Who Are You Calling Parsley?

Hi friends. I’ve had such a busy week.

I was at camp for a few days while mom was at the League of Women Voters of PA board retreat. I didn’t pack very much; just a toy or two so I wouldn’t be homesick. Aunt Jody picked us up in the camp bus and then we went to pick up my Aunt Marita. When we got to Marita’s house she loaded a big suitcase and another tote bag into the baggage compartment.

How many toys did you pack Aunt Marita? We’re only going to camp for a few days.

Then something crazy happened. We got to camp and Aunt Jody and mom walked me in and Marita wasn’t with us. She didn’t get out of the bus. She could have bunked with me. I had a nice suite with a cot and a sheepskin blanket. I got a treat every night and then my counselor took me on a moonlight stroll before bed. I would have shared my bunk and my treats and split my belly rubs with you….Maybe next time?

Since I was on my own, I played in the playground a lot with the other kids. I thought mom signed me up for horseback riding and archery, but my counselor never took me for my lessons. I was super bummed.

Hey mom……next time I want to go to horseback riding and archery camp and learn how to shoot with the big bow. Look how cool this is!


Pugsley the Destroyer……How’s that for an awesome name?

So I found out when mom picked me up from camp that Aunt Marita went to the retreat. She, Aunt Jody and mom shared a big suite and had a pajama party, which is really not fair because I have pajamas and I like parties. I’m not into the mani/pedi thing and I don’t let just anyone do my hair. That’s way too girlie for a big boy like me. I’m sure there was other fun stuff I could have done.

Mom said the retreat was great and the ladies on the board are sooooo smart and fun. I wouldn’t know………and I’m still a little pouty.

Then on Wednesday, mom showed me another new gadget she bought to use against me. First I got Bisselled; now I got Hoovered.


Leave it to mom to find a vacuum comb attachment. Really mom…..enough with the anti-dog appliances. There’s no dander left within a mile of me! My friends are gonna make fun of me forever!

I didn’t know at the time that I was being coiffed for my big date with my Aunt Lisette. Remember I wrote about her? She’s the author and TV star. She was visiting from LA with her friend Lisa from Melbourne (that’s Australia kids) and it was a total surprise.

We got to a café in Chestnut Hill and I thought we were just stopping for dinner. And then I saw Aunt Lisette!  I was so excited to meet her. She gave me my dinner and then signed my copy of her book, Molly Hacker Is Too Picky. I never had my very own autographed book. I feel so special! She also showed me a video of her dog Bentley digging in the sand at the beach. I’ve never been to the beach. I’ll have to put that on my bucket list. Lucky Bentley!

Of course, I did a great job keeping the riff-raff away, which wasn’t easy. I tried to blend in with the crowd, but between wearing my sunglasses (all dignitary protection personnel wear them) and talking into my paw a lot, people assumed I was with the Secret Service and kept trying to get past me to see who the VIP in the room was. I may be short, but my elbows are sharp. All my basic training at Valley Forge came in handy.

After my shift ended and we ate, Aunt Lisette cuddled me on her lap.

Are you making fun of me Aunt Lisette?

Are you making fun of me Aunt Lisette?

Two Tough Guys

I think you’re totally making fun of me Aunt Lisette!

Here I am with Lisa.

Here I am with Lisa while she was teaching me Australian

Lisa taught me how to speak Australian. I was so stoked to learn a foreign language.

Pugsley, you know that Australians speak English, right?

Mom, Australians don’t speak English. They speak Australian. Listen, “Woof mate! G’day. I want my burger on the barbie and then I’m going walkabout with the roos.” That’s totally not English!

Lisa invited me to Australia. She said I could stay with her cackle, giggle, snort. Will you drive me mom? It can’t be more than about 10 or 11 hours, right? I’ll be good in the car that long. I promise!

Pugsley, It’s about 10,000 miles to Melbourne and you can’t drive there.


Do you see all the blue on the map between the United States and Australia? That’s the ocean. You can’t drive on the ocean.

So we can drive to the ocean and then take a boat mom! Puleeeeeeze can we go? I want to play with the roos.

Why are you walking away mom???


I'm ready for my closeup Mr. DeMille!

I’m ready for my closeup Mr. DeMille!

Mom just doesn’t get me sometimes. I’ll deny saying it, but this is my favorite photo of all.


And one last one….I didn’t know it at the time, but I gave Aunt Lisette my autograph too.

I hope it’s still on your leg Aunt Lisette and it didn’t fade away.


I swear I have the cutest toes!

So you’re probably wondering after all this time who Parsley is.

Well, Aunt Lisette texted mom a photo she took of me and her stupid auto-correct software changed my name to Parsley. Now Aunt Lisette and mom laugh at me and call me Parsley.

I DON’T LOOK LIKE A PARSLEY! And mom wonders why I chew her phone…..

Catch ya ’round!

Love, Parsley (I mean Pugsley. Darn it. Now they have me saying it…)

9 thoughts on “Who Are You Calling Parsley?

  1. LOL that is such a great story Pugsley, sorry I laughed but Parsley is such a funny name. I love your headshot and am glad to hear you had fun with your Aunt Lisette and Lisa.

    P.S. I wouldn’t like the vacuum brush either. 🙂

  2. G’day Pugsley my mate. You look real beaut in those glasses! I was totally chuffed to meet you in person. Anytime you want to pack your swag and come downunder, let us know. Don’t forget to pack a jumper and maybe a singlet! Especially at the moment. I look forward to sharing a snag with you 😉
    Take care good buddy.
    Your Aussie mate, Lis 🙂

    • UH OH…….I only had 1 lesson Aunt Lisa. This must be lesson 2. Hey mom, do I have a jumper or a singlet? I don’t know what it is, but I’ll share a snag with you!!!! Love, Pugsley

      • Lol.- snag is a sausage, a jumper is a pullover, a singlet is a top like Auntie Lisette is wearing but tighter to wear under your shirt to keep you warm in the winter or you can wear it in the summer on it’s own. A swag would be your sleeping bag 🙂 I’m still chuffed I met you!!!!! ❤

      • Mom said she’ll buy me a sleeping bag to match my pajamas, but we still can’t drive to Australia. I’m going to take swimming lessons. I tend to sink in the pool so I may have to pack my floatie just in case. I should get there around 2015. Giggle snort! Pugs & Kisses, Pugsley

  3. Dear Parsley,

    Great pawticle blog!!! You are my favorite 4 legged nephew!!! Your mom is quite the bright, funny lady!!! I am SO happy to be her friend and your Aunt Jody!!! I think we should definitely enlist you as our pawliamentarian at the PALWV’s meetings so you can come along and showcase your advanced skills!

    Your cousins miss you and soon we will have a camp re-union!!! XoxoxO

    • Hi Aunt Jody. I’m so glad you liked my post. Would you please tell Susan, Zeke’s mom, that you nominate me for pawliamentarian? I’ll do a good job…promise! I can’t wait to come to camp!!!! xo, Pugs

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