Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Happy Halloween!

We had only old costumes to work with this year, but we managed to pull out something presentable. Although, there was so posing together. Once I took my eyes away from Macy, off came the antlers. While I was taking her picture Dixie managed to get herself completely out of the candy corn dress.

The best we could do, but still pretty darn cute!

Wishing you a Happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Steal My Sunshine

Of all the sunshine on the entire driveway, you had to come and steal mine.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Pug Fall Photo Shoot

It's that time of year again. Time for the pug fall photo shoot. Something we do around here that one might equate to annual school pictures.

This year Dixie stole the show. Not because she made any effort to look at the camera, but because Macy was doing this.

And this.

She was searching out any stray cherry tomatoes that might be left in the yard from a plant that was removed from the garden weeks ago.

Fortunately I did manage to get this shot; my favorite of the evening.

And to Dixie's surprise I caught a few of her face. She has a bad habit of doing this:

I see you, and I'll glance, but no way am I going to look straight at you.

But give her long enough and she can't resist gazing at the cows. It's at that point that I practically shout - Gotcha!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Pug O War

We stay pretty active around here which means living room sporting events are a regular occurrence.  The favorite? Pug-o-war. 

Here's a play by play breakdown of a recent match - Macy vs. Dixie. 

First there is the set up.

Notice, a little early tugging going on. We could have called a foul, but decided to let them play through.

And go! Game on. The stare down begins.

Eyes still locked, Dixie ever so slowly begins her favorite move, the head tilt.

Still tilting.

She changes her move and we are back to square one. Poor Santa elephant is literally being stretched at the seams.

Then there it is. In one swift move, a move so quick that even the action setting on the camera couldn't catch it clearly, Dixie tugs with all she has.

Dixie 1, Macy 0. Ready for round 2.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A Pug's Olympic Tribute

After I saw this photo I could think of only one thing.

Macy is not impressed.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Pug Field Trip!

We don't do many field trips with the pugs, mostly because Dixie isn't a stellar passenger in the car. But it has been a long, hot summer, and with a few days of cooler weather to work with we decided we'd get them out of the house for a bit.

So we headed into Lexington and made a few dog-centered stops. Here are a few photos from our energy-filled day!

Dixie says, "Field trip!" Time to get crazy!

Our first stop was a classic. Time to refill the food bin.

It only took strolling down two aisles before Dixie was ready to call it quits. She would much rather sit and people watch. 

The pugs are ProPlan girls, but that didn't stop Dixie from checking out the other options.

A big reason for our trip was so we could check out the Bluegrass Barkery. We see it all the time, but have yet to make a stop.

Again, we no more than got into the store and Dixie decided she needed another rest.

They had a great selection of dog bones.

And I'm certain they have the most unique flavors around. A mint julep flavored dog bone? Only in Kentucky.

Macy sat patiently as we scooped out a few treats for the road.

Our next stop included frozen yogurt. We had the pugs in mind while making our selections.

They prefer peanut butter yogurt.

A stop for gas on the way home, and a classic symbol that pugs have been in your car. Window spray!

Finally home, and time for some R & R, or S & S (snoozing and snoring).

Friday, July 27, 2012

Well Rested

May you have a weekend that is every bit this relaxing.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Pug on Board

We've found this works much better than a bumper sticker that says, "Don't tailgate."

Just a safety note. This photo was taken in a cool car long before summer.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Pug vs Hawks

An interesting thing happened last week. 

We live in a rural area so we are always on the lookout for coyotes. One thing we’ve never been too concerned about are hawks. Perhaps when the pugs were pups, but not as adults weighing 16 – 20 lbs. (Dixie would rather I give a range as opposed to revealing her weight.)

My husband noticed a hawk when he let Macy out this week. Within a few minutes five more were in the yard. One flew so close over the house that he heard its wings flapping.

Needless to say, Macy was scooped up and brought inside.

As a result, we have called a family meeting to discuss safety options. The pugs particularly like option 2 – bigger dinners so they become too chubby to be scooped up.

I am curious, though. If you know anything about hawks, do they ever hunt in a group? I always thought they were lone travelers.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Warning: Improves Health

There are few things in this world that reduce blood pressure, increase longevity and enhance mental well-being.

This is one:

Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day Road Trip

2 pugs, plus 7 hours of driving, divided by two days, equals exhausted.

Monday, May 21, 2012

It's Back

After 2 weeks without a camera, a new one is now in hand.

Dixie doesn't seem too happy about it.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Puppy Dog Eyes

Puppy dog eyes perfected.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Know Your Place

She may look timid, and helpless in this picture, but don't be fooled!

From the day Dixie arrived at our house she wasn't quite sure what to do, or how to act. But the one thing she did know is that she must always be the center of attention. This means sitting in front of Macy regardless of the location.

Macy has truly become a shadow dog.