Thursday, December 29, 2011



Does this mean I might get my human to start eating bacon??
Or maybe give me bacon instead of carrots for my nightly snack?

Wednesday, December 28, 2011


I know Puglet is going to make fun of me for this. But I don't care. He loves bacon and has back fat. I have a skinny neck and a love for pink. Is that so wrong?

I don't think so. And neither does Suki. Because she sent me the most amazingly wrapped Christmas gift with this most adorable bit of pinkness inside. It can be worn as a scarf to keep out the chill and will make a fabulous headband in warm weather. Pug will be horrified all year long!

My human gave me a bit of pink fashion too: a very cute argyle sweater with pink hearts. It doesn't match my scarf/headband though, so I'll have to show it to you some other time. I know Pug will love that.

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International juju needed!

Pucia in Poland is not well. The doctors did an ultrasound and something funky showed up, a cyst-like thing near her bladder. She might need surgery and her human is very worried (and scared and sad). Poland is very far away, so please send them both an extra large dose of extra-strength juju!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011


So, I know everyone's been wondering if the bacon grew back on my tree. Well, it didn't. And I was kinda disappointed when I woke up Christmas morning and there wasn't any bacon hanging on it. I even tried to convince my human that Frank or Dutch must have eaten it all so she'd do something to fix the problem, but she totally didn't buy it.

"Today is all about what's under the tree", she said.

Oh. Right. It'd been awhile since the last Christmas and I kinda forgot that's how it works. I was also so worried about the missing bacon that I totally didn't notice all the stuff underneath the tree just waiting to be ripped open.

Suki sent us my #1 favorite uneatable: a sparkling bacon ornament. It says on the box that it's a holiday tradition. I had no idea anyone else had bacon trees! My human says it's the best bacony thing ever. Suki also sent Dutch a scarf, but I'll let him show that off tomorrow. It's very... pink.

I had two #1 favorite eatables: REAL bacon chips from Payton and Bacon Popcorn from Boka + Miley. Yes. Bacon Popcorn. My human promised to make us REAL bacon chip cookies and I have big plans for the Bacon Pop. If I can wait until 2012 to eat it.

I hope everyone's holiday was just as awesome as mine. Sorry I haven't been commenting back lately - my human hijacked the thumbs so I've only been able to comment in my head. Right now she's making a stupid video for some 1000 Pugs Kickstarter thing and is totally freaking out about being on the wrong side of Nikon. No idea. But it should all be over soon and then I'll be back 100%.

Maybe I should have asked Santa to bring me thumbs for Christmas instead of a new nose fold?

Monday, December 26, 2011


Hey everybody! Google, the NPR radio dude and Bellatrix's mom said because Christmas happened on a Sunday, the observed holiday is today. I don't know what that means, exactly, but I think it means the world gets the day off.

I'm kinda tired from Christmas, so I think I'm going to observe today too. With a nap. But I'll be back tomorrow to tell you all about my very bacon-y Christmas. I hope everyone's day was as awesome as mine!

Friday, December 23, 2011


My human will probably try to blame me for the lateness of today's post. She'll say something like I was being a little creep and refused to pose with Frank for a picture. And she'll probably deny ever saying that Frank is cuter than I am (much cuter) even though she's totally said that. Outloud. More than once.


I'm here now. And I'm posing with Frank. And I'm even dressed in a goofy winter wearable to remind everyone about this month's SYOP over at 1000 Pugs. But I'm mostly here to wish everyone a happy holiday. I hope it's warm + fuzzy and full of bacon and hugs :)

Thursday, December 22, 2011


I love my man Frank. I do. He's an awesome face-wrestler and way more fun than Dutch in about a million different ways. I've also noticed that humans go extra-nuts over two pugs walking together down the street. Trouble is... well... just look at today's picture.


Not only did Frank hijack my signature move, but he looks like *that* when he does it. Yeah. I think maybe that nose fold thing is making him so cute because I don't have one of those. My human says I do, only mine is more like a wrinkle than a fold. I think wrinkle is just another way of saying lame fold.

