants:
Ever since I asked Sandy Claws fur fat little french fried elves with ranchy dippin' sauce, he has obviously held a grudge. Yew would really think the fat guy would not be holdin grudges and such, bein as Christmas Karma can git yew and all. Well it sure got me this year. Holy cow, the hat even lights up and plays Jingle Bells.

Anypuggy out there with thumbies, I could use a little help right now. Dozer, CooperMan, rollin on the ground laffin is NOT the kinda help I'm needin. I need somepuggy to dial 9 One One!!! Cuz this outfit is a CRIME!!!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy Howlidays From Our Family to Yours...

Warm wishes for the best holiday ever
from the Pugpant Family

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Howie's Shocking Surprise

To His Utmost Horror, Howard Pee Pugpants
Discovers the Big Guy Has Been Keeping a List

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Java's New Pal Grinchy

Java Cheesy awakens from a nap
only to discover he has a new pal.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Anniebelly Watchin For the Big Guy

Anniebelly keeps a googley eye on the sky
waiting for the big guy with the prezzies.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Raiding the Fridge

Ma, where'd you put the pickles?

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Howie Opens Holiday Prezzies

This here is my Mama huggin and smoochin on her
first foster pug, Mister Pug. Don't let the name fool ya,
he could pee on a formal dining room chair leg with the best of 'em.

Today the mama said we got a prezzie in the mail from Mister Pug.
Now, I didn't just fall off the turnip truck yesterday, I know he can't
go to the post office cuz of federal regulations about peein on mail
and important stuff like that, so I 'spect this wuz from his Mama, Auntie Julie.

Right away I seg-gested that mama consider the fact that Annie is
20% fur, 80% fat, and should get none of this delishush stuff Mister
Pug sent TO ME. Sharing is for the birds *makes rude spitting noise*.

C'mon Dad, how difficult can it be?
Three gi-normous cookies, three hungry puggies?

Then there was the whole SIT STAY stuff to go through.
I don't think Mister Pug wudda wanted us to work for these
yummies, he's jest like me and believes in instant gratty-fication.

As yew can see, we finished off the whole box. Mama hollered something
at Dad that sounded like HOLY COW YOU GAVE THEM THE WHOLE BOX
but I'm not sure, it cudda been something different since English is not my
first language. Just one more reason we enjoys havin' Daddy around.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Howie's Holiday Movie Classics - A Very Puggy Christmas

In this timeless holiday classic, A Very Puggy Christmas, Howie, Winnie and Java get to taste the season's first snowflakes.

Puggy Credits

Costume design by the Mama.

Snowflakes courtesy of the big guy upstairs.

Stuntpuggy taster doubles were not necessary for this movie,

as Howie insisted on doing all taste testing himself.

Cameo appearance by Java Cheesy.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Java Waitin for Sandy Claws

Mom, are you sure that round guy can fly? Isn't that
a violation of the laws of aerodynamics or something?

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Pres. Bush Selects Cheese Security Team Leader Java the Pug

President Bush warmly embraces his new
cheese security advisor Java Cheesybritches.
He will undoubtedly have to wash his shirt
later lest he smell like ripe cornchips and cheese.

From the Java Cheese Blog:
By now you all have probably heard that President Bush is moving right here to Dallas. Well, it was no surprise to me, Java Cheese, that our new neighbor has asked me to come by from time to time to keep a googley eye on the cheese situation in Preston Hollow. After all, everypuggy knows I am a connoisseur of growing all forms of cheese, even five minutes after a good scrubbing in the bathtub.

I call him Bushy
I told Bushy (he likes me to call him Bushy cuz we are pals like that and he calls me Cheesy) that of course I would consider the position, but first I would have to consult with Annie Bossybritches, since she is the ruler of all she surveys around here. And I also told Bushy I had to make sure that these important Presidential Cheese Tasks do not interfere with my nap schedule, which takes precedence over everything except for eating.

