Sep 14

Wordless Wednesday: How to Relax in Style

Dear Readers,

My inbox has been empty, so I guess no one needs advices right now.

What do you mean no one needs my advice anymore?

What do you mean no one needs my advice anymore?

So, I’ll take a breather. Wait, maybe none of you know how to stop and relax (and send a pug an email), so maybe you are ALL asking for advice on how to do so.

First things first – find a comfy lap or chair. If the chair you happen to be sitting in can recline, request that your human do that for you. After all – you’ve had a long hard day of napping, checking out strange noises and wandering around the house. you deserve to kick back! If you aren’t allowed on the furniture (please don’t invite me over), a good pillow, rug or dog bed will do just fine – just make sure it is properly fluffed beforehand. Once you are all settled in, ask for a treat or a bone. It’s nice to relax after a long hard day with something to gnaw on! Then you’ll be all set. Sometimes gnawing on your treat can take it out of you and you have to migrate to another spot for a quick snooze. That’s perfectly okay.

So, go get comfy, put on your thinking caps, and ask away…what do you need advice on? Comment below or shoot me a message at boney@woofssi.com!


Sep 14

Please Excuse This Interruption in Service

Mom and dad went on vacation. I’m staying with Grandma, Papa and Allie. Moby is apparently having a week long frat party at the house with his bro, Greg. (BTW, I totally should have gotten an invite to that – pugs know how to party hard!) Anyhow – we’re taking a break from the blog for a week. But stay in touch with us on our Facebook page and we’ll be back before you know it!

Sep 14

Wordy Wednesday: I’m Too Sexy

You all know the song, right?

Well, I’m too sexy for my collar. Moby has lots of collars. Me? One.

IMG_2964.JPGMom bought me the “crabby” collar because she says it fits my personality. But I hardly ever wear it. It’s a pretty awesome collar and I wish I had the variety that Moby did, but I don’t. There are a couple if reasons for that.
1) I have a very sensitive throat. The slightest move and I start coughing.
2) I’m not an escape artist. Mom can outrun me if needed, but trust me, I’m not going anywhere.
So, I wear a harness when we go for walks. Mom is hoping to collaborate with a certain person soon to come up with a good harness option for me that is also stylish.

Oh – I may be too sexy for my collar, but I am most definitely NOT too sexy for my sweatshirts! I can’t wait for the fall weather so Moby and I can strut our stuff together!

Do you have a favorite collar, sweatshirt or harness?


Aug 14

Wordy Wednesday: Deep Thoughts

Hi Boney,
My name is Ellie and my mom is friends with Moby’s foster mom, Emily. They work together at Great Plains SPCA. She has loved keeping up with Moby and learning about you too! In fact, she says you remind her of me because we are both elder-dogs who look kinda grumpy (her words, not mine!). I’ve attached my photo, so you can be the judge. Well, looks like I’m being kind of wordy too, but my question to you is, what occupies your mind all day? You look like you are a wise dog with deep thoughts – what’s going on in that Boney brain? :)
Dear Ellie,
First off, let me say that you look very pretty in your scarf and not grumpy at all. I think sometimes our moms get jealous of how wise we look and in turn, make believe that we are grumpy. I guess it’s just a cross that we, beautiful and handsome squishy face elder dogs, have to bear.
So, what does this handsome wise pug think about all day long? Well, I think about a lot of things.
Sometimes I wonder why I wasn’t enough Pug for mom and dad and why they felt like we needed to adopt Moby.
Sometimes I think about how lucky I am that mom and dad adopted Moby, because he really does keep me entertained during the day with all of his moaning and groaning and repositioning. Perhaps with age he’ll realize that if he just doesn’t move, the day goes a lot faster.
Sometimes I think about how the world would be so much better if everyone had a Pug. Pugs are excellent cuddlers, but we still know how to scold in a loving “woo-woo-woo” way. My grandma realized how important it is to have a Pug in your life, which is why, when she realized that dad wasn’t going to give me up, she’d have to get one of her own.
Sometimes I think about all the treats and how far out of my reach they are and if I could only teach Moby to get them for me…
Sometimes I think about which bed is going to be the most comfortable on any given day. I usually lay in the same place every day, but some days you just have to mix it up, you know?
Sometimes I think that maybe I smell. Like when it’s been a long time since I’ve seen my Aunt Betsy and something just doesn’t quite smell right? I don’t always know if it’s me or Moby. I guess it’s probably Moby because Pugs always smell good (and have good breath).
I guess I think about a lot of different stuff. I don’t have too much to really worry about though. I have a good home, loving parents and a “little” brother that I can tease. All in all, I guess I think about the love that surrounds me.