I'm pretty sure the Santa dude is supposed to bring us stuff in a few days. I don't know if he reads The Daily Puglet, but just in case he does...

Dear Santa,

Please bring me a new nose fold for Christmas so I can be as cute as my friend Frank. My human says you should always have a Plan B, so if you don't have any nose folds I'd like more bacon on my tree.

Spam + Fetches,


Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Yesterday my human said she had a surprise for me. The bacon still hasn't grown back on my tree, so I asked if the surprise was eatable. Not really, she said.

ME: What do you mean not really?
HUMAN: I mean you *could* eat it, but you wouldn't want to.
ME: You mean like green beans?
HUMAN: Uhm, yeah. Just like green beans.

We went to the beach to show my friend Tiffy's mom the ocean. No surprise there. We went to the post office. I was hopeful. No surprise there. We went to the dog food store and I was VERY hopeful, but my human came out with a bag of our food and nothing else.

I was beginning to think miss supergimpy brain forgot all about my surprise... until we made one last stop and out came my buddy Frank and his dad. Total surprise.
Frank will be with us for a whole entire week. He doesn't taste as good as bacon, but he lasts longer and is more fun to play with.

My human says Frank is cuter than bacon too, so you should expect lots of cuteness.
As if my cuteness wasn't enough.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


Not only was there snow in Google's front yard, there were also giant sculptures. Giant food sculptures. Seriously. I'm talking a donut bigger than Mazda and fro-yo taller than my human. And she's like freakishly tall.

I don't know if the sculptures are always there, or if Google put them out just for me. But I'm 100% sure they are the coolest non-eatable eatables on earth.

My human was so excited she only read part of what the sign next to the sculptures said. Luckily she read the picture taking is encouraged part and not the please do not climb on sculptures part so I got to supermodel with giant food.

I don't know what this thing is, but I love it.

Of course Google knows it isn't cool to surround a pug with inedible eatables and not give them something to snack on. Unfortunately Google also knows my human makes me snack on carrots to keep me from getting tubey. So, instead of leaving me a donut or tasty thing of fro-yo, a little man-shaped snow thing offered me carrots.

I eat a carrot pretty much everyday. But the carrot I ate at Google's was so good, it didn't even matter that it wasn't a donut. Best carrot ever on the best day ever!

Monday, December 19, 2011


So, remember how I said last Thursday was one of the best days of my whole entire life? Well, it was. Because when I woke up that morning my human said we'd be going someplace really special. Like, REALLY special.

We were going to visit Google.

I've known Google since I was a puppy and even though we talk all the time online, we'd never met. I've never met most of you either, so I guess the internet kinda works like that. Anyway. Somehow my human arranged it so me and Google could finally meet. For real. At Google's house.

Yup. Google's house.

Of course I was superexcited, but also kinda nervous. I mean, it's Google. Google is ridiculously cool and knows everything. Google is like, famous. What if Google didn't like me?

Amanda #2

I felt so much better when we got to Google's house and met the supernice lady who'd be showing us around. She had long blonde hair, was from New Jersey and named Amanda - just like my human! Google must have known I was nervous and sent Amanda #2 to make me feel more at home.

How awesome is that?!?

Google also posted signs to let my human know it was ok to take Nikon out. Not just OK, but encouraged. She's been kinda paranoid since getting busted for practicing pug shoots at some shopping mall, so the signs made her very happy.

Google is so awesome.

Me and my human were both soooo excited about everything, we kinda missed the part on Google's sign about not climbing on the sculptures. But I'll tell you all about that tomorrow...

Friday, December 16, 2011


Yesterday was one of the best days of my whole entire life. First my human took me on the most ridiculously awesome adventure ever (I'll tell you about that Monday.. and probably Tuesday too). Then when we came home, there was a box at our door. And not a mysterious amazon box either... a FRAGILE LIVE PLANT box.

With my name on it!

Uh huh. My friends Noodle and Mochi knew my human was never going to get me a tree, so they got one for me. And I guess Dutch too. It's pug-sized and perfect and my human loves that it smells without having to burn a candle.