Senate Hearing will be a piece of cake
I am quite confident I can pass the Senate Panel Hearing on Monday since the only skeletons in my closet involve the badness of my brother Howard, of which you all are very familiar. And those should jest be minor problems, since they haven't actually arrested him fur anything yet, cuz anytime he wants to evade the mama or daddy he just runs under the kitchen chair and POOF he is invisible.

I do pledge and promise to stay in touch with all of yew if I do take this important position in the administration de fromage.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Tips on Napping From a Sensei

Don't let the bright-eyed, bushy-tailed appearance
fool you. I'm a professional napper by trade.

I can hold this position for over 30 minutes
or at least until the cookie jar rattles.

Come back anytime fur more tips on nappin. This here
is the food coma position...zzzzzz....zzzzz....zzzzz...

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Howie Eatin' Snowflakes

Howard Pee Pugpants discovers
snow is edible, and delishush, too!
From the Pugpant Archives
Christmas 2008

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Baby Howard

Baby Howard With Dad

I was going to write about the busy, busy, busy day the puggies are having, as they all lay snoring in breakfast food comas around my feet, but ran across this cute picture of Baby Howard.

My baby boy is getting gray now, but he still looks like a puppy to me. He's been a lot happier since Annie came to live with us, though he would never admit it OUT LOUD or anything. His heart has healed from the loss of Winnie, who mothered him and washed his face and protected him from scary brothers.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Eating Turkey at Grammys House

This year all of us puggies got
invited to Grammy's house
fur that howliday that's all about
what we do best: EATIN.

Mommy said she grew up on this farm and
helped her maw and paw grow crops
and they had cows and everything.
I don't know nothin about cows except
I hear they are delishush.

I was real polite and helpful during the meal.
I poked people's arms every few minutes so
they knew I was available fur taste testin stuff.

Annie helped with the dishes.

When we got home, we were all egg-zhausted.

Annie's kitchen training payin off big time.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving From the Texas Puggies!!

Annie just wants to say one thing today
(right after "pass the gravy and
smashed tators, mama...")


We are so thankful to have so many good friends. We hope you all have full bellies today, and your kibble is always goopy and delicious.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Daddy Adores Me

Annie gettin smoochies
from the Daddy

Anniebelly sez:
My daddy adores me, what can I say? Thanks to our clever puggley friend Eduardo for a great idea - posting a picture of the parental units. Mommy is always behind the camera so here is a picture of my daddy, whom I have wrapped around the littlest piggy toe on my cute little paw. He adores me, and who can blame him?

Monday, November 24, 2008

Elvis, the Birthday Boy

Elvis the Pug lives in San Diego with his sister Dandy and his mom, Mindy. His favorite thing besides snuggling his puggy sister and getting hugs from mom is the double double cheeseburger from In and Out Burger. I got to spend the day with Mister Elvis, his fatty sister Dandy, and his mom Mindy a few months ago. Once you've seen his smile, you won't be a bit surprised to see why Elvis draws a crowd everywhere he goes in his deluxe puggy stroller. Here's to you big boy!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Howie Caught Admiring Himself

Oh, hey, I didn't see you there. Who might you be?

A word of advice pal, you gotta watch out for the little fat female.
She thinks she's the boss of everypuggy around here.

Gimme a smoochy cutey! Don't tell my brudder, k?

Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Story of Bambi, the "Pug With A Boston Accent"

Bambi, Adopted and Loved by Pug Rescuers
In the Arms of the Angels
November 2008

Bambi: Update November 19, 2008
From Dallas Fort Worth Pug Rescuers in Houston

Bambi crossed Rainbow Bridge this morning peacefully in a special garden surrounded by flowers and love. Her cause of death was congestive heart failure due to her previous owners not administering heartworm prevention.

