Tuesday, August 11, 2009

I Have Been So Busy!

Everyone always asks me "Stubby, what have you been up to?" Hmmm. What have I been doing lately? I work every day, but you guys already know that. In between working and sleeping, I try to eat as much as possible. I do occasionally get out and do some fun stuff and sometimes the fun just comes to me.

Mom and Dad took me on a bike ride a couple of weeks ago at a forest preserve. Dogs are not allowed everywhere in our county, but dogs were definitely allowed at this forest preserve as you can see by this sign at the trailhead.

There is absolutely no excuse to not clean up after your dog, especially when the bags are provided for you. Mom always brings bags with, so we didn't need any of these bags.

Here's Dad hooking my buggy up to Mom's bike. I'm not sure why I always have to be hooked up to Mom, but I always am. Maybe she wants an extra hard workout, not that I add much weight. Maybe Dad doesn't want an extra hard workout. Maybe Mom thinks she will get a lot of looks, oohhs and aahhs, with me riding behind her. Yeah, that's it.

I don't go quietly into my buggy. It's a little confining and it makes me a little clastrophobic. I always try to escape before Mom zips me in, but she always pushes me back in. Thanks Mom.

Last week, Mom and Dad went to the farmer market in Grayslake. This is one of the larger ones in the area and one of the only one that starts mid afternoon. This time works best because Dad can go with to carry everything Mom buys. Dogs are allowed at the farmers market, but because I cannot walk very far, I was left at home. I was okay with this because it gave me a chance to catch up on some much needed sleep.

In addition to purchasing produce (not for me), Mom and Dad bought me some very cool treats. Check out that cool ice cream cone! I haven't eaten it yet because I'm saving it for a really hot day. Hey wait. It was really hot over the weekend. Why didn't Mom give me my ice cream cone then?

The round item is a pizza. I still have that one too, but I'm not sure why. The stick item on the left is a beef stick. I ate that as soon as Mom and Dad got home. It was delicious! I'm not sure how long it should have lasted, but I think I ate it in less than five minutes. What can I say? I am starving when I wake up from my naps. The other stick is a chicken stick. I thought maybe Mom would give me that tonight, but I was wrong. I'm not sure what she's saving it for.

This past weekend I had a house guest. My good buddy Joey spent the night with us on Saturday because his parents went to pick the kids up from sleep away camp in Wisconsin. Joey's Mom dropped him off at noon on Saturday and the fun times started right away.
Joey's house is just like mine, so he knows where everything is in my house. Here Joey is in the family room and I am deciding how I'm going to join him. Most of the time I can't even get down that one step and Mom or Dad have to carry me down. But with Joey around, I jumped down because I wanted to play.

Joey checked out my stuffies, but he never took any out to play with. Can you see him eyeing Pendleton?

Joey was a little antsy because he missed his peeps. Dad also thinks it was too quiet in our house and that Joey is not used to quiet. Hmmm. I like it quiet. I don't think I could live at Joey's house. Joey did his best to make as much noise as possible, but most of the time he just chilled out in the living room.

As Joey was chilling out, he constantly looked out the front window. I'm not sure what he was looking for, but he barked at everything that moved. Dad eventually closed the curtains, but Joey didn't seem to mind.

I did my fair share of chilling out too. I chill on the sofa, not the floor. I also don't like any dogs on the sofa with me, so Joey had to chill on the floor. He was okay with that so I didn't feel bad. Dad didn't mind having a super cute pug on his left hip and a totally cool cockapoo on his right foot. He's a really good sport.

Mom dropped Dad off at the airport this morning, ran some errands, and then came home to take me out. It was a beautiful summer day, so we spent lots of time hanging out in the yard.

Check out all these bees! This bird house thingy is on the garage side of the house. No birds have ever nested in it because it's not really tall. The house sits on a trellis that Dad built and clematis are supposed to climb the trellis but they don't cooperate. I have no idea why the bees are in the house, but they kind of scare me. I don't go by the bird house because it is outside of the yard, but the bees buzz into the yard to gather nectar, so when I see them I hit the road.

We were having a nice time outside when Mom decided to bring out my brush. No! No brushing. Shedding is what I do best! Despite my protests, Mom brushed me until I was at least ten pounds lighter. Okay, maybe not ten pounds, but I lost lots of hair. It's supposed to get down to 63 degrees tonight and I think I'm going to freeze my little butt off.

