If you're not a fan just stop right here. Potter mania! My mom totally has it bad. She's read all the books more than a few times each, she has all the movies. She has all the stuff, she even dressed me up in some Gryffindor garb (see above). What is all the fuss about? Apparently this is the beginning of the end or something. She was telling me that she has a theory. Apparently in the world of Harry Potter, there are magical creatures that are disguised as everyday normal animals. She thinks that pugs are a great example of these aforementioned magical creatures. Proof positive: have you ever met a pug that didn't make you smile, or make you happy when you're down? Exactly. Pugs are really magcal creatures that affect the mood of everyone they come in contact with.
What books do you guys read? We love books, particularly books about pugs, but really any books. My mom likes to read a whole lot and she would really really like it if you guys would recomend some great books to her (and by proxy, ME!) I'm not really sure when she thinks she's gonna have time to read said recommended books seeing as how she CAN"T EVEN FIND THE TIME TO BLOG ANYMORE! Bark Bark Bark! But anyways, I still love her. And I still love all of you guys too. Sorry that we haven't been on here much. We really really do plan to rectify that as soon as this really crazy semester is over. We love you all and we miss you all! We would like to send out our love to Tweedles, S-Dog, Pearl, Tuni, Sequoia, Daisy, Lilo, Harry, Lulu, Josie, Izzy, Katy, Anakin, Winston, Stubby, Emmitt, Jemima, Hank, Molly, Gen and the Foo, Wilma, Coco, Kitty+Coco, Paco, Yoda, Brutus, DW (an honorary pug), Oakly and Swisher, Our new friends Lola, and the teachers pets and anyone else we forgot...We love you and thak you for being our friends!!!
Love Love, Love,
Pee-S, don't forget to recommend those books!!
Well, it all started about a month ago. I had this weird growth on my dewclaw. It started out as a weird round node type thing about the size of a pencil eraser. Mom freaked out and googled some stuff and decided that it was best just to wait it out and see if it went away. Well, two weeks later it was bigger. So she scheduled me an appointment for the vet. He said it was a cyst, that it wasn't...well...the c-word or anything and that I'd be fine, but mom was still really worried. Ok, we get home and two weeks later it's getting a lot bigger and I am constantly chewing on it, and it's bleeding everwhere, and mom is still freaked out about the c-word, so we decided that it would be best if it was removed. This picture was taken the day before it was removed. Pretty big and nasty, huh?
This is what my dewclaw is supposed to look like.
THe vet said he could remove it, but he would have to take my dewclaw too, and that mom might as well go ahead and have them both removed at the same time. That's why I have 2 peglegs.
Mom took those bandages off the next night, but I can't keep from licking. You know how us dogs are. The vet said that if I licked it, Mom could re-wrap it and mom tried that, but I really really hate those sock things, so mom decided to try something else. We had this old cone thing from when I had...uhhh...ummm, that certain male dog surgery, you know... and i like it soo much better than those sock things.
I hardly notice it really. I'm happy, mom's happy, I am getting lots of extra lovings, and the only c-word we have to worry about fighting is my Aunt Janie's. (She's doing really really good by the way. Staying strong and positive. Thank you all for your kind words, prayers and support! We really really appreciate it!)
Hi Guys, Arlo Here. Sorry it's been so long sinceI posted anything new, but really, nothing has been happening around here. My mom started back to school and for some reason has been super busy reading and studying.
One thing that did happen is that we need the power of the paws for my aunt Janie. She is Cousin Amos and Cousin Luke's mom. There they are in the picture. She is only 21 and she was just diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma this past week. We are believing for a quick recovery and if you are a praying person, we would really appreciate that too.
