She's HERE!!!! Lulu in da house folks! I am so happy to see her again. She is a super pup and a lot of fun (still has that puppy energy since she is 2 years and 3/4). Adding her to the household means that for THIS WEEK we have FOUR pups en casa. That is a lot of canine energy. And when the construction crew comes along, this big huge monster puppy named Baloo ALSO comes. He is the sweetest giant ever and next week I promise to get a photo of him. I MAY even interact with him. Who knows. I'm chill like that. My point is, there will then be FIVE pups en casa. This is getting fun. You can't tell from this photo because it was taken a couple of days ago, but we are ALL getting along very very well. Moose has met Lulu before and got along with her. He apparently has a grrrrreat memory because he is super fine with her near him.
We still have SUNSHINE the CAT who you will not see in very many pictures this week. She chooses to HIDE when there is this much canine energy in the house. Plus, Lulu does not really understand kitties and BARKS up a storm when she sees Sunshine. Mind you, Sunshine is not scared AT ALL of Lulu. She just has no time for the shenanigans.
Jade the Bird is fine since the added pups mean nothing to a bird in a cage. Outta the cage would be a whole different story.
This weekend will be a hot one but Mommy is thinking perhaps an early morning excursion to the DOG PARK might help release some of the energy. We will see if that happens. It might.
Til then, PEACE OUT peeps 'n' pups (and Kit-tehs, birdies, etc).
Somepuggy, who shall remain nameless (Mommy #2), decided she was TOO BUSY to help with my BLOG today. As if! Doesn't she know it is A-NUMBER ONE-MOST important thing on her daily PLATE? The world simply does not turn without a daily A Bowl of Noodles.
Am I Right?
So aside from THAT drama, life was a little more casual today at Casa de Noodles. The construction guys putting in the new floor and stuff did not come so Moose was not freaked out and Molly was not barking non-stop. Me? I'm chill. Gimme an ear skritch or two and I am golden.
So this is the view of Mommy's office today
Isn't that hilarious? We each have to be near the office and Mommy even though there are two OTHER beds on the other side of the room. And Mommy is oblivious because she is working away. So there you go.
Moose is chill now. He trots outside with us to do our bidness, tail wagging. We will see what happens tomorrow when THIS goes down
YES! Lulu is joining the menagerie for a week beginning tomorrow. This is gonna be FUN.
I am so lucky. I have a lot of BLOGVILLE FURiends. I have a lot of Facebook and Twitter FURiends. I have even more REAL LIFE FURiends. AND, I am a Chewy.com FAN, Customer and Influencer and they are the BEST to me. They always deliver my goodies RIGHT AWAY and ON TIME. I love them
AND they make me feel SO LOVED back. I am a LUCKY PUGGY.
The other day Mr Fex Ex came by and dropped off a CHEWY.COM package. I was not expecting anything because ALL of my expected packages had arrived. BUT here is was, addressed to Mommy, like always -
So Mommy went HMMMMMM. . . and I went Hmmmmmm. . . WHAT could it be?
This is what it was - a Summer Time themes goodie box filled with Toy, Shades, a COOL BOWL and the most surprising of all - a hammock! We didn't immediately have anyplace to hang it so Cousin C held it up in the middle while the two ends were fastened to the stair rail and the hall tree. I am sooooooooooooo excited, though, because I cannot wait to try it. Maybe at the BEACH! Somehow? Well, I'm gonna work on that idea.
Isn't this the COOLEST????? I am so gonna play with that rope toy RIGHT NOW! Later Peeps and Pups.
Like for ONE - Molly has gotten A LOT bigger than me. Do you SEE it? She is almost the size of a Great Dane in this photo.
And LOOK at the size of those FEET!!
I knew it was making me
More energetic although Mommy says this is hard to quantify in an already active PUG
More beautiful with a soft, healthy looking coat of FUR
More clear-eyed, meaning Mommy has been wiping less eye goop off my face lately
More responsive because my EARS are cleaner and clearer without a lot of wiping
More PUGTASTIC as if that were even possible
But GROWING a whole head taller? Humm. Something to explore. Pictures don't lie, do they?
I mean. . . LOOOK at HER!!! Chewy.com, has anyone ELSE reported this happening?
**We received free of charge from Chewy.com enough Stella and Chewy Duck Duck Goose to feed us for 30 days. We are not paid to review this product nor are we told what to write. All opinions on A Bowl of Noodles belong to ME and ME alone
Yesterday was a lovely morning. There was a lot of sun and warmth BUT there was a cooling breeze as well. So Mommy decided she NEEDED a walk and we should JOIN her. So she gathered all 3 of us and put our harnesses and leashes on. Then she ventured out the door for a walk with 3 pups.
It was going pretty well - although MOMMY got a little short tempered with me because I was stopping every 3 feet to smell the - NOT ROSES. She said she could hardly get a stride going as I was stopping so often. So I stopped catching up on neighborhood peemail and walked.
It was going pretty well with Molly and Moose leading the way and me hanging back in Mommy's shadow. It was getting warmer and warmer as we walked and although Mommy had a BREEZE, it was NOT making its way to me.
We turned the corner and before I knew it, there was a SHADED spot. I BEE-LINED for it and plopped down. I was just too warm to continue. I had to COOL MA BELLY, in a word. So we stayed there until I was breathing a little more casually and less urgently. We were only two cul-de-sacs from home so I tried to make it the rest of the way. It was too hot and finally Mommy gave me a lift. I think I am destined for early morning or late evenings until the weather cools off in October.
