Saturday, January 31, 2009

Laaaaaazy Saturday

I, Salinger The Pug, have declared today to be "DO NOTHING DAY"! Here is how I started my fabulous day...
Yeah, I know mom was trying to make the big cloud bed...but *I* wasn't done sleeping in it yet!!! How rude!
Excuuuuuse me! I'm SLEEPING here! It's like the crack of eleven for crying out loud!

The people went and did some errands and productive things while I finished my nap. When they got home, I was able to continue my Day Of Nothing by watching the Wings game right ON mom!
She rubbed my tummy when she wasn't yelling at the hockey men on TV
OH...did you notice mom's SOCKS??
They have ME all over them!! She said it was to root for the PUG to win the Eukanuba Dog Show tonight!

The Dog show just means more time I get to lay around to round out my Day of Nothing! How perfect!

Happy Day of Nothing Saturday everyone!!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Mixed bag Thursday

Hi everyone! Ok, mom STILL is crabbing about the snow, but now that most of the roads are driveable, she's chilled out about it a little. She's probably most upset about having to reschedule my BATH at PetSmart (she would just throw me in the tub here, but she can never get me completely dry like they do and she's afraid I'll get pneumonia or something..PLUS, they grind my nails and squeeze my hiney). I REEK!!!!!!!
Oh sure I'm cute and everything, but mom totally should have photoshopped those "smell lines" coming off of Pigpen!

Everyone help me wish Holden GOOD LUCK at the Science Fair at school today! He did SUCH a good job on his presentation (keeping bread fresh) and was so handsome this morning in his dressy pants and sweater!
GOOD LUCK BROTHER!!! We hope you win a big prize!!!!

THANK YOU so much to my buddies Brutus and Rosie! They both felt that we deserved this award!
Yeah, we totally laughed at the fact that it's 2 ladybugs GETTING IT ON, but the award represents the blogs that truly love someone or something. It´s a ladybug and they are know for giving us luck whenever we see one. We're supposed to pass this on to 5 other blogs, but we see from reading that a lot of you have already gotten it, so we're just going to call TAG on anyone that hasn't yet received it!!!!

In OTHER buddy Pugsley has his VERY OWN BLOG now!!!! Pugsley has been in lots of our previous posts and he's one of my favorite playmates (think of the Seinfeldian credo "Not that there's anything WRONG with that!). Everyone CLICK HERE and go say HI! Pugsley's mom is still learning the lay of Bloggerland, so have patience! (Way to go Heather! Mom is proud of you!)

That's about all our news for today. Hope you all have a good Thursday...even though The Office is a rerun tonight! :-(

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

@#$%&*! SNOW!!!!!!!!

That's what mom has been saying since yesterday afternoon! It started snowing and DIDN'T STOP until around noon today (Wednesday). Just LOOK at what happened to our doorwall and my doggie door!!! How the (BEEP) am I supposed to get out and do my business???

Mom shoveled me a path off the deck to the tiki torch (where I usually like to conduct business)...

But all I did was run in and out of the house like a lunatic and run circles in the snow!

THEN stood back on the deck and cried because I wouldn't poop!

Of course school was closed and probably will be until the FOURTH OF @#$%^&* JULY!

Here's a lovely view of MORE @#$%&^ snow out front.
Yes...that is a SNOWBLOWER you see...but the piece of $%*# decided that it doesn't want to work today. Mom isn't too upset about shoveling...she says it's a good workout.

She is NONE TOO PLEASED though after talking to daddy this morning (from @#$%^& VEGAS!) He had NO CLUE that we were snowed in and told us all about the yummy steak he had last night and how much fun he had hitting the strip with his boss last night. I think she wanted to slug him.

Ok...we're going back outside to shovel some more of this @#$%^& snow. Wish us luck.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

I'm a GOOD driver!

I got to go on a road trip to Dayton, OH with Mommy and Holden on Friday afternoon! Holden took this picture of me...

Today (Sunday), Daddy is flying on an airplane to Las Vegas for a long, boring, tedious work conference all week (yeah, we don't feel sorry for him either!). I just emailed the above picture to him with the following note:

Hi Daddy!

If you win lots of money in Vegas, will you buy me my own car? I'm a VERY good driver!

I love you!


Paws crossed! I'll let you know what he says!

Here is daddy's reply to my note yesterday! Let's all wish him luck!

"Daddy's only won a paltry six bucks so far, but the week is young. If I do hit it big, I'll let YOU be my chaffeur!!!! I can tell you handle driving like a Secret Service agent!!!!
I love you!"
Put it all on RED NINE daddy!!!!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Stuffie help STAT!


Dr. Holden...we have an emergency with two favorite stuffies! Can they be saved?

Victim #1.
Victim #1. "Nipsey" Male Purple Monkey with one eye and one nipple (the matching eye and nipple are MIA and assumed to have been EATEN by one Salinger The Pug), is suffering a major headwound behind the left ear.

