Wednesday, February 27, 2013

SIGH


My human's been on the freaking pugmill for 11 hours 26 minutes straight (12.66 miles).

Freak!

In case she goes to bed and takes the thumbs with her, here's a picture that just made her laugh. It's not of me, but I guess it's still pretty funny.

Maybe she'll take my picture again someday.

SIGH.

90 comments:

Anonymous said...

What an awesome pic! It made me laugh too. Amanda, you are awesome!

Angel Yoda, Brutus & Ellie said...

Such a silly pic - it made our mom laugh too :)

BTW - Puglet, we are in awe of your human. The photos of Ellie (#439) are beautiful and she captured Ellie's personality perfectly! Which is amazing because mom said she was barking for about 14 of the 15 minutes of her shoot!!

Thank you for sharing your human with us!! We love you Miss Amanda, Pug & Dutch!!

Pugs & Kisses,

Brutus & Ellie (#439)

Noodles said...

Puglet and Thumbs,
This picture made me laugh too.
Love Noodles

Sabrina PugTails said...

I've been looking through the galleries all morning. Your human's talent is so freaking amazing!
The pictures make mum leak and laugh at the same time.
Me and my Canadian friends haven't been uploaded to the Minneapolis site yet (me, Sabrina # 9, Hannah #135 and Harley #136) but I know it's just a matter to time and patience.
Puglet, I hope your human can get off her treadmill soon and start taking picture of you again. I miss your mug.
Licks,
Sabrina

Meredith LeBlanc said...

Phew! We needed this giggle! All of the beautiful pictures have been making me teary eyed, I'm serious!

We are in awe of the 1000 Pug awesomeness!!!!

♥♥♥
Meredith & Scarlet

Mercy said...

Dear Puglet,
My Mom laughed when she saw this pic too. Mom said she has been laughing and saying "aweeee" so much in her office that now her staff and boss come to her office about every half hour and ask if new pics are in the galleries. This has been going on since the pics started arriving in the galleries. Mom's whole office has gone "Pug crazy" over thumbs' incredible photography. She says lots of books will be sold in Illinois! I hope thumbs is giving you a percentage of the sales. You are, after all Numero Uno!! Maybe you'll get enough money to buy your own BACON company! :)

Kisses, Kisses,
Mercy

P.S. Tell Dutch I miss him and I'm pretty sure pug farts are stinkier than Dutch farts.

Anonymous said...

That is TOTALLY ADORBS!

Anonymous said...

This pugger must come home to me!!! Then again, I think that about every single pug in all the AMAZING photos. Just too pug precious for my eyes. Can't get enough and want to snuggle every single one!!!

Loving it!

Baxter and Cole's Human

pawsdoc said...

Awesome photo!!!
Love, LadyBug (Pug #925 ...Tiffany & Co)...

Gracie the Agility Pug said...

So incredibly cute.

Anonymous said...

These are the pugs that make our lives.

Maggie the Pug in Dallas said...

Oh Man! That pic IS funny! Don't worry Pug, the day will come for all your adventures again and only Nikon focused on you!!!

Janelle said...

I can't access the gallery anymore. A couple days ago when I tried I just clicked on the city name and it asked for a password. Now when I try it just takes me to the letter that was sent in email to announce the gallery was opening. Anyone else having issues? I am a Portland Pug Parent, and today was suppose to be the day we could see our pictures.

Buford T. Justice said...

LOVE IT!!!!!!!

Buford T. Justice said...

Janelle,

Go to pugtour.com and select one of the cities that is already posted. From that cities homepage select the "Your Images" then "Viewing/Downloading" tab. on that page there is a link to the viewing gallery. Once there you can go to the "Show Me The Pugs" tab and selct your city again. I didn't see anything up for your city yet but I'm sure they will come up......hope this helps.

Buford T. Justice and Family

Janelle said...

thanks

Buddy said...

Janelle,

Pug posted in a previous blog section that the pictures are taking more time to upload than originally expected. Please be patient, they are completely worth the wait.

Pug,
You know you are still #1 pug to all of us, your adoring fans.

Eddie the Pug said...

