Monday, January 10, 2011


The world lost a very special pug on Friday. His name is Stubby and he was one of my best friends.

Stubby was a wise, kind, and all around incredibly awesome pug. He taught me many things about the world. Like how to be generous. And how to be green. He brought many joys into my life, like Popeye's nuggets and true bromance.

Stubby lived a long and awesome life full of love, good food, and adventure. On the day he went to sleep, his humans made him bacon for breakfast and took him to Popeye's for lunch.
I hope my life is as long as good as Stubby's and ends with a tasty meal of bacon and nuggets.

Stubbs - dude, you will be missed by all.


Anonymous said...

Rest peacefully Stubby. Thanks for all of your pugnificent efforts and helping Puglet to learn all of your wisdom you had to offer.

Megan & the herd

Anonymous said...

Oh Puglet, You are making my Mommy's eyes leak a lot. She has quietly read Stubby's blog as long as she has read your's. We loved his Autumn quote about a time for all things... Sending Stubby's humans many pug hugs, snuffles, and people's prayers. Surely a Pug as wonderful as Stubby is playing at the Bridge right now. Pug Hugs, Canadian Lola (I used to be Las Vegas Lola!)

Barbara said...

We heard this weekend and were very sad. Stubby was a good friend to many people.

moPSY+MISIOber said...

very sad news :( it must be very hard especially to Stubby's human, my thoughts are with her:( I know that over the rainbow bridge Stubby has a lots of bacon and other stuff he loves, and that he will live forever in or hearts :(

Anonymous said...

this breaks my heart

Anonymous said...

This is sad to hear. I loved Stubby and his popeyes nuggets. Puglet and Dutch are going to miss him dearly. Rest in peace, Stubby.

Anonymous said...

RIP Stubby. My condolences to Stubby's humans and to you, Puglet. It's so hard to lose a good friend.

Elisa said...

I just read Stubby's last blog and now I'm all leaky. Big hugs to his humans and to the friends who will miss him, like you Puglet. R.I.P. little guy.

Anonymous said...

Even though I didn't personally know Stubby I felt as if he was a good friend because of the wonderful adventures you all shared with us. Thoughts, prayers, and well wishes go to Stubby's family and friends everywhere.

Molly in PA said...

It's a sad, sad day, Pug :( I 'knew' Stubby through your blog and followed his blog too, it made me sad a few weeks ago to hear about some of his health problems.

Stubby is in pug heaven and is playing amongst green grass with his cart sitting nearby, all while waiting for his next nugget.

Prayers are with Stubby's family and friends during this difficult time.

Molly in PA

Anonymous said...

I loved reading Stubby's adventures. I'm sure you will miss him lots! He was an awesome dude, one of the best there is! My human and I had rainy eyes when we read your post today. Maybe your human will pay tribute to Stubby by taking you to Popeye's? I'm going to see if my human will too. Let's do it for Stubby.

The Fabulous Felines in MD said...

Aww Puglet we are so sad to hear about Stubby. We know he was an awesome friend to you, Dutch and your human.

At least now the monster in Stubby's head is quiet and he can head peacefully over the rainbow bridge.

His humans showed him love until the end by letting him have bacon and Popeyes on his last day with them. Our thoughts and our hearts are with Stubby's humans.

Enjoy life on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge Stubby we will miss you!

Gabby, Gunnie and Our Human

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Puglet,
We got to Stubby thru you. Your kind heart and special friendship we know meant a lot to Stubby.

Stay strong Puglet
Ellie, Emmitt and Eli from San Antonio

Anonymous said...

Rest in Peace Stubby, we all feel like we knew you personally.

Pearl and Tessa

Oisín said...

Such a bueatiful photo of a bueatiful pug


Amanda and Oisín xxx

I Love Lucy said...


My mommy and I are very sad today, but I told her to try not to cry too much because Stubby just made Rainbow Bridge a bit more beautiful.
Warm hugs to Stubby's family.
We love you Stubby. Hang in there Puglet.

Pugs2Luv said...

Our hearts go out to Stubby's sweet parents. We so enjoyed meeting them this summer. They are in thoughts and prayers.
Lov, Zoey, Phoebe and our human

Anonymous said...

I'm very sorry for you Puglet and for Stubby's family. I'm sure he is in Pug-heaven.

Feel like a loss, even if I didn't know him personally.

