Monday, February 23, 2015


No friends, this is not another post involving Frank & Bean eating pickles, though that is for sure adorable and blog worthy and was in fact featured here a year or two back. (click below to enjoy)...
No, in this case is it a mixture of two seemingly opposite words, pugs & fickle.
You see, every morning the pugs and I delight in the ritual of getting up, being let out (the pugs, not me), and being fed a delicious breakfast (again, the pugs... I eat much later while the pugs sit at my feet and look up rather pathetically as if they are starving). While they are eating I brew my coffee and frolic out to retrieve my paper. I then clamor back into bed to enjoy my coffee and the rarely uplifting news. As soon as their breakfast has been wolfed down, the pugs leap enthusiastically back on the bed and snuggle up to me, as close as possible, with much love swelling in their teeny little walnut sized hearts.... or so I believed.
Turns out, nope. They just want to be warm.
The sun poked it's nose out today and "poof," nooooooo more love for me.
Let's observe Frank's expression below when I dared to call his name and distract him from his sun worship...
Why Frank. How rude to stare at someone with such disdain. And Bean, are you glaring at me?

It's a good thing we live in Seattle so that I can continue to nurture my delusions of pug adoration...
The moment that the sun comes out it seems I am quite deserted!
Fickle little puggers.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Photo Shoot

Whew. Well, it turns out that staging a pug photo shoot takes a rather lot of time... even when the subjects are so very naturally handsome.

Pugs and Kisses started out as a plan to send some smooches via Frank and Bean! 

We tried several pairs of lips and, well, we were advised against this design choice...

Oh, Bean. You do look somewhat startled there.

After much contemplation and far too much time (crafts are hard for some people folks!) we came up with a different kiss idea!

Here we see Bean featured in a tiny kiss prototype.
Oh Bean! Your eyes look quite wide in that wee kiss!

An appropriate backdrop then had to be arranged....
 Oh, Frank & Bean! Pink may just very well be your color!

Followed by the adjusting and re-cutting of head holes...
not too big, not too small, and definitely, as Frank illustrates below, not too uneven.
(I am sad to report that tiny kiss made a rapid decline during the head hole process and had to be replaced by a new and improved larger kiss.)

Positioning on the head came next which, with the significant amount of skin given to a pug wrinkle, is NO easy feat ... to far forward and they would fall off... to far back and, well:
 Oh Frank! Let's try not to pop out your only remaining eyeball!

Positioning and trying to face the camera had to be practiced (with the help of many, many treats)...
Frank! Look up! UP! Look at Bean, he is doing an exceptional job... except that he has knocked his new giant kiss askew... sigh.
Then, of course, everyone had to try on each outfit several times....

Frank as a kiss?

Maybe Bean as a kiss??

How ever is it possible to make choices when faced with so much handsome adorableness?

Finally, after much deliberation, and MUCH time spent trying to hold still, we decided upon one of the many options full of warm pug delight.

Oh Frank and Bean.!
You are lovely Valentines indeed.

Saturday, February 14, 2015


Happy Valentine's Day!
(Tune in next week for a bit more on this rather epic photo shoot...)!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Super Bawl

Frank and Bean were waiting to post after the Super Bowl... 

Bean, what are your thoughts?
I see... Well put.

Indeed Frank, I think we were all a bit startled and confused.

Well, the good news is that win or lose, pugs still get warm laps and many snacks during Super Bowl!!