Friday, March 3, 2017

The Puppy Chronicles

     The following is the story of Yoda the pug, and how he recently came to be a part of our family. He's a bit spoiled by us, but he's just a puppy, and all puppies deserve a lot of love. Here's what he has to say about living large in the Doyle house: 



   My earliest memory is of sharing a room with several other squirmy, little fur balls that looked a lot like me. I don't remember how many there were, I just know it was hard to take a nap with so much activity around me.

   
     I stayed at that house with all my siblings for awhile until I was able to eat puppy chow on my own. The next thing I knew, this man and woman met me in a parking lot at an interstate rest stop. Some green paper bills were exchanged, and then I was placed in the arms of a funny looking lady with purple hair. I liked her right away because she let me lick her face and she even let me nibble on her ears! She just laughed and laughed. It was a long drive home but the nice lady held me the entire time while the man drove the car. Every now and then I got to lick his face, too.

     When I arrived at my forever home, there were a bunch of other humans there who were anxious to meet me. They were all laughing and passing me around like I was some sort of squeaky toy. I had to pee really bad and the couch seemed like a good place to do it. Luckily, my new owners didn't mind.  They tried to show me how to potty on a crinkly pad by the door, but I preferred the carpet (which I discovered was even better for pooping).

     There are two other pugs in this house----a chunky dude who wears a diaper and who looks an awful lot like a sumo wrestler. He's very gentle though, and he likes to play, "Catch-me-if-you-can" around the living room. The humans call him "Brewski." I have no idea why, since I've also heard them use the same name when they drink this liquid stuff out of glass bottles and cans.

     There's also a chubby girl pug here who was rude to me when we first met. She's a pretty thing----I tried to kiss her, but she smacked me in the face with her paw and told me to get lost. I think the humans should have named her "Diva" but they call her "Savi" instead. She has a bad habit of humping pillows......I'm not sure what that's about. Why does she need to dominate a pillow?  I was scared of Savi for awhile because she growled at me whenever I tried to play with her. But I won her over when I shared my rubber ducky with her. A few days later, she finally let me snuggle up with her for a long nap. But oh man, does she snore! She sounds like a freight train barreling through the room when she sleeps. She says likes me best when I'm quiet, but I'm just a hyper puppy who loves to chew on ears and tails.

     It's pretty great living here. I'm learning to do my business outside in this big, grassy yard that's loaded with squirrels and birds. I try to steal the seeds and peanuts that they drop on the walkway, but my owners chase me away whenever I do it. They can't catch me, though. My little legs are fast as lightning and I've become an expert at hiding under the bushes. My owners hate that the most because they don't like crawling around on their knees to pull me out of my hiding spot.

     The chow they feed me here is really good, but I always want more, even when my belly is stuffed and round like a Buddha's. Whenever the lady with the purple hair is in the kitchen cooking stuff, I smell wonderful things that I would like to eat. Sometimes I get lucky when she accidentally drops food on the floor. I've learned to snatch it up quickly before the other pugs get a chance. I'm sneaky like that. Savi tells me not to be so greedy, but she's not my real mom, so I don't have to listen to her. I think she has forgotten what it's like to be a pup. I'm always hungry!


     I haven't destroyed any shoes yet, but I've discovered how fun it is to chew on books and furniture legs. I like socks, too. Brewski the Diaper Dude eats poop in the yard, but I don't think I have the tastebuds for that. Besides, it makes his breath stink, and I definitely don't want to lick his face after he eats that stuff.

     My owners are really fun people. They love to play and cuddle with me all the time. They've taught me how to catch and play tug-of-war. They also invite other humans over here to play me, which is cool because some of them bring over furry critters like me, which I'm told are my cousins. Things get pretty crazy here when there are five of us dogs barking and running around the house together. We get really excited, but sometimes we also fight over toys, and then one of us has to go into time-out. When it's me, I just poop on the floor to let the humans know that I don't like being separated from my  pals.


