Wednesday, March 7, 2012


So, I survived my first plane ride. If you've never been on a plane before, you're not missing much. Its kinda like being in a really big car with a whole bunch of strangers. Except instead of driving for a few hours without ever leaving the state you fly for a few hours and end up in a place like Texas. That part is awesome.

If you're lucky, there will be an empty seat on the plane and you'll get to hog the whole thing. And if you're extrasuperlucky, the plane people will think you're cute and feed you pretzels. Not that pretzels are all that exciting. But airplane pretzels are cooler than regular ones and food is food, right?

Anyway. I haven't been in Texas long enough to be and expert on it or anything but here's what I know so far:

1. Texas likes pickup trucks.
2. People here are crazynice
3. The highways are just crazy. Even Droid gets lost on them.
4. It's windy.
5. Planet Best Buys are pug friendly just like back home.

That's all I know for now, but tomorrow we're getting a guided tour from a local and I'm sure I'll know everything after that. When I know, you'll know too.


Lulu Louise said...

Glad you guys made it safely. Did the being really high up hurt your ears, pug? Were you nervous? I bet I'd have to be heavily sedated to be anywhere near a plane.

Anyhoo...enjoy TEXAS (everything's big there, right?)


Elisa said...

Glad you made to Texas safe and sound, Pug! Looking forward to hearing about your adventures!

Buford T. Justice said...

DUDE!!!!! That sounds AWESOME!!!!! Enjoy your adventure and we can't wait to hear more....

Bambi sends smooches......

Buford T. Justice

Kazza said...

That's super exciting - it sounds so exotic!!

Ronnie & Ivy
(Rainy UK)!!!

moPSY+MISIOber said...

We are soooo happy you made it safe :) Can't wait to hear some more Texas news :) Great everybody were supernice to you and feeded you Pug :) oo and our mom has also such case tag, but the pug is sad. Hugs PT

Sammy and Neko said...

Now, Pug, that is a true adventure! We are already loving TX just because you are there now !!

Safe and fun trip, say hi to TX pugs~ (and the pink girl who maybe coming to see you from,,,, uhm, IL?)


Gracie the Agility Pug said...

Texas does like pickups. We have one!

Folks here are super nice. Like over-the-top nice.

Highways are crazy, but the drivers are worse. I'm glad you have an escort. There's a knack to driving here.

It's not always windy. Yesterday was sort of unusual.

Glad you're stocking up on essentials at Best Buy.

Welcome to Texas. We can't wait to meet you.

Payton said...

Hi Pug! The IL crew is on the way! Only 10 hours to go.

Noodle said...

YEEHAW!! You are so brave! I hope I never have to ride on a plane. I don't really like riding in the car!! Have a great time out there! I was wondering, do the dogs in Texas have an accent?

Meredith LeBlanc said...

Wow! How lucky you were to have a seat to yourself! and pretzels to boot, you're a lucky guy Pug.

Meredith & Scarlet

Anne said...

What airline did you fly on that was so nice Puglet? We will have to use them if we ever need to fly!
<3 Buddy and Lucey

P.S. Buddy went the the V.E.T. yesterday and was over the 25 pound treat barrier. But the super nice V.E.T. felt bad about no treats and showed us an new treat called Lean Treats that were SUPER AWESOME and we snarfed them up! We still are limited until we take our winter weight off.

Anne said...

Duh! The tag in the pic says United.

Suki said...

Howdy sir,
I can't believe it's finally time for 1000 K! Texans are super nice, they are going to just love you!

See you soon my friend.


Peggy2957 said...

Little Emi has a question for you.....what airline did you fly on?? If they let you out from under the seat on the flight that's the airline she wants to fly on when she comes to California this summer. She is NOT going to be happy about having to stay UNDER the seat and IN the crate for six hours.

Glad you made it safe and sound. Have FUN, FUN, FUN!!!!


Maggie the Pug in Dallas said...

So glad ya'll made it here! I know what ya mean about the crazy highways, and ya gotta drive fast here to keep up and out of the way! Now we just need the rain to slow up so all our photo shoots will not be wet! Have fun on your tour.

Ernest Merriweather Picklebottom III said...

Puglet, that is so exciting!! So awesome you got your own seat...that really is the only civilised way for a Pug to travel. And you got pretzels too?! Fun!

Can't wait to hear more about your adventure!

Your feline friend,
Ernest Merriweather Picklebottom III

Daniella Bordonaro said...

Where did you get that keychain?!?!!?!?!?!?

<3 your friend Duncan

Anonymous said...

Hi Puglet,
Glad you made it to Texas safe and sound. When I flew I had to be in a box under the seat, it was dark, noisy, yucky, awful and I panted, panted and panted somemore. Panted so much mom could smell me and so could our travel companions. My friend Zenna slept in her box under seat, she liked it.

Anyhoo... glad you are safe, sorry we couldn't meet you but mom said the 5+ hour ride was too much.

If you are ever in San Antonio, our house is your house.


Those Jersey Shore Puggles said...

No word from Bellatrix yet - ?? Hmmmm, she must be in another world all alone with Dutch.

Roxi, Riley & Lea

Anonymous said...

Puglet you said you saw Pickups, did you see a pickup with big horns on the front....

Seriously trucks with cow horns is all the rage.

Ellie, Emmitt & Eli, Texas Pugs

Crabbie Chris said...

Dutch says to "keep your ass in Texas!". He's all mine now Pug and he doesn't ever want to go back. We've been snuggling on the sofa and going on long walks together. So you can stay in Texas with those pickup trucks and yummy BBQ steaks, 'cause I've taken him over!!!!

Anonymous said...

Say, Puglet, how did you manage to get on an airplane? I thought animals had to be stowed away in the luggage department??

Anonymous said...

Harry the Aussie black pug says - your so lucky, here we have to go as cargo in a crate away from our mums. BORING. We love reading the blog and are devastated when'd we have to wait a few days xx

Bailey and Buddy said...

We love your pug luggage the way was "Heavy" referring to you?! I would have thought your tag would have said "VIP".

pugfish said...

So exciting flying! Did you get 2 look out the window?
Love the picture of you at the airport!
We love getting your updates. I hope your Mom's thumbs are better.
Rock in Texas Cowpug!
your pal joey

Sakura said...

Hello Puglet -

I'm curious how to flew outside of your carrier on the plane and what airline you took. Whenever I fly there is a strict policy about me staying in my carrier under the seat AND I can't fly on most airlines because I'm 23 lbs and their weight limits are 15 lbs. for in-cabin pooches.

Looking forward to seeing your human (and you?) in Miami next month!


Anonymous said...

OMP!!!! I know I am really behind in reading but I was totally scared for you that the HEAVY tag was on YOU not the luggage. I hope you get good foods in Texas.
Paula from DE