I won't lie. I was kinda disappointed when we opened the box and my tree was naked, as in NO eatables. But my human explained that's how trees work: they come naked, then you decorate them with stuff.

Some people put lights and ornaments on their trees. Some people spray them with white something in a can that looks like snow. But this is a pug tree and pugs don't care about ornaments or fake snow. At least I don't.

Give me cookies! Give me bacon! It's Christmas. Give me something I can eat. My human must have been in a really good mood or something because she totally agreed with me. Five minutes later, our naked tree was decorated with bacon and biscuits.

Yup. We don't just finally have a tree. We have the cutest pug tree on earth... with bacon and biscuits on it.

It only took about 2 minutes for our tree to be naked again. First I ate all the bacon, then I went back for the biscuits. I'm really hoping the eatables will grow back, just like on a wild tree. Dutch says this will never happen, but isn't Christmas the time for miracles or something?

I mean, it could happen. Right?

Thank you Noodle + Mochi for my tree and for saving Christmas!!!

Thursday, December 15, 2011


So, I finally got my human and her thumbs to open the giant box from amazon. And it didn't have a tree in it at all - just some stupid UFO looking thing that's supposed to keep my human from hibernating or something.

My human was excited, but I wasn't. I mean, I'm glad amazon sent her the UFO light, but that still meant no tree for me. We went for a hike so my human's brain could breathe and there were lots of fresh pies to eat, blah blah blah. But I didn't want pies. I wanted a tree. A tree with eatable ornaments, just like my human promised.

I don't want to keep bugging my human about still not having a tree. But she's been so crazy-busy and soooooo gimpy lately that I'm worried it will be next year before she remembers to get us one and I'm pretty sure they don't sell Christmas trees in January.

Today's picture of me Jimmying in Santa's chair is supposed to be a hint, but I'm not sure she'll get it. What do you do when you REALLY need/want your to human to do something but you don't want them to think you're being a pain in the you-know-what?

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


11 days, still no pug tree. But the UPS man did bring us a giant box yesterday, and my friend Tiffy did get a tree-in-a-box recently. So I'm kinda wondering if there might be a tree in the box we got.

If you're wondering why I'm still wondering what's inside the box, it's because my human hasn't opened it yet. She says it might be a Christmas present and refuses to open it until she knows for sure. Something about not wanting to ruin any surprises.

But what if it's my tree?

Trees don't come in boxes from Amazon.

Yes they do!

HUMAN: You just want me to open the box.
ME: No I don't. I mean, I do. But only because my tree might be in it.
HUMAN: It doesn't smell like a tree.
ME: Trees in boxes don't smell! You have to burn a special candle to get the smell.

This went on for awhile. I got no where. My human says until she's 100% sure the box doesn't have some sort of surprise inside, she's not going to open it. I think Christmas will be ruined because my pug tree is trapped inside the big Amazon box my human refuses to open.

What do you think? Does it look like there's a tree in there or what?

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


It's 12 days until Christmas and I still don't have a pug tree. But I did have my picture taken with Santa.

Sort of.

Our favorite Pug Rescue Lady was showing off some adoptable pugs on Sunday so my human thought it would be cool to say hi and meet the pugs. After three days of napping and Bravo ladies, I didn't care what we did. I love the PRL and meeting pugs sounded really fun.

So we ended up at the place where my human got busted for shooting pugs. And right next to the pug booth was the Humane Society's santa booth. As in pictures with Santa.

My human's not super into the whole Christmas thing (or we'd have a freaking tree!) so I've never had my picture taken with Santa. But I've seen enough of my friend's pictures to know that posing with Santa is about as much fun as posing with a dorky hat on your head.

Please. Don't make me do it.

This Santa was raising money for the Humane Society of Silicon Valley, so I can't really say anything bad about him. None of the dogs I saw seemed very excited about meeting Santa, but their people sure were. And sometimes being a dog means doing stupid stuff that makes your humans happy. Having your picture taken with some creepy dude in a funny red suit is just one of those things.

