Tuesday, April 12, 2011


I know my friend Bellatrix's mom will say Disneyland is the happiest place on earth. And maybe it is... if you're Bellatrix's mom. But if you're me, the happiest place on earth is full of food. And not just dog food - I mean every food.

Yup. Our superspecial Daily-Puglet-turns-two celebration/adventure-in-a-bag was a trip to a a HUMAN FOOD store. AKA supermarket.

If you don't like food, you might as well go on vacation and come back in a few days. Seriously. But before I tell you all about the ridiculous stuff I saw, my human says I have to say this:

It is not cool to take your dog into a supermarket.

There. I said it. And I don't want to ruin the moment or anything by saying that my human is full of... SPAM... but, for the record, I was not the o
nly dog in the supermarket that day. There were others. And they weren't stuck in bags. But I'll get to that later.


The first stop on our trip: meat.

I had no freaking idea how much humans like meat! This place was full of it. Whole entire giant walls. Full. Of. Meat. Glass boxes. Full. Of. M
eat (I think it was special meat). Rows and rows of meat, meat, meat. Chicken meat and cow meat and pig meat and freaking buffalo meat.


Yeah. Buffalo.

I didn't think it could get any better than hotdogs, bacon, or SPAM. But after seeing and smelling the meats of the world, I can tell you this: it gets better. Waaaay better.

More from the Happiest Place tomorrow...

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It's Ellie's (of the in/famous San Antonio Pugs) birthday!!
Let's all eat some cookies (OR meat!) to celebrate :)


BadAnnie said...

Hey! What a cool idea! Pug-in-a-Bag!! I used to wrap Lola in a baby blankee and cover her up and hold her so that people would think she was a baby. Then one day she barked at someone. Sad day.

We look forward to hearing more about your great grocery store adventure!

lmeyers1 said...

Holy Cow! that is some superstore of meat! you must have been so happy.
also, happy b-day to Ellie. we don't get cookies but we'll have some kitty treats to celebrate.

Anonymous said...

Three cheers for Puglet's adventure!
I know your human set out all those rules for you, but how did you ever manage to contain yourself in front of that wonderful, yummy wall of meat? That's the kind of thing happy Pug dreams are made of!

PugMommy said...

What an adventure, my mommy has never taken me into the store before. You are the luckiest pug ever, I can't wait to read more about your adventure.


Gracie the Agility Pug said...

I wouldn't know where to begin. I'd be running from the meat aisle to the popcorn aisle. Can't wait to read more.

Happy Birthday, Ellie!!!!!!!!


Molly in PA said...

Hey Puglet!

Glad you are back out and about .. and at a food store no less? SCORE!

Here in Pennsyltucky I think my human would be arrested, they don't like to have fun here. Something about animals contaminating food - no idea.

Can't wait to hear more tomorrow!

OH, and your face in both photos is *priceless* - like "WHERE am I?!!?!?" So cute :)

xandergran said...

Oh, Puglet, you always make me laugh! Of course, as a vegetarian, I'm a little grossed out by the meat talk but the idea of you visiting a grocery store IN a shopping bag is hilarious! Can't wait for the "rest of the story"

Noodles said...

OMD Puglet! That is such an adventure evolving! I have been in Target but my Mommy #2 gets all weirded out if Mommy rolls me into the food section (I am confined to the cart). We always get a lot of oooohs and aaaaahs when I go in a store. So far no one has kicked me out.
Love Noodles.
Happy Birthday Ellie
and a shout out to my HUMAN AUNTIE N, Happy B'Day.

moPSY+MISIOber said...

WOW what a great adventure you had Paglet!! You look like hmm at least as manager of that supermarket :) can't wait what happened next.

Happy birthday Ellie !!! have a wonderful day, I've just eaten a toffi candy to celebrate, and Fredzio, Zuzia and Pucia will have their celebcooki later :)

I Love Lucy said...

