Wednesday, October 31, 2007

I WON!!! I WON!!!
Everyone!!! I Won!!! I am now a finalist in the Seattle Times Working Dog Photo Contest!! I now get to be in a doggie fashion show and it will be announced whether I won the whole shish-ka-BOB!!!! I am keeping my paws crossed but I wanted to thank all my puggy, non-puggy, and human friends alike for your repeated voting. This glorious day never would have arrived had it not been for your dedication in voting repeatidly for me.
This is a full size photo of how I got in the finals.
Here is a bonus picture of me as a pup abusing my Mommy and destroying her blanket.

I once again thank you for your support and, despite my sad eyes here, I assure you that I am estatic!!!!
Snarf everydog later,
/s/Winston, Grand Duke of Pugsworth and Finalist in the Seattle Times Pet Photo Contest (Working Dog Competition)

Sunday, October 28, 2007

My parents really enjoy this holiday, but I am not so crazy about it. Last year I placed in both the contests I was in. No prizes this year. My parents attibute this to me no longer being a puppy, me being kind of ugly, and a massive conspiracy. Lastly, my Seattle Times Dog Photo Contest ends on Tuesday, so get those last minute votes in for me!!!! Remember to vote for the bubble ABOVE my head, I do not want to have a redux of the Butterfly ballot.

I was a Pirate. My parents had this conversation amongst themselves that went: "You are going to be a pirate" and the other one exclaims "but I don't want to be a pirate!!!" and they both laugh. I swear that they are both certifiable.

This is me with my eyepatch. I wouldn't let them keep it on for long but it is not like it affects the vision in that eye or anything.

Here's my good buddy Oliver in a devil costume.

Here's Oliver without his costume, notice how much happier he is.

And here's Oliver being attacked by a four-legged pumpkin. Stay tuned for another post about pug-eating pumpkins later in the week.

Here's an action shot of me and my Daddy's new favorite pug, Rocco. He's five months old, and only about 6 pounds. He was dressed as a Seahawks player.

Here's my Daddy kissing Rocco.

Here I'm investigating a giant spider.

This is Darth Pug. He's a registered Republican.

This is Otis, also dressed as a Seahawks player, and wearing a birthday hat because he will be celebrating his 1st birthday on Tuesday.

This is Annabelle. I think she knows something that I don't (note the wink, she has two perfectly good eyes).

This is Tasmanian Devil Pug, aka Taz. She is not amused.

This is where I stayed most of the time. FYI- those are Daddy's shoes.
Snarf everydog later,
/s/ Winston, Grand Duke of Pugsworth

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Faithful PIA member Suki Sumo pointed out this abomination. Somewhere out there is a pug who cavorted, most likely KNOWINGLY, with the Pug's sworn enemy and created a Pug/Jack Russell Terrier mix. This pug and its offspring must be found so that they can be isolated and prevented from spreading.

The Dog is described as being about 8 weeks old and roughly five pounds. Her human mother, when informed of the abomination that she had adopted, agreed to turn Abbey over to PIA but alas, Abbey had flown the coop. Her mother gives the following description of her personality: "Abbey is very precious and loves getting attention. She loves to get a hold of pants legs and play tug o' war. She has so much energy, she can run around in circles in the yard and play all night long. But when she gets tired, she likes to cuddle up and go to sleep. She has one of the best personalities, and everyone that sees her loves her." The mother has now recanted the bit about her "best personality" and everyone loving her, admitting that people were always a bit taken aback and frightened of such a monstrosity. Additionally, the human mother believes that the constant tugging on her pants leg may have actually been incidents of attempted murder. Anyone who sees this beast or recognizes the aforementioned behavior should notify PIA immediately. Do not attempt to approach Abbey, as she is currently teething and several razor sharp baby teeth have already come in.

Vigilance my friends!!!

/s/Winston, Grand Duke of Pugsworth

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Why Doggie Daycare Sucks
I am normally pretty good at defending myself from the tyrannical machinations of my abusive parents...but not on doggy daycare days. On these days I spend long periods of time defending myself from ruthless yorkies, pugs, and pomeranians; so it is understandable that I lack the power when I get home to fight my parents. They use this weakness to their own advantage to amuse themselves.

This picture illustrates two reasons why my doggie daycare sucks. The first reason, they also sell costumes. The second reason, it makes me way too exhausted to do anything about the aforementioned costume.

Here is a better view of the torture my parents subjected me to when I was too weak to defend myself. FYI, I was a shark.

This is a good view of the shark and me sticking out my tongue and my parents, if they did not consistently feed me I would be so outta here.

Okay, can we go to sleep now?

