Monday, 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

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Snowy Sunday

More snow. UGH. Something tells me it's going to be that kind of winter. Sigh. Well, it's good that PlusOne is so big and strong, that way HE can do all the shoveling, or snow blowing and mom can stay inside and cuddle with Lucky and me!

Saturday, December 29, 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

Friday, December 28, 2012


Mom has been rather sloth-like the last couple of days. The good news about that is if she is sitting and reading, Lucky and I can sit on her. The bad news, well the only bad news is if mom actually thought she would accomplish something on this, her well deserved vacation. She is getting enough sleep, I have to tell you. Of course, that means Lucky and I get to stay in bed longer so again, I wonder, what's the downside???

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Stormy Weather

Well, here is the weather map.Mom is certainly glad this is happening while she is on vacation, and while a lot of other people are on vacation too, meaning there should be fewer people out there braving the roads to get to work or go shopping. And hopefully, fewer accidents. All my friends, please take care and drive carefully if you have to go out.

Wednesday, 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.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas, Everyone

We hope all our friends have a joyous Holiday!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Twas The Night Before Christmas

And all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a.... PUG?

Sunday, December 23, 2012

More Baking And Stuff

Lucky and I are going to chill while mom makes more bread today and cleans the house, wraps some gifts and maybe sews. Hey mom, I thought this was a VACATION???

Saturday, December 22, 2012


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

Friday, December 21, 2012


A few of you may be wondering why mom is getting such a long vacation. It's because mom has worked at the same place since before the beginning of time (okay, almost. October started mom's 20th year there) and gets FOUR weeks vacation.  That and mom took almost NO vacation time since April. I mean, a day here to bring PlusOne to Boston. Half a day to pick him up and a day given to her by the Boss so her head wouldn't explode and she wouldn't go off the deep end. And since mom worked her butt off (seriously, her butt is GONE!!) (lol) since May, mom figured she can laze at home for the next twelve days and not feel guilty. (Yeah, I know, not gonna happen). She is going to try, though. And we'll see if anyone from work calls her. If so, that would be a first.

Thursday, December 20, 2012


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.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

I'm Just Saying

One of these days I am going to take a chance and go for the food on Dad's plate. I'm just saying one day it's gonna happen.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Baking Sunday

8 loaves of English Muffin Bread (7 are going to teachers and friends), several dozen chocolate chip cookies and several dozen vanilla chip cookies. Dad and PlusOne are happy but Lucky and I got the shaft. Not a single cookie or piece of bread! sigh.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Mom Says

She wants to make cookies, English Muffin Bread, and do some sewing for the "pink" quilt. She also says she wants to sleep late and not go anywhere. Considering the forecast is for snow, that sounds good to me, Especially the sleep late part.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

On Our Own

Mom and PlusOne are going to some karate seminars this afternoon while Dad goes food shopping. That means Lucky and I are on our own. I think we'll have a nice restful afternoon knocking over the garbage cans and shredding the kleenex. Well, maybe Lucky will sleep while I knock over the garbage cans and shred the kleenex.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Photo Friday

Mom has neglected to post photos of the lap robes she has made in the past several months so I thought I would share with you. This is a "Man's" quilt. He didn't want all bright and flashy blues but mom was happy with how it came out. So was the "man". His words upon receiving it were "oh, oh, that's nice". That makes mom happy.
Here is another that mom sent out lately. The people at work liked it a lot. Mom really likes the backing.

Can you see PlusOne peeking over the top? Mom thought he was pretty funny. There's one more that got sent out, but mom doesn't want to spoil the surprise. The "owner" should have it Tuesday. Mom will show you after that. (Here's a sneak peek.)

Mom has to make a quilt for someone who told her that "pink was her favorite color" and "there is no such thing as too pink". I think I am going to need sunglasses for that one.

Thursday, December 13, 2012


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.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Almost Wordless Wednesday

Are you going to eat the food on that plate?

