Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Goodbye 2008

I love this time of year when you are reminded of what happen during the last year.TV shows, magazines, etc. Helps you remember. Off the top of my head here are some high lights of the year.

Jan 12th when I adopted Brutus.

Finally catching up with technology online and discovering blogs, google reader, facebook, and myspace.

Starting two blogs, this one and a professional one.

Becoming a foster parent to Ozzy, Harley and Akita.

Finally got one of my articles published. It was in review for a while. Have another that's been in review even longer.

Brought in George Henry and adopted him.

Went to our first pug meet up in March and then again in October.

Colored my hair with pink streaks over the summer.

Making it through the Spring 08 semester despite two very big dramas, one public one private.

Presented at our national meeting 3 times in one conference.

Tom Stock! One of my co-workers turned 50 this year.

I think Brutus has had a good year. I have enjoyed writing this blog and am happy that others find it interesting. Sometimes I wonder what I am going to write about, everything seems so boring here. Then I realize it's the little things that are interesting. Brutus and I just went on our last walk of the year. He is busy with a busy bone that he's been working on all week.

Happy New Year Everyone!

Monday, December 29, 2008


I got this Lemonade award from Too Cute Pugs, aka Pearl and Daisy! Thanks pretty ladies!

We got it a while back and didn't want to rush the post. So I am sorry I didn't post about this sooner.

We are passing this on to Frances Louise and Jemima Jones Beck.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Happy Holidays!

Brutus here. Sorry we've been away but we are back and visited everyone's blogs today. Lots of great stories and gifts!

We went to the grandparents over the holiday. Here I am sleeping on the furniture. Something I never do at home but I know at the grandparents, I can get away with anything!

Here is Dutch and Ruthie (white kitteh). They hung out with me at the grandparents house. Dutch is always in trouble. Mom wishes he was around when she was younger so much of the stuff she got blamed for, Dutch could get blamed for.

Here I am with them. Note Dutches laser eyes. He is not to be trusted. I told Grandma and Grandpa that Dutch could easily have his own blog.

Here I am begging grandma for some ham. She gave me some. She luves me.

Grandpa, not so easy to get to feed me. He is a tough one!

Little did I know I was even competing with Ruthie!

No Fair! She has an advantage!

We hung out a lot at the house. They didn't take me many places. I did get to go to the family get together Christmas night. I was a hit. I had a great time running around but got tired and ended up napping. It's tiring being this cute! No pics because mom left the camera in the car. Some family took pictures though. I mean how could they not take pics of me!

We got back yesterday. Of course the cats were all excited to see us. Mom says it was just her they were happy to see but I don't believe her.

Congrats to Kelly and Brian on their engagement!

We hope everyone out there had a great Christmas or Hanuka, or whatever you celebrate! We sure do enjoy sharing our lives with everyone and reading about others.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Jiffy and other bad behavior?

Did anyone see this story about Jiffy?

Honestly, what is wrong with people.

So I am glad that Sophie, Dixie, and Harles mom posted about her pugs behaviors. I like knowing my dog isn't the only one that does some of that stuff. Every day Brutus goes to check to see if he can get into the room where the kitty litter boxes are and every day he is disappointed to see he can't get in.

With that being said, in honor of Dixie, Sophie and Harley how about we start a

Dog Disobedience Award.

This is awarded to any dog that's eaten his/her own poop, another cats poop, vomit, won't sit, stay, lay down or come when called. Rejoice in your disobedience and be happy you have humans who in spite, or maybe because of your disobedience love you!

We are giving this award to Dixie, Sophie, and Harles, Roxy, Pearl, Salinger, and Goodboy Norman Featherstone. Pass it on

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Santa Pug

Mom took me into work due to the ice and cold weather. YES a ride in the car.

So after being there all day she finally let me play Santa Pug. I don't look too excited because I was so tired.

Here I am with Kelli. She calls me the baby, loves on me, and gives me hugs and kisses. I gives hugs and kisses back. Mom says she asks about me a lot. I don't know why Mom doesn't take me to work every day.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Wordless Wed, NOT

Greetings from campus! Due to the weather being cold and wonderful and the roads being icy, mom decided to bring me in. She has a long day and didn't want to have to drive back and forth. So I got to ride in the car! YES.

Then I got all kinds of attention from her class before she gave her final!

Then I played Santa Pug. No pics yet because mom didn't bring the wire thingy.

I love this cold weather! See me outside eating my treat? See the ice in front of and behind me?

See how eager I am to go for a walk in this cold weather (10-20 degrees with windchill lower)!

Now see me eating outside!

Clover asked if I was eating a busy bone. I wish! It would have taken longer to eat. I was eating a mini jumbone

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


Look closely at the pic above, notice anything different about me?

Now look at my nose in this pic.

I've gotten some of the scar tissue removed. Well actually it's been "disappearing." Mom started using Kerasolv. The directions says use daily for 4 weeks. Mom said this improvement was after 5 applications. She says if she continues to use on me like that I'll disappear!

Two of the cats here are sick, George Henry and Bones. Mom took the kitten back to the shelter b/c she was afraid he would get sick. She was very sad to see the kitten go. He is a cute little kitten that can entertain himself and is very sweet and passive in some ways and demanding in others.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Another pug meetup missed

The bad weather causes us to Miss another pug meetup. You can read about the fun we missed at Dixie, Sophie, and Harleys blog or at Pug Posse

Moms going to take some pics of me in the snow when we go for our walk. I love cold weather!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

What the frak is a cylon?