Snarf everydog later,
/s/ Winston, Grand Duke of Pugsworth

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Cuteness/obnoxiousness in a Furry Pug Package
My Daddy says that I am really obnoxious, so I had better be glad that I am so cute or else I would be looking for a new home by now. Mommy tells him to shut up and reminds him that he will be out on the street long before I ever am. That is what I call "job security."

Who could resist this adorable face? Neither of my parents it seems, so I get to run rough-shod over both of them.

Occaisonally, my Mommy can resist it, at least when there is ice cream at stake.

I am now skeptical that I will be getting any ice cream, despite the face. I have tried and failed in this area many times, but I can't give up without a fight.

I will lay down, but not in defeat. Notice how I do not take my eye off the ice cream. Like the wily hawk stalking a meerkat pup, I will pounce as soon as I am secure that the powers that be have let their guard down.

Here, my Mommy caught me in an embarrassing state. I was minding my own business eating leaves and dirt off the kitchen floor, when Daddy came in and went over to my treat bowl. I had to rush over to him and sit down so I would get my treat, but I didn't have time to swallow the leaf I had been eating. So Mommy and Daddy got a good laugh at my expense, but at least I got a treat out of it.

After all that begging for food and scavanging for more food (leaves and dirt balls, mostly), it was nice to just lay around and watch some TV.

The life of a pug/wanna-be world tyrant is exhausting.
Snarf everydog later,
/s/ Winston, The Grand Duke of Pugsworth

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

First, as head of PALBWAATHRODCBWDTPTHHWPQ recruiting, I am proud to announce the induction of two new members of the secret police. Second, I would like to welcome Francis Ford Pug to the blogging community and I hope that there will be many updates to entertain us masses. Lastly, at the risk of sounding like a broken record... vote for me once a day between now and Oct. 30 at: so that I can be in a fashion show!!!

This is Devil Dog. He is now an assassin, and is technically a subordinate to the Stay-Puff Marshmallow Pug. This was the last picture ever taken of this Jack Russell Terrier collaborator...notice how he grimaces in pain as the end approaches.

This is Devil Dog's sister Lucky. Based Devil Dog's description, Lucky will likely be assigned to the Cannon Fodder brigade along with Rollo (although the assignment is not yet final).

This is Private First Class RolloTamasi, he will lead (by example) the first lines of the cannon fodder brigade for he is 100 lbs of stupid in a 40 lb pug body...he also loves poop because it is so tasty.

Snarf everydog later,
/s/ Winston, Grand Duke of Pugsworth

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Let us put this pug in perspective
First of all, make sure to vote for me at:
You can vote for me once a day, so please keep voting everyday until October 30. Now, I have decided to give an update on my growth over the past year.

This is me yesterday on the left, and that is me last year on the right in the same Moose outfit. See how it use to fall off of me and now it is almost too small, it is amazing how much I have grown.

Last year, the head was so big and heavy I could hardly balance!

That is me yesterday with my policeman's hat on, and that is me last year with the entire uniform. That was back when I used to walk a beat in the uniform division of PIA.

The hat is the only part of the police uniform that still fits, and even that barely fits.

These are my jamis yesterday (left) and a year ago. My parents say that I look very "pug" now, whatever that means.

Mommy was sure the jamis would never fit me when she saw how big they were on me when I was a baby. They fit quite snugly now.

This is my potential Halloween costume for this year. My parents are going to find an eye patch to cover my bad eye, since I really don't use it anyways.

Arghhhhhhh!!! Gimme yur treats or I'se cut ye' throats like the filthy vermin' that chu arghhh!

My parents stopped torturing me long enough to take me to the dog park. I didn't play much, so this is the best picture they could get.

This is my old friend Bruiser. He is one month older than me, and is even shier than I am if you can believe that. We had a nice reunion at the dog park on Saturday.

Don't worry, I also got plenty of naps in this weekend.

Hope all the puggies, and non-puggies, had a great weekend. Back to the grind of things.
Snarf everydog later,
/s/ Winston, Grand Duke of Pugsworth

Friday, October 12, 2007

Our Fearless Leader Speaks!!!
First of all, everyone can vote for me once daily (see previous entry for details) and If I win I get to be in a doggy fashion show in Downtown Seattle. Secondly, Goodboy Norman Featherstone has formulated the following brilliant policies:

As the newly elected Chairman of the Central Directorate of PALBWAATHRODCBWDTPTHHWPQ (Pugs Against Lazy Bloggers Who Adversely Affect The Honorable Reputation Of Dedicated Canine Bloggers Who Do Their Part To Help Humans' Workdays Pass Quickly), it is my duty to formulate policies and procedures for the smooth running of the group. This is not a dictatorship, but as members, what I say goes. That might sound like a dictatorship to you, but I assure you it is not. See - whatever I say goes, and since I say this is not a dictatorship, then it is not. Members are free to propose potential policies to me at any time for inclusion in the official PALBWAATHRODCBWDTPTHHWPQ handbook.Here are the first 5 policies for membership into the PALBWAATHRODCBWDTPTHHWPQ Group.