Bambi left us this morning after dealing with a bad heart that was so damaged by heartworm disease there was no predicting how long she would be with DFW Pug Rescue. She became one of our hospice cases and lived in a home with Pugs. She was sent to us via "Theresa and Charly" who thought she was a Pug and we headed out to pick her up. We thank both of them. Upon arrival to pick up this Pug, out came an elderly Boston Terrier, skinny, shaky but immediately kissed me on the face. We would never leave her behind. We put her on the website as our "Pug with a Boston accent."

Her prognosis was grim but DFW Pug Rescue never turns its head away. She lived over a year. It was such a privilege to be able to care for this little girl and actually watch her bounce back for a period of time. We knew her time was short. Bambi is now at peace with her Maker and playing with all of those who have crossed Rainbow Bridge before her. Her bed is empty tonight and there was one less bowl to fill and it hurts but in time it will lessen. God just made room for another one to come our way. We wait patiently.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Not My Best Side

Fish-Eye Lens

From the Anniebelly Chronicles:
As you can plainly see, this is not the picture of me I would have posted on the blog today. Mommy's been playing with a new gadget for her IPhone and it takes pictures that make noses look really big. It also makes buggy eyes buggier and makes little googley eyes farther apart. Why on earth she thinks this is a good idea is beyond me. I just hope Bajas doesn't see this. And if Howie sees it, I am never gonna live it down. Can anypuggy please tell me where the DELETE MOMMY'S BLOG POST button is???

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Best of Pugoween 2008

Liberace with Sparkley Piano

The King and Priscilla Puggy

Couch Pug-tatoes With Supporting Cast

Morticia Puggy and Haunted House

Dallas Fort Worth Pug Rescue
had a pawsome turnout on October 26, with over 200 puggies in costume. Each year people travel from hundreds of miles away and from all across the US to try to win one of the sparkley trophies at Pugoween.

I was in Chicago for business and MISSED THE SHOW!!! Fortunately, the pug dad attended and took pictures of the event. Here are some of the best photos from Pugoween 2008, the most important fund raiser for our rescue group here in Dallas. And here is a BIG shout out for pug rescuers all across the country who hosted pugoweens to raise funds for these precious babies. It is our hope and prayer that every homeless pug finds a loving furever home.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Texas Colorscapes

Oil on Canvas

One of the prettiest places to visit in historic Fredericksburg, Texas, is a drive called The Loop just outside of town. The trees and hills are beautiful backdrops for the cactus and wildflowers, and if you wait about five minutes you usually will see deer, too. This painting, Fredericksburg Glow, was finished this week from my studio on Saturday, with help from my three furry assistants.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Tales of Halloween Woe From Howard Pee Ballerina-Pants

A picture of my spoiled brat sister Annie (fat one, upper right)
having a wonderful time at Aunty Sharon's house probably
eating all sortsa halloween yummies and havin' a ball.

Me, Howie, in the Ballerina-Pug costume mom made me wear
as a result of the totally biased and rigged election that
I told yew all about earlier. Dats it. I'm callin the double
aye ess pee see aye on Annie's cell phone. As yew
can tell, this is not my happy face.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Annie's Bathday - Gettin' All Spiffied Up

Annie after her bath - gettin all spiffied up for Pugoween.

Fourteen pounds of Anniebelly pug hair
from a thirteen pound puggy. 'Nuff said.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Bajas the Cyberpug

From Annie: I think it's so romant-ical that Bajas called me from across the miles, even if he did charge it to Howie. His mommy posted this picture of him and you can clearly see he is dreaming about me. Howie says it looks like Bajas is having a nightmare. Just wait til Howie sees his phone bill. That will teach him! *blows kisses to Bajas*

Friday, October 24, 2008

Say Toodles to Skippy Wu, Fashion DivaPug

Skippy Wu, a fashionable Washington puggy
with a style, personality, and blog all her own.

We want to roll out the red carpet (covered with honorary puggy hair, we might add) for our dear friend Skippy Wu. *waves hi to Skippy Wu* Skippy has launched her own blog so wriggle over and say hi to her. Tell her that Howie Pee sent you.

