26 February, 2010

Our Curling boys' secret weapon...

Wohoo! We're in the final and so is Canada. So Mom's in for a birthday treat on Saturday. Yay!

Wanna know how they did it? They had some very special help:

Um.. Okay.. Maybe not. But mom had so many giggles imagining this that we had to play along.

Curly purrs,
Virus & Hyssing

25 February, 2010

Speaking of the pants...

Do you think I would do well on the curling team? We think the pants are fun, but more than anything we think all the crazy attention they've gotten is funny!

We think they're a really great team, and that it's quite impressive that they're the only team that are true amateurs and even the crazy pants are bought with their own money from their full time jobs rather than by sponsors.


Sleepy Thursday

Hi guys! I just got back to Mom yesterday after a little holiday with PA. His birthday was on Monday and I didn't want to leave him all alone and everything! Today Mom handed in her first obligatory essay of the season and I helped as much as I could with the finishing touches. Now we're both relaxing on the couch with curling semi finals - first the ladies (Sweden - China and Canada - Switzerland) and later tonight we'll see our boys in action (Norway - Switzerland and Canada - Sweden).

Keep your paws crossed for Norway and Canada - we want to see those teams in the final on Saturday. Saturday is Mom's birthday so we hope she gets the dream final as a birthday present. At least Auntie and Mom is planning a fairly early dinner out before going home and watching the bronze final. Mom will watch the final, too, which starts at midnight. She said Auntie could go home if she got sleepy, though. BOL!

I think I'll just share my lucky snores!


24 February, 2010

Almost Wordless Wednesday

Auntie and Mom had a walk down memory lane today. Largely laughing at me and Fenris (well, themselves too).. Here's a good one for you:

Another wordy part - Hyssing is most impressed with you all and is thinking of going into a mind control business since surprisingly many of you guessed it was a GREEN marker. Let's just say Mom and I have been laughing a lot.


23 February, 2010

Can you guess?

Mom said you guys might be able to guess what color her chosen marker of the day was just by sharing a few pix of ME. I don't know why - is this some sort of Hyssing-aided mind reading or something?

She sometimes accuses me of playing with her marker, but this is even weirder IMO.

So? Did it work? Did it work? Can you guess it?


PeeEss: We just got the very sad news that Chef's papa has been diagnosed with cancer. Will you please stop by and give them your support? They really need it now.

22 February, 2010

Show us your toothbrush!

Our buddy Brutus reminded everydoggie that February is National Pet Dental Health Month. Now we're not in the right nation (well, technically you're all in the wrong ones and we're in the right one) so it's no wonder we hadn't heard of it, but we're always happy to embrace a good cause!

Mom brushes our toofies every day. Well - because we usually do it every day we don't bother to fuss if there's a day or two we don't get it done - but every day is the general rule. Being a senior dog now (in years, but not at heart) I've had a couple of toofies removed last fall, but generally I've been known for my fresh breath and kisses. We think it's very important to brush and also to get the toofies checked properly by a vet, especially when you're an older dog. Very, very many dogs have painful teeth and gums and most go unnoticed, unfortunately.

So now we encourage you all - show us your toothbrush! BOL!

We've actually showed you our tooth brush cup before - still cute, right? The baby brush is for the kitties, the middle one is mine and the last one is Mom's. She keeps our toothbrushes together. Seriously.

Here's a close-up of the baby brush - it's actually the one that works the best on tiny kitty teeth. And thankfully we're all macho enough to pull off pink toothbrushes. The cup is the only thing that clashes with mom's pink bathroom - it's just too cool to leave out.

This is our enzyme paste that we use for brushing and then as a treat for being good and having our toofies brushed. Mom uses minty tooth paste for some reason. I love mint but Mom says it's not good for me and this is yummy so I won't complain.

Oh - and we want to say



Seems some thieves are more sensible than others - got this comment to the previous post this morning. Great to wake up to some good news for a change!

Sheila said...

Claire has posted on facebook that all the dogs have been found and are at the SPCA in Montreal for the night. It seems they were left tied up in a park, for which everyone is grateful.

MORE stolen dogs!? Montreal

This was just posted on WhippetWorld. We are very upset.

2000$$ REWARD !!!!HELP!!!! ANYONE coming home from the Montreal flyball tourney, Claire Gordon's truck was stolen out of the Jack Astor's parking lot, ALL THE DOGS are in the truck. License # 501 ONE Ontario plates, black Chevy Silverado, 2004 model diesel. Call 1 (613) 720-9047, if you see the truck! Please CROSS POST

We want people to stop stealing doggies - NOW! We hope they at least drop the dogs off somewhere safe and don't hurt them in any way. Keep your paws and fingers crossed!