1 - No member may allow more than 3 working days to elapse without a blog entry. (Note that Saturday and Sunday are excluded from this requirement as we Pugs are not required to entertain most humans on these days.) Special preference is given to those members who post daily, with extra special favor (in the form of very sloppy wet kisses) being lavished upon those members who post multiple times in one day.

2 - If 3 working days elapse with no blog entry, membership will be considered for revocation and the member in peril will get the butt end of the Pug instead of the face end. If the member in peril posts an exceedingly apologetic entry complete with pictures within 2 days of notice of possible membership revocation, the revocation process will be terminated.

3 - Membership is revoked based on a majority vote of existing members in good standing. The vote will remain open for a period of 24 hours, at which time the vote will close and the outcome will be announced. Any members who do not cast their vote will receive a nasty pee-mail and one demerit.

4 - Once membership has been revoked, a member may re-apply for membership at any time, but is required to undergo hazing by the existing members in good standing while their application is under review. During the hazing, existing members in good standing may each make 1 "truth or dare" request to the member-in-waiting over the period of 1 week. If the member-in-waiting denies any request or does not respond to the request within 3 days, membership will be denied.

5 - If membership is granted to a previously revoked member, the member will start their membership with a lower rank than previously held and must post one humiliating photo of themselves on their blog, preferably involving a costume of some sort.Our current member roster includes:

-Goodboy Norman Featherstone, Chairman
-Winston, the Grand Duke of Pugsworth, Political Commissar to PALBWAATHRODCBWDTPTHHWPQ (pictured below)
-Oscar, Director of the Uniform Division of the Secret Police

-Napolean, Director of Covert Operations

-Maggie, Lead Undercover Seductress

-Giggs, Head of the Demolition and Interrogation Department

-Clover, Head of the Intelligence Division

-Herbie, Special Agent in Charge of Stalking Suspicious Non-Pug Entities

-Sequoia, Head of the Border Police Division in Alaska

-Rollo, Leader of the Cannon-Fodder Brigade (will actually be cannon-fodder)

-Parker, Director in Charge of the Cannon-Fodder Brigade (will not actually be cannon-fodder)

Please direct any membership requests to Winston at Please, rich Nigerians who need an American Agent to assist in International Money Transfers need not apply...I ain't buying it!!
Snarf Everydog later,
/s/ Winston, Grand Duke of Pugsworth and Political Commisar to PALBWAATHRODCBWDTPTHHWPQ

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Great news!! I am a semifinalist on this online contest. I put a picture of me working on my blog and the runners of the contest agreed that I AM ADORABLE!! Please vote for me! As if you needed more incentive, everyone who votes is entered in a contest for a $100 gift certificate for something dog related. To vote for me click:

and select the bubble ABOVE my picture (I am the second one with a pen in my mouth). I promise to share my glory with everyone!! I LOVE YOU ALL!!!

Snarf Everydog later,
/s/ Winston, Grand Duke of Pugsworth

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Another Lazy Weekend
Great news everydog!!! I have now gone to the dogpark for the first times since the Jack Russell Terrier initiated assasination attempt, and I have done outstanding. My parents, however, say that my required rest left me lazy and my recovery time after trips to the dogparks is longer than it use to be (I am also a slower runner than I used to be). The rainy season has started here in Seattle and will last until about next July, so I rested this weekend.

This is an old picture of me sleeping on the floor. Actually, several of these pictures are old because the PIA Security Bureau will not clear pictures that show the locations of trip wires and other booby traps within my personal residence.

I've had a lot of practice at laying around for an entire day; I've been doing it since I was a cute puppy.

My typical lazy day goes like this: First, I sleep on Daddy.

Then, I sleep on Mommy.

Then I get tired of Mommy and Daddy moving around so I find my own couch cushion, and sleep there for awhile.

Sometimes I sleep on my snuggle nest.

And then I usually end up on the floor.

Sometimes I try to find a place to sleep where I can also hide from the camera. Trying to sleep with a flash going off every few seconds can get annoying. Don't forget pugs: you should nap at least once every ten minutes during the waking hours and then for three continous hours during the night; but you should always make your parents take you outside at least once in the middle of the night so that you can do a security sweep...and show them who's boss.

Snarf Everydog later,
/s/ Winston, Grand Duke of Pugsworth