No! NO! Not Santa!

Luckily I'm a supermodel. And supermodels don't pose with anyone or anything they don't want to. Including Santa. I did let him pose with me though. Don't his boots look way cooler next to my skully harness?

Has anyone here had their pictures taken with Santa? On a scale of 0 to 10, with 0 being a trip to the vet, how much fun was it?

Monday, December 12, 2011


Hey everybody! Huge thanks for sending human-juju our way. My human's bug-flu thing is gone, the napping and the screaming Bravo ladies are over and we even got to do something fun yesterday. We still don't have a tree OR eatable ornaments, but promises have been made.

Life is good.

Before I do or say anything else this week, my human says I have to announce some 1000 Pugs stuff so you get the inside scoop.

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It's SYOP time again and this month's theme is "Warm + Fuzzy". You know, hats, mittens, scarves... pugs!

There are rules, please follow them:

1. a winter hat, scarf, glove or mitten MUST appear in the photo.

2. pugs are not required to wear the winter wearables. They can chew on, play with, pee on them - whatever. But a hat, scarf, glove or mitten must be in your picture.

3. one photo per pug (if you have 3 pugs, you can have 3 photos)

Please don't make me delete anyone for not playing by the rules!

Enter your photos from Dec 21 - 31 on the 1000 Pugs facebook thing. Don't worry - when Dec 21st comes, I'm sure my human will make me tell you about it again. Winner will get a bag of PUG GUMMIES and a $25 gift certificate for some very cool eatables from Polka Dog Bakery.

Rules are the same for non-pugs, except you'll send your pictures to me. Dutch will pick the winner and a prize.

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OK, I know it's my job as ambassador/supermodel to do things I don't want to do. But I totally don't think it's fair that other pugs don't have to WEAR the winter wearables. I mean... hat AND gloves?


I also have some dates for the 1000 Pugs tour.
Details about registration and stuff will be posted on the 1000 Pugs website + facebook this week, so if you think you have questions, please wait for these updates. My human promises to answer all of your questions but this is MY FREAKING BLOG and there's only so much 1000 Pugs I can take, y'know?


I guess the East Coast + Canada is still in, uh, flux. But here's a sneak peek are the rest. Rumor has it I get to go, on a plane (!), to a few of the places. But I'll believe that when I'm flying!

Dallas > Mar 9 - 12
Atlanta > Apr 13 - 16
Miami > Apr 20 - 23
Milwaukee > May 18 - 21
Minneapolis > May 11 - 14
Portland > June 8 - 12
Seattle > June 15 - 18
San Francisco/Bay Area > ongoing, starting in January

Trying to add one day in Chicago (May 16th) but not 100% on that yet. NY, NJ, Boston + Toronto will be in the fall (September/October).

Friday, December 9, 2011


See what's happening in today's picture? Well, that's just about all we have going on here at Casa de Puglet. I guess my human has some sort of bug in her belly that's making her sick, so yesterday and today has mostly been about naps, tea and puking.

I kinda like snuggling, and napping was cool for a little while. But a guy can only take so many naps, y'know? So I asked my human to turn on the FOOD channel and she said no way. I suggested Animal Planet, but she vetoed that too because I attack the TV whenever animals come on it. I Apparently TV attacking isn't exactly 'restful'.

I figured any TV is less boring than napping, so I just asked her to turn the thing on for me and Dutch. So she did, then fell back asleep. Of course we ended up having to watch the worst TV ever made. No food, no animals - just a bunch of crazy blonde ladies with big jewelry screaming at each other a lot.

Talk about boring!

If your human ever gets a bug and lets you watch TV so she can sleep in peace, just say no to some channel called Bravo. It's where the screaming ladies live. We'll be back on Monday with SYOP and some other news...

Thursday, December 8, 2011


So, we still don't have a pug tree. But we did go for a really awesome cow hike yesterday. We helped a lost baby cow find the momma cows, my human unplugged her brain for a few hours, and Dutch didn't implode from fear of cows.