Anonymous said...

We are so very sorry to hear about Stubby!

R.I.P Stubby you were very loved and will be missed greatly.

Trunks from Fl

Brutus, Ellie, Pippa and Otto said...

We were so sad to hear about Stubby and our hearts go out to his family. We were lucky enough to meet Stubby back in October and he really was a wonderful pug. He will be missed :'(

Pugs & Kisses,

Yoda, Brutus & Ellie

pugsmom said...

Thank you for that loving tribute to Stubby. My human mama is leaking like crazy right now and keeps hugging us puggies over and over. Much love to Stubby's family and to all the people who loved Stubby and will miss him.
Phoebe in Oregon

DMBY said...

Oh Stubby! I hope he is bounding across a beach next to the rainbow bridge. I was so happy to meet him on his World Tour.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of Stubby. I enjoyed reading his blog too. My sincerest condolences to his mom & family. RIP Stubby - you can now eat all the Popeyes you want. :(

Ann, Frodo, Molly & Cleo

Lola said...

We will miss Stubby and the wiseness that he shared woth you, Puglet. We're all so grateful that he shared Popeye's with us, and introduced us to the magic nugget. Even though I never got to sniff his butt, I feel like I know him because of all you told us about him. We will miss him and send all our big pug hugs and kisses to his family.
See you at the bridge, Stubby.
Lafayette Lola

Anonymous said...

At least you got to meet him in the fur. It will make your memories of him all the more precious.

Buford T. Justice said...

Our thoughts and prayers go to Stubby's family....... He will definitely be missed by all.

Pug hugs and kisses,
Buford T. Justice, Bambi, Peg, Per-Li-Mae and Miss Lacy

Rambo and Miss Ellie said...

We are so very sorry to hear about Stubby, he had the most wonderful smile.

Puglet is right you will be miss.

Ollie said...

What a sad day, Puglet. Through your blog I got to know just how wise and kind he was. Stubby brought the joy of Popeye's to us all and that make's him one very special pug in my book.
Losing someone you love is never easy, so I'm sending healing beagle thoughts to Stubby's family and all those who mourn his passing, to help ease the hurt, just a little.

Noodle said...

We will all miss Stubby. Big pug hugs from my house to Stubby's family and all his friends.

citydog said...

Our hearts go out to Stubby's family and everyone who loved him.

Godspeed, Stubby.

Wilma said...

What a beautiful picture your human took of Stubby. It captures hisnspirit perfectly. We are sad for Stubby's family and friends, but feel grateful that he doesn't have to worry about the monsters anymore. I am sorry you lost your good friend Puglet.

Mel said...

*tears* My heart is with all who knew Stubby today, especially his family.

Anonymous said...

Long live the famous Stubby! We followed you on your adventures, and loved the life you lead. A truly wise and admirable pug!

Christine said...

RIP Stubby-- wish we got to meet you when you came to visit. Hope there is a ton of Popeye's chicken up in doggy heaven :)

Anonymous said...

I wish we had had the opportunity to meet the Stubby guy when he was in Northern Cal...maybe we need some type of annual Pug meetup in his honor. The girls and I are sorry we never had the opportunity to meet him, but we do feel like we know him. Yes, I am sure there are lots of good treats in doggy heaven.

Kris, Pearl and Tessa

Crabbie Chris said...

Our heart hurts for Stubby's 'rents, but we know he's bringing the joy of Popeye's to everyone at the bridge.
XOXOXO Bellatrix
My thoughts are with his family. Our lives are enriched by the love of our beloved pugs. I hope, with time, your heart heals.

Caitlin Williams, MFA, CPC said...

Dear Pug~
I know how much you like romping at the beach, cause of all your pictures. Perhaps one starry night when it's not too cold and the SF fog hasn't rolled in and blocked everything, you can ask your human to take you there (and bring Dutch) and when you go, look up into the sky, at all the billions and billions of twinkly stars above your head.
You know what? One of those is Stubby. His body kinda wore out, but his little pug spirit can even talk to him up there, if you want, and tell him things about your day, and guess what, Pug?
He'll hear you. Maybe it'll make your heart feel a little less achy, too.
We're sad, too, Pug.
Hugs from your pug-lovin' feline buddies in Portland, Abby & Audrey~

SpencerBartholomew said...

