The boys have been sleeping most of the day lately (probably due to you-know-who waking at the wee morning hours). However, one afternoon this week, I noticed that they were playing! Enjoy our “reality tv”
Such a handsome face to wake up to, right?
Boney has three modes of waking someone up.
1) Run wildly around the bed so that you have to get up for fear that he will fall off.
2) Run wildly around the bed and come up to your face to start covering it with bad-breath kisses.
3) Bark like a maniac.
This morning, he did all 3 of those things. At 3 A.M.
I picked him up, took him to the dog door and shoved him outside to go potty. I told Moby to get back in bed and we closed the door to the bedroom. That worked for about 10 minutes. Boney came back in, wandered around for a while and then stopped at the bedroom door where he woo-woo-wooed. I let him back in. He wouldn’t lay down. We put him back out. He woo-woo-wooed. Needless to say, after breakfast, even Moby was ready to skip his morning walk to go back to sleep. By that time, I was wide awake so just tucked the boys back in bed with their dad and went to work out.
So what are we going to do about it? Boney is going to start sleeping in his crate again. We’ll see how it goes. I’m sure he won’t like it to start with, but he seems to be getting up earlier and earlier every day. Joe likes to blame it on Moby and I’ll admit that Moby does “readjust” a lot during the night, but he’s happy to lay in bed as long as we want to.
Brutus, Dixie and Boney all used to sleep in a crate. At that time we “only” had a queen bed and the 5 of us in bed was difficult to say the least. When Brutus got sick, we let him sleep with us. When Dixie got sick, we let her sleep with us. Then Boney felt left out so we let him sleep with us, too. When we got Moby, he had a crate he could sleep in but I felt bad letting Boney sleep with us and not him – so they both slept with us. We’ll be experimenting over the next few weeks to see if we can find a sleeping solution that works for all of us.
Do your dogs sleep in crates? Do they sleep with you?
Sometimes, when you are very wise (like me and Jake), your head gets very heavy. I just wanted to let you know that it’s a-okay to find something to help you keep your head held high. Your person’s arm, leg, lap, chest, the couch, the counter, a pillow…whatever it is it will be there to help you.
What’s your favorite thing to rest your head (or body) on?
My inbox has been empty, so I guess no one needs advices right now.
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 email@example.com!
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!
You all know the song, right?
Well, I’m too sexy for my collar. Moby has lots of collars. Me? One.
Mom 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?
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!
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!