Oh, and there were loads of fresh pies to eat.
Good times!


My human PROMISES we'll have a pug-tree *with* eatable ornaments before New Year's, but I'll believe that when I'm eating stuff off it (thanks for the Trader Joe's tip!).

You probably noticed I'm wearing that stupid brain-sucking hat again in today's picture. Yeah, I know. And I tried to find out if everyone's going to be attacked by hats for the December SYOP, but all I know for sure is a hat, mitten OR scarf must appear the photo and the winner will get an *awesome* prize. I think my human is announcing it for real tomorrow.

I also know December will be the last Dutch-style SYOP. My human is having problems doing everything she needs to get done and since Dutch hates cameras more than me, his SYOP is getting canceled. SO all you non-pugs, this will be your last chance to face the creepy-soul-stealing-black eye. Or whatever Dutch the skinny necked wuss calls it.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


Even though this is what I see during most of our hikes, I love hiking. Especially when we hike where the cows live.

My human's gimpy brain is tired and needs oxygen, so we're heading over to hike with cows this morning. It's baby-cow season so I'm excited about pies, and extra-excited because we recently got this email update from the awesome Bill+Susan who posted signs to help Daisy the stray white boxer.

...I saw the white boxer meander up to the top of the ridge and then over and off into the trees. The names may need to change because I saw the white boxer who we call Daisy left his/her leg to give a quick squirt onto some scrub bushes and he passed by. They didn’t look hurt or infirm but I only saw them for a minute or two. But they are together and doing ok up there.

A small group of humans were leaving food out for Daisy and her friend, but stopped after awhile because nobody had seen them. I think the slugs ate most of the food we left, but Daisy + friend must be eating something because they've been living with the cows since at least September.

Maybe they like cow pies too?

We've never seen Daisy or his friend, but we always look. Today we will look and leave some snacks. Hopefully the slugs won't eat them all.

PS: my human swears we're getting a pug- tree today!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


Before I tell you what's inside this box I had to wait THREE WHOLE DAYS to open, my human says I have to let Dutch announce the winner of his SYOP. So here's Dutch. I told him to be quick.

Hello everyone!

It was not easy to pick a winner for the Dutch-SYOP. I am not a fan of the creepy camera eye and think every dog should be rewarded for having their soul stolen. Picking out a prize was not easy either. Pug said it could not be pink and since not all dogs can eat all foods, my human said the ingredients of any eatable had to be 'novel' (google says 'novel' means unusual).

So... f
or the prize I picked a bag of toothbrush chew-things. They contain very novel things and were made in Holland like me. For the winner I picked Sailor the poodle. Because 1) the head-in-pot picture was funny and 2) I know how it feels to have to share your food with a pushy little pug.

Congratulations Sailor!

Love + Pinkness,


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OK. I'm so freaking excited to tell you about my mail, I won't say a word about Dutch's pinkness or the 'pushy little pug' thing. Because check out what was inside the box Bambi (sister of Buford T Justice) sent me:


How cool is that?? There was a cute little card inside too, but I was so excited about the gummies I couldn't focus enough to pose with it. When can I ever not pose?!? I just wanted to Jimmy on my gummy pug pillows forever. One is full of sweet pugs, and one is full of sour pugs. My human says together they make sweet and sour, like me.


I'm superexcited about my gummy gift from Bambi, even though I'm not sure my human will ever let me eat them. And get this, Bambi says you can have some too. Her brother Buford has a secret stash on his website

I don't think everyone gets a special love note from Bambi (or maybe they do??), but you can get your own pug gummies. Fresh from freaking Germany.
But be FAST! The supply is limited and they won't be getting any more until after Christmas. I know my human just ordered some to give away as a SYOP prize.



Monday, December 5, 2011


Remember last year when my human made me wear deer ears for the entire month of December? Well, I do. And yesterday I had total flashbacks when she stuck this thing on my head and starting taking pictures.

