"The pug is living proof that God has a sense of humor"- Margot Kaufman

Thursday, October 28, 2010

It's His Birthday!

Happy 4th birthday to my sweetest baby boy, Klausie! You don't look a day over puppy, little one. :) Your family loves you SO much, and we hope you have a wonderful day--and many more happy years to come!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Wistful Wednesday

What do you think Miss Natty is thinking about? Is she longing for summer? Wishing for a bully stick? Hoping that she'll get a Zhu Zhu hamster to celebrate Klausie's birthday tomorrow night?

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Impromptu Pug Party!

I was out walking the puggy bears on Saturday afternoon when I ran into one of my neighbors, Lutz. He just ADORES Klaus and Natty, and has two pugs of his own, so he invited us up onto his porch to have a little puggy meet and greet! These pictures are far too blurry to get a good look at the pugs (they didn't stop moving for one second!), but here's a glimpse of our first time playing with Ella and Oafie (Ophelia).
Two blacks and two fawns! You just gotta have one of each. :)
The pugs got along swimmingly (isn't it funny how they always seem to recognize their own kind?) The lovely ladies even put up with Klausie's attempts to put the, ahem, "moves" on them. You were lovely and gracious hosts, little ladies.
Lutz also has a lovely white boxer boy, but poor Junior was relegated to the inside for this initial meeting, as Klaus can be a little less than gracious around larger dogs--especially males--and especially when his sister is involved. Someone needs a brush up on his visitors etiquette!

Of course, an impromtu pug party on what should have been a leisurely afternoon stroll left me with some seriously pooped pugs. :)
Nighty night, little ones!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Bitey-Face Crazy Time!

Sorry about the blurry photos, but these pugs are lightning fast! And my camera phone is, well...not.

Something about having a soft blanket or pillow to fight on makes them go all pug-crazy, WWE-style.

This last one is for our buddy Salinger, who wanted to know if the pugs are always sweet and cute, or if they ever do anything rotten and turdley. Gah! Klausie, NO! We're wrestling, not...er...*sigh.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Another Flashback?

Sure! Why the heck not!Ooooooh, Klauuuusieee! Wake UP, little one! :) You're getting all dusty, and your toes are smushed into your lips! Sweet puppy.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Flashback Friday

These are from Natty's first summer with us, in June of 2009. That feels like a LIFETIME ago. Can you believe we've only had her just over a year and a half? She's SO so much a part of our family now, that I sometimes find it hard to believe there was ever a time BEFORE Natty. And look how THIN she was! My little plumpernickel wasn't always so plump.She'd been with us since February, so I guess it was only about 4 months at that point. Crazy!

Of course, Klausie remembers a time when he was the only baby in the family. But I don't think he'd trade his new sister and best buddy for ANYTHING. :)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Friday, October 8, 2010

Guess Who?

It's Klausie's birthday month. And it's flashback Friday. So what do you get?

BabyKlausievideoOMG! ;)

Sorry it's so dark, but you can still see his cute little puggly shape, can't you? Is it any wonder that I fell in love with this tiny, wiggly, waggly baby? :)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

We Are the Champions!

Thank you Kitty+Coco and Southern Fried Pugs for giving us the Doggie Bloggie Award!We are very pleased to be recognized by our blogger friends, because we enjoy all of your blogs so much!

And without further ado, here are Ten Things About Klaus and Natty:

1. Klaus hates to wear any kind of clothing. He will sit on the sidewalk and look totally embarrassed and forlorn if you try to take him outside in a jacket--even in winter!Are you nuts, woman? I am a pug, not a doll. Undress me, you fool.

2. Natty is a talker; she gurgles and coos and makes chewbacca-like noises when she's excited about something. If you leave her for any amount of time, when you let her out of her crate she'll REALLY tell you how she feels about it!

3. Before we had Natty, Klaus's best buddy (and girlfriend!) was a puggle named Charlie. We haven't seen pretty Charlie since we moved out of the neighborhood two years ago, but we'd sure like to run into her again someday!
4. Natty is currently obsessed with a Zhu Zhu hamster that we bought for the pugs to play with. I mean like OBSESSED. As soon as we put it on the floor, she pounces and runs off with it in her mouth to a place where she can nibble it in private. It breaks our hearts, though, because it isn't safe to let her chew on it. So the poor girl always has to immediately give it up. But MAN does she love this thing! She can't even be distracted by a TREAT when it's around! I don't think poor Klausie has even gotten a chance to sniff it yet.

5. Klausie will grab your hand with his paw when he wants to be petted. Stop petting, and he will grab you again. This pug is RELENTLESS when it comes to attention seeking.

6. Natty turns into a WILD pug MANIAC if you chase her with the dustbuster. This is something that I definitely need to post a video of sometime!

7. Natty by all rights should be the top dog in our household. She's tough and fearless and...well...she actually has teeth, for goodness sake. But she lets Klaus think he rules the roost, which is pretty darn cool of her. She's been letting him think he's in charge since the very first time they met, when she showed him her belly (must've known she needed his approval, the smartypants). Klaus hasn't caught on to her feminine wiles yet, but the dynamic between them seems to be working out just fine. :)
8. Klaus likes to lick Natty's head at bedtime. I don't know if he's cleaning her, or soothing her, or if he just thinks she tastes delicious...but it's pretty darn adorable.

9. Everyone was right when they told me that "one is not enough." I don't know about all of you with MORE than two, but I just love having a pair of pugs. :)

10. Ok, this last one is about me too. Now that I've got them, I just cannot IMAGINE life without a pug.

I'm pretty sure all of our bloggy friends have already received this award, so we won't duplicate. But thanks again for giving us the opportunity to share our ten things with you! This WAS fun. :)

Monday, October 4, 2010

Friday, October 1, 2010