December 31, 2012

Happy Boy

Here is PlusOne with his favorite Christmas gift. A 39" polypropylene bokken. A bokken is a traditional Japanese wooden practice sword. PlusOne was showing off here for mom.
Here he is trying to get me interested in it. Lucky couldn't care less. As for me, unless it can conjure broccoli or green beans, I am not interested either. Does that make me a bad pug??? lol

December 30, 2012

Not Feeling Well

PlusOne went for a sleep over Thursday night, but he couldn't sleep and was so congested he couldn't breathe. So at 5:00 am he came home (he was one block away), scared Dad who was getting ready for work and climbed in bed with mom, Lucky & me.
Here he is on Dad's side of the bed, keeping Lucky and me company.


I didn't eat breakfast yesterday morning. I just looked at it. I also just looked at the treat I received for doing my business outside. Mom just let me sleep it off. By dinnertime I was back to my normal self, trying to eat everything I could get my paws on. You know how it is. lol

December 26, 2012

Wordy Wednesday

We went to Memere & Pepere's yesterday, for Christmas dinner. Memere said she liked me, but I had "no manners". That was probably because I tried to eat the Peppermint Cookie right out of her hand.

Lucky did what Lucky does best. She got Pepere to take a nice nap after dinner. Of course, she took a nap as well. We both got some pork and meatballs. It was good! Memere gave mom some to take home, so I am looking forward to having another treat today.

December 25, 2012

Frootbat/Mancat/TwinsonTuesday on Monday?

We're super confused.  The pawrents have had a rough week, so The Mom is trying to smoosh everything into one post. 
Here is my Frootbat Friday picture.  Courtesy of some super nommy grilled cheese sammich.  It's been treat-a-rama around here this week.  Not for a fun reason (Tazo's been pretty sick, so I've been getting to share in the delicious chicken and rice that The Mom made for her), but treats are treats.

Mancat Rule of the Day:  It is very manly to cuddle with your sisfur when she feels good enough to let you.

We know its a super busy time of year, but if anyone has some extra purrs and wouldn't mind sending them our way, we'd really appreciate it.  Tazo was throwing up and having the squirts this week.  The Mom took her to see Dr P and she gotted some medicine and a bland diet.  She's feeling much better, but we're still not sure if it was a virus or if she ate something she shouldn't have or if there's something else going on.  Dr P sent some of her bloods to Michigan State to have a special thyroid test done, but those results won't be back until sometime next week.  Or she could have inflammatory bowel disease, but we sort of have to wait and see what happens when she's done with her medicine.  So The Mom being The Mom is super duper worried and just wants everyone to be healthy again.

In other news, tho, SANTA CLAWS IS COMING TONIGHT!!!  We can't wait!

December 23, 2012

Seriously???

Mom's boss called her at 9:09 am yesterday morning. Seriously, not even one QUARTER day on vacation and he calls her??? Sigh. At least she was awake (because she had to take PlusOne to school). Well, that breaks any record there is. lol

December 21, 2012

Preparing

No, not for the End Of The World, but for mom to be on vacation. She comes home today and doesn't go back to work until January 2nd! WOO HOO. That means lots of bread baking, cleaning and going outside! As you can see, I am preparing for that. As far as everything else, I'm just gonna ignore her, unless food is involved

December 18, 2012

Mancat Monday



Mancat Rule of the Day:  It is very manly to give your The Mom the stink eye when she is crawling around on the floor trying to take your picture when she should really be getting ready for work.  Stinky goodness doesn't grow on trees, lady.  Now, get out there and bring home some green papers.

December 14, 2012

Addendum

I suppose I should tell you the whole truth of Tuesday's Tattle Tale. The "presentation" PlusOne wrote in Spanish class was about "The Best Day In His Life". The day he got Lucky! Now you know why I ate/shredded/destroyed it.

December 6, 2012

Mancat Monday


I'm trying to ignore the flashy box and the obnoxious penguin jammies.  In other news, The Mom says my whiskies look extremely luxurious in this picture.  I tend to agree with her. MOL

This morning, The Mom overslept.  Once she dragged herself out of bed, I followed her around the house and gave her the what for.  I mean, she needs to get up and leave so that she can get green papers so that she can buy us nommy foods and our fancy, wheat litter. The Moms these days - they're so hard to motivate sometimes.

