Ready for Halloween?

It’s almost here……Halloween. My favorite holiday after Hanukkah, Christmas, Groundhog Day and my adoption anniversary.

I’m so excited!

I started Trick or Treating early when mom took me to Tio Jonathan’s house. I wore my Chicken Thief costume, which brought back memories of my chicken incident in February. Mom and I don’t talk about it. Even so, she thought it would be a good reminder of my brief life of crime.

Chicken Thieves Need Love Too

   Chicken Thieves Need Love Too

My god sister Maya and Aunt Kelly bought me a new costume. It’s a good thing too because mom retired my Bride of Frankenstein wig, my hat keeps falling off my head and I peed on my dress yesterday. I can’t help it, I have boy parts that don’t work well with dresses.

We’re all going Trick or Treating on Halloween. I hope mom brings extra pillowcases for all the yummy treats I’m going to get. Maybe we’ll need a U-Haul. Yippee! I’ll keep the number handy just in case.

I was going to give you my tips for the best Halloween ever and now I don’t have to because Annie Colbert from Mashable beat me to it. You can see her 12 Pug Tips for a Stellar Halloween here.

Aunt Lisette picked out my card for mom. It’s exactly what I would have chosen if I could drive to the store. Thank you Aunt Lisette for always thinking of me!

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Mom took me to another party Sunday. This one was at Buzzy’s Bow Wow Meow and benefitted PACT for Animals, an organization that places pets of military personnel who are being deployed into loving foster homes. Buzz Miller works hard to match the fur kids with good foster homes. I was happy to go and donate part of my allowance for such a good cause. And I got to dress up again and play with new friends Talullah and Charlie. What are the odds that I would meet another Talullah? It also gave me an idea, which I’ll write about after Halloween. I have to work on the plan so stay tuned.





I didn’t know we were going to have a celebrity at the party. Remember Elwood, the world’s ugliest dog? He was there and he’s not ugly. He’s cute, sweet and bald, which I admit kind of creeped me out. Mom said his skin was so soft. He must use bath oil. He didn’t play with the rest of us. I guess his big blingy collar was so heavy that he would have tipped over so his mom carried him around. We mortals could only admire him from afar.



I met a Pug who invited me to a Pug Halloween party next Sunday. It’s going to be soooo much fun. So many sweet, cuddly, squishy lovable Pugs in one place at one time. I can hardly wait!

Hey mom, is tomorrow Sunday?

She said almost.

I have to get my costume ready. Happy Halloween everyone. I hope you get the kind of candy you like. Make sure it’s wrapped and don’t eat anything until you ask your mom. And most of all, don’t let your mom take all the good candy and hide it from you!

Love, Pugsley


Hi friends. It’s my favorite time of year – Halloween! Mom was staffing another Vets Journey Home weekend. Another six servicemen and women are on their way to finding emotional peace and healing from their service. I love that mom does this volunteer work. It also gave me the opportunity to go to my favorite vacation spot Family Pet Resort. In the summer I go to camp there. I guess you could say I went to boarding school this time.

Saturday was the big Halloween costume party. Many of you heard mom say that she sent me with my costume that we kept very secret until I revealed it. All I’m saying is GUESS WHO WON FIRST PRIZE??????

I guess you all know by now that I’m a pug. In addition to being extremely cute and cuddly, we also resemble a famous movie star from the 80s. Remember when Gertie dressed ET as her doll so her mom wouldn’t find out about him? In case you forgot, here he is: 650height-55052_Series_1_Dress_Up_E_T_ (493x650)

Pugsley Halloween 2013

My costume didn’t exactly turn out as planned. I updated it with some funky blue streaks in my hair. Mom says I look more like ET meets the Bride of Frankenstein. I’m sitting in the pumpkin patch waiting for the Great Pumpkin to bring toys to all the good boys and girls. Hey look – there’s Linus.

I don’t care that I don’t look exactly like ET. My dress is so much prettier than his. You can’t see it because my hair is covering it. Here’s a closeup. I’m very comfortable with my feminine side.


And here I am with my prize. There’s so much cool stuff in the basket: food, treats, toys, a bowl, cologne….and the best part is that I won two nights in the Deluxe Villa and playtime. The villa is the one with the big bed and flatscreen TV. I’m so happy.

