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Friday, February 16, 2018

Happy Year of The Pug. . . Dog . . . Whatever Floats Your Dragon Boat!

Did you know PUGS are Chinese by origin? Yes, it is something I learned along the way. And my Mommy #1 was born in China so I feel very comfortable celebrating the Lunar New Year.

This year is especially SPECIAL because it is the Year of the DOG. Or, as I like to say it, Year of the Pug

If you have ever seen Chinese statues called Foo Dogs then you know they look a lot like a pug. In a Shih Tzu kind of way.

The year of the dog (and this is an EARTH DOG year) is characterized by a more grounded and stable year.

We can all use a little more comfort and stability, wouldn't you say?

Mommy #2 is making some Chinese-style food for dinner. She is a good cook so I am sure what ever she makes will be tasty. I doubt I will get much more than a snow pea or two. But since I love those. . .

So celebrate, eat well and HAPPY New Year! May the Year of the Guo Xu Bring you Health and Prosperity.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

It's NOT Okay

I'm NOT in a good mood today. In fact, I am very sad. There was ANOTHER school shooting yesterday. This time in Florida. A lot of young people lost their lives. That makes me very very sad. Sadder than a PUG should be.

It is not OKAY.
A PUG should never be sad.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018


Roses are pretty RED
Violets are NOT
I LOVE all my Furiends
And that is a LOT


Tuesday, February 13, 2018

I Love Surprises - Don't You? #chewyinfluencer

It was THIS kind of afternoon. I was taking my usual NAP when Molly started to YAP.

This is not unusual. Molly YAPS a lot. She stands by the door watching the world go by and YAPS whenever she sees movement SORTA toward the house. And she keeps YAPPING even tho' everypuggy in the house is telling her to stop it. And I am like - "Stop it Molly! Stop it Molly!" And she keeps on yapping. And so I walk over to her and say IN HER EAR "Stop it Molly! Stop it Molly!"  But she doesn't and pretty soon I am doing THE PUG SCREAM "Stop it Molly. . . stop it Molly . . . stop it MOLLY!" Then we BOTH get time out for being yappy. But. . . but. . . but. . . This happens all the time.

But I digress. That is a story for ANOTHER time.

So Molly starts yapping and the next thing I hear is a THUMP at the door. That's it. Just a THUMP. Well, that's odd, I thought. But then Cousin E, who was still home at the time, yells downstairs "It's your package from CHEWY." Hmmmmm. We hadn't ORDERED anything from Chewy.com. That's ODDER.

But it wasn't ODD at all because there have been PLENTY of times we got unexpected TREATS from Chewy.com. They treat us like OLYMPIC GOLD and we love them so much.

So Mommy opened the door and sure enough, there was a CHEWY.COM box sitting on the stoop. Mommy brought it in and immediately tried opening it despite Molly and myself a-jumping on her legs and acting like out-of-control kangaroos. Yes, we were that bad. We KNOW what a Chewy.com box means.

Inside was a HUGE bag of something called Dr. Lyon's Dental Treats and a note addressed to Mommy #2. I SWEAR, Mommy, I did NOT do anything wrong to cause Ms Natalie of Chewy.com to TATTLE on me!!!! I only wrote one or TWO emails begging for treats. . . I said over and over while looking at Mommy with my BIG BROWN LIQUIDY EYES. She said she was aware of that. Whew.

The letter was an explanation of WHY we were getting these treats and WHAT they were. As Influencers, we are privileged to try these DENTAL CHEWS before they hit the CHEWY.COM webpage.

Oh My PUG!!!! It was like going to Church, it was such a religious experience. A HUGE bag of treats for us?

Mommy immediately started taking photos leading up to the moment we could actually TASTE the enclosed treats.

If we SMILE will we get the T-R-E-A-T?
 Molly: Hey Noodles! These smell GREAT!
Noodles: Oh yes, Molly, they smell really yummy.
 Mom! You are totally TORTURING us now.
At last! We get to eat these and it isn't even a mealtime and we didn't do anything GOOD? In fact, we were kinda bad? Mommy, you do realize you are reinforcing BAD behavior. But, if you are willing to let bygones be bygones, I GUESS I could try a small nibble.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! A small nibble. . .

Mine was gone in under 2 minutes. I am pretty sure it had a good FLAVOR but I didn't CHEW it long enough to be sure. Maybe it still has dental powers if unchewed?

Molly's was gone in 5 minutes which, for an almost toothless pup is very respectable. She normally takes 2 hours to consume a dental chew.

So what is my take away at this point?

  • They are UBER tasty
  • They are too soft for a pug to get chewing action
  • They are TREATS so I don't care, gimme more
Mommy said I should also give you the DETAILS about the Dr. Lyon's Dental Treats. So here goes:

They are GRAIN-free which is important to many dogs AND they have a minty flavor. My breath smelled GOOD for a long time. 

The BRUSH shape (looks like hearts on each end, one smooth and one ridged) helps clear tarter and plaque from teeth as one chews (as if).

