Friday, March 5, 2010

I'm Okay

Mom is convinced that I'm sick. She thinks that I haven't been feeling very good all week and there's talk that I might have to go to the vet. I told her that I'm fine but she's just not buying it.

Does this look like the face of a sick pug to you? Of course not! Just because I prefer to lounge around all day doesn't mean I'm sick.

Another reason Mom thinks I'm sick is because I'm having problems with my folds. If you look real close, you can see that my right fold is much darker than the left one. Maybe you need a closer look.

Hmm. I think it looks fine, a little brown but generally good. Mom keeps rubbing my fold and you wouldn't believe the stuff that comes out of it.

From this angle you'd never know that there is bunny poop in my fold. How did it get there? Well, the bunnies visit my backyard and go poopy. Lots of little bunny pellets litter the snow covered grass. The pellets call my name and I run around the yard gobbling them up. Delicious!

All that poopy also makes my nose dirty, or so Mom thinks. It's not really dirty it's planned eating. I keep the poopy on my nose in case I get hungry once I come in the house. I'm much smarter than Mom thinks.
This is a super close up of my totally cute and not dirty nose. Having access to instant food keeps me from starving when Dad is gone for the day or out of town.

I've decided to give Mom the funky face so that my fold is crooked and looks less dirty.

Does it look like it's working? I didn't think so.

Mom thought maybe Buddy Dog could make me feel better but I didn't want anything to do with him. I didn't even want him to be in a picture with me but I didn't have the energy to kick him off the sofa.

"I'm not looking at you Buddy. You are invisible to me. Get out of my face before I turn into devil dog!"

I convinced Mom that having some lunch would make me feel better. She agreed and told me she would share her lunch with me. I was excited about eating until I saw what she was having for lunch - yuk! I was thinking more along the lines of a burger, some fried chicken, or a cheese sandwich but of course Mom doesn't eat any of those things. I know my pal Tuni loves broccoli so it's too bad she wasn't around because there was no way I was eating any of that stuff. I did have some of the tofu but it just didn't hit the spot.

Since Dad was gone for the day and the veggie queen wasn't going to break out any real food for me, I decided the best thing to do was go back to sleep. Wake me when the cows come home!


Archie and Melissa said...

hi stubby!
oh you are so cute! i love all of your photos!
your mom loves you so much. she takes such good care of you!

veggies and a face cleaning is just what mom's do. :)

we love you!

m & e

Stubby said...

Hi Melissa & Emmitt! Mom does take good care of me but sometimes she's just over the top. I like veggies but not broccoli. And I hate to have my nose cleaned - yuk!

Stubby xoxo

dw said...

Hey Stubby, your mom is supposed to worry about you. And that fold -- hey buddy, that's some gnarly stuff there! I'm not a fan of broccoli either, but it's okay raw (like on summer pizza!!).

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi my sweet Stubby
I hope you are not really sick. That does look like bunny poo poo on your face and nose.
I know what its like to try to save some food for later too- I do that sometimes and hide it all over my body.
I got some tofu today- and I love it- my mama accidently dropped a bowl of it on the floor and in a flash - it was down the hatch,
What you mama cooked looked yummy- my mama said. She wants some.
I hope you are okay. And I know how much your mama loves you
i do too

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! I'm glad that you are okay and not sick. You look so CUTE!!! BTW: my mom loves what your mom's food (she eats exactly the same thing). Hope your dad comes back soon. Have a great weekend. Be safe. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Smushie Ranch said...

Oh Stubby, don't tell us you're not feelin' well. Our parent is gonna worry herself all weekend!

First off, bunny poop could have nasty stuffs in it. Maybe you shouldn't be eatin' it like it's m&ms. And specially if it's gettin' in the folds of your face. For cryin' out Pug, Stubby. You aren't a pig, your a PUG! Don't be snortin' around the back yard like that...

