Tuesday, March 5, 2013


Hello everyone! Dutch here. Pug is too busy sleeping snoring to blog so I thought I'd say hello. Things have been a little strange here at the Casa and I suppose we are all a little tired.

Tired. But happy.

When I'm happy I like to dance on my back in the grass. Back and forth, back and forth. Like those things that wipe the tears away from Mazda when it rains. I am very happy to say the only tears around here are falling from the sky. I have never liked rain more.

I don't have much else to say because we haven't done much lately. Our human has been too busy doing stuff like this:

Neil before | after playground removal
She says it's not Neil's fault they put a playground in the middle of the playground so she made it disappear. I wish I could make things disappear sometimes.



 PS: there is nothing wrong with a boy loving pink. Or Justin Beiber.


Brutus, Ellie, Pippa and Otto said...

Hi Dutch!! Nothing wrong at with a boy loving pink OR Justin Beiber!! I think it's cute!!

Pugs & Kisses,

Ellie (#439)

Mercy said...

Oh Dutch! So happy to see you, especially since you're doing the happy dance! Stop by more often.

Pink4ever & kisses, kisses,

Bailey and Buddy said...

Hi Dutch!! We are happy you are happy!

Debbo and Rocky said...

So happy that you're happy, Dutch! It's always a pleasure to hear from you. Rocky says to tell you that he loves pink so much, he gets hypnotised by humans who wear it and just has to follow them around. Just last week he followed a small pink human all the way around the park. And he's a boy, and a pug! You take good care of yourself and that human of yours. Lots of love Debbo and Rocky xxx

Sammy and Neko said...

Oh, what a happy dance. Got your email, we 1000% agree.
Thank you for doing that you can do, Amanda. And ..... Dutch, yeah, pink and Justin.... hmmmm. ok. Dance away.

When you guys are happy, that makes us happy. Bahhhhh

Unknown said...

And all your "pug sheep" are doing a happy dance too!

We love you, Puglet and of course your mom :-)

p.s. We approve of the moderation too!!!

Becky said...

That's my baby!!! LOVE your work Amanda. You are the B-E-S-T!

Deb and Pammy said...

Thank you Dutch for the picture of you looking gloriously happy just rolling in the grass! What a nice way to start my day!

Of course there is nothing wrong with a boy liking pink or Justin Beber!

Gus and Molly said...

There's no shame at all in a handsome fellow like you loving the color pink. My sister and I LOVE everything pink. I have a raggedy old pink bed that I carry around and suckle on, and sister Molly demands to be dressed in nothing but pink. Mom tried to put her in purple once and she BIT Mom. And even tough, crusty old brother Stan (the not whole number Pug) can be caught stealing our pink toys and slinking off with them. No shame, dear Dutch. Just love what you love and don't worry about what anyone thinks!

Much love from us,

Gus (#22), Molly (#185), and Stan (who really does have a soft side a mile wide)

Foodie Girl said...

Don't worry Dutch - Mookie here. I kinda like Bieber too - just don't tell Pug or my daddy. I sing along with him on the radio when I drive with my mom.

Also on a side note. While I'm still mad that we couldn't meet up with you when you came to NJ - something about wedding plans/honeymoon, my mom says if anyone messes with Amanda again, send them her way and she'll show them her 'nasty jersey girl' side and kick them where the curly tail don't shine.


PS - Can you send some JuJu to me tomorrow? I'm getting a tooth removed and my mom is very worried (my pop pop and grandma are even more worried)

Unknown said...

Hey, Dutch! You're not thinking about making Pug disappear are you???

C. Penfold McGee

Anonymous said...

Happy to hear its only Happy Dances & Rain at Casa de Puglet right now! We big pink puffy heart you 3! Pug Hugs, Megan F & Lola Pug
PS- yay for the moderator! Thanks for enforcing our HAPPY corner of the Internet! :-D

Anonymous said...

Dutch, What a wonderful treat to hear good things and see a happy guy rolling in the grass and yes it is fine for you to love pink and that goofy kid. Hate is what you don't want to feel. xxx

Meredith LeBlanc said...

Hi Dutch! Its so nice to see your sunshininess! We miss you, and your pinkiosity! We're not sure about the Justin Bieber love though...

Meredith & Scarlet

Unknown said...

HAPPY DANCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Leann Warren said...
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Unknown said...

Hi Dutch,

You look fabulous in pink! Awww. Neil is super cute. Another awesome 1000 pugs photo!

xoxo, Scoutie

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LadyBug said...

Hi Dutch,
LadyBug here. I'm glad there are international lovers out there for Beebs because I'm Canadian and all and Beebs just doesn't cut it for me.