Mancat Rule of the Day:  It is very manly to make sure that your The Mom gets out of the house on time in the mornings

November 5, 2012

Fall Behind

Lucky and I are psyched that we are going to get an extra hour of sleep today. I bet mom and PlusOne will like it too. I hope you enjoy it as well!

The Mad Scientist

And mom thinks I'm bad??? When he blows up the house I will remember to tell her "I told you so"!

October 10, 2012

Gotcha Day!


Today is our 7th Gotcha Day!  We'll be getting a ton of treats tonight, right?

October 5, 2012

What Do You Mean

we don't fit. I fit just fine. And as long as Lucky doesn't fall off we're good! Now, don't even think of moving.

October 1, 2012

Our 1000 Pugs Adventure

On our way to Fish and Bones on Newbury Street for our photo shoot.

This nice man really liked Lucky. Except for when she went over to the treat bowl and stuck her head in it!

The wonderful Miss Amanda took plenty of photos of Lucky and me. Mom thought she was being so smart bringing green beans as treats. Miss Amanda fed them to me to get me to do what she wanted. I was going to do what she wanted anyway, but this way I got GREEN BEANS!

September 29, 2012

Preparing For 1000 Pugs

There is talk that mom wants to give us a bath so we are nice and clean for Sunday. It better be a rumor, that's all I can tell you!

September 18, 2012

Mom Knows Best???

Mom made green beans last night. And do you think I got any, huh, ANY????
You went outside with mom while she was picking them and she gave you several, if I recall correctly.
Uh, yeah, but those were RAW. RAW I tell you.
Since when don't you like raw green beans. You ate them pretty quickly for them being raw and all.
Well.... I wanted cooked green beans. Cooked I tell you.
Like the ones mom gave us when she was putting the green beans in containers for her lunches for the week? Like those COOKED ones?
Well.... there weren't ENOUGH of them, yeah, that's right. There weren't ENOUGH of them.
Maybe mom didn't want to pick up green bean poop because you PIGGED out on green beans. Maybe mom knows best.
????? NOOOOOO! She doesn't know what's best for me. I do and only ME!
Uh huh. Yup. Okay. Whatever you say. 

September 14, 2012

Thursday Trouble

 The fruit was in it. And it was a gift. Need I say more.

September 6, 2012

Mancat Monday on Wednesday


This is the very dirty look that I'm giving Dad.  I've got lots to be crabilated about.  Dad and The Mom wented away for a few days and they didn't take us.  I saw pictures of where they went and it looked like a giant litterbox as far as the eye could see.  Why couldn't they bring us?  I mean Auntie LG stayed with us and we had a super duper fun time, but that giant litterbox looked super awesome.  Then they came home and they didn't bring us anything.  Not even a tiny snack.  Or a bag of nip.  And THEN, The Mom hasn't been helping us with our bloggie, so Mancat Monday doesn't get posted until Wednesday?  What the paw?!?!?!

On the plus side, somecat had an out of litterbox experience while they were gone and The Mom founded it the first thing when she got home.  The Mom doesn't know who did it and we're not telling. heh heh  

September 3, 2012

Charlee Bears

I may talk about alot of kinds of treats, but these are my favorite for sure! I love them because they are small enough my Chihuahuas can eat them fast enough for training, and big enough I can use them for the Irish Setters. The problem with big treats and Chihuahuas is that if it's too big, they go off to another place to crunch on it, distracting them from training. But if they are small enough, they will chew them and wait for more! That's why Charlee Bears are so great!

They are also great for having in your pocket, because they don't dry out like the jerky treats, and they are not wet and messy in your pocket.

Also, there are very few dogs who do not like the Cheese and Egg Charlee Bears. All of my picky eaters like them! Even the puppies go wild when they come out! They also have two other flavours, Liver and Turkey Liver & Cranberry. I have never tried a fresh bag of the Liver, but the Turkey Liver and Cranberry ones they seem to enjoy. They do not go as crazy for them as they do the Cheese and Egg though. Fleury didn't really like them at first actually, but she does now. For more info go to http://www.charleebear.com/

Busy Bones

For the longest time I put off buying a Purina Busy Bone cause of the price. I think they are 4-5 dollars each. But the other day I was feeling generous so I bought two. Finn was so pumped when he got his, Maeve didn't really care ( she eventually hid it in the bush I think). I was so impressed with it. I thought it would be gone in minutes, but Finn took nearly an hour to eat it! A WHOLE HOUR!! That alone makes it worth the 5 bucks it costs. I will definitely be buying more!