I'm usually not one to look forward to a trip to the vets, but lookie what my doc found? Tonsillitis. Who knew? And now I feels better.



Hi Stubby,

Bunny poop in the nose? Yucky!!!

Don't you know that they are vegetarians and eat carrots and green stuff? No wonder you're sick, you hate veggies!

Riley and Star.

Sandra y Coco Pug said...

Hi Stubby, I really hope that you are not sick, but if a visit to the vet helps clarify this maybe it is not such a bad idea! I will be thinking of you and your mommy, I know how they worry about us for nothing. And about the poop... let me tell you a secret! I've found the perfect way to sneak it in the house whithout letting my parents know! They think I don't like it anymore, they just watch me sniff the grass to go pee and then zooooom I run into the house and then take my time to enjoy the poopie once inside hehe

Paula said...

Stubby; You are such a handsome fellow.

My Paisley would be after those rabbit pellets too if she could get outside the pug pens.

I wanted to share this homemeade all natural fold cleaning recipe with your Mom. It helps keep the folds clean and prevent yeast infections too. A pug rescue friend of our is almost 100% all natural in her at home care of her pugs, we got it from her.

Pug Wrinkle (Nasal Fold) Cleaner

1/4 (0.25) cup witch hazel
1/4 (0.25) cup pure aloe gel (not the green stuff in the suntan aisle)
1 tbsp garlic juice (found in grocery store spice aisle)

Mix ingredients together and shake gently. Dip pad or Q-tip into mixture and apply to
face wrinkle / nasal fold. Mixture may be kept tightly capped and cool when not in use.

Winston Wilbur said...

Oh Stubby this is terrible about the lunch. I totally knows what you are feeling. My mum is also veggie queen, thank god for Dad and his luvs of hamburgers! I am super envious about the bunny poops. We don't gets bunnies in our yard here but we gets lots of Canada Geese and I luvs their poops! I also gets the dirty nose too when I eats the poops and the event always follows with a.... "winston wilbur stop that right now!" Whatever mum it is super yummy and looks at the buffet! We used to have a pet bunny and I loved to follow it around and eat up it's poops. Unfortunately it passed away so it has been so long since I have tasted those. I hopes you are feeling betters. If it is any consolation I also hates my face and wrinkle washes!

Sequoia & Petunia & Emma said...

Stubby that broccoli looks yummys! Its ok to sleeps all day, thats whats you do when you gets olds right. We hopes your folds get better, my stinky sister always had dirty folds too. Until the vert stole them. I loves the cute pictures of you Stuby!


THE PUGLET said...

Oh Stubbs. I like snacking on free-range poo as much as anyone, but POOP IN YOUR FOLDS? Dude, what will Josie think?? She doesn't seem like the kind of lady who'd go for a guy with poopy folds.

I hope it's the poo that's slowing you down though and not some kind of sickness. Either way, I hope you really are OK :)

Stubby said...

Hi dw! I know my mom is suppose to worry about me but sometimes she's such a worry wart! I know my folds look gnarly but what can I say? I'm just a gnarly dude!

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi Tweedles! I can't believe you had tofu yesterday too! I liked it but I prefer meat.

I knew you'd understand about saving food for later in the day. What's a Tweedles to do but hide some food?

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi Sugar! I'm okay, really I am. I sure hope Mom doesn't take me to the vet because it will be a waste of money.

I can't believe your mom eats the same stuff mine does. Why don't they eat real food?

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi Gunther! Tell your parent not to worry about me because I'm okay. Mom is totally overreacting as usual and she's freaking everyone out.

I totally act like a pig when I'm in my backyard. How did you know that? Snout to the ground, butt up in the air, nostrils flared out for maximum sniffs. I totally know how to work it when I'm hunting for the poop.

I know the poop is yucky but I just can't help myself. The silly bunnies are vegetarians but they eat good stuff and their poopy is almost as good as Popeyes chicken!