Anyways, I'm glad you're happy because I was like...getting a little worried about you...like you know almost as the time I lost my Chewy Vuitton toy, which is my ultimate favourite one by the way. I was like...depressed for DAYS until my mommy found it under my bed.

Take care bud. :)

Anonymous said...

So Happy to see you Dutch!!!!

We are all very happy too!!!

Laura Bee said...

Hi Dutch,

I feel so lucky that I got to see you do your happy dance in the fur at Seattle Center. Sometimes we humans forget to enjoy the moment because we worry about the past and the future. A Dalmatian doing a happy dance can be a good antidote to this human condition.

Buford T. Justice said...


JUJU to Mookie!!!!!!! You'll be fine, our sisfer Miss Lacey had a couple teeth removed a couple of months ago and she did FANTASTIC!!!!!! Was even begging for treats right after the vet......Pugs, go figure.

Buford T. Justice, Bambi, Miss Lacey, Tre-The Boston and from the bridge-Miss Peg and Per-Li-Mae

TriHardChris said...


Great to see you rolling around having fun! Glad this is once again a warm and fuzzy place to visit!

Your boyz...Bouncer and Chaos from South Fl

Jane B said...

Dear Dutch,
There is nothing wrong with loving pink. Only a man who is secure in his masculinity can love pink as much as you. I find it enticing. I am also happy to hear that things are bueno at la casa. Please throw some hot pink hugs and kisses to Mom and Puglet. And remember these words..."Non illegitimus carborundum", which means " don't let the batards (sic) grind you down." My Mom tells me that all the time, and everyone knows that Moms are smart.
jane and #422Chiquita

Anonymous said...

Step away from the Biebs...

Brutus, Ellie, Pippa and Otto said...

Go Dutch!! We need video of you doing your happy dance :)

Nothing wrong with a boy loving pink ;)

Pugs & Kisses,

Brutus & Ellie (#439)

Anonymous said...

Hi Dutch! Glad to see the mood is so much better today. Nothing like a happy dance to cheer people up. Amanda...please take care of yourself and your furry kids.

Elizabeth, Katie, Cooper, Maggie, Brooklyn the boxer, and their mom. All from Ohio.

Unknown said...

Justin Beiber?? You know there are a lot of people that aren't too happy with him in England right now. :( But who cares about him. As long as you guys are happy then we are happy in CT. But not sure for how much longer we will be happy, looks like snow is on the WAY! YUCK
Frank "the Pug" and the other two PUGS Ellie and Ruby

dcmto2003 said...

Hi Dutch!

Max and Lola here. We hope that the picture of you rolling in the grass was not recent, because we are freezing our curly pug butts off here in Toronto. Nothing good outside but poopsicles. Glad you're happy though.

Anonymous said...

Yay for happy dances!

Juju to Mookie- I had two teeth removed and was A-OK afterwards... the best part? the worried people! Wen they worry, you get SPOILED! Let us know how you are, and about all the great foodables you get after.. totally worth it!

Lafayette Lola

Eddie the Pug and his Mom said...

Dutchie, you handsome boy!
So glad to see you doing your Happy Dance:)
Let us know what your latest "pink purchase" was, or better yet, show us a picture of you wearing it!
Eddie the Pug

Hugo the Portland Pug said...


So happy to see you happy! We wish you many happy days of dancing in the grass while listening to the Biebz!

Pug hugs,


Pearl and Tessa said...

Glad to see you Dutch! Bieber ok as long as you don't start brushing your hair like him. Say hi to Puglet!

Maggie and Lucy the Pugs in Dallas said...

Oh Dutch...you are so funny! Funny as in liking the Biebs...ewwww, I'm a girl and I don't like him. But you are so right when you say it's ok to like pink...and you look so good in pink. So happy you are happy and everyone at the Casa is getting happier everyday!

Judy Perez said...

Neil looks like a very thoughtful pug. Great picture. And Dutch you are the cutest happy dancer out there. Love, Belle and Harley Bean

Oscar the Pug and Margie said...

Dutch...Just wanted you to know that I am a masculine pug that loves to sleep on a pink quilt that used to belong to my human sister. The quilt has 3 different shades of pink (light pink, medium park and dark pink) and it is so soft and smells just the way I like it!

TriHardChris said...


My brain just exploded looking at the Seattle pugs. Amanda...your talent is amazing.

Anonymous said...

Hey Everybody!

Since everyone seems to be having such a happy day, I thought y'all would appreciate this cute article to make it even happier...to all animal lovers out there


So Glad said...

I am so glad Amanda is moderating the comments!!! It is her blog after all... :)


Megan + Shane + Sasha (#366) said...

Dutch and Puglet,

Please make sure your mom gets this message, its very important! I've never commented on a board before, but as #366 of 1000, we felt compelled to let her know how much we support her!


