Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Morning Face

A while back there was a very popular website that encouraged ladies to take their photo first thing in the morning to revel their "true" beauty (a popular photo blogged by her then husband of Katy Perry was, I do believe, the start of this fad.) Frank finds this to be a rather dumb website, especially because he suspects that most of these ladies have in fact done quite a bit of primping pre-photo or else just woke up after a night at the club with their make-up still on... cast your own judgements here:
Morning Faces?

Never the less, Frank does like to keep up with the times, so...

 Oh Frank!

I sent this along to the website. It was rejected, which I understand; why would you want to make all of those ladies feel so badly by showing them someone who looks so very naturally handsome in the morning?

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


Pear season has arrived.
Now, I am a fan of a pear, especially with a bit of Stilton cheese and a side of port. However, the pears that we have BOUNTIFULLY growing in our back yard are not the delicious kind. They are the hard kind. Very hard. Like a large green rock.


Only these large green rocks fall out of the sky. The good news is that the pears falling from a greater height crash through several yards of branches before descending to the ground, with a shocking velocity, so you have a few brief moments with which you can flee to the door.
If a pear falls from a low branch you are out of luck, but at least it has not dropped from as high.

The result of either of these pears falling and thunking a human squarely on the head is a headache and a rather large lump. However, what about a pug?! The pears are just about the size of their heads AND they have even farther to fall to hit a small pug close to the ground...
 What to DO?! I feel that Bean, since his eyes are basically on the top of his head and they work and he is ever so small and quick, has a relatively good chance of escaping damage.
Frank on the other hand, well, Frank = not so hardy. 
The solution?

Oh FRANK!!! You look so handsome in your old bicycle helmet!!!
Safety first! No one likes a concussed pug, no matter how handsome!

I am sad to say that it took several times for Frank to re-acquaint himself fondly with his helmet. Perhaps it is because, due to the rather round shape his head, it tends to slip down over his eyes. We have secured it safely to his new Outdoor in Pear Season Collar, and readers may now rest assured that all is well.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Super Stylin'

Woah!!! Frank!!! What IS that brilliant new accessory that you have about your neck?!

Oh my! So sleek and stylish! And what, your readers might be thinking, could be more perfect for a one eyed pug (who is also a Johnny Depp fan, or so I would like to think...)!

Now, readers, don't be worried. I could understand how you might be thinking that Frank's new taste for high fashion might have gone to his head. Please let me assure you that he has, thus far, remained rather unimpressed with his new uptown style status...

Oh Frank. 

Thank you Auntie Lauren for keeping us so fashionable!

Oh Bean! I'm sorry, did you have something you would like to add to today's post?

Oh, indeed! Happy Birthday Grandpa Railey!!

Monday, September 3, 2012


Once upon a time, there were two small black pugs who were feeling rather restricted and worn down by the daily grind of city life....

So, not wanting for there to be ANY discontent in the little pug's hearts, we packed up the bags and headed out of town for a mini vacation!

Oh Frank!! Where are we headed?

The answer is that we were headed to the charming and delightful Sunset Marine Resort (yes, that is a pug on their website, no that is not why we decided to go. Well, it is not the only reason we decided to go, and I believe that the charming model is actually a bug! Half Boston half Pug!) This was a charming resort with separate cabins, several of which allow and even encourage canine guests!

BEAN!!! Don't jump!!! You aren't even wearing your life preserver!

Oh my! Weren't Frank and Bean delighted when we pulled up to their very own cabin with their own LAWN and steps to a private beach for frolicking!!!???

And frolic they did...

They frolicked with a new friend....

They frolicked with a ball (oh BEAN! how picturesque!)....

They frolicked on the beach...

Oh Frank! Where are you going???!

Why Frank and Bean, whatever are you looking for?

 OH! A seal friend! (um, that is its head).

And at the end of a full day of frisking and frolicking, the boys relaxed with some chewies on the dock...

All in all, a delightful and relaxing time was had by all, and upon returning home the pugs appeared much more content just to be! 

(And yes, for those of you wondering, of course Gentle Pig did come along on the vacation.)