Saturday, November 29, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Everyone deserves a place at the table for a Thanksgiving feast!


and After:

Oh Frank! Delicious!

Monday, November 24, 2008

The Well Traveled Pug

Well, Frank and I have had a very busy day packing for our trip.

Below we see pictured all of the necessary elements required for satisfactory pug travel:

  • 1 large bag of kibble. Frank's grandmother has kibble for him, but I failed to mention to her that during this fall's "why is Frank so itchy" episode, we switched from Original Formula to Venison and Sweet Potato Wheat Free Hypoallergenic Formula. You may be assuming from the title that his was not the most economic choice to make, and I would like to assure you that your assumption is correct. Also, the flight will be crossing over Frank's dinner time, and I think we can safely say that no one enjoys a hungry pug sulking very loudly under the seat.
  • 1 delicious cow hock for subtle chewing under the seat of the airplane - yum, yum!
  • 1 travel certificate from the vet. Frank's dad insists that I could just use the same one over and over, but Frank feels it is rather important to play by the rules... Oh Frank! How well behaved you are!
  • A travel water container with an Oh Frank sticker on it. This is to fill up once we are through security, we then pour the water into the ...
  • ...small Tupperware water container for in flight hydration.
  • Headless Turtle. We don't like to travel without Headless Turtle these days, Frank has taken to searching for both HT and Gentle Pig at night.
  • A very deceptive $50 dollar bill. One actually needs 4 of these. Wait, no, 5. One for the health certificate, 2 for the trip out, and 2 for the trip back. Having a handsome pug by your side, it turns out, is not really a bargain. And FYI, my paltry human airfare was only 22$ more.
  • Baggies - no explanation needed. We rather hope that we will never need these during a flight, but no need to court disaster just in case!
  • Two prescription eye drops. These will, of course, have to make the journey along with all of my lip gloss in my one quart plastic baggie.
  • One yellow doggie parka, represented by the hood here as the coat is in the wash so as to be sparkly and clean upon departure.
  • Gentle Pig. We do NOT leave home overnight without gentle pig; Frank will wander about at night for hours looking for him, no matter where we are.
  • 1 pug sized travel house - regulation size of course, to fit under the airplane seat.
and last but most decidedly not least:
  • 1 small furry pug - though I must admit, he is looking rather less small these days. Hmm. perhaps it is that Sweet Potato and Venison diet..
Oh Frank! What a handsome ready traveller you are!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Holidays Are Here! Well. Almost...

...and someone is ever so eager!

Today it was time to get down Frank's "travel house". Frank loves his travel house because whenever he gets zipped into it he takes a warm 3 hour nap then wakes up at his vacation home where Grandma R has all sorts of toys and treats just waiting for him! Today was no exception; the house came down and Frank jumped expectantly inside.

I made him get back out so that we could illustrate the eagerness with which he enters his bag, but you may want to turn your volume down first, there is a rather high pitched Frank yelp of joy...

Frank refused to move out of his bag for the rest of the day, so after I found him shivering in it right by the door, the bag was relocated next to Franks favorite warm space heater....

Yep. Life is pretty tough when you are Frank....

Friday, November 14, 2008

Sick Day!

Frank was delighted yesterday when I woke up feeling quite ill and announced that it was a Sick Day. A Sick Day for Frank is much the same as a Snow Day for a kiddie, meaning that the strenuous work of the day (sitting at the window observing the world, and sometimes being left alone) is cancelled out by the possibility of a nonstop warm place to snuggle in. Let us take a peek at the harrowing progression of Frank's sick day....

8:00 am - I dared to get up to take some Advil and wonder whether coffee would help or hinder the healing process...Frank, as you can see, waited very patiently for my return...

10:00 am - Coffee did not, in fact, help to make anyone feel better; turns out snoozing was the order of the day, much to the delight of a pug...

12:00 - I dared to disturb the pug in order to take a brief spin in the tub. Fortunately the heat was blowing so Frank did not have to suffer too much the loss of his warm lap...

Oh Frank! I'm sorry, did I disturb you? How very rude of me....

2:00 A little time for the news (translation: our snoozing moved to the couch)...

4:00 - Back to bed. Frank does enjoy burrowing into a flannel sheet! So warm and snug...

And finally, after a very long, hard day of being a pugly companion, it was time for bed with Gentle Pig. Frank was quite exhausted.

Oh Frank, if only every day were a sick day.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

What did I do?

What we have here is a rather delightful picture of Frank on pumpkin carving night.
The small piece of pumpkin on his lip is leftover from the gerbil sized piece that he discovered in the pink bowl in the background, which he subsequently tried to swallow whole. I then had the pleasure of fishing it out of his throat whilst he was gagging and choking....

Oh Frank... no one enjoys a glutton.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Happy Day After the Election!

Well, it must be said that Frank tries very hard to be a nonpartisan pug. He feels that everyone's opinion should be heard and he knows that there are many, many perspectives from which each situation can, and must, be viewed.

However, that being said, he does look mighty handsome in his new glasses and is VERY eager to support his new president!!!

Welcome to the White House President (Elect) Obama!!!