Every picture I see reminds me that I am soooo happy to be a Puggie!! How can we all be so different yet so cute?
Thank you Miss Amanda for capturing our loveliness and to Puglet and Dutch for "loaning" us your Momma!
Your Pal,
Eddie the Pug (one of the fractions)
Dontcha just love the math terminology?!

Mejane Minejane said...

Exciting to see Milwaukee. Can't wait to see my #422 Chiquita. Am I the only person that can't see photos when I go to the other pages? My passwords are correct, but the gallery is empty. Any hints??

Gabi Sanchez said...

Anonymous,

I have had it with you and your negative attitude! Get a life, get some Prozac, do something! Amanda is doing all she can and is doing a fantastic job! The proof is in the pictures! Enough said.

Noodle said...

Though my humans and Mochi are laughing, I don't see what's so funny about Reuben. He looks like a handsome dude to me! ;)
Anyhoo, we're so excited to see all the amazing photos!! It's so cool to see some of our DP friends from across the country!!

Anonymous said...

Twitter says an email went out. I have my pictures but didn't get email. What's up?

Sue McGee said...

Am I the only one who sees some white stuff on Reuben's sweet face? (What an expression, he's a CUTIE!) For those who can't see some of the galleries today, check back later this evening or tomorrow. The same thing happened to me for a while with the Dallas gallery but it came back with more pictures on it.

Sammy and Neko said...

Got email from you guys, although we want to see our pictures so bad... we can wait. No big deal. Good things happen to those who wait "nicely" : )
We thought about replying back to the email just to say "thank you and don't worry, we can wait"... but we decided not to. Your human must be swimming in those emails already. With that many miles walking, Kim should be at least half gone by now.

xoxo
#372 & 373

Anonymous said...

We laughed too! We love all of the pictures, our mom laughs and cries too.

We love you and can't wait for the daily dose of Puglet, Dutch, and Amanda!

love,
Pearl, Mac, Trixie and our human Sherry

Anonymous said...

I got my email early this morning but Portland's password is not working. Anyone else from Portland haveing a problem getting in? Poor Amanda, what a chore.

Puglet, you and Dutch give your human a big hug and thank you for letting us borrow her for the past year. I hope she returns to just taking pictures of you soon!

Love Sophie and my human (Holly)

Janelle said...

@Sue I think it is icecream... And I am also getting an invalid error when i use the Portland email... and I too wish to express my gratitude to Amanda for all the hard work she has put into this, and I am sorry people are being unpleasant... :( I have loved being involved with this, even with the anxious searches for updates! I can't wait to see the final product...

Anonymous said...

Lola in MN agrees with Sammy and Neko. We are bursting with excitement, but you are worth the wait.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous, you are worth commenting on.

Weizer2, have patience. Amanda is doing her best. I am from Portland also and I have been waiting just as long as you have. But I can wait a little longer. Do you have time to email 1000 people in a day personally? I didn't think so.

Sorry Puglet!

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laurie cowhig said...

Weizer2, Have you read the "Project Recap" on the 1000 Pugs website?

Try reading before you start accusing her.....

Laurie

laurie cowhig said...

This is from the website as well....for people wondering what their $50 was for. Plus, $10 went to rescue.....

PHOTOSHOOTS INCLUDE:

- 15 minutes of camera time*
- 3 hand-processed images of your pug in the online viewing gallery
- free low-resolution digital downloads (suitable for web use) complete with 1000 Pugs logo & your pug’s number
- a guaranteed spot in the online gallery (2012)
- guaranteed placement in the book (2013)

*unless you’re completely late for your shoot. Please don’t be late.


PHOTOSHOOTS DO NOT INCLUDE:

- prints or other products
- a copy of the 2013 book

Southern Fried Pugs said...