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Two-For Tattle Tale Tuesday

Today you are going to get a two-for-one Tattle Tale. See the fabric underneath me? That's the backing for the lap robe mom was working on. It was all washed and ironed and was lying neatly across the chair when I decided to SIT on it. Hey, I have to check it for comfort! That's my job, you know.
And the second Tattle Tale? Well, today mom had to write a note to PlusOne's Spanish teacher telling her that I did, indeed, eat/shred/destroy (take your pick) his oral presentation and that is why he had to re-do it. I can't tell you if it tasted good, but I can sure tell you it was lots of fun. lol

Monday, December 10, 2012

Warm Bodies

As you all may know, mom does NOT like The Walking Dead or Zombie Apocalypse stuff. But after being forced (by PlusOne) to watch this preview, mom might make an exception. PlusOne wants to see it and mom may go with him. During the day. Not at night.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Memere To The Rescue

Memere came over to help mom quilt yesterday. Memere told mom she could sew and iron. She knew how, after all, she's sewed and ironed for years!!! Here she is manning the sewing machine.

And here she is working very hard. Oops. Wrong photo. lol

After Memere worked so hard, PlusOne made dinner for her and Pepere. He made Glazed Salmon, green beans, and rice pilaf. Memere and Pepere enjoyed it very much. Memere told mom she would love to come over and sew again. Mom told Memere she wasn't going to get salmon the next time. Memere said that was okay.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

This Is So Cool

For some reason, mom thinks this photo is totally cool. Look at the bright lights of the eastern US, India and then Europe, compared to Africa and South America. I think it's a big world but this photo makes us all connected.

Can you find your lights in this photo? Cool, huh?

Friday, December 7, 2012

Funny Photo Friday

Well, it's funny if you're NOT a cat. lol

Thursday, December 6, 2012

I Hate This!!!

I suppose I am not the only one who gets stuffed into Christmas gear this time of year. I've shown you mine. Want to show me yours?

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Look Out Behind You

Mom swears Lucky looks like a crocodile getting ready to chomp on my backside. What do you think?

Monday, December 3, 2012

Weather Liars

So, according to the weatherliars (ahem, I mean weatherpeople) it was supposed to be about 50 degrees F and the snow was supposed to melt. Well, the snow melted but not because it was 50 degrees. It melted because it was rainy and about 37 degrees. YUCK. That is all I have to say, and I will say it again. YUCK!

Sunday, December 2, 2012


I can't even bear to look or go outside today. I am sure you can understand why. Sigh.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Fabric Stash War

Mom and some of the other FB pug bloggers are having a Fabric Stash Contest. Mom thinks she wins the bright colors and bright pattern categories hands down. Plus, she got additional points for using a model. lol

Friday, November 30, 2012

Putting Out The Herd

Hopefully it will not be freezing your fingers cold this weekend, so mom can finish putting up the Christmas lights and the "herd".

Dad wishes he could put a red light bulb on the lead reindeer's nose but mom says no! Sometimes she's boring like that. lol

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Tattle Tale Tuesday

Today's Tattle is  a little different than normal. It involves PlusOne and Mom and LOUD FAST TALKING. It even looks a little like this.

Some of you may know that PlusOne is 15-1/2 yrs old. In NH, you can legally drive with your parents in the car if you are 15-1/2 yrs old. PlusOne has driven with Dad. I think it goes without saying that Dad is a lot CALMER than Mom in many things. This is one of them.

Saturday mom let PlusOne drive to karate. It was early (9:15 am) so mom figured it would be okay. Well, the first test came when PlusOne took a left turn onto a busier street. He hadn't pulled up quire enough to see a car coming from the right (over 1/2 block away) when he starting taking the turn. Mom's encouraging voice turned into "FLOOR IT GOGOGOGOGOGOGO NOW SLOW DOWN!!!!!!"
I am thankful I was at home sunning myself in a sunbeam because otherwise I think I would have bailed out!
Mom said the rest of the trip to karate was quite uneventful and PlusOne did very well slowing down for lights and staying in between the lines. She just thinks he needs a LITTLE (read LOTS AND LOTS AND LOTS) more practice with turns. With Dad!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Dog Shaming

Dad found a website called Dog Shaming. It's where the dog owners post photos of their dogs confessing to their bad behavior. Mom and Dad say I belong on that website.

All I can say after seeing the above photo is "How can mom possibly think that the above photo compares in any way to the photo below!

Seriously, mom thinks that posting a photo of the bad things I do is even going to compare to some of those guys? One dog peed on a beach bather. What the heck? Even I am not that bad!