Thursday, July 28, 2011

Broken PuG!

....AAAAAND 20 days later here we are. Well, it has been an eventful time. Most notably because of this:


Yep. Bean seems to have broken his wee paw somehow on a dog park adventure. We aren't sure if he got stepped on or simply ran too hard, but the Bean is on rest for 6-8 weeks and is DISpleased. Though, perhaps not as displeased as Frank and I as we have been WAITING AND WAITING AND WAITING for the sun to come out so that we could all go to the doggie beach. It didn't seem so sad the first week because it was raining... though I do think that Bean was rather less than delighted:


Bean! What Christmasy rain gear you have! In July.

But for the last 3 days the sun has been out and it has been beautiful. SAD. Well, at least we got to go swimming last year. Please allow me to invite you down memory row with Bean since he won't be going this year:


video

Bean! Such a fine young swimmer. We had such hopes that this year you would learn to turn about in the water rather than swimming out to sea with your frantic parents diving in after you due to your inability to conquer the finer points of physics.... Oh well, there's time to learn next year I suppose...

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Lazy Days....

Frank! Bean! The sun is shining for the first time in months! Shall we perhaps go outside and frolic about?


No response...hmm... maybe if I pull the covers back the pugs will want to rise and shine!


Really?
Oh Frank, how rather undistinguished of you. Did you forget again that you are not a small furry person and therefore perhaps should not attempt to sleep like one? Note The Bean beside you (who also, one might note, did not respond when encouraged to greet the morning) curled up a bit more as a pug might be.

Sigh. Well, I guess the best thing to do in this case would be to climb back in along side the furry gents. Who could resist a bed of pugs with whom to snuggle?!?

Monday, July 4, 2011

California...

...here we come!


Well, not yet. We don't actually leave until mid-August, BUT early preparation is key, and as you can see, Bean is very eager about the adventures to come!
(Don't worry, we're not moving, I'm going down for several months for work and though I contemplated leaving the pugs here with their dad or in Colorado with their grandmother, I think we all know that the sadness in my heart would be unconquerable PLUS what pugs don't enjoy new adventures AND with their cousin Gus the bird dog!)

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Believe it or not...

Believe it or not, there is a "gentleman" at work who claims very strongly NOT to be a fan of Frank OR Bean. Now, I believe that people are entitled to their opinions, however, having never met Bean and perhaps having only briefly met Frank, I do believe that this is simply his being obstinate and desiring to be different from most everybody else who rather enjoy things that are small, warm, furry, charming and delightful.

Now, it just so happens that the said "gentleman" somewhat resembles the Star Wars character Obi-Wan Kenobi (the new one from the bad movies, not the old one from the good movies, though the new one is played by Ewan McGregor which almost makes up for the unfortunate existence of the films...). Though the "gentleman" only somewhat resembles the actual character of Obi-Wan, it just so happens that a Barbi sized action figure came out with the new movies and more closely resembles the "gentelman" than it does Mr. McGregor. Because of this, action figure Obi-Wan (who was a gift to the "gentleman") follows him about from job to job, gracing his desk and occasionally getting into mischief with a local Barbie or too.

As there are no Barbies currently about the work place, I thought that perhaps Obi-Wan was lonely and would enjoy some company from the two best companions around...


Oh, Obi-Wan! What handsome friends you have found!

The "gentleman" was not pleased.

Perhaps that is because Bean does somewhat appear to be lifting his leg on him.

However, this was not the intent but rather the way that the BEAN! sticker was designed, based on the delightful picture of his first bath! (see Stickers! post for a reminder, grandma Railey, and others who sometimes get confused about the internet machine, if you click on the word Stickers there in blue it will take you to that post...)

I am sad to report that when texted a picture of the new happy trio, the result was a wee bit irate "gentleman" storming up many flights of stairs and unceremoniously tearing Frank and Bean away and tossing them in the trash.

Well, c'est la vie. There is no accounting for taste, I suppose.

Obi-Wan shall simply have to resume his lonely existence with nothing but his light-saber for company. How very sad indeed.