Look at all that hair! Mom said she could make another pug from all that. I doubt it Mom and anyway, why would you want to build a pug? They broke the mold when I was born and you just can't top perfection.

I couldn't stop laughing when I saw all my hair in the grass. Too bad all the birdies have already nested or they could use it. I thought about eating it because that's what I usually do just to make Mom mad, but I was on my best behavior because I thought I was getting my pizza treat tonight. Wrong!

What? No treat? After all this torture? Put it all back on me right now Mom! I going to tell the bees how mean you are and they are going to attack you.

Even this little guy doesn't know why I'm not getting my pizza treat. He's lucky he doesn't have any hair or Mom would brush him too. It's times like this I wish I was a reptile.


Salinger The Pug said...

Oh you POOR baby! Stuffed in a BUGGY? Robbed of your FUR? Deprived of PIZZA? This is TERRIBLE and I fully intend to alert the proper authorities to see that you are properly cared for AT ONCE!

Say HI to Pendleton for me! Give him a squeeze/crunch too!


Pee-S...Mom is pretty sure that one of her friends makes/sells jewelry at the Farmer's Market in Grayslake! She's going to find out for sure!

Stubby said...

Salinger dude! Contact the authorities fast. I am being mistreated and I'm thinking about running away - again. Dad is gone and Mom is ignorning me. Can you take the car and drive up here to save me?

Pendleton says hi. He is 'chillaxin' in the basket with my other dudes.

I will make Mom take me to see your mom's friend if she is at the Grayslake farmer's market.

Stubby xoxo

Pearl said...

Sweet, sweet Stubby. The inhumane treatment from our mommas just never stops!

I am currently gassing up my pink Mini Cooper to come get you. Would you believe I have to get SHOT next week?! Mom says I am due for my 'annual shots'?! NO THANK YOU.

We'll drive to Indy and hide out with all our pals there. Ok?

The Great Rock Eater said...

Poor Stubby!! The momma tried to brush me last night too and I ran!!! No silly brush for me!! If my hair is going to come out, it can do it on its own!!!!
Hope you get yorur pizza soon. You deserve it for everything they ahve put you through!!

dw said...

Gee, Stubby, you've indeed been very busy! I've never seen a buggy thingy like that for puggies before. Nows I don't has myself a puggie ... yet! But if I want to take a puggie bike riding, I may have to look into other alternatives since yous seem to not really like being stuffed in there.

Yay @ farmer's markets! I've not been to the Greyslake one because it's a bit too far for me, but the city one is very nice, too!

Stubby said...

Hi Pearlie Poo! My mom is outta control! Put the pedal to the metal and get that Mini here quick. Maybe I can take Mom's Mini and meet you in Indy. I would love to hang out with all all our pals.

I just say no to shots. I don't like them, don't need them, and ain't going to get them. Period. Put your paw down or else you will have to get them all the time - yuk!

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi Lilo! Why do our moms want to brush us? What's wrong with a little pug hair all over the house? They just don't understand our sense of decorative accents.

I never got the pizza treat last night, but I am going to beg tonight until Mom gives in. Wish me luck!

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi dw! My buggy is especially designed for dogs. I don't like it because when i'm in it, I can't see behind me and that's where Dad rides. I cry and then he pulls up next to me. I need to keep my eyes on my peeps all the time.

I'm hoping Mom will take me to a farmer's market one day. There are several out here and I've heard that the one in the city is nice. It's right by the zoo, isn't it?

Stubby xoxo

dw said...

Yep, Stubby, the farmer's market here is near Lincoln Park Zoo. Here's a web site that gives you location, hours and dates of operation.

I hope your mom takes you to a farmer's market because I's thinks you'd have tons of fun there. And maybe you'll even get some pizza along the way!! heeeee! Hope you got your treat!

Stubby said...

Hi dw! Mom only goes to the zoo on Friday :(

Still waiting for my treat. Maybe tomorrow?

Stubby xoxo

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi stubby!
oh you have been busy with so many fun things!

i love that your mom and dad take you bike riding! how fun is that?

you and emmitt are both very fluffy pugs. when we have a pile of pug hair like that after brushing, i imagine they are like seeds and will grow pugs all around the neighborhood waiting to play! :)

you are so cute! we love your smile.

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Heather and Walter said...

That looks so fun. You just need to decorate the buggy a little bit, perhaps a chandelier or some throw pillows? Adorable!