     Everyone says that I'm growing up really fast. My feet have gotten so big that I trip over them sometimes when I run. I haven't figured out yet how to slow down my legs. My tail never stops wagging, either. I've tried to catch it a few times, but it seems to have a mind of its own.

     I really love these people who've adopted me. They bought me a nice bed and lots of toys (but I still prefer to chew on their feet). I get lots of smiles and kisses from them, even when I'm being naughty. This will always be my forever home with these awesome human parents. I sure am one lucky pup! Now, if only I can get that chubby diva pug to give me a little kiss.......





30 comments:

  1. Awww... puppy love. Congratulations on the new addition - simply adorable. It is "pug fest" over there at your house!

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  2. I think I'm in love - come and live in Australia with me xx

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    1. I'd love to visit some time---with the pugs, of course!

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  3. You knew I'd love this one Marcia! Great word picture and dogie thoughts. About eating the poo thing -- we finally got OURSELVES trained on how to get it before one of them eats it.

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    1. I knew you'd love this story, Carol. We are both dog lovers at heart! <3

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  4. This week I put my darling dog, Sam, to sleep... a month to the day since I had to put Molly to sleep. I'm sad beyond belief but know I want another dog. Just not ready yet. Thanks for letting me remember what it's like to have a young pup in the house. Both Sam and Molly were elderly with lots of health needs. Brenda

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    1. Brenda, I am so sorry for your loss! It's terribly sad when we have to say goodbye to our fur babies. I lost one of my dogs five months ago----having a new puppy in the house has helped me tremendously. I hope in time you will be ready to adopt a new baby.

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  5. Yoda, you've obviously got a good crib there. Stick it out. We'll be in touch
    - the Pugs

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  6. Sounds like you landed the perfect home, your new humans sure are lucky to have such a sweet and darling pup around!! Your just what they needed.

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    1. He certainly is! I always tell people one of the best ways to combat depression is to adopt a dog. Yoda and my other two pugs bring me endless joy.

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  7. Awwwww, so sweet and funny! He knows the other furballs names but does he realize the humans are calling him Yoda? Hahahaaa. Brewski eats poop and has bad breath. Savi is a diva. Yoda is very observant, Marcia (or should I call you the crazy lady with pink hair?) Great photos and I love the way you told this from Yoda's perspective. I hope we will get more from Yoda in the weeks and months to come!

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    1. Thank you, Lisa. I had fun writing.....um, I mean, POSTING Yoda's story as it was told to me. I predict future blog updates from him.....

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  8. That puppy is so damn cute you could forgive him anything. Well, except the poop eating thing, make sure Yoda continues to stay away from that habit!

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    1. Right?? It's so disgusting----I need to nip it in the bud NOW.

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  9. How fun to see family life from the perspective of a puppy. Most enjoyable.

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    1. Thank you, Stephen. This little puppy has me wrapped around his finger....or rather, his tail....

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  10. Marsha, he's adorable... I love his coloring and what sweet eyes... I think they are so cute... I am more of cat person but I totally love other people's dogs... I get to enjoy the fun times with them that way... lol xox

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    1. His eyes are what get me, too. They are so deep----like an old soul. Incredible pup, he is.

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  11. Your new addition is SO adorable! Now I want a pug, so so badly! OMG cute! Glad he found his forever home with such an awesome family!

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    1. Thanks, Kristi! I really do love the breed---I have owned dozens of different types of dogs in my life, and I can honestly say that pugs are the most enjoyable breed--IMHO

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  12. Can't get enough of this little fur ball of cuteness! Adorbs!

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  13. Too cute and sweet and I just want to give hime a hug and snuggle! You are brave to go forward into puppyhood, again.

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    1. I just told my hubs tonight I want another one once this little guy has grown up.....and now hubs thinks I'm absolutely, certifiably CRAZY.

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  14. Since a puppy is a baby it is not a surprise that the puppy is oh so cute

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