I'm so glad the vet found what was wrong with you and that you're better. The vet will not find anything wrong with me except my weight so I'm not going.

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi Riley & Star! The poopy is yucky but delicious. I know the bunnies are vegetarians but I think they must eat good veggies. Maybe they could show me what they eat so that I could eat it too.

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi Coco! You are so sneaky! I can't believe your parents aren't on to your tricks yet. Your secrets are safe with me.

I'm not going to the vet and if Mom wants the vet to see me she is going to have to come to my house.

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi Paula! Thanks for the compliment! I bet Paisly loved looking at my pictures. Give her a roo-roo for me and tell her if she's ever in the neighborhood, she can hang out in my backyard and help me look for poopy.

Mom says thank so much for the wrinkle cleaner. You are so sweet and caring. I'm so lucky to have you as my friend.

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi Winston! I can't believe your mom is a veggie queen too. Maybe our moms can get together and have a veggie party and then we can get together and have a Popeyes party!

You would totally love the bunny poops and you have an open invitation to come over and have some whenever you want. We have lots of Canada geese too but for some reason I don't like their poopy. I sometimes step in it on my walks and I get yelled at.

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi Tuni! I knew you'd love that broccoli. It looks and smells so funny to me but Mom would eat it every day.

My fold is getting better which is why I'm not going to the vet. I don't have time to go to the vet because it interferes with my nap time!

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi Puglet! My name is Stubby and I'm a bunny poopy addict. There I said it. I know it's gross but it isn't as bad as your baby cow pie addition.

Please don't tell Josie about my poopy folds. You are so right about her being the type of lady that wouldn't go for a poopy eating dude like myself.

I think I'm okay and that the poopy was what made me sick. I'm not going to the vet because I am not sick.

Stubby xoxo

Mia said...

Oh Stubby, you have to be ok!!! I can't sweet, little old you getting sick!! That would just be awful!! I do so hope you feel better soon. Maybe some of the momma's veggies will help. You need to stay away from the poo!! Tell your momma to keep us updated. We will be thinking about you!!

~Hugs & Kises~


Tweedles -- that's me said...

I hope you feels better today.
Did you go have the doctor look at the Bunny poop?
please be okay

Stubby said...

Hi Lilo! It's so good to hear from you. I've missed you so much and wondered where you've been.

Dad gave me some fruit yesterday and that really helped. Plus I slept a lot yesterday because my parents were out shopping all day. I've stayed away from the poo this weekend but I'm sure the bunnies were playing while I slept and left lots of poop for me. Mom told me she is going to scoop it all up before I can eat it.

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi Tweedles! You are so sweet to check in on me again. What's a Tweedles to do but worry about her friend Stubby?

I feel much better today because I had some fruit and a lot of sleep. I'm still recovering today in bed which is where I love to be.

Stubby xoxo

Brutus, Ellie, Pippa and Otto said...

Stubby - those rabbit pellets are delicious aren't they!! Glad you are OK - gotta find a better hiding place for that rabbit poo than your face wrinkle :)

Pugs & Kisses,

Yoda & Brutus

Kelly said...

Stubby! You CAN'T BE SICK!

I just won't have that!

I want you to stop eating the poopy and do what your Momma says, ok?

I generally encourage the ignoring of our mommas, but I want you to do what she says this time. I want you to be healthy!!


Stubby said...

Hi Yoda & Brutus! What's in the bunny poo that makes it so delicious? I swear I'm attracted to it like white on rice!

I've been looking for a better hiding place for the poo but haven't found one yet. If you guys have any ideas please send them my way.

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi Pearly Poo! I'm feeling much better and of course I'm listening to Mom. I haven't had any poo in a few days and I'm betting the bunnies are so mad.

I'm healthy for now except for my arthritis. Some days it's really hard to get around but now that the weather is getting warmer my joints feel better.

Thanks for caring so much about me Pearly. You are so sweet!

Stubby xoxo