Seriously people, we are still at this? As awesome as these photos are, they are still pictures. It was $50 for the sit, plus whatever merchandise you want. It raised $10,000 for pug rescues. Your pug will be in a book! But they are pictures.
In the grand scheme of things, a picture is small potatoes. Compare it to people losing their jobs, like may happen to 90,000 people here in Virginia courtesy of our elected leaders. Homes will be foreclosed on. People will have to decide between feeding their families and buying medication. And we are complaining that pictures are late?
Seriously, I understand the frustration. You've been waiting a very long time. And some of you may be able to take better photos of your pugs. I certainly can't. But you wanted to be a part of something big. Big was messy and disorganized and late because it took far more time than anyone thought it would. But it is still BIG. It's a big deal that your pug will be part of this project. Try to remember why you wanted to be part of this in the first place.
I get it that you are mad. Do you have the right to be disappointed? Or angry or frustrated? Sure you do. Do you have to act on it by snarking on a blog that brings people a little joy and an escape from all the crap that the world is throwing at them? Honestly, I'm thrilled that Amanda can take a break for 5 minutes to post on her blog. That means she's still alive and not in the hospital because of this project. And hopefully, it brings her a little joy and relief to not be constantly resizing photos pixel by freaking pixel so that we impatient people can see quality photos of our beloved pugs.
Please try to put this entire experience in perspective. If you have the time and energy to be angry about this, try channeling that into something good. Play with your pug. Take a shelter dog for a walk. Volunteer at a homeless shelter or a food bank. Realize that as wonderful as these pictures are, getting them really late is not the end of the world. You have a pug so you've already shown the world that you are a better person. Many of us have rescue pugs even, showing that we can open our hearts and homes to pugs in need. Let's all the people that our dogs think we are.

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Anonymous said...

I was one of the angry Anonymous posters before. I disagree with Weizer2. It is clear that at this point Amanda is working very hard on our pictures and hardly has time for blogging. I also think the pictures that have come out so far are adorable and well worth the sitting fee. As for the cost of the prints, they seem in line with what I have seen from other professional photographers. If we will ever get prints that we order is another issue... I wish we could buy the copyright to our images and get them printed wherever we want.

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Katie said...

I am so sick of listening to the whining on this site. I know that the pictures are late, but, Amanda has done an amazing job on these pictures, and I personally think they are gorgeous. If anyone on here felt that they could have done a better job, then, I am not sure why they even signed up to do this. If $50. is really going to break you, next time, think before you spend the money. Honestly, use your time for something a little more important. Go volunteer with a pug rescue or animal shelter. Something that is not so self-involved. The pictures are late, but they are coming. I personally agree that I wish the people who are so nasty on here would just have their pug pulled from the book. I don't think that is the spirit of the photos or the book. Also, your comments just make you look mean and hateful. I'm sure that they people on here complaining are perfect and above reproach, so I truly commend you on that.

Anonymous said...

A couple of years ago I spent in the 700.00 rage for photos from a local pet photographer. I expected to drop that amount with Amanda. Today I don't have faith that I would get my any photos that I would order. Trust me I'm sad about that.

Two weeks ago (?) she emailed us with the dates of our photo roll outs , and already she can't live up to her promises. Those were dates she chose.....so much doesn't make sense.

Angel Yoda, Brutus & Ellie said...

@weizer2 - you say you can read but yet it seems as if you have failed to read the project recap on the 1000 pugs site that explains so much and then some... Amanda is doing her best to get the best photos of our beloved pugs to us!

While you go back and actually read the recap, why don't you read the contract you had to sign - there is nowhere in the contract that gives a time frame period.

You have waited 8 months already and you can see that photos are going up but yet you come on hear spewing hate filled comments - I can tell you one thing, you aren't going to find much sympathy here. I feel sad for you that you don't have anything better to do with your life than criticize and accuse someone of being drunk - which in my opinion is tastless. If you or someone you know can take better pictures, why in the world did you sign on to be a part of this project?

There are so many bad things going on in the world and seeing these galleries fill up with beautiful pug pictures has been wonderful to see. Why don't you just take a step back, take a deep breath and think about where this rates in the big scheme of things.

Mpls Pug said...

Weizer2, hmmm, a medical professional who can't correctly spell stethoscope? Really??? I think you missed the boat on the Amanda bashing, that is so yesterday. Water under the bridge now. Move on friend.

Anonymous said...

weizer2, I must agree with you to some extent. I am # seventy something from San Fran 14 months ago. I cannot order prints and have emailed regarding this over 20 times to Amanda....no reply, very very unprofessional

Anonymous said...