Pug- I met Stubby because of you and I can't thank you enough. He was the wisest, kindest, most thoughtful pug I have ever met and I am so grateful I got to meet him personally on his world tour. Further than this, we were so touched by the kindness and warmth shining from Stubby's humans; one can only be so lucky to meet people like Michelle and her hubby. Because of them Stubby had an amazing life and one I can only hope to give to my Spencer.

Stubby was a friend, a leader, and a star. A star that guided all of us to challenge ourselves and the world around us; a shining light that offered words of wisdom and a friendship that burns with eternity. Here's to my friend Stubby: may your light shine down on all of us while you light up the sky with your brilliance.

As I think of you and your humans I will hold Spencer close and remember the wonderful day we met. We love you Stubby.

-Kayla & Spencer

Anonymous said...

Our heart breaks for Stubby's parents. Pug, thank you so much for introducing us to such a great pug!
<3 Mocha, Latte, and Katie

Rocky said...

Goodbye Stubby, Debbo and I will miss reading all about your adventures. You were a role model to us younger pugs. Our hearts go out to all your family and friends x

Anonymous said...

Such sad news!! We met Stubby during his World Tour at Crissy Field and he shared his Popeye chicken with us, such a cool pug. It was wonderful meeting you Stubby, and until we meet again, rest in peace my friend.

Pug hugs,
Petey & Brodie

Anonymous said...

Dearest Puglet and Dutch - I'm leaky too. BUT - thanks to your human, I can smile just a little bit when I look at Stubby's beautiful happy face. Please send lots of pug hugs to stubby's folks - it's an unspeakably hard time for them.

Christy said...

Awww I'm so sorry to hear about Stubby. My thoughts are with his family who I'm sure misses him very much. I know how they feel--today (1.11.11) would've been our pug Jasmine's 18th birthday.

Puglet, you need to go over to Stubby's house and let them shower pug love on someone. That always helps.

Emily Griffin said...

Rest in Peace Stubby.

Anonymous said...

Kind thoughts from a curly-girly called Lily in San Diego.
Rest well Stubby.

Jorge said...

man, these are one of saddest and most beautiful lines I've read here. didnt know stubby but I miss him already

Ellie, Bogie and Gertie said...

Stubby, we thank you for your generosity and kindly bringing to our human's attention the need for every pug to experience the sheer joy and delight of both bacon and fried, crunchy chicken bits.

Generosity and love are the only things we can really give. xo to Stubby's mom :(

Foodie Girl said...

I'm very sorry for your loss Puglet. I feel like I lost a friend too in Stubby. Because of him, my human found the Popeyes nuggets. I hope he is chasing a lot of squirrels and eating tons of bacon and nuggets at Rainbow Bridge.

~ Mookie

gini said...

I am very sad to hear of your loss, Puglet. It is difficult to loose the companionship of friend and loved one. I know Stubby is in Pug Heaven having fun running free and off leash forever! No more collar, no more tags, no more leash, only time to wag, wag, wag!
Tawny, Winston, Buster and our humans.

Anonymous said...

We are so sad.
Love Packer and Gumbo

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Sweet friends
When Stubby told me about his ducks and geese, he told me about you. He told me how such a wonderful frined you were to him.
I am so sad too,, along with you and all his friends. The world loved Stubby... that says so much. Mother Earth is sad,,, but it is for all of us who are left behind,,
Stubby is part of Mother Earth. No matter where we look,,, in the rain, or snow flakes, the sunshine, the twinkly stars and the rainbows,,, it is all Stubby.
It is so hard to let go, and say goodbye...
my eyes cry with you.... cause I know you were his best friend.

Meredith LeBlanc said...

Lots of love to you Puglet, Stubby is in good paws in Heaven. My girl Nicki is there and she'll show him around.

We're all lucky to have had wonderful doggies in our lives like Stubby, and we're better for it. And we're lucky to have you.

Meredith & Scarlet

Anonymous said...

Hi Puglet,
My mom have tears, because Stubby and Moby and she is thinking that dont want to think in this "hour". Its so sad moment. We also followed your adventures. We can imagine the felling of loss inside his human family and his friends.
Love and peace,
Fred and my human

Vivian said...

We lost Bucky eight days after Stubby. I'm sure they are happily playing together now, over the beautiful rainbow bridge. Thank you Puglet for remembering the oldies.