Aug 14


Another new app to make Moby and Boney more awesome than they already are? How can I keep up with these things?!? Petpoc is a new app, similar to BarkCam, but you can do so much more with it! You take pictures directly through the app OR you can upload existing photos from your camera roll!

Petpoc has a diary that keeps all your photos – you can save them to your camera roll or share them directly with friends through the apps. There are a number of “sticker packs” to choose from. A few of the sticker packs are free, but you have to purchase some of them. You purchase them with coins – you can either buy coins, or earn them – by going to the app every day, making pictures, and sharing the pictures with friends! My favorite part of it so far is you can upload to Instagram right from the Petpoc app! Just hit share and you have the option to open the picture in Instragram!

There are also games you can play – with avatars of your pets (you can choose a generic avatar or upload your own picture)! I’m not a big game person, so this doesn’t really appeal to me, but I can see how some might find it fun.

I hope they continue to come out with more sticker packs, I’ve had fun with the free and one purchased, but I can’t wait to get enough coins to unlock another pack :) Be warned…we may be sharing our pictures with YOU! Below is just a sampling of the fun we’ve had with Petpoc (I’m thinking as good as Boney looks in those sunglasses, he might need some Doggles of his own!). Follow Petpoc on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest!





Aug 14

Wordy Wednesday: Cuddle Pug

Dear Boney,

Who is the master cuddler, you or Moby?

Boomer & Dottie

Dear Boomer & Dottie,
This is probably the easiest question I’ve ever been asked. I am definitely the master cuddler. While Moby loves to cuddle, I am smaller and can therefore cuddle almost anytime, anywhere.

I mean, you don’t see Moby cuddling on a pillow, do you? Dad says that I am such a good cuddler, that sometimes he doesn’t even realize I am on his lap or know how I got there! Again, with Moby, you KNOW he’s there! No sneaking around for him!








Aug 14

Wordy Wednesday: Stop the Head Bopping

Dear Boney,
What were you true feelings the day Moby bopped you on the head? What have you done to ensure that doesn’t happen again or have you decided you like it?
Shelby, Rodney, Maggie, Baby Girl, Mack, Noah, Ceilly, Samora, Dixie, Penny and Jewelie

Dear Shelby, Rodney, Maggie, Baby Girl, Mack, Noah, Ceilly, Samora, Dixie, Penny and Jewelie,
At the time, I wasn’t really sure what to think. I mean, all I thought was “Did he really just bop me on the head? Why isn’t anyone here to yell at him!?” I can assure you that I did not like it. But, I’m a lover, not a fighter so I just kind of acted like it didn’t happen. I figured if I didn’t react, he wouldn’t do it again. Since then, I’ve been sleeping across the room from him whenever possible and sometimes even in a different room.
You seem to have lots of brothers and sisters in your house (shout out to Dixie and Baby Girl – Dixie was my big sister and mom and dad called her baby girl) – does anyone ever get picked on?

Don’t forget to write in with your questions for me! You can comment below or email me at boney@woofssi.com

Aug 14

Wordy Wednesday: Sticks and BFFs

Dear Boney,

Why do you think Moby’s best friend is a stick?