Yesterday was the day AFTER my 9th birthday but that didn't mean the FUN ended. Nope. The FedEx guy made sure of that. He delivered THREE Chewy.com boxes to me. One was JUST FOR ME and I had NOT even ordered it. It was a complete surprise.
So Mommy took me to the front porch where I could open the box without Molly & Moose taking over. They will, you know. They are young and spirited and just KOOKOO enough to make package opening a chore. I opened the CHEWY.COM box and this is what was in it - a gift box that said HAPPY BIRTHDAY on it. Ms Natalie and Ms Kristin has send me a BIRTHDAY present!
So I opened the box and this is what was in it . . . a nearly indestructible red ball, a birthday hat, a BIG slice of birthday cake fluffy toy, and three FOODIBLES. One of the foodibles looks and SMELLS like birthday cake so I am thinking it might TASTE like one too.
Look at all this LOOT. I am gonna really really enjoy playing and eating ALL OF THIS.
Thank you so much CHEWY.com for making me feel like such a special PUG.
On the Moose front, he is totally feeling at home now. He is happy to see everyone and his eating is good. He goes outside to potty like a good boy and really seems to enjoy just hanging with the girls.
He might be said to be a little TOO COMFORTABLE. . . he has taken to stealing Aunt B's slippers which are ALMOST as big as he is.
Excuse my shouting out the headline but I am so excited it is my birthday. I have had a really really good day. First of all THE WHOLE FAMILY was home this morning and I got a lot of "Happy Birthday Noodles" and "Aren't you the MOST special girl?" That was cool. I got all GUSSIED up with a Red, White, and Blue necklace.
Molly and Moose also dressed up for my big day
I also got a very special BREAKFAST today
Stella & Chewy Duck Duck Goose and Blueberries
And I got the bestest present from my Mommies. I am ONE LUCKY PUGGY, I tell you. Happy Birthday to me and Happy Birthday to the USA.
Happy Birthday to ME! Yes, today is my NINTH birthday and I gotta say
I FEEL GOOD
Why Not? The whole country is celebrating with me! Is that cool or what? This happens every year and I really DIG it. There are parades for ME (and Independence Day)! There are fireworks for ME (and Independence Day)! And there is always a special meal for ME (and Independence Day)! I love all of the attention FOR ME (and the USA).
But more than that . . . much, much more than THAT! I feel good because I have such wonderful FURiends in Blogville, Facebook, Twitter and REAL LIFE. Some of them are the same. But NOT all. And it is those FURiends, and my wonderful family, that makes me feel good all of the time. I don't know where I would be if it weren't for all of you.
Can I FLY with these wings, Mommy?
So THANK YOU for sticking by me year after year and making me FEEL GOOD. And thank you to the USA for being a place where a little 9 year old PUG PRINCESS, like myself, can make FURiends from all over the world from the comfort of her little home in Silicon Valley.
I plan to celebrate LONG and I plan to celebrate HARD - and I will tell you all about it next time I post.
Mommy thinks Moose is the CUTEST thing. She says this a lot. And one of the reasons is his resemblance to a certain STAR WARS creature - Jabba the Hutt's companion. She does not know if he has a name or what. But certainly he is a memorable character.
Aside from the mean look on the critter's face, can you see it? This is especially true when Moose moves his head side to side really fast.
Okay, we admit - Moose is a lot cuter. . . still . . .
Moose is 3 years old, part Yorkie and part Chihuahua
Guess who is visiting us this SUMMER? It's Moose. You might recall a while back when we had our FURiend Pablo and his new brother Moose over. That was only for a week. This time it is just Moose and he is here for FIVE WHOLE WEEKS! Isn't that exciting? Moose's family went to France and they took Pablo. Pablo has been to FRANCE 8 times in his 8 years, so he really knows how to travel and what to expect. Moose, on the other hand, barely tolerates car trips much less plane rides. So Mommy #2 told his mommy Auntie L that we'd love to have him stay with us. He will get all the attention he can ask for and a fair amount of treats. So Auntie L said SURE.
He was so unhappy here
Moose was so confused yesterday when he came. First of all, he knew something was up from all of the to-doing at his house. Suitcases were out and people were stressed. Then Mommy arrived and he was really confused because usually she and Auntie L just go to the backyard and drink coffee. THEN everybody AND the suitcases AND the 2 dogs piled into the car. This was very unusual. It got worse for Moose. Mommy pulled up to this BIG building with a lot of people wandering in and out. Then the humans all got out, even Mommy and she took the suitcases out of the car. Then Pablo was taken out of the car but not Moose. He was getting upset and started to yip a little. Mommy got back into the car after she said her goodbyes, and she and Moose took off leaving Moose's family at the airport. Moose yipped and whined a little but then quickly settled down in his bed (on the back seat floor). He was good all the way home, according to Mommy.
Feeling comfortable enough to sit on MY Star Trek bed
He was a little upset all the rest of the day and insisted on sitting by the front door. He was sure his humans would walk in any minute now. He was okay friendly with everyone but his tail was down indicating he was unhappy. BUT nonetheless, he was a good boy. No inside accidents so far and he ate his dinner like a good boy. Today is a whole 'nother story. He is happy looking and his tail is up and wagging. He is still insisting on sitting by the door but he is clearly more comfortable than he was yesterday. I think by the end of this week he will be handling it all so much better and be a happier puppy. NOT that he won't still miss his family; but at least he will be used to OUR routine and know we love him a lot.