Archive for September, 2006
September 29th, 2006 at 3:27 am
We found out that Porky was sick because he was sneaking food from the trash and eating the foam cups from the trash! Now all trash is on high alert and off limits! When we have no time to hawk over them, they stay in their crates. The family is together 24 hours a day since they come with me to work everyday. Usually no one in the office pays attention to them because we are all working and they have freedom to roam around, which I am guessing Porky digged in the kitchen trash and ate something.
Thank you everyone for your concern. Now that Pork is feeling better, we will be posting more pictures soon. I hope everyone gets their Halloween costumes on and have a show down on best pug costumes…who can resist, they all look so cute!!!!!!!!!
September 26th, 2006 at 3:29 am
Have not had a chance to add new posts since my little Porky has been sick. He has been vomiting a lot. We suspect it’s the food but him and Brownie eat all the same things and never had problems before. We are going to get to the root of the problem (I hope) tomorrow when we go to the Vet. He still loves to eat…
I was also wondering if the vomiting could be caused by him eating his own poo, which happened twice recently. Since I started hacking at him, the poo eating has stopped. We are looking at new brand of dog food after some folks suggested it may be related to lack of nutruition in current food. Keep your fingers cross for little Porka!
Brownie is still himself, not a care in the world. I caught him eating Pork’s vomit! Yuukkkee! But he is fine. Brownie (being a very small, skinny pug) rarely pukes or has any stomach problems. Oh, and he never gains weight! What’s up with that?
September 22nd, 2006 at 3:44 am
We recently moved our “L” shape couch to the office since we planned on getting a new sofa. Now each time we move from one room to another, Brownie follows briskly close behind. As soon as he gets into the new room, he jumps on to the couch, then finds a comfy pillow or blanket, and stretches into a lounge position. He naps until we move again. Our new home has many rooms but has a very open design so Brownie is always able to see us, even if he is in another room. He doesn’t like to lay or nap on tile, carpet, or wood flooring. He prefers pillow, blankets, and will occassionally settle for just the sofa with no pillow. He is currently sleeping on the sofa with a pillow and wrap in a super soft chenille blanky. Good night Brownie!
September 14th, 2006 at 3:31 am
It’s been busy at work lately so we have been working quite a lot at home. Our house is about 4300 sqft with each and every room filled with sofas and cushions for them to louge wherever they please. They don’t like laying on the floor unless if they have to but they certainly must always be attached to Mom or Dad at the hip (or foot I should say). I chose to work upstairs in the game room where we have a rocker chair, sofa, tv, and round game table. I work on the game table and they usually lounge on the sofa. They are funny because they each have their favorites (Pork is a Daddy’s boy and Brown is a Momma’s boy) but no matter who it is, they fight (with paw and kisses) for attention to be the favored one. We moved our old sofa into the office where they enjoy lounging with Dad when he is working. Although all the sofas are big, they love to snuggle together on top of the highest pillow! There are about 4-6 pillows on each sofa. They drag and stack, then lounge together (more like claiming who has better territory on the pillows) on the top. And of course, perfect view of all Mom’s actions. I have to bring my camera home to take a picture to better show the little puggies ruling the sofa. Or are they leaving space for Mom and Dad? Hmmm…
September 13th, 2006 at 3:32 am
Here is picture of Pork and Brown in the car driving to our pug meetup.
Lately, I have been trying to get Porky to lose weight. I previously thought that all pugs inhaled their food and were a little pork belly dogs. Pork LOVES food. He is crazy! He loves to dig in the trash and sit for hours waiting for treats. Meanwhile, Brownie just loves toys, especially the long snakes, horses, octapus, or any snake shape plush toy. He is silly and enjoys playing with his toys and napping. He doesn’t really care for food as much (now don’t get me wrong, he likes treats and loves fruits just as much as any other pug…he just won’t try to steal food off the table or dig in the trash). Brownie eats the same, if not more, than Porky but is 10 lbs. lighter! Porky eats very slow and enjoys every morsel of food while Brownie inhales the food. This is just not fair for poor Pork who is now on a diet (kinda…)!