Wow! What a great adventure Puglet. I wish I could go into a supermarket, but they don't let us in the markets around here unless we have some special certificate or something saying we are a service dog. Hmmm, wonder where I can get one of those? It would be worth it to see all the meat.
Hey Ellie - Happy birthday to you, Happy birthday to you, Happy birthday dear Ellie, Happy birthday to you!

Love ya'

Mary said...

Totally awesome! If Mom could find a bag big enough for me, she wouldn't be able to lift it so guess I won't be able to recreate your experience, sigh. Mr. Bear is a retired therapy and R.E.A.D. dog and he went all KINDS of places with Mom: schools, libraries, hospitals, playhouses, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, community centers. He was Mr. Popular Pup star and had his own fan club and everything, and bookmarks printed with his picture and name on them. His fans shopped for him and bought him treats for when he came to see them. But now he has arthritis because he's a big dude and 10 years old, so he can't visit any more. But even BEAR never got to go into the supermarket and sniff the meats. It was against the rules, Mom said. Gotta go tell Mr. Bear about the meat store.....


Murphy, dreaming of cabinets full of meat

Anonymous said...

JEALOUS!!! How wonderful!!. Lucy, same here in sunny Minnesota (snow on Fri/Sat tho). We won't get to go that many places. We service humans, make them smile. Why do we need a paper for it? Grrr.
HBD2U, Ellie ~ eating pigs ear wanna be, AKA sweet potato jerky, sigh


MochiMachoMarshmallow said...

WOW.... You are so lucky Puglet. Did you get any meat?

Happy birthday Ellie... we're munching on kettle corn for your birthday.

Anonymous said...

All I can say is "WINNING"!!!...and that I was right. I guessed you were going on a trip to the grocery store.
Kris in Oklahoma (also "WINNING")

Treat Lover said...

Dear Puglet,
I can't wait to read more about your supermarket adventure! Was it a special day for dogs to be allowed, or did your human just try it to see if it would work?

Happy Birthday Ellie!! I love the birthday calendar!

Bad Annie, my human spit out her coffee when she read your comment. It was funny!


Anonymous said...

What fun, puglet!

Anonymous said...

P.S. Happy birthday, Ellie :)

Holdin27 said...

I actually did an experiment a while back to see who would kick Lucy out, the supermarket was not one! I think it was a deli and something random - oh, Starbucks. Both are now boycotted and feeling the pain of our wrath.

Barbara said...

I was wondering...the other dogs at the supermarket...could you buy them there? I like you in the bag, you're so darned cute!

Ollie said...

This is the best canine investigative journalism ever!
In the first picture, you look like you're in some sort of meat trance; the siren call of all those steaks! I don't know how you resisted jumping out of the bag and rolling around in that open display. You seem kind of stunned, like it's just sinking in that you're not in the House of Carrots anymore. What's next? Seafood? Junk food? Stuff I can't even imagine? Oh, the suspense!
Happy Birthday Ellie! I volunteered to eat a steak today, in your honor.

Crabbie Chris said...

(Slurp) (slobber) (nom nom) OH WOAH!! I just ate my computer screen! How did you not jump out of that bag and into the pillows of meat? You are surrounded by clouds of beef, chicken, and turkey (OH MY!) My mom totally has it wrong, the meat isle is the happiest place on earth!!
I'm one jealous pug...do you think I could orb my way into the meat isle too??

Crabbie Chris said...

oh crap...all the food talk made me forget to say Happy Birthday to Ellie in San Antonio. Eat some BBQ for me!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Puglet

It's me ELLIE from San Antonio..

Thanks for the Birthday shout outs from everyone tuned into the Daily Puglet. Everyone out there you made my day extra special!!! I'm 6 today and lovin every minute of my birthday.

Oh no, moms eyes are leaking she is so happy to see everyones B-Day wishes.

Me + Emmitt + Eli are not allowed in grocery stores in or out of a bag! Puglet you are a lucky duck!

Ellie the Birthday Girl..mom bought me a cupcake from the dog bakery, can't wait for her to come home from work :)

Max the Jack Russell said...