Wow, my prize basket is bigger than I am!

Wow, my prize basket is bigger than I am!

Mom never splurges for the villa. She says I watch too much TV at home. I missed three episodes of Dog With A Blog over the weekend. And speaking of….I had my blog first, mine is funnier and I deserve my own TV show. HEY DISNEY – CHECK OUT MY BLOG!

I love all my teachers at Family Pet Resort. My report card said I was the teacher’s pet. I keep telling mom that I’m secure in my power and it’s much more fun to be in charge than to join in. I excelled at sunbathing and hanging with the humans to watch over the other kids and make sure no one got hurt. We pugs are born to snuggle with two-legged people, not four legged ones.

Mom entered my photo in the Blue Buffalo Halloween contest. Please vote for me here until Halloween and share it on your Facebook and Twitter feeds please.

Well, I gotta go for now. Stay tuned for more about mom’s Vets Journey Home weekend when I can debrief her. I have some ideas of my own that I’d like to share.

Happy Howloween, Pugsley

Mommy, is that you?

Hey everyone guess what – my mom cut off all her hair. Well, not all of it, and she didn’t cut it herself. Mom left the house and said she was going to see her friend and hairstylist Ozzie Perez and she came back with a whole new funky do. I never had a haircut so I don’t know what it feels like. All I know is there’s not enough left on mom for me to pull anymore.

Photo by my uncle Dr. Jonathan Cohen.

Photo by my uncle Dr. Jonathan Cohen.

Hey mom, what does your hair feel like?

Mom said it’s like 20 pounds was lifted off her head, especially in the summer. It’s more like 10 pounds every other time of the year. I’m not sure I understand that. All I know is that it’s not long enough for me to pull anymore.

Hey mom, did you bring me your ponytail to play with?

She said that Ozzie is donating her hair to Locks of Love and hopes that it’s long enough for them to use. Wow…my mom is awesome.

Mom, tell Ozzie to uncurl it like I do with my tail so that it’s the right length.

I must have gotten my curl from my mom’s side of the family.

Hey mom, can I grow out my hair to send to Locks of Love?

Well give me hair vitamins so my hair will grow long. Ask Milo from down the street what he takes. He looks like a mop with legs when his hair gets long.

Mom says my hair won’t grow long and if I really want to do something with my hair I can sweep the floor and glue it all together. She’s not funny.

Hey mom, did Ozzie cuddle with you while he was blowdrying your hair?

She said no. He was working too hard and it was a very intricate process.

Mom, if you really want to be pampered you should go to Petco next time. If you went there, you would get cuddles. When Genna was blowdrying my hair she stopped and cuddled with me for 10 whole minutes. I can call Genna and make an appointment for you. I’m sure she’ll cuddle with you.

Hmm…she said no one shampoos her hair like Ozzie does and she’s not switching salons.

Well, I like the way Genna shampoos my hair. I get a body massage. Does Ozzie give you a massage? Does he do your nails, clean your ears, brush your teeth and give you a spritz of cologne afterward like Genna does with me? And don’t forget that I got a cool Petco bandana. (Boys, the young ladies down the street were fighting over me.)

She said hair salons only focus on hair.

Your loss! You know you could have more time to play with me if you went to Petco. It’s a full service salon. You won’t have to go to a different salon for your nails, the ENT for your ears and the dentist for your teeth. I’m sure they have mommy and son packages. Are you sure you don’t want me to check? Mom? Hey mom? MOMMMMEEEEEE?

She’s pretending she doesn’t hear me.

Hey mom, if you won’t go to my salon can I go with you to Ozzie’s salon next time? I want to see what’s so great about his shampoos and see if he can give me a cool asymmetrical look?

Well he’ll just have to weave extensions into my hair. Since he only has to do one side, it shouldn’t take more than about 17 hours. I don’t think Petco does extensions.


She’s ignoring me again. I’ll email Ozzie myself and ask. I’m not caving on the massage and cuddle though. That’s a deal breaker.

I hope mommy’s locks give a child lots of love.

Maybe I’ll get highlights……..

Until next time –

Love, Pugsley