That day I also bought the Dental Busy Bone. It is a bit smaller and a different shape. I made the mistake of giving another one to Maeve, who hid it in the bush ( Maybe she goes back and finds them when I am not around, I dunno, but she is not getting any more bones outside again!). Finn snatched his up immediately and began chewing. Unfortunately, it only took him like 10 minutes to eat. They were a bit cheaper, but I won't buy them again.

They also have the Busy Bone Ultimate that we haven't tried yet... that is next!

For more info got to www.busybone.com

No More Chewing


I have found a miracle product!! LOL!

Grannick's Bitter Apple spray is designed to discourage fur biting, hair chewing and hot spots. But that't not all it works for! Finn is a very destructive pup, he chews everything he can get his mouth around, and usually detroys it. We started spraying the Bitter Apple solution on everything, and WOW! It works great. He curls up his lip in disgust at the smell of the stuff. He won't chew anything that has it on it! I am so impressed!

I also breed Chihuahuas, and I now have 5 week old puppies running around my living room. Chihuahua puppies LOVE to chew on cords! This litter just started chewing on cords two days ago, so about 15 minutes ago I caught one of them. I immediatly went to grad my Bitter Apple spray and voila! No more chewing. He tried, but was very disgruntled with the new flavor!

Have you tried this at all? Let me know what you used it on and how it works!

Just a word of caution, some dogs LOVE the flavor of this! So try it out on something small before you spray it everywhere!

Grannick's also had several other taste deterrent products for all types of animals! Check out their website for more info: http://www.bitterapple.com/

Vitality - Dogswell

A while back I had a Dogswell giveaway, and now it is about time to start telling you about their AWESOME products! All off their treats are all natural, with no filler or byproducts in them! The chickens and ducks used are raised in cage free environment and are not given and hormones or antibiotics, making these treats 100% safe for your four legged babies!
Vitality is a line of products enriched with Antioxidents, to help maintain your pet's eyes, skin and coat in top conditions. They have many different products, any my babes LOVED them all!! You know something is good when they lick the inside of the packaging! A word of caution: each jerky package comes with a deoxidizer package. Because it will smell and taste a bit like the jerky, your pets might eat it! Make sure to keep it out of reach or throw it away. It will not harm them, but it might give them a bit of diarrhea! YUCK!

Vitality Jerky - We got samples of 4 different kinds of jerky: Chicken Breast, Duck Breats, Chicken Breast Minis and Catswell Chicken Breast. My dogs loved ALL of them! The chicken and duck breast is too big to give as a whole to the Chihuahuas, but it is easy to tear into smaller chunks. They also loved the Chicken Breast Minis, which are the same chicken breast pressed into small round treats. They are easy to break into halves or quarters as well. The Catswell Chicken Breast jerky was reccomended to me for my Chihuahuas, and it is perfect! It is tiny strips of breast that do not need to be broken up at all! My cat loves it too of course!

I love these treats because they are all natural! You can SEE that it is real chicken and duck breast, so you know it is all natural! There are 4 ingredients, all of which I recognize! (Chicken, flaxseed oil, Vitamin E, Vitamin A).
Simply - Is the safe alternative to rawhide. It is made of pure produce like apples, bananas and sweet potatoes, wrapped in chicken and deydrated like jerky. My four kids LOVED these as well, it was big enough for all of them to lay in their favorite place and chew for a couple minutes!

Biscuits with Benefits - Another hit! My Chihuahus tried to steal these from one another! they are too big to give to the Chihuahuas as a whole, but can be broken up smaller. They are wheat and corn free! They only have the good stuff!
Chicken & Oat Recipe Dry Dog Food - You know something is good when they rip open to package to eat it! I love that chicken is the first ingredient on the list! It is a great balanced diet for your pup and it is all natural. You can not ask for more!