WOW! Your human actually took you to a " PLACE FULL OF MEAT!" I wonder why she dissed SPAM? Was it like the House of Meat????

Anonymous said...

Bo from Sacramento says: I'm so jealous!!!! My mom loves the look on your face in the second picture. It's like you are saying, "Tell me I'm not dreaming!!"

Lucky you, it wasn't a dream!!

Mom and I can't wait to hear more about this adventure. If I take a nap and wake up, will it be time for the next entry?????

Happy Birthday Ellie!

PugIsland said...

Happy Birthday Ellie!-- from Lily the Curly Girly in San Diego. And PS to Puglet: My human says we are not dogs, we are pugs. She even scratches off the word "canine" on my pill bottles.

Anonymous said...

I've been to many restaurants (patios), in Macy's, and tons of other shops when mom and dad take me to Chicago for PDE check-ups, BUT Puglet, you have definitely won the prize! That is most certainly the happiest place! We are all so jealous. You must tell us how this was possible...pretty please with bacon on top! If we know how you did it, maybe we can ask our local store to do the same thing. And Noodles, how were you able to visit Target? Did your mom just go for it? That is one of my mom's favorite stores, so I've always wanted to go with her.
Happy birthday to Ellie…hope you enjoy the cupcake!
Payton from Mascoutah

Anonymous said...

You all bugged out in that first picture totally made my day

Lola said...

Happy Happy Brithday Ellie Dear
Happy days will come to you all year
If I had one wish then it would be
A happy happy birthday to you from me!
Lafayette Lola

Anonymous said...

Ahhhh. Lafayette Lola...

Your B Day wish was the best :)


Nadine, Chewy and Lilibell said...

I'm so jellie of you Puglet! Mom used to take me to the food store with her, until one day when a mean man kicked us out, boo to him.

Chi kisses, Lilibell

THE PUGLET said...

Bad Annie ~

My human said Plan A was to wrap me up in a blankee and pretend I was a baby! But she figured if I was wrapped up like a baby, I'd just look like a blanket in all my pictures :)

THE PUGLET said...

Oh, Sabrina - It wasn't easy. And I totally broke the "don't touch anything" rule by putting my paws on the cart thing.

xandergran ~ My human was a vegetable for like 20 years or something and still isn't very good at meat. I think that's why we live in the House of Carrots :(

Noodles ~ My human was all weird about it too (that's why she made me be in a bag) especially since she was taking my picture and everything. Nobody but her cared! The Meat Lady even came out from behind the special meat case to pet me and say hi.

Anonymous said...

Puglet, can you add our birthdays to the callender Mochas is 3/12/08 and lattes is 5/18/09 thanks!!! Our mom would never take us to a supermarket! How did you convince her to do that??

THE PUGLET said...

Lucy and Coco ~

My human says dogs in California can go in places like the supermarket if they have a special tag. But here in my neighborhood, this rule doesn't seem to apply. I'll tell you more about that at the end of my adventure...

THE PUGLET said...


A birthday cupcake ~ how awesome! I ate a duck+kiwi treat thing in honor of your day. (but I would rather have had a cupcake).

THE PUGLET said...

Hey - what's this Target place you guys are talking about?? Do they sell meat???

Anonymous said...

Target... another Minnesota product, sigh, I still can't go there... yes, if the Target is Super Target, they sell meat (and carrots)


Sue Van said...

Happy Birthday Ellie of the famous San Antonio pugs. Hope you get lots of good treats and toys if you like toys.

Wow, I'm really curious how you got to go to a regular supermarket...what fun you must have had. Can't wait to hear more.

THE PUGLET said...

Ok, that's it. I'm telling my human we have to move to Minnesota!

Weird. "Super" has always been one of my #1 favorite words. Super-happy... Super-excited... Super-cute...

Helllo Super Market & Super Target!

Lola said...