Victim #2
Victim #2. "Spike" Male Bulldog with NO eyes (again, both eyes assumed to have been EATEN by Salinger The Pug) also suffering from major stuffing loss from each eye socket.

Dr. Holden examines the victims with his trusty reflex hammer (hey...HE'S the doctor!)...

Dr. Holden has ordered several rounds of stitches for both victims and says they will be fine. Nurse Mom gave each patient several stitches and both are fully recovered!
Salinger was advised not to eat any more body parts off of his friends, but we doubt he will take this under advisement.

THANK YOU DOCTOR HOLDEN! You saved the day!!!

***Mom's note*** I feel I must add that we DISCOVERED these lacerations on the 2 victims after Salinger was spotted doing the "butt drag" around the backyard. Upon further inspection, he required MANUAL EXTRACTION of a very LOOOOONG piece of stuffing/cotton from his posterior. Nuff said. ENJOY YOUR LUNCH EVERYONE!!!! :-)

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Spring fakeout!

Hi everyone!

Our weather has been on the warm side for January in Indiana! This afternoon it was sunny and the thermometer said 45 so Mom grabbed my leash and said "LET'S GO!"
It felt so good to get out for an actual walk again!

We walked all over the neighborhood and stopped and visited with Janie the Mail Lady for a few minutes and waved at a few other people out walking too.

Here is a tiny patch of snow that is left in our front yard.

It felt so warm, I even checked to see if any of Mommy's tulips decided to wake up yet.
Photobucket sprouts yet! I think it will be a little while longer!

We were glad to get out today because the Weather Guy said that it's supposed to turn COLD again for tomorrow and the weekend! BOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Look at these treats!!

Mom was shopping at Whole Foods the other day and saw THESE!


HAHAHAHAAA! Look at that ridiculous HAT that poor guy is wearing!!!!!

Mom didn't buy me any because A. They were crazy expensive (like everything else at Whole mean Whole Foods) and B. She was honked off that they were OUT of the only 2 things she went in there for in the first place (ostrich and carob chips) so she left empty handed in protest. She even resisted a stop at the Make-your-own-almond butter machine, so you know she was really mad! She's pretty sure her not buying anything will TOTALLY fix their little red wagon! ;-)

Happy Hump Day everyone!!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

I'm an only Pug again!

Yep...that's right! Maggie went home to her family last night and I'm not sure what to think today!

Mommy keeps trying to snuggle me and play with me, but I'm so sleepy! She isn't sure if I'm sad, or just catching up on my ZZZs after so much playing...

That's all I have to report today. Maybe something exciting will happen later!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

FUN weekend!

Hi everyone! I had the BEST time this weekend! My buddy Pugsley came over to play with Maggie and I!

Mommy made some new treats for us (recipe at the end!). They were APPLE CINNAMON and very yummy!
That's Maggie, Pugsley in the middle and ME (not exhibiting good manners in this picture!).

We had a really fun time making a PUG PILE on top of our moms!
That's my mom on the left (Laura) and Pugsley's mom (Heather) on the right.

HAHAHA...I have googly puggy eyes in this picture!

THEN...things started to get out of control (like they tend to do when Pugsley is here!)

Good grief! Cover your eyes everyone!!!

Perhaps it was the treats.......hmmmmmmm.

Here is the recipe. It's sort of a ballpark just dumps stuff in until it looks "right". Sometimes it works out pretty well, other times...not so much!

Apple Cinnamon Puggy Cookies

1 whole apple, grated (skin and all...just fish the seeds out)
1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup oats
between 1/2 and 3/4 cup water
1/4 cup honey
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Mix it together until it forms a stiff dough (add more flour or water as you need). Roll out on a floured counter/board and roll to around 1/4 inch thick and cut out in various shapes. Bake on parchment lined cookie sheets on 350 for 1/2 hour to 45 minutes until crunchy.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

A pug has been it my turn now? (haha)

This is Laura...hijacking Salinger's blog again! I went with Vikki (Pug Posse) and Kelly (Pugs and Bugg) to pick up Vikki's new Foster Pug today!
Here is Vikki with Eddie! Poor baby is SO skinny but a VERY sweet boy!

Eddie is in great hands and had SO much fun with all of his new brothers and sisters! He's a great addition to the Posse! Make sure to drop by Vikki's Blog to see more pics and to keep tabs on Eddie's progress!

On a personal was so great to get out of the house and hang out with some GIRLS for a change. I often feel a bit overwhelmed here in the House of exhibited by the video below.

Please save me!!!!!

12 below zero!!!

Yes...that was the ACTUAL temp yesterday (Friday) morning here in Indy.
Mom made Maggie and I wear these STOOOOPID sweaters! We might look like we're posing nicely here, but we were