On another note, the dogs greatly enjoy a variety of fruits for dinner now (as I mentioned in my earlier post the boys only eat dog food for breakfast and some treats throughout the day). They love all fruits but have obsession with watermelon and apples. I sometimes add some soy yogurt (which I hate but they love) to their fruits. Did I mention that their stools and breath smell a thousand times better with this new “diet” plan! The added energy and weight loss was an extra perk!
September 12th, 2006 at 3:33 am
Since Pork recently came home from his long visit to the grandparents, he has slowly ease himself back into our pack. I am noticing though that both dogs love to pee on each other’s beds. It got so bad, we are now thinking we should get rid of the beds all together. We have nested donut beds downstairs for them to lounge and sofas all over the house so they always have a comfy, soft place to stretch out, prop their pillows, and nap their puggy stress away. Since they sleep in bed with me at night, I figure their nested beds may need to go. They have lifted there countless times. But the funny thing is, they don’t do it anywhere else, except for their own nested beds!
September 8th, 2006 at 3:34 am
I was playing around with some of our old photos by making quick collages (see above)for some fun holiday card ideas. We had a lot of fun with our friends whom we met through pug rescue volunteering. I got to thinking about the hurrican and the poor homeless, abandoned dogs (pugs in particular of course). If you are reading this and have made it here, you are probably a crazed and smitten pet parent. Please feel free to read my stories and comment on your experiences. I want to thank my good friends, Daiju and Cindy, and their girls, Rosie and Goldielocks, for the wonderufl pictures, sharing great pug memories at all the pug socials and rescue events, being there during the puppy years, and of course, for inspiring me to get a second pug! We miss the play dates and picnics at the Rose Bowl! Wow…it’s been almost two years! I would suggest all pet parents and those who want to volunteer their time and want to get involved with helping animals, get active and volunteer your time to rescues and your local humane society. If you don’t like getting dirty or are not cut out for volunteer work, make a donation! You will feel better for it and it’s tax deductible.
September 7th, 2006 at 3:41 am
Porky looking fabulous!
September 7th, 2006 at 3:39 am
Brownie has turned one! I have attached a baby picture to show him when he was just 3-4lbs, coming home with me and a current picture. He is a big boy now. I never use to put a leash on him because he is such a Momma’s boy but these days without his brother here…he has become more indepedent and caught a case of what I call the “only dog syndrome”. We understand each other so well. It’s absolutely adorable. Oftentimes, he does not each or drink or go potty unless if I am there with him. He looks back to made sure I am still there and observing my body language to ensure I was in no hurry to leave him. When I do leave him, he sits and stares at the door, patiently awaiting my return. I am always careful of where I walk as he will always sure enough be right next to my heel and slightly ahead of me.
In the office, we have come to refer to him officially as our “Security Guard” since he gazes out the small narrow opening in the window most of the day, alert to growl and bark when there is any sign of intruder or movements outside our office. Like a large number of office employees, he tends to enjoy napping and walking around the office socializing, trying to find someone to mutually entertain each other.
These days we have been working long hours. That means Brown has to pull the night shift. He is restless and slightly bored since we are all too busy to play with him. As I make my calls, type away on my laptop, he is quiety playing with his toys near my feet. Sometimes he paws my legs for me to pat him and give him some attention. Whenever I take a break, he is so excited for us to have a moment together.
He never doutbs me (except when he knows I will leave him alone and he doesn’t fall for my tricks to get him into the backyard) and I always trust him. I guess this is why the dog is commonly referred to as man’s best friend. You ever notice when you come home from a bad day and then the moment you come home, your dog is waiting for you patiently by the door and eagered to be with you, suddenly the outside world worries are slowly left behind as you look into your dog’s glistening eyes full of pure selfless love.
Check out this article on from Buzzle.com about the health benefits of owning a pet. And the list goes on. For those skeptics out there that call us crazy pet people freaks, chill out and learn to love our animal companions. They just might save your life!