They do NOT contain corn, wheat, soy so they are digestible.

All natural ingredients - some imported - and the treats are made in the USA.

Ingredients: potato flour, pea protein, vegetable glycerin, pea starch, gelatin, water, natural flavors, sunflower lecithin, ground flaxseed, sunflower seed oil, citric acid, zinc propionate, peppermint oil, and mixed tocopherols.

Each (small dog) treat is 50 calories so they definitely should be factored into a calorie conscious diet, like MINE. Recommended limit is 1 chew a day.

So like I said, it was such a pleasant SURPRISE from Chewy.com and it really made my otherwise HO-HUM MONDAY turn into a fun and exciting day. I gave one dental chew each to my two boyFURiends, Pablo and Moose, for VALENTINES DAY and to see if they like them as much as Molly and I do. I am pretty confident that they will.

** We paid nothing for these treats and we promised nothing for these treats. Everything written in this blog comes from OUR hearts and minds only.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Weekend Wanderings

The weekend here was GLORIOUS. In reality, the WHOLE week prior to the WEEKEND was glorious - warm, sunny and very UN-WINTER-like. As a result, we did a lot of this and that out doors. We even harvested TWO strawberries from the garden and I was the lucky recipient of both.

Molly and I went on several walks with different PEEPS everytime. Now THAT was fun. It was warm but not too warm for me and the sidewalk was cool. So I really felt like I could walk for miles and miles. But I did not.

We celebrated Cousin E's birthday yesterday. The house was decorated and presents were wrapped. And the smell of special food was all over DA HOUSE. We had Mexican food. I SAY we, but you know I did NOT get that lucky. Molly and I had to settle for DOG FOOD. But Mommy got us some special CANNED food that is a special LIMITED edition kind: MERRICK Pugs n Kisses. We heard about it through the GRAPEVINE and begged and begged for some. We generally like anything Merrick sells.

This one is especially yummy - partly from the PUGS on the label and partly from the recipe . . .

Real de-boned beef in a savory broth, along with fresh sweet potatoes, green beans, peas and apples. My mouth is watering just describing it for you. And it is grainfree so it is easy on sensitive tummys. I don't have one but I have heard Mommy complain about my stinky belches. As if! With Merrick Pugs and Kisses I do not belch as often or as "stink-aly"

I'm not reviewing this product, just sharing. We love it.

I spent some time waiting in the foyer for Mommy (and a bonus Mommy #1 was home from university for Cousin E's birthday pawty). She went to a Celebration of Life for someone very near and dear to her. And she went to the OPERA which is a lot of singing. Strange singing. She loved it - to each her own. To be honest. I like it as well. The arias are very emotional.

We watched a lot of Olympics when it was dark and that was great. I especially like the DOWNHILL and SNOW BOARDING events. . . and the Ice Skating and Dancing. . . and the LUGE. . . and the Speed Skating. . . I guess I really just find it all fun and exciting.

Whew! What a whirlwind, huh?
How was your weekend?

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Olympic Dreams

Are you as excited about the Olympics as I am? I am SHIVERING with excitement, I tell you. I just love to see the WORLD come together in the SPIRIT of good will and healthy competition. Well, I am not sure about that second part - I am sure there is some UNHEALTHY competition going on, as well. But the ATHLETES are there to do their best and represent their respective countries; so on some level there is HEALTHY competition.

As I have shown you before, I am a pretty ATHLETIC pug. I run, on occasion. I jump. . . for treats. I swim when forced to. But these are all SUMMER type sports and I just wish I had the opportunity to show the world what I can do in WINTER. Living in the Bay Area has its drawbacks, after all. No SNOW. Not much COLD. And the only Wintery type sport going on here is San Jose Sharks Hockey.

Go Sharks!!

So last night I was dreaming about the OLYMPICS and WINTER sports. And THIS is what I was imagining I would be really really good at - something like CURLING? Or maybe ICE SKATING? I think I would be very good at both

I dreamt of competing and, of course, standing on the MEDAL STAND. Yes, either sport would suit me - I am calculating and graceful, as ANYPUGGY will tell you.

BUT I am also BUILT for SPEED, don't you think? So maybe I would be better suited for these sports



Huh? Huh? AMIRITE? You know I would look pawsome in those outfits, in any case.

But DREAM as I might, I could not imagine myself getting anywhere in these two sports. Looking good in the outfits is just part of the sport.

I then I realized these DREAMS were more along the lines of PIPE DREAMS. And maybe I should look to my overall strengths. And so I returned to the sport of CURLING. I mean, I have a delightfully curly TAIL. And when I sleep I curl into a ball.

It just FEELS right. So this time, I dreamt of CURLING but with a

Yes, yes, yes. I think THIS is the dream I will work towards for the NEXT winter Olympics. . .

Like I said, I'm a

Now, where did I put that CHIP BOWL and Cheese TRAY? I've got an Opening Ceremonies pawty to plan. . .

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Wednesday Wonder Why. . .

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This is Blog Hop Wednesday so