Weizer2- wth is your problem? Folks are kindly responding to you and you are either willfully ignoring them or just too daft to read replies. Have you read the project recap? How dare you accuse anyone of "taking an alcohol fueled jaunt" around the US. That's a new one- and ludicrous. While we're on the how dare you's- how dare you come to a clearly happy space on the web and keep spewing your bull crap. If you would like- post what ause you would like your $50 donate to. I would be happy to donate for you (cause you've lost your sh*t if you think anyone is going to send you$) and then send/post a confirmation. But in all reality? What kid of crappy person are you???

Amanda, Pug, Dutch & friends of the DP/1000 Pugs- Hugs and love your way! -Megan F & Lola Pug

Anonymous said...

I have been waiting 2 days and the Minnesota gallery still has only 34 pictures. Of course mine aren't there. I am annoyed!!

laurie cowhig said...

Weizer2 is not worth any more of our time......don't give her the satisfaction of responding

Laurie

Anonymous said...

Other then the DFW gallery I think 30 ish is pretty average. But I haven't checked in the couple of days.

The Devil Dog said...

Amanda, ignore pinhead weizer2. Some people just want to make everyone else as miserable as they are.

The photos are awesome, sooooo adorable. I can hardly wait for Boston to see Lucky & Roxy!

:)
Marie

Michele said...

I'm reading this garbage spew that is flooding the blog, and the gentle responses in return. But mostly, I am listening to the most amazing, 13-yr old pug snoring gently beside me. He isn't at all worried about the delay. He had a great time with the experience, and he feels reassured that he will make his debut when the time is right. I love that this boy is so smart, and gentle, and kind, and understanding, and nonjudgmental. His brother, who also participated, has since gone to play in Pug Heaven. I am so blessed to have had him in my life, and I savor every minute with Eddie. THIS is important. Delays, complications, best efforts not meeting judgment? Not so much.
Pugs rule. That is why we are all here to begin with, remember? I am going back to my pug, now.

Peace.

Anonymous said...

Weizer2, I pity the pug that has you for it's owner. Poor little puggie to have to live about a miserable, negative person such as you.

Jude

Anonymous said...

Hey Pug!
We have so enjoyed "creeping" on the pugtour site and oohing and aaahing over the oh-so-very cute photos!
My mom says I'm one in a million, but I'm not 1 of the 1000; however, the pics are crazy amazing! Your lady is so talented! You must be so proud to call her yours!

Anonymous said...

Portland has started to download, soooo cute!!!
Amanda takes great pictures!

Anonymous said...

Weizer2:
Is this really about the $60? Has this taken longer that we all thought it would? Absolutely? Being mean and ugly doesn't make it go any faster. If you promise to stay off this blog and quit your complaining I will send you the $60. Will that keep you quiet?

Michelle and the cutest pug ever, Guido

Buddy said...

Weizer2
You make me laugh. You are such an idiot. Your blog name should be whiner2. I'm sure as a "professional" you never run late. Diagnose all your patients perfectly, and have the utmost empathy for every single person out there. Oh yeah. Your professionalism shows.
LMAO!
GO TAKE YOUR OWN PICTURES NEXT TIME? LEAVE THE BLOG YOU JACKASS?

Mary Rayne said...

can someone tell me what the password is for portland?

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Anonymous said...

Mary it's voodoo

Weizer, your also not worth commenting on or worth my time in reading your posts.

Maggie the Pug in Dallas said...

Uh...Puglet, I came today to give news...tomorrow we are going to pick up another pug. They tell me she will be my sister. I am sort of sad. I thought I would be the only pug in the house AND the world to my humans, but looks like they want another one of me! I hope she doesn't steal all my toys or sleep in the place I always sleep, and oh man, I hope they don't give her my share of bacon! What am I to do? I hope she is as cute as me! I know one thing, she isn't 1 of 1000 like me so that makes me special already, right? I am #148 and proud to be part of this wonderful project. Just wish everyone else would stay calm and cool and know it will all be ok eventually and remember, it's just photos!!! Cute ones...but still JUST PHOTOS! Next time I'm back it will be Maggie & Lucy the Pugs from Dallas. Yep, they are going to call her Lucy...my name is still better! Right?