July 15 was our 1 year blogaversary! It came and went and we've been so busy around here we just plain missed it! It has been quite a year. We've made so many awesome friends, and we lost a few, as well. On a lighter note, we'd like to share how we started blogging. If you type in "pug" in any search engine, Urban Pug is bound to pop-up. Mom started reading their blog religiously and one day she saw a link that saidcheck out these blogs and guess what! Harry Pugalicious's blog was there! So we started reading Harry's blog, and then all of his friend's blogs...and then I came to live with mom and she started my blog and then, lo and behold...our little world has expanded to include a whole lot of awesome pug (and other) friends! We truly are thankful that you guys are in our lives. And we read your blogs and smile at the good parts, laugh at the funny parts, and cry at the sad parts. You've given us support and invaluable advice, and I hope that we have given you all support when you needed it, too. Most of all, thanks for being our friends. We love each and every one of you!
All this talk about recycled animals made me think of something my mom got to do.
A few weekends ago, my mom went to this place called Wild Heart Ranch. They rescue and rehabilitate wild animals. Well wouldn't you know it...one of the rescued animals was this adorable little pug named Winston.
Winston, who is a recycled pug himself, gets to hang out with all of these awesome rescued or in the process of being rehabilitated wild animals!
Well, maybe not all of them, maybe just the ones who can't eat him, like this deer. He gets to help out with the baby animals that come there, too. There was a fence that separated him from the area that the big guys were in, like this bobcat. (who has to be in rescue because he was illegally declawed.)
And this Mountain lion. This mountain lion's name is Kiara and she had a very sad life before she came to the ranch, but thanks to people like Annette, she can be happy again.
This horse's name is Trooper. He had a sad life, too, until he came to the ranch. He made a miraculous recovery from animal abuse.
There are less sad stories at the ranch too. My mom has to move on to those because her eyes are starting to leak. One of the coolest things they do at the ranch is rehabilitate injured or orphaned animals. Here's uncle Nick with a deer.
Here is a picture that my mom really likes.
there are some owls here that are on the mend.
They also have a nursury there for all the baby animals that come to the ranch,
Like this baby coyote.
And these baby racoons...
And even these baby skunks! Hopefully they'll all be returned back to the wild.
The folks at wild heart ranch might also be getting their own reality show on animal planet! If they do it would be a really great thing because then they'll have more money to save even more animals!
First of all we (mom) want to say that we (mom) are sooo sorry that we (mom) have been off the radar lately. One of us...no names or fingers here (not me) was "sick" all week and couldn't blog. Yeah yeah. Excuses excuses. Bol. Moms are always needing something! hehehe.
We also want to say how awesome flashback Friday is! Here's my flashback photo!
I was only 3 months old! Just a young thing! Bol.
And now for Pearlie's quiz! What a great idea! This is going to be fun!
1.) Name and Age: My name is Arlo, and I turned 1 on May 6.
4.) Where'd ya come from? I came from a breeder in Edmond. Naughty mommy answered a newspaper add, but she found me so I can't complain.
1.) Toy: loofa dogs. I love those things!
2.) Snack: chicken. Momma says I'm a chicken dog.
3.) Human person: mom mostly, but sometimes granny.
1.) Worst habit: I am very guilty of jumping up on people. I just cant help myself. I also steal flip-flops and stuff out of the trash. Hehe...I am naughty.
2.) Most embarrassing moment: Usually I am good at the dog park, but when I was younger, I fell in "love" very easily with the other dogs. Mom had to come get me a few times, but I am lots better now.
3.) Family dynamic (this is a question for those of you with more than one animal in the house. i.e. who is alpha? who is the cuddler? who is the naughty one? etc. I just want to know how you fit into the family!) I am an only pug, but I totally adore my cousin amos. I do everything he does. He is my hero.
4.) Your humans' FAVORITE thing about you!: He makes me laugh! Everyday! Whether I want to or not! I love him!
With that, we hope everybody has a super great weekend!
I would like to give a little shout out to my mom today. She is my favorite person in the whole world. She plays with me and feeds me and trains me and takes me places. She shares her life and her love with me, and if that's not the definition of a mother, I don't know what is!
I would also like to thank everyone who sent me birthday wishes! Thank you so much! My blog friends really mean a lot to me and I love you all!