Ane & the boys

21 February, 2010

Missing Whippet Puppies (still missing).

Hi guys!

We're so happy everyone out there in the blogosphere is working to get the poor puppies home. We have no news about the puppies, but wanted to update with the links to a couple of websites.

This is a website about the puppies with their pictures and a little info. The owner is also offering a reward hoping this will increase the chance of their return (rather than just abandoning them somewhere when they realize everyone is looking for them).

Here's a news article about the case, including a video of the puppies' siblings and owner.

We just feel so awful. Thankfully good people are searching the web for adverts for whippet/greyhound puppies for sale in the area etc... We hope you all keep praying/sending good vibes/purring and sharing to help the little babies come home!


19 February, 2010

Stolen whippet puppies - Texas

Our first thought when we read this were to post it on the bloggie - we've seen others sharing it, too, but in case we have readers others don't we're posting it here as well. The more the better, I'm sure. I also didn't have the pictures, so stole them from Patience.

Look at these two little darlings - we need to get them HOME!

Here's what the owner writes:

My house was broken into today. 2/17/10. Along with stuff I can replace they stole 2 five week old whippet puppies. Please - Please - PLEASE be on the lookout for any whippet puppies. I live in Conroe, Texas. We are contacting the vets - newspaper - shelters - local news channels - whatever we can think of. I think it was kids because of the sloppy things they took - leaving behind other stuff. It is so cold outside.... they are just babies....Permission to cost post - PLEASE!!!Pictures of the two puppies are attached
My cell is 713-817-1236

I'm hoping my girlfriend in Texas can send lots of lucky snorts into the Texas air and make sure evil people return these little babies!


18 February, 2010

New harness!

Finally Mom did some shopping for ME!

Hey Virus - what part of taking picture of me in my new harness is it you don't understand?

Huh? What? You were saying?

Bah.. Bajas is being no fun!

Happy now, boring brother?

Hey Mom? Is this my "Most Patient Brother of Stupid Cat"award?


PeeEss: Someone asked how the curling match went. It went very well! It went into overtime and we didn't expect to win as the Americans had the final stone (generally you have the last stone every other round and you're expected to take points when you have the last stone. It's possible to get points when the other team has the final stone, but this is referred to as "stealing points" which indicates how this is fairly uncommon). However we set up very nice guards and the Americans missed. BOL! Now we all have many matches to play - all 10 teams play each other before final rounds wich makes curling a very fair game. Mom isn't all that interested in sports usually, but curling is like "chess on ice" with lots of strategies and is very exciting to watch. Before the US-NOR match we lost by one point to Canada (also overtime and Canada had the last stone). Mom's ideal final match would be Canada-Norway once again! Right now we're playing Germany and are up by 3 points. So we're all asleep on the couch with our paws crossed tonight!

17 February, 2010

Awards and stuff

Our sweet friends at Furrydance gave us a sweet award!

The Rules for accepting the Sweet Friends Award:

1). Copy the image to your blog
2). List 10 things that make you happy and try to do one today
3). Tag 10 bloggers who brighten your day

1) Bajas: my sweetie Annie
2) Bajas: snuggling on Mom
3) Bajas: spending quality time with my BamBam
4) Virus: kicking Hyssing's butt
5) Virus: snoring on the bathroom floor
6) Virus: getting nose scritches
7) Hyssing: getting tummy rubs
8) Hyssing: getting kisses
9) Hyssing: snuggling
10) Bajas: getting yummy chicken wings for brekkie

Then we have to choose just ten of our sweet friends...

1) Of course Bajas wants to give it to his sweetie, Annie!
2) Our friend Coco
3) The kitties want to give it to Khyra (not that I object, but I think they're feeling a little cheeky after Hyssing came in 3rd Cat Dog at Mango Minster)
4) Harley - he deserves it after almost having his toesies cut off (scaredy-cat)
5) Sweet Lorenza always makes us smile
6) Forever Foster Well, it's obviously, really. How cute are those kittens?

7) The Popounette who share so many great pix with us
8) Brutus the agilityfrenchie
9) Salinger who always make us laugh
10) Anna

We've also gotten the proof of Hyssing's 3rd place in Mango Minster!

How cool is that?

Now it's early in the morning and we're all watching the Norway - USA curling match. Both teams are playing rather poorly, really, but Norway is finally appearing to be picking up. Yay!


15 February, 2010

Manic MomDay

Okay.. so I know that Mom is weird. But today she took it to another level. I might have been trying to encourage her to do something more fun than reading...

