How can something so teeny take up so much space in a house, in a life?
And how on earth does she get her feet like that? :)
daily(ish) photos of the princess pug
It’s so shameful that I didn’t post a single Christmas photo this year. Shameful – bad me! Given that Christmas is how Merry got her name, I’m a bad pug mommy indeed. However, I did manage to sneak a few in this weekend under the tree and around the house. This one – with the tilted ear – was so adorable, I had to share it with you despite it being two weeks after Christmas. :) The princess was a very good model under the tree and I managed to get several shots I loved, this being my favourite.
Don’t forget you can also get your fill of prior holiday shots from Halloween and Christmas in our Holiday section.
In previous years, I’ve been much more imaginative with the end of year Merrylog photo: see 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006. However, this year we are at least sporting an adorable new black puffy coat! Isn’t it cute?
It goes without saying that one of my resolutions for 2013 is to take more photographs, and that includes more photos of the princess pug. Here’s to a fabulous, pug filled 2013 with all the love, snuggles, tummy rubs and treats anyone could possibly hope for.
If you think this photo is funny, you should have seen the live action version. My mom’s a hand-talker (she can barely converse when she’s not moving her hands – a trait that she, sadly, passed along to me as well) and so the entire time she was chatting, her hands kept moving under the pug. Looked like a pug-grandma version of the potato dance. Gave me such the giggles! (Small monitor? See the smaller version on Flickr.)
It wouldn’t be Halloween without sharing a photo of the pug all dolled up for the holiday! This year’s festive outfit included a skeleton onesie and a fabulous skirt with purple trim – seriously, seriously cute. The puglet LOVED coming to the door for every kiddo that came knocking for candy. Want a historical look at the puglet with the most costumes? Here’s a Pinterest board with all of her Halloween photos and costumes over the years.
I know, I know, those of you who still pay any attention to Merrylog are falling over in your chairs right now with three posts in one week. I’m on a roll. Let’s not talk any more about it or we may jinx it. ;)
The pug and I both love fall: she loves it for the leaves, I love it for the dozens of sweaters and outfits that I can wriggle that cute little pug bod into. Fall walks make both of us happy.
As you can see, while lack of eyesight has limited the pug’s ability to track and find the ball, it has in no way diminished her love of fetch. She and I play most evenings while I cook dinner. You can’t kick the ball as far as you used to, and much more verbal encouragement is needed, but it lets her get her “grr” out and have fun and get a little bit of exercise.
Now all I need is a human to play fetch with me so I can do the same! *grin*
Merry’s bestie, Lola, popped by a couple of weeks ago to hang out and try on Halloween costumes. The pug of war costume was the clear winner, though wee Lola doesn’t seem so sure. :) Trust us, Lola, you’ll get waaaaay more attention from your adoring public with this getup on!
The lovely mom of Payton, who passed away earlier this year, was also visiting us that day. If you have not yet read Payton’s story, I strongly encourage you to do so. If you know of anyone struggling with a diagnosis of PDE (pug dog encephalitis), this is the place to send them for more information as well as better understanding.
She’s staring very intently. She is hoping for something… a treat, you may wonder? Nay nay. It’s the very ball in the photo she’s waiting for. She doesn’t quite realize it’s behind her. Fetch with a blind pug can be a great deal of fun, but it also involves a lot more human fetch than when the fuzzballs are sighted. :) Hope everyone had a fantastic long weekend!