Friday, May 9, 2014

Tips for Pug Friendly Grilling

The grilling season is upon us. Everyone knows that the most important role for successful outdoor cooking is grill support.

Fortunately we have an expert in the house.

Dixie's Tips for Pug Friendly Grilling

1. Assess the situation. Dad might just be cleaning the grill or putting things away. There is no need to waste energy walking outside if no food will be involved.

2. Always stand guard. There are several steps to the grilling process -- grill heats up, food goes on, food cooks, food comes off. It's imperative that you stay by the grill's side throughout each of these steps (if weather permits).

3. Keep a slight distance. Sitting further away from the grill allows you a better view of the landscape. Should any pieces of food fall you will see them with hawk-like precision.

4. Do not give up. He will close the grill lid. Don't be fooled. There is still chicken on that grill. Continue to beg and plead lest he forget that you are around.

5. Your comfort and safety are top priorities. Should Dad do something crazy like grill at night when it's scary or cold out, ignore tip 2 and watch from the comfort of the house until the food is ready.

6. Do not get distracted. The yard is full of good things to sniff, but avoid leaving your post. Removing the food from the grill is a very quick process. He may take the food in and you could be stuck outside.

7. Avoid underestimating Mom. The chances are good that Dad will give you a few small pieces of chicken. Once you have exhausted your options with him, muster the cutest face possible and begin your work on Mom.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

The Worst Day of the Year

For some dogs, July 4th is the worst day of the year. All those loud bangs and booms, not to mention the summer heat and humidity.

But not at this house.

No. At this house, the worst day of the year is Halloween.

Doorbell, after doorbell, after doorbell. Kids laughing and running. It's enough to drive a senior pug crazy.

So while mom sits on the driveway handing out candy to prevent any unwanted doorbell ringing, we'll be inside trying to figure out a way to remove these ridiculous hats.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Happy Birthday, Macy Mae!

Someone turns 11 today! That means strawberries on her breakfast, extra back scratches and a special doggy ice cream treat tonight!

Happy Birthday, Macy Mae!!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

We Are Pugs

We sleep. We eat. We lounge on one single pillow together when there are six to choose from.

We are pugs. 

Monday, August 12, 2013

Pug versus Citrus


Introduce and investigate.




Friday, August 9, 2013

Friday Pug Slouch

It's been an uneventful week around pug-place. We can't believe it's Friday again already!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Friday Pug Couch Slouch

Dixie manages to come up with some comical ways to relax on the back of the couch. Friday will now feature her weekly Couch Slouch photo.