Anonymous said...

WEIZER2 I was part of that shoot as well. I did feel good about that place as well. I was waiting and a drunk said to me if I wasn't there he would tak
my pug and sell it. In all fairness I think these locations were recomended.... I can't believe Amanda knew all of the pros and cons of each location.

Gracie the Agility Pug said...

Weizer2 - please email me privately at ringwise@sbcglobal.net, and we can finish your conversion. I have some questions for you, but I think they should be taken off-blog.

Gracie the Agility Pug said...

Why anonymous? Should they be a chicken like yourself, willing to talk crap, while hiding behind a fake name?

Or would they like to carry on an adult conversation?

Anonymous said...

Weizer2 don't do it.

Katie said...

The picture where the supposed vomit is, you can see the ground is wet and the little particles are in the concrete, not on top of it. Wow, you sure know how to pick everything apart! Also, thank you for calling attention to the fact that your town is a mess. I wouldn't have known just looking at the pictures, as they look awesome.

I am convinced that there are just some people who are so bored and unhappy that they need to complain about everything. You may think you are entertaining, but, I haven't enjoyed anything about you. I can guarantee you people don't say that about me. Oh, yeah, I'm talking to you, Weizer2, maybe after Budweiser? I don't know, maybe you should lay off the alcohol.

Patty said...

Hi Pug.. I gotta say your Humom does wonderful photos! I think all the grumpy folks who are mad about not getting theirs yet just don't realize the amount of work it takes ONE person to do a project as big as this.

Take care, and I hope you get lots of bacon when your mom finally gets a break.

Hugs from NJ --- Patty

Karin said...

I am personally horrified by all the negative comments going on here. Apparently some people have all the time in the world to complain and just be downright mean. This is another human being that you are crapping all over. Did she make mistakes? Yes. Big deal. You should never treat someone like this. None of us have walked in her shoes and truly know how big this project was/is. If you are so concerned about your $60 I'll send it to you. But the constant nastiness is just plain out of line. Chalk it up to a loss and walk away. Have someone else take pictures of your pug and for Pete sake, please stay off this blog!

Michele said...

Humom....I love that! And, I am stealing it:) Thanks for the smile, Patty!

laurie cowhig said...

Just an FYI, it wasn't $60 it was $50 and in the past when I offered to pay a few people they didn't take me up on the offer....they just want the attention. Ignore weizer2, It's not about the money.....

HUGS to ALL THE SUPPORTERS!!!!!

Laurie

Mpls Pug said...

Day 5 of waiting for the Minnesota gallery...Same 34 pictures. My pictures still not there. Nervous to order pics if I ever do get to see my proofs. Anyone else feeling this way???

*frustrated*

Angie said...

Weizer2, you are such an ass. Take your own pictures next time if this is such an inconvenience. You took part in FIFTEEN MINUTES OF IT, not the ENTIRE thing like Amanda. This was a huge project. If you want a good outcome, stop being such a dick and be patient. Allow the time that is NEEDED for proper editing. Don't sit here and bitch and moan about wanting your pictures LAST YEAR, make someone feel terrible and try to get the photos out to everyone involved, then complain about something as stupid as a cigarette butt on the ground. Are you serious right now?

If you think this was such a terrible job, go do your own project. Get as many people involved.. Take on something that is this much bigger than you. I would love to see how well you would do with this sort of pressure, demand and limited time frame. THEN to have 1,000 people (give or take) waiting on you. Some of them as rude as they come, doing nothing but bashing and bitching.

You can write out everything on an exact timeline, but I guarantee you it will NOT go that way. Flying around constantly to places you have never been, trying to find a good place to take photos.

Voodoo is VERY popular in Portland. I know, I live pretty close. How is Amanda supposed to KNOW that downtown Portland is a shitty place if she hasn't been there? Sorry, but pretty much anywhere you go in Portland you're going to run into "bums" and cigarettes.