We want you to know that we are extremely GRATEFUL for the opportunity you have given us. We get to feel good because part of our payment went to pug rescues and the other to the hard work you have put in. And to top it off...Sasha (#366) gets to be a pug model in a pug book! NO way this would have ever happened without YOUR big dream!

Anyone who has ever worked on any project, knows that there are so many challenges that arise and as much as we prepare, life happens. Know that with every negative person or comment, there are countless numbers of us who support you and know that you have put so much compassion and love into this project.

Like you said...it is ultimately about the pugs and let me tell you, the joy that Sasha brings us everyday is only enhanced by the wonderful photos you took of her and the joy we find in looking at pictures of all the other pugs! We would do it all over again in a heartbeat. Let's all celebrate the joy that this project highlights-PUGS-in all their glory and uniqueness!

Hats off to you for acting on your dreams and having the humility to share your struggles with all of us.

We are honored that you are giving us the chance to share Sasha with the world!

Thank you!
Megan + Shane + Sasha (#366)

Harry the pug from Oz said...

Dutch, Puglet, Amanda <3

Barbara said...


So happy to see you, and so happy that you're happy!



Karin said...


Your comments are absolutely perfect. My two pugs were part of the Seattle shoot but I have looked at ALL the galleries just to see all the sweet pug faces. This whole project is about the pure joy that pugs bring to this world. I for one am super excited to see my two (and the other 998) in the book. Amanda has done a wonderful job and I can't wait to see the final results.



Anonymous said...

Dutchy, that is one of the happiest happy dance smiles we have ever seen. Awesomeness!!!!

We approve of the pink...the Biebs, weeeellll-to each his own, we still love you!

Baxter and Cole

P.S. we, too, are doing a happy dance for moderation on the happy place.

SHEEP (pugs...and Dutch) RULE, Jackels buh bye...take your nastiness elsewhere.

Anonymous said...

It's wonderful to have our happy place back!

Dutch, your happy dance makes me smile...but then you always make me smile. LOL, Puglet, you do too!

Paula from DE said...

Dutch I'm not al sure about that Justin, but I agree with you about the other Justin!
Stay happy and pink!

Anonymous said...

Wow, a lot of work goes into Photoshopping these images!

Can I just say, everyone here has the best supermodeling pugs?

Yeah, pugs rock.

dw said...

Rolling around in the grass sure looks like a lot of fun, Dutch!! Of course if you were here in Chicago you'd be rolling around in snow, at least until it melts this weekend. Happy is good! Pink is good! Bacon is good!! Mmmmmmmmm, bacon! :)

Karen and Riley

Anonymous said...

There is nothing sweeter & full of more joy then watching your dog do the happy back dance!! Cleo is the queen of them :)

Ann, Frodo, Molly & Cleo

Anonymous said...

Dutch, it's totally okay liking the Bieber!

And we love that you love Pink, of course.

Rae - Say It Aint So said...

what a cute picture of you dutch! so glad things are getting happier over at your place!

Mercy's Mom said...

To Miley's Mom,
I have a hunch you are helping out with the moderating. Thank you for helping to keep this our warm, fuzzy place!
Jane Grining

Those Jersey Shore Puggles said...

Go Dutch!!

Roxi, Riley & Lea

Those Jersey Shore Puggles said...

Happiness is as happiness does

Roxi, Riley & Lea

Katie Fischer and Jojo said...

I am so glad the comments are being monitored and have to be approved. I love reading positive comments and happy attitudes. We love Amanda, Puglet and Dutch!

Miley said...

Mercy's Mom,

My mom says you are preety smart ;-)

Anonymous said...

Did I miss an update about the Portland pictures? They're not all there!

Anonymous said...

Our human agrees, she says you are a genius, Puglet's human!

whynotpugs said...

Hi Dutch! I'm Remington aka Pootums Pug. Rolling around in the sunshine and fresh grass is a lot of fun around here. My housemates Satchel, Savannah, Truman and Sister Mary Valentine love to go out our doggie door and soak up the rays. It makes you feel all warm and happy! I have allergies and grass can make me itch, but it's so worth it! :D

Rain washes the icky stuff away and leaves things clean and fresh. That's what my thumb person says. Tears can do that, too. And give your human lots of kisses. My thumbs say puppy kisses heal hearts. :)

And don't ever be ashamed of loving pink! I love pink too! I have a BRIGHT pink elephant, and I love to chew on his ears for hours. It makes me SO happy. I don't know about the Beib, but if you like him then sing along with him!

My thumbs and I are sending you and your thumbs and Puglet hugs and happy warm thoughts. We're behind in reading posts :( but don't let the biscuit eaters get you down! :D

Hugs from Pootums and the gang!