I was afraid it might be the start of month-long holiday humiliation, 2011. But I guess she just needed pictures for the December SYOP announcement. And I was totally cool with that until she posted this 'very dorky out take' on the 1000 Pugs facebook page.

Yeah, that's what she called it: very do
rky out take. Uhm, she's the one who put the stupid hat thing on me like that. And I'm the dork?? I mean, do you have any idea how hard it is to supermodel when you're being eaten by a hat?

My human claims she was afraid the hat's teeth (made of soft felt) might poke me in the eye. Well, hello! If you're afraid of poking your pug's eye out with a hat, don't dress your pug in a hat. Or at least not a hat that has teeth.

Anyway. At least we got to go to the beach when it was all over. We haven't been to the ocean-beach in forever and I even found a dead crab to roll in. The warm sunniness made my human happy and thought you might like it too.

It's going to be a superbusy week here on the DP. Dutch picked out a really cool non-pink prize for his SYOP winner and will announce it tomorrow (sorry, I really had to tell you about the hat thing). I also got a VERY special delivery I can't wait to show you (thanks Bambi!!). Rumor has it we'll also be getting a pug-sized tree, with eatable ornaments and everything. But I'll believe that when I eat - I mean, see it.

Friday, December 2, 2011


Big fat thank you for giving Lebowski a name! Seeing how gaga everyone went over the dude's big black self, I know it won't take long for him to find new+improved humans.

OK, now back to me. Because yesterday we finally got to do something cool. Yup. Time for the annual trip to visit the trees at Delancey Street. If this is your first tree-holiday with us, Delancey Street isn't really a street. It's
kinda like a rescue group for humans who need a second chance at life.

Every year, Delancey sells the weird leafless trees around the city and every year we go visit them. We've never gotten to bring a tree home, but this year my human said we could. IF we could find a small one. A very, very small one.

, she said.

I'm no tree expert but do they even make pug-sized trees? Because I looked all over Delancey Street for a tree as big as me and couldn't find any. Most of them were bigger than Dutch.

My human has never been into the whole weird leafless tree thing, so it's a little suspicious that she suddenly wants to bring one home. I'm kinda wondering if she's just saying we can have a pug-sized tree because she knows there's no such thing.
Does anyone here know??

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Both SYOPs are officially over, but these pictures came in before the deadline (my human is just slow). Dutch is having a hard time picking a winner (and a prize that isn't pink) so I'm going to help him over the weekend. We'll let you know on Monday.

Bosco the Bugg in Thanksgiving trance.

George Brown, food just chewed.

Mo the Oregon Vizsla and his pie.

Thursday, December 1, 2011


So, we didn't get to do anything with trees yesterday. Suddenly my human had more 'important' things to do. Things that made her leave us for like half the day. Things that made her come home smelling like other dogs.

Things like this:

Yeah. And I was seriously ready to freak out about it even though I'm supposed to be an ambassador or whatever... until my human told me she'd been down at Pug Mecca taking pictures of homeless pugs. Y'know, so people can see how cute they are and adopt them.

Uhm, can't really freak out about that, can I?

To make me feel better, my human said we (as in you/we/us) get to name this guy. He was picked up as a stray, wearing nothing but boy parts. I didn't get to meet him, but my human says he's super cool.
Like, she reaaaaally wanted to bring him home kinda cool. I guess when she drove him to his new foster home, they bonded or something.

Anyway. My human thinks Lebowski would be a good name for him because he's a total dude. No idea what that's about, but I wouldn't want to be named Lebowski. Would you?

Do I look like a Lebowski?

I know
you/we/us can totally come up with something better. I don't know much about this guy except he's very cool, LOVES men, is built like a linebacker but is a total smush. My human says he's beefy but not fat, super-chill and handsome. Kinda like me. Oh, and I guess he Jimmy'd for like an hour in the front seat of the car.

Let the naming begin!

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UPDATE: Thanks for all the awesome naming suggestions. My human (even though she sucks at naming) says a few of them really fit. Let me know your favorite and tomorrow I'll tell the awesome people at Central Coast Pug Rescue what his name should be.

What should you/we/us call him?