Thursday, January 27, 2011

Brrr at the Pug meet!

On New Years Day, we went to a very cold Pug meet.  We're hard-core and usually don't miss any. We bundled ourselves and Maggie and Clyde up and headed to the park. There wasn't really anything unusual about this Pug meet except the temperature, but I got some pictures, so I'm posting them. :)

Can you see Maggie in the pink with Kelly at the snack table in the background? Yep - she's Pug - she knows where the food is, human or dog! LOL

 Maggie's also good at stealing seats...

I sat on the ground and my possessive little Clyde sat on my lap to make sure no one else took it. (and it was a warm lap...)

Even though it was so cold, there was still some brand new puppies there! They were 2 weeks old, and everyone made sure to keep them nice and warm. Who doesn't love a brand new puppy?
Of course, we love our old puppy, too. Here he is getting held my his Uncle Dan. :)

 Afterward, we went home and snuggled up near the heater. :)

I'm trying to get caught up on posting! I'll get there! :)

Saturday, January 22, 2011

A Very Puggy New Year

 Okay, so I noticed I had this post halfway finished from a couple weeks ago. I've been too busy with wedding planning to post! It's taken over my life! I'll try to be better and post more. :)

This is the 2nd time in 7 years I have been able to stay home for New Years Eve. I've had to work 4 out of 7 years (overnight shifts), and one year I was on a plane at midnight. So needless to say, I was staying home on my couch this year. :) Since we stayed home, I still thought I'd dress up, so I did.

I put on my grandmother's rhinestone necklace (that I might wear for the wedding), rhinestone and pearl earrings (part of a set that I also might wear for the wedding, I'm still trying to decide.) and a rhinestone headband that I ordered from China from $3 to see if I liked it for the wedding. I didn't, but I know a certain flower girl that will. :) I put on a skirt and my heels ( with a chewed on toe... :( Kind of like Kiki... Wait, no - she didn't do it...  ) and sat on the couch and watched TV.

We got out the laser for Maggie and Clyde and it was so fun to play with.

They saw the laser...

They almost got the laser....

They chased it up the stairs...

 And down the stairs.

After all that fun, we decided it was time for a snack, so I broke out the chips and dip, but it wasn't very easy to eat (like most things that are eaten on the couch when you have Pugs...)

Clyde thinks it looks yummy!

When it was almost midnight, we broke out the heavy stuff - sparkling cider! We counted down and drank up! 

Afterwards, we went outside and saw someone in the neighborhood was shooting fireworks!

I hope everyone had a safe a great new year!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Clyde has a habit...

No, he didn't have an accident - he loves to lick the couch! Usually it's just one spot, but the other night I was sitting on the opposite side of the couch and looked over and he had "cleaned" four spots! Love that little guy.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

First Things First...

 One of my favorites pictures of Brodie :)

I just need to let everyone know that we found Brodie a new home. His new family are friends of ours and they have 3 little boys (ages 12, 8 and 3) that absolutely love him. They took him home a couple weeks ago and everything seems to be going great. It's just a trial, though, and if they decide he's not right for their family, we will take him back in a heartbeat. We have been going through a lot in the last few months that I don't want to talk about here, and he wasn't getting the attention he needed. He is a very high energy dog who needs to be played with a lot more than we could. We could play with him for a long time, and he would still not think it was enough. Please don't think we are bad people, we were just trying to find him a home that would make him happier, and I think that this new family with three boys will be perfect.

Update - He is doing great! Brodie has really relaxed and is loving his new family! They give him baths all the time, and take him for rides, where he doesn't cry at all (he used to cry a lot in the car with us), and they love him so much. I think this was the right decision for him and us. :)