For more info and products, visit http://www.dogswell.com/ . You can purchase their products online there as well!

September 1, 2012

August 21, 2012

Mancat Monday

So we haven't been blogging much lately.  The Mom has been super busy and super stressed out and all that bizness.  She tooked a bacation day on Friday and stayed home with us.  And all we did all day was nap and watch TV and drink coffee (well, she did - it didn't have cream in it so I was out on that one.  I only like the coffee with cream in it*).  Anyway, I thought I'd be nice to her since she's been so worked up lately.  So I let her give me belleh scritches and I didn't even bunnykick her once.  That made her worry that I wasn't feeling well, so I had to give her the bitey and then she felt lots better about the whole thing.    

Mancat Rule of the Day:  It is very manly to let your The Mom give you belleh scritches when her cheese is just about to slip off her cracker.  Mmmmmmm cheese.  It's very soothing to them.  Oh, the sacrifices we mancats make for our The Moms.

*One time, a few months after we came to live with Dad and The Mom, The Mom had a cup of her favorite dunking doughnuts coffee WITH CREAM sitting on the counter unattended.  I was also sitting on the counter, looking out the window and watching the birdies outside.  The Mom was going on about her bizness and passed through the kitchen.  She noticed that I had something on my chin.  She thought it was peanutbutter or something, but she couldn't figure out how I would have gotten into it.  She wiped my chin and it was wet.  She smelled it and it smelled like coffee.  She seems to think that this means that I had been drinking her delicious coffee WITH CREAM, but I don't know why she thinks that's what happened.  Whatever.

August 17, 2012

Mom Is A DOOFUS


Mom forgot that Wednesday was Lucky's NINTH birthday. Seriously, how could mom forget that? She also forgot that it was the anniversary of the day she met Dad, twenty seven years ago!

 Sheesh, I think something is wrong with mom, to forget those two things. I will have to keep an eye on her. A VERY sharp eye! Maybe even a stink eye! lol

August 10, 2012

Boys And Swords

What is it about boys and swords?

Mom says it's genetic. I wouldn't know, I'm a pug.

August 7, 2012

PlusOne To The Rescue

Phew! For a second there, I thought it was going to fall over! Good job, PlusOne.

August 4, 2012

Froot Bat Friday



This is one of The Mom's favorite pictures of me.  And you all know what it means if she's posting old pictures - no photoshoot.  And NO TREATS.  What the paw?!?!?!

August 2, 2012

Our Job Description

It's in our job description that we protect PlusOne when he sleeps, not matter how big he is. We have been doing it for almost nine years, we are not going to stop now.

July 26, 2012

Memere Says....

It is time for PlusOne to come home. Mom laughed and said "Next Tuesday!"
PlusOne is in the yellow and white striped shirt with the (silly) hat. They were in Florence when the photo was taken. Apparently the streets are very narrow there. Today PlusOne is in Paris. He will be staying with a French family until Sunday. Mom has been to France, she said the food there was divine. I'm jealous.

July 20, 2012

Old, Hot & Broken

That's how PlusOne described Greece to Memere & Pepere. lol. He likes Italy although he DIDN'T like the ferry ride. He said his stomach was doing back flips the whole time and he was glad to get to land!

He says he is having a great time, and from the sound of his voice, he is happy. He didn't want to call Memere because he did not want to make her cry, but mom told him to. Memere was happy. And she didn't cry.

July 18, 2012

PlusOne Called!

PluaOne called mom at work yesterday. Mom was VERY excited to hear from him. He told mom what he bought her (it's not a surprise, mom) what he bought dad (because he could) and that he had taken 290 photos and he was in 15 of them. He said it was VERY hot and he was having lots of fun..

Today he is going to Olympia, the site of the first ever Olympic games. The he boards  an overnight ferry to Bari, Italy.

Sheesh, all I did was try to stay cool. Something that is going to be extremely hard today, since it's supposed to be close to 100 degrees F.

July 15, 2012

Where's My Boy

Mom and I think Lucky wants to know where her boy is.

I think she wants some of this.

I don't have the heart to tell her that PlusOne is frolicking in the Aegean Sea right now, and probably having a lot of funl Of course, we all know that when he goes away, he misses Lucky more than he does mom. lol