When I was a pug-let, I got to go everywhere with my mom. Then, one day we went to Starbucks, and they made me WAIT OUTSIDE! ON A LEASH... tied to a pole. The only good part was I got a madeline cookie when she came out. Haven't been to Starby's since- not even for the cup of whipped white goodness.
You are so SUPER lucky to go to the supermarket.
Lafayette Lola

Kellee the Caffeinated said...

Hahaha you are so silly Pug... I tried to take my Skeeter in to the grocery store when we were at the river a few summers ago... I mean I wasn't going to leave him in the car when it was 115 degrees outside... I was going to carry him... It wasn't like I was going to let him wander around and pee on stuff... and the lady told me no!!!! So apparently you have to be a fuzzy chihuahua in a expensive purse to get in to most grocery stores... Not a battle wounded rescue terrier... So I tried telling the lady he was my seeing eye dog... She kind of thought and minute and then realized I wouldn't be carrying him if that were true. =) Glad you made it in. =) We ended staying outside in the shade until the rest of the fam was done inside.

Anonymous said...

Wowwowow!!! I loved your first picture. Your eyes... ... ... and...your neck is ok?
I can imagine you thinking "The paradise is here!". Im with jealous, I imagine you eating all that meat...!


2 Chun Pugs said...

Happy Birthday Day Ellie. We had 2 charcoal biscuits to celebrate your B Day.

No dogs are allowed in any supermarket. We are jealous.

Mei Mei and Cho Cho

Rambo and Miss Ellie said...

Happy Birthday Ellie!!!!
Pug what an adventure.... We are not allowed in the supper market.... You are one lucky pug.
Can't wait until tomrrow....

pepper the pugalier said...

oh puglet. the feasting i could do in there!!! it looks amazing. mommy said that the pictures of you are soooooo cute she wants to drive to san fran and meet you. (daddy said not today.)

badannie, one time mommy was at the grocery store and there was a lady with a baby. mommy peeked into the bundle and guess what? IT WAS A MONKEY BABY!!!! shocking, but cute. ha ha ha.

happy birthday ellie!!!

~pepper the pugalier

SpencerBartholomew said...

Puglet... you look great in a shopping bag.... what a great adventure! Tell us more! Whoo Hoo!

Happy Happy Birthday to you, Ellie!

dw said...

Holy Buffalo, Puglet! You got to go to the supermarket??? Wow! But, but but...what's with the Puglet-in-a-bag thing??? Inquiring minds want to know (yeah, that comes at the supermarket, too :p )

Heee, the word to confirm that I'm not a bot but a human...imess! Heeee!

Massimo said...

OMG !!! Look at all that meat!! Too bad I can only have fish. Fail!

Suki said...

Hi Pug,

Mom almost fell out of her chair when she saw you at the grocery store! Pug's are not allowed in grocery stores in Austin. But I've been to Home Depot, Lowes, Pier One and tons of other stores.

You are one lucky pug-a-roonie. By the way you look handsome in the grocery bag.


Noodle said...

That's it. I knew you were my hero, but now I can say for sure, you are a GOD among pugs!!

Pugs2Luv said...

We don't know how you managed to stay in the bag with all that meaty goodness so close. You have the strongest will, especially for a pug. You have given hope to dogs everywhere that one day they may go to the grocery store.

Happy, Happy Birthday sweet Ellie; may all your pug-wishes come true!

Luv, Zoey & Phoebe

Bella said...

Oh. My. God. I'm going to bark my head off at my mom for keeping glass cases full of meat a secret from me! That looks like sooooo much fun! And what was that thingy you were riding in around the meat store? That looks like a blast! More pics and meat stories please! Oh and do you think you could drop a few pawfuls of meat into the mailbox addressed to Bella in New Jersey? I think it would get here pretty quick.

And happy birthday, Ellie!

Snorts and snarfles,

Chicas Libelulas said...

Hola Puglet!!!
You Lucky Lucky PUG!! All that Meat is really like Heaven, and the Happiest Place on the Universe!!
SPongy & Licky

The Daily Toki said...

Oh, if only I could fit in a whole foods bag . . . Instead I have to wait in the car.