Turk & Rufus


Dear Turkeyman and Rufus,

First of all, I want to tell you how amazing you are for having lived with my brother for over a year. I honestly don’t know how you did it! He’s only been my brother for 4 months and I’m starting to wonder how much longer I can take it before I snap! I try to be tolerant, but last night he used me as a footstool!

Anyway, back to your question. I think you already know the answer though. He’s dumb. Plain and simple. I mean, who a) chooses a stick for your BFF and then b) eats said BFF. He’s not picky either. It can be a big stick, a little stick, an in-between stick, a real stick, a fake stick, basically anything that resembles a stick. And they are all his absolute BFFs while he has them IN HIS MOUTH! (Grandma is my BFF and I have never tried to put her in my mouth!) Then when he loses them, or eats them, they’ve been long forgotten and he’s on to his new BFFs. So basically, he’s dumb. I wish I had a better answer than that, but I don’t.


To our readers: don’t forget to keep sending in your questions! You can comment below or you can email me at boney@woofssi.com

Jul 14

Wordy Wednesday: Sexy and Grounded

Dear Boney,
How do you manage to be so sexy, yet remain so grounded?

Dear Jake,
Thanks for noticing my sexiness. I don’t know if you are aware or not, but sometimes my mom calls me Bones-a-licious. That’s how sexy I am. I guess I can stay grounded because a) I’m short (my legs are shorter than yours!) and b) I’ve seen what happens to a dog when they become too wrapped up in themselves (Hello, have you seen my hunky brother?). I’ve found that when I’m humble, more people tend to tell me that I’m handsome, adorable, cute, and slim. The few times I’ve been a braggart about my sleek frame, I’ve been made fun of (crazy, right?!). So, Jake, just remember that no matter what anyone says, us small dogs have to stick together. We’re what really makes the ladies coo – our short legs, our stubby noses and our huge _______ (you know what I’m talking about here!). Remember that our long legged brothers don’t have our cool-as-a-cucumber smarts and no matter how hard they try to always come out on top with the sexy meter, we will forever be the Kings.



Jul 14


Moby is a GREAT traveler…moby 13but sometimes Mom and Dad need a vacation by themselves to regroup.

It’s been a while since Joe and I have been on vacation together. When Brutus got sick (in 2012) we didn’t want to go anywhere – not knowing when his last days might be. When Dixie got sick shortly after, we were in the same boat. We did manage to take a trip to Gettysburg, knowing she was in the good hands of Papa and Grandma, but still thought about her constantly. When she went into remission, we took a long trip to KC (when we met Moby for the first time!), but other than that, we’ve been homebodies. Either one of us will go for a quick getaway while the other stays home, or we’ll just opt to stay at home together.

After we got Moby, we were supposed to go on a trip north to Maryland, but we weren’t comfortable leaving him then. He was still acclimating to life with us and his braves were having a hard time showing themselves.

Well, his braves have been great (for the most part) lately and we felt like we were ready to take on an adventure. So – we planned a short weekend trip and a long week trip. The kicker? We needed a sitter for Moby. While Boney will be spending time at Papa and Grandma’s with Allie Gator, Moby is a BIT too high energy for them (and despite his recent proficiency in our dog door, I’m not sure if he’d be brave enough to use theirs). So, I asked around and found a few young men who are happy to be Moby’s new BFFs! Bonus: they stay at the house while we are gone, so not only does Moby get a Manny, but we get a housesitter as well!

Because Moby has to go slow with new people, we invited everyone over for playtime or a dinner first and go from there. So far, he’s been great – “You want to play tug?!? You want to play fetch?!? You’re awesome! Can you move in?”

For the first time in a long time, I feel confident that we’ll get some time off and won’t worry about what our boys are up to (we’ve been promised texts, photos and updates!). To prepare for our trips, I’m making all my lists and notifying our vet in case of emergency.

Do you have a sitter? What do you do when you travel?