Our mommy is not always the smartest potato in the sack, it took her TWO or THREE times to figure out that one of our best-est puggy friends Skippy is blogging now! As you can see, Skippy to My Wu is quite the beauty queenpuggy. She has her own line of gorgeous accessories with her mama's shop, Linden Line Designs. Can somedoggy please explain why our mommy can't make beautiful thingies for us? Our mommy is still learning to make toast. *sniffs air suspiciously* Uh oh! we better go and check, we smell toast burning....

Signed with excitedness,
Howie, Annie, and Java Cheese

My First Winter Without You

Winnifred Wigglepants
Beloved Pug Angel

Tonight they're predicting temperatures in the 40s. Summer is gone and every change is a reminder that you were beside me at this time last year. You are still with me now, but in my heart, my little velcro muffin and my shadow, my little love.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

In Pursuit of Howie - The Epic Adventure PugMovie

In Pursuit of Howie - in puggy theaters now!!

An epic puggy adventure with a hair-raising chase scene. Conehead puggy Java Cheesybritches and Howard Pee Pugpants (sans Cone) dispel the notion that e-collars take away all the fun in life. Rated PugGee, suitable for all wrinkley snorfley audiences. We dedicate this movie to our buddy and good fur-riend DozerDoggy who happens to also be a Conehead this week. Special puggy movie star and angel Winnie Wiggles has a cameo appearance!!! *boy puggies hearts going pitty pat*

Friday, October 17, 2008

Thinking Get Well Thoughts for DozerPants

Dozer dreaming about his peanut
butter kong which he will be chewin
on very soon.

Our buddy Dozer had surgery this week for a torn ACL. We are so glad he is home and feeling a little better today. His mama bought him a big comfy new crate to heal in and he has been enjoying a peanut butter kong in between treats during his re-Coop-eration. (Get it, Coop? Re-Coop-eration?). His brother Cooper and sister Dottie are probably wondering by now why Dozer got his very own doggy condo and what that funny looking collar he is wearing is all about. We are sending healing thoughts to our buddy today! Get well soon Dozer, so you can


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Howard Pee's Special Investigative Report: Puggy Voter Fraud

Howard in his Cowpug Costume,
a perfectly normal costume one would
expect a boy pug to wear, as opposed
to a BALLERINA costume his MAMA
wants him to wear this year.

Howard Pee Pugpants Investigative Puggy Reporter, Dallas Branch: I hate to tell everypuggy and all my other friends out there, but I am deeply disturbed by a recent discovery about Puggy Voter Fraud RIGHT HERE on this here blog here. Yew all see that little voting thingy ma bobber up there about what Halloween costume I should wear this year? *points toe to the right, the other right, yeah, that one*

Well my special auditing committee Java Cheesybritches has been monitoring the polls (in between his naps) and he discovered that all yew good citizens have been voting for me to be a COWPUG. But every time mama enters the page guess what she is doing? Mama keeps voting over and over again fur me to be a BALLERINAPUG.

I am filing a complaint to the Puggy Voter Fraud Board and putting my special offensive farty scent all over the little card so it will be sure to get attention. In the meantime, vote fur my COWPUG outfit. As yew can plainly see, I am very handsome in it. Thank yew. Thank yew very much.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Annie's Gets EVEN MORE Prezzies

Howie, don't even think about taking my new
orange ball. I'd hate to hafta go Matrix on yew.

Annie loves getting packages in the mail, especially when she doesn't have to share with her brothers. She got this new extra comfy lamby snoozey pad and a special bonus prezzie from Aunty Laura's shop, The Cat in the Clover, on Friday. Annie especially enjoyed the orange ball, considering I had to retrieve it from under the couch four times in the first 10 minutes. Thanks Aunty Laura - we give it 12 paws up and circle snaps! Cat in the Clover has some great new beds and wonderful things for dogs, too!