Brutus here. Mom had to take me to the vet again because I have a cold. I was coughing and sounding like a duck. She also took George Henry in, the orange cat. He was negative for feline lukemia so he is all healthy and vaccinated and we are keeping him unless mom finds him a better home. The black kitten is going to get his manhood taken away sometime this week. I love going to the vet because I get to ride in the car. Moms proud because I know what ride in the car means. I know a lot more than that, but I am not letting her onto that.

I am so happy for the cold weather. I love the snow and cold weather.

We hope everyone had a great thanksgiving! Speaking of being thankful.....

Anyone else out there watch Battlestar Gallactica? They have a new website up with clues as to the Final Cylon. Also the Capirca spinoff they were hoping to do go approved. Mon thinks Gaeta is the final cylon but is still very confused. There are other theories.

Not only is BSG coming back so is 24 and Lost!

Monday, November 24, 2008

It's about time

Mom has been preoccupied with the cats. Orange cat is doing good. A guy called from work today and is possibly interested. Enough about the cats....

I had a great weekend! I went to Rural King with mom on sat and then on sun helped her rake leaves. I supervised of course. She did all of the labor. I did all of the planning. Rural King was great because there were other dogs I was able to smell and greet. Better yet tho is I was able to charm people into petting me.

Mom bought me some new type of treats and above is a pic of me eating them outside in the leaves. Don't tell mom but I go through the leaves looking for cat poop.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Orange Cat

Here is a picture of the orange cat I've found. I took him to my vet yesterday. He's in good health and fixed. I also think he is de clawed (I forgot to ask the vet).

I have put an ad in the local newspaper for tomorrow and Friday, posted on my work bulletin board, and going to post signs this afternoon.

I am trying to find his owners. I have NO idea what I am going to do if now one claims him.

I am starting to feel as though I run an animal shelter!

The kitten is doing great. He is so darn cute and so kitten like now. He and Bones chase each other. Lilly is not happy about all of this. Brutus could care less as long as he gets to eat, poop, and sleep.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Where do we start?

First off we want to thank the lovely Clover for this award!

This lovely award is created by Crystal @ Memoirs of a Mommy in honor of Noah and the donor of his sweet little heart who ENCOURAGES us to SHARE THE LOVE! The rules for this award are to pass it along to some people whose blogs you love. They make you laugh, smile, leave encouraging comments on your blog. You would like to share some love with them because they have uplifted, inspired, encouraged or prayed for you. Please include this paragraph with the link to Memoirs of a Mommy so that everyone knows where this award originated from.

She gave us this award a while ago and we are very thankful.

We would like to give this award to Pearl, and Coco and Louise.

In other news, mom has still been so busy. But we did get the pet stairs. I like them and so do the kittehs.

Mom was asked to be a foster mom for a kitten. His name is Akita He is 5 months old. He has an eye infection and a cold so he needs medication so they asked mom to take care of him. Here is a picture. Mom is calling him either Charlie or Linus. The rescue group said he can have a new name. Mom says he is cute. He is furry and small. He was afraid of me at first but now he isn't because I haven't hurt him or anything. Lilly is afraid of him. A 5 month old kitten, ha ha.

Here he is trying eat my food!

We also have a stray in the garage. Mom calls him George. He is not fixed but very sweet. He is totally afraid of me. Mom lets him out during the day.

Mom says there is a pussy cat joke in there somewhere, whatever that means.

Happy Monday everyone!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Writing and reading

Brutus here. Mom is a bit overwhelmed with writing a book chapter, two articles, one student research paper, etc.

Clover has given us an award and mom doesn't want to post about it yet until she can give it some good comments.

Mom just wanted to say Hi and that she is reading and feels like a slacker for not posting more.

She is super excited though because Netflix FINALLY is sending the first Torchwood Season 2 disk! She loves Captain Jack Harkness. Yes yes he's gay, who cares he's hot. Mom loves his character. She actually watches a lot of BBC stuff including Doctor Who, Wire in the Blood. Mom says enjoy the eye candy, whatever that means.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Happy Birthday Lilly!

Moms "favorite girl in the world" turned 13 sometime in Oct. Mom uses Halloween as her birthday date. Been so much going on we just now got to posting about her.

It's MY blog and I need I remind you that she often steals my bed.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

19th Amendement

Brutus here. Mom voted! We live in a smaller community and during the primaries mom took about 10 mins to vote counting the time to drive to the place. So she took me with her this time. She left me in the car....forever! Mom said there was a long line or wait (an hour) but she was happy to wait considering the sacrifices that women had endured to secure the right to vote. She explained that women didn't always have the right to vote. Amazing.

So here I am waiting in the car! Can you believe she didn't take me with her! She even said a lady in line had a baby kangaroo in her purse. I could have helped her vote. Lord knows she needs the help.

Happy Election Day! Pailin 2012! Just kidding.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Contest and missed Indy Pug meetup

Although we didn't win, we did enter Punchbugpugs Bugs Bees and Others costume contest. We got this cool badge! YAY. I was a redneck with super sexy mullet.

We were suppose to go to the pug meetup today in Indy but I didn't feel good. Also the grandparents are in town. I again ran around too much with Oscar. In addition I was awake most of the day on Friday too. We are bummed we didn't get to go but plan on going to the December meeting. Dixie, Sophie, and Harley posted some very cool details and pics and it looked like a good time.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

Brutus here. Mom dressed me up as a red neck for Halloween! Do you like my sexy mullet! My shirt says Recycle and has a picture of a dog eating poop! The grandparents are in town so I don't have much time to post.