Ellie here at the keyboard again to tell you all how my first "obedience" class went.
Thanks to everyone for all the support! I particularly liked the advice I got from Pearl and also from Tiffy ;) I am a free spirit and shouldn't be shackled down with mundane things like listening to what mom and dad are saying!
So anyway, Dad took me to class and mom met us there. There were huge thunderstorms moving through the area at the time, so mom & dad blamed my erratic behaviour on the storms...
I am a very vocal pug and like to let all the other humans and doggies know that I have arrived. To make sure I was not forgotten by anyone, I made sure I barked throughout the entire time we were there. The instructor started talking to the class about nuisance barking and he kept pointing at me. I am NOT a nuisance, who does this guy think he is anyway!!
This is the only picture that mom was able to snag during class...
To show my disdain at being taken to this class, I pooped just a little bit everytime I barked. Oh, and I was sitting/standing on mom when I did all of this. She was not happy with me when she saw what I was doing and put me down so she could clean off her shirt (yeah, good luck with that!! BOL!!!!). I then managed to smear some poop on her jeans as well. Even after all of this they told me that we would be going to class again next week!
Mom and dad were listening intently to the instructor and were ignoring my barking. However, whenever I quit barking for a bit, mom and dad would love on me and I would get treats for being a good girl. Those treats are yummy and I am now torn between keeping my spirit free or being a good girl and listening to mom & dad and getting treats. What's a little pug girl to do???
Hi everyone!! Ellie here at the keyboard. First off, mom would like to thank everyone for their kind words about Buddie.
Second, I want to thank Wilma for letting me become a Sunflower Sister!! I am so excited and can't wait for the next Sunflower event :)
So, anyway... I need some help. Mom & Dad came home on Friday evening and told me that they signed me up for Obedience classes. Anyone know what this Obedience class thing is?? Yoda & Brutus told me that they never went to such a thing and couldn't tell me anything about it. I heard them whispering and laughing right after I asked them about it, so I know they know what it is but won't tell me.
Because of this class I had to go to the vet on Saturday and get another shot. This just doesn't seem right does it?? While at the vet's office waiting, we met this sweet little pug girl. Mom didn't get her name.
Look at me being a good girl while I was waiting ;)
Ok, so I got a bit impatient with Dad....
**Mom's note - Ellie was barking like a mad woman at the vet's office. The only time she was quiet is when she was offered a treat.
Mom did tell me that we get to go to the pet store and that I will get lots of treats, so this obedience thing sounds like it might be a fun thing... but why would Yoda & Brutus think it is funny??
Mom and I were out in the backyard on Saturday and got to see one of Yoda's mortal enemies up close. You can't see me in the picture, but I am just below the tree trying to figure out how to help Yoda out by capturing this guy for questioning... He ran away before I had fully formulated a plan - lucky for him!
Just chilling with Brutus on Saturday.
Yoda was relaxing by himself. I heard him muttering something about younguns and youthful energy...
I guess I will find out soon enough what this obedience thing is all about since our first class is tonight.
No words can really tell how mom is feeling this week. A kitty that she grew up with has gone to the rainbow bridge. This here is Buddie. She was 22 years old and lived a long and happy life.
She developed kidney disease late last year and took a turn for the worse this week. Grandma & Grandpa made the hard decision to let her go but knew that it was the right thing to do for Buddie. She will be buried next her sisters who had passed before her out in the flower garden and a flower planted above her in rememberance.
Mom says that Buddie got her name as a wee kitten because she would always start purring when anyone would get close to her. Whenever mom & dad went for a visit, Buddie would be the first kitty to come say hello. Mom got to see Buddie one last time a few weeks ago and had a feeling she wouldn't see Buddie again so she made sure to tell her how much she was loved.
She was a very special kitty and will not be forgotten anytime soon...
We also participated in sweater day in honor of Stubby and this is the box of goodies that we got just for pawticipating!! This was also from Winston and his sisters.
Check out this cool magnet...
...and it's place on our fridge
Again, we apologize to Winston for mom's slackitude...
In other happenings, our furiend Eli stayed for a few days while his pawrents were out of town. Poor guy didn't know he was going to have to put up with our wild sister Ellie. She harassed him all day on Saturday and then finally on Sunday she relaxed a bit and they started playing together. Mom was slacking again and didn't get their great games of chase on video.
Here is Eli... He is such a fun guy.
Here Ellie is trying out her stalking technique on him... see how she is moving so fast that she is just a blur!!
Dad got out some tasty treats for all of us - look at how nice all of us sit... Don't let the camera angle fool you, Ellie is not bigger than me. It just looks that way.
and more treats
I, along with mom & dad, am in mourning. Our beloved Red Wings were knocked out of the playoffs by the Sharks. We are now going to cheer for Winston's team... the Vancouver Canucks!!
School is FINALLY over for mom and now we can get back to fun stuff like her helping us blog!!
We have missed everyone soooo much!! We hope to get back on a regular schedule soon as well as commenting again too...
First and foremost we would like to wish Mom a Happy Mother's Day!! She takes such good care of us and is the best momma any of us could ever ask for :) To all the moms out there - we hope you all have a very Happy Mother's Day as well!!
Mom finished her last final on Friday and to celebrate we were able to go to Pug Meetup on Saturday!!
Before heading to meetup - Ellie is all ready to go.
and so are Brutus and I...
Come on Mom and Dad, let's get going!!
Yay!! Finally on our way!!
Are we there yet??
Seriously... Dad, can't you drive any faster?
This was Ellie's first Pug Meetup and boy did she have some attitude!! Check out this picture of Mom & Ellie that Salinger's mom took shortly after we arrived - it says it all.
Such a goofy girl....
Romeo of the Pug Posse was wearing a birthday hat to help celebrate Apollo's birthday
Salinger and his mom (GO RED WINGS!!)
Brutus telling Salinger's mom some of his secrets (he knows stuff)
Pug Posse dad giving Romeo some butt scritches...
Little wild sister Ellie...
Here is Jeff Saturday(left) and Stewie(right)...
Ernie of the Pug Posse and Brutus - they look a lot alike so mom calls them long lost brothers
Brutus and Ellie hangin' with Dad.
Everyone wanted to hold Ellie
The birthday boy - Apollo.
We were so tired on the way home.
It was so nice seeing all of our furiends again. It has been way too long!!