... so she picked me up and put me on the table next to her???

It had fresh laundry on it, so it was nice and comfy.. Still.. I have a feeling this wasn't the right response.. Hmmm..


14 February, 2010

Fur Annie!

Isn't my AnnieBelly just the prettiest puggie ever?


13 February, 2010

Thank you!

We just wanted to send a big THANK YOU to all our friends who helped us vote for me/Poirot in the norse code competition last fall - lookee the picture Lene sendt us after picking up my prize! That's a lot of nom-nom!


PeeEss: We also heard some very sad news that Wally and Penny, Poppy and Patches' Dad crossed the rainbowbridge yesterday. We are very sad, but confident that these two great guys can keep each other company until they're reunited with their families. If you haven't already we suggest you drop by and give them some purrs and kisses as their families are very sad right now.

11 February, 2010

Nom nom nom..

Remember I said Mom went shopping? Well today she got some pix of me enjoying my brekkie - a nice chicken wing.

All raw things are eaten in my pug cave!

I get'em frozen so that I have to chew everything properly. That's okay - I like a nice chew.

Mom thinks I'm soooo cute when I eat the raw stuff - that's real good for me, because that makes it more likely that I get loads of nice raw treats!


10 February, 2010

Meet my Dad!

Hi guys! I want to say I'm sorry we're not posting and commenting as much as usual. Mom's a bit in over her head lately and spending all the time with school stuff and this tends to limit our online-time.

I was going through some old pix and found these. You all know Hyssing's dad, and those of you who've been around for a while will remember my mom - Coco. This is me and my dad at a pug speciality show many years ago. I was young and skinny, now I'm as good looking as my dad. BOL!

Me on the left, my dad (Hugo) on the right.
Me and dad - sniff, sniff.

My dad getting ready.

Oh - and Mom went to Sweden and did some shopping yesterday and now I've got plenty of food. She got some for the kitties, too. And a big bag of chicken wings. I got one yesterday and one today - nice big ones. Yum!


08 February, 2010

Need a clean screen?

Is your screen dirty? Don't use a cloth to do a pug's job..

Check this out: http://www.raincitystory.com/flash/screenclean.swf


07 February, 2010


It' been a year since the bushfires in Australia and friends shared this horrible and beautiful video with us. We are so thankfull that our friends in the area were not hurt, but we know many, many were not as lucky.

The video made Mom rather leaky, but we hope you will take a few minutes to remember those who died and send some comforting thoughts to those left behind. We also want to remind you all of the people in Haiti and how we must not forget them once the number of news broadcasts go down.

Here http://s651.photobucket.com/albums/uu233/bushfireyv/?albumview=slideshow is a slideshow of pictures our friend Linda took.


06 February, 2010

DWB sonnet

Mom is boring this weekend - apparently she's intending to finally do all the school work she was supposed to get ahead with, but have somehow managed to put off. Some of you may remember she's having BritLit this semester? Well, they started with sonnets. Shakespeare and all sorts of old guys.. So while mom read the BORING sonnets I made one for YOU! This poetry stuff was really easy. I can't understand what she's complaining about.


The DWB sonnet

There is this great community

Where Dogs With Blogs are Friends

And cats and hammies in Unity

Share laughs that never ends

I am a Pug who snore and fart

like all the pugs I know

Here I meet friends who share their art

Like oil on canvas and pee on snow

When days are Gray and I am blue

I check my favorite Blogs

Where every day there's something new

In the lives of friendly dogs

And if my kitty brothers are bad -

I know that Khyra's help can be had!

Hah.. Does this make me the PoetPug?

04 February, 2010

Dreaming of spring..

We're dreaming of spring at the WriggleButt-residence. It's been a lovely blizzard outside yesterday and today and we're getting a bit tired of wind and snow.

So here are a couple of nice spring pix..

Just enjoying the sun...

Nice walks..

Posing outside with the tulips..

Hope you're all well and that you're warm wherever you are. Thankfully it's only chilly outside (wind chill) and not inside.


03 February, 2010

Pug. Scanned.

Mom had some more scanner fun. I must say it was a little bit boring, as she made me sit there forever (aprox.). We can now say for sure our scanner/printer combo can handle a pug.

Hyssing is also most happy that he got third in the Cat Dog category over at Mango Minster! He's sure Khyssing Khyra got him extra points. For a couple of more hours you can vote for the sporty dogs like me (hey I sat on a SCANNER for ya) keep dropping by there to be a part of all the fun!


01 February, 2010

CAT scan

We helped Mom with scanning some pages from one of her books today.. She said that walking on the scanner was our own fault..?

Virus & Hyssing