May 12

I’m Sexy and I Know It


Today was a big day! I went to see Dr. Arbo for my Annual Wellness Exam and found out I had lost 8 lbs! (Mom asked them to weigh me twice just to be sure) I knew that all that jumping on and off the couch and chasing Brutus around would pay off!

After I got a few treats at the vet (maybe I’m getting too thin!) we went to see Aunt Betsy. I thought we were just stopping by to say hi since she usually comes to us for bath time. But nope – mom left me with her for what seemed like forever so I could clean and get rid of my minor case of the itchies.

Now I feel like a brand new pug just in time for the weekend.

May 12


Posted by Brutus

I have certain rules that mom and dad (or anyone else looking after me) must follow. I like to continually add to the rules so that I know they are paying attention.

1) I need something to eat at 3:00 a.m. every morning. I’d prefer a scoop of food on the floor but most anything will do.

2) Breakfast time is between 3:30 and 4 (depending on the size of my 3:00 snack). It is only breakfast if Boney and Dixie are awakened and eat at the same time. Breakfast must be in my bowl, but hand fed to me.

3) Nap time is immediately following breakfast. I don’t care if by this time you are wide awake – my tummy is now full and I will take my nap on the couch leaving you little room to sit down.


4) Between 5:30 and 6:00, I will wake you up (because most likely you finally fell asleep a few minutes ago) to get my vitamins.

5) The rest of your day can go as planned as long as there are plenty of breaks for snacks.

6) Dinner time will be between 4:30 and 5:00. Immediately following my dinner, you will find something to eat and be sure that I get my fair share of it as well.

7) I cannot go to bed without a snack. That snack MUST come from dad. Any snacks from anyone else are just that snacks – not bedtime snacks. (The only exception to this rule is if dad is not home; if that is the case, my snack must be larger than usual.)

May 12

Fake Plastic Trees!

Posted by Brutus

My new bed arrived via the loud truck this afternoon! My Uncle Lee was nice enough to provide mom with some bed stuffing earlier this week so we could use it right away!

I’m sure mom will be taking lots of pictures of us enjoying it this weekend, but here is one of me making sure it is up to my standards.


May 12

I Spy

Posted by Miranda

A couple months ago my wonderful husband purchased a webcam for the house.

It’s different in that you can only use an app on your iPhone or iPad to view and you have to log into an account (so some random stranger isn’t just going to happen upon a view of your living room streaming live).

Joe hooked it up in the living room – on top of a piece of furniture that has a good view of the couch and one of the dog beds.

When I need a smile from my doggies during the day, I can usually just go to my phone and watch them for a couple minutes. Sometimes it’s all I need to get back on track.

They aren’t always all there and sometimes I’ll see one of them walk by or go outside, but I still like to know they are content.

Below is a screen shot from this morning. Boney is laying on Dixie’s “Mr. Postman” Molly Mutt. Brutus has camouflaged himself on the blankets covering the couch (his white belly blends in but you can spot his brindle amidst it all). When possible, he likes to have his nose covered when he naps. Dixie is most likely keeping watch at her dads office door or back in her kennel where she likes to have some quiet time.


May 12

A New Bed

Posted by Brutus

I realize it’s been a while since I’ve been in touch, but I’ve been spending most of my time sleeping, eating or begging for treats. Mom has a good selection of treats for me to choose from, so who can blame me for wanting to sample them?

When I’m not eating, I’m sleeping. As you may (or may not) know, Mom has a thing for Molly Mutt beds. We each have our own, though we all share. With summer right around the corner and warm weather almost daily, I like to meander out to the back yard and take naps in the sun. Mom wants me to be happy, but doesn’t like that I get dirty. She was very excited when she heard a month or so ago that Molly Mutt was coming out with an outdoor bed!

Mom logged onto Facebook today and the first thing she saw was that Molly Mutt Outside was available! So…this will be arriving for me soon


I haven’t decided yet if I’m going to share this one with Dixie (who also enjoys laying in the sun) or if I’m going to keep it all to myself.

What do you think? Do you have a favorite bed or pillow for relaxing?