Shut up and go away. I hope someday you have someone as terrible as yourself bashing you and trying to drag you down over something you put your entire being into. This is supposed to be fun and enjoyable. It's people like you and the "anonymous" JERKS that are turning a lovely thing into a festering pit of negativity and drama. GET A LIFE, get some compassion and open your eyes. You're a very rude person and you, and all the other rude people, should feel ashamed.

-Angie

laurie cowhig said...

I WILL order prints when mine come available and I'll wait as long as I have to......Amanda may have gotten overwhelmed but she will send out prints.....again, if it takes a while, be patient. She is only 1 person.....

Mary a Pug lover said...

OMG...will you move on from this! If you really are a Dr. why so bugged about a lousy $50...just chalk it up to a bad move on your part or something...but move on buddy! Your life is pitiful if you can't just deal with what everyone is trying to tell you! It was a bigger project than Amanda ever dreamed or planned...come on...have some compaassion and GET OFF the idea she was vacationing and drinking...are you kidding me!?? Really?? Really? You are something else weizer2.

Anonymous said...

Libel! Judge Judy has arrived! Seriously, don't thow legal terms around that you have no understanding of.

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Hal and Opal said...

Oh Puglet and Amanda,

We really hope you are not feeding into all this negativity. Please keep posting because we will keep reading! We just need to keep our Mom from reading the comments as they are making her sad AND angry. :(

Hal and Opal in Seattle

Miley said...

hi,

Miley here.

Please everyone just ignore weizer2. She is just trying to get attention. She has no clue what she is talking about.

weizer2 - if you really want your money back to donate to a charity send an email to me with your real name and pug number and where you want the money donated to. I will take care of it.

Miley

laurie cowhig said...

Email me directly and then we'll talk...... laurenn68@gmail.com

Laurie

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Pearl and Tessa said...

Pug, Dutch and Amanda, we love you, and we love seeing the pictures. We have, and continue to support this great project. We will be buying several books, and hopefully will still be able to order prints (ours are already rotated off from May). We contributed to Kickstarter as well, and have been reading this blog for about 3 years. We would do it all again. Ignore the nasty messages, and please don't let these people drive you away from your own blog.

Proud 2 of 1000, Pearl #71 and Tessa #72, and their human Kris.

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laurie cowhig said...

How do we give you a refund if we don't know who you are?

Gracie the Agility Pug said...

I apologize to everyone for the foul language and harsh tone, but as you can see from the email, that was specifically meant to go only to weizr2, and NOT the public.

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Anonymous said...

Be careful you guys she is going to publish your emails. Has anyone got the irony.... We are all women?

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laurie cowhig said...

There is an APOLOGY on the 1000pugs website.....thought you could read. Your words, not mine.....

Anonymous said...

Bea Foroni's name is all over the place on the internet here in Portland, not a very nice person all the way around. She makes a habit of being rude on website discussion groups so please don't waste your time with her. She isn't worth it.

Anonymous said...

Kathleen (SoCal Pug Mom) says....
I agree that to comment anymore to "the negative ones" really just stokes their egos. I think a 100% freeze-out ... As in zero acknowledgement ... is the only way to keep our dignity and to keep this space for DP pug people. What do you guys think?

Peggy2957 said...

Amanda I just have a few words to say...............YOU ARE TOTALLY AWESOME AND WE LOVE YOU!!!! Thanks for ALL you do!!! Thanks for bringing Emi into our lives. She is the sweetest little girl and we just love her to pieces. Thanks for creating 1000 Pugs!!!! We are HONORED to be a part of it!!!!!! BIG HUG from us and LOTS and LOTS of sloppy kisses from Benny, Gracie and especially Emi!!!! YOU ROCK!!!!!

XXOOXX,
Peggy and Hal

PugSlope.com said...

OMP! I love that photo, Puglet! Your mom is so talented - she does such a great job capturing those tiny moments of joy!

(Sorry to see so much drama in the comments - Please make sure you and Dutch snuggle up with her and let her know what an awesome person she is)

-Love,
Sid

Anonymous said...

Sending a lot of love and support from NC~ Amanda, you're a wonderful, talented woman. Never, ever forget that!

Stephanie said...

What a great photo of our Pug Rueben. He loved the ice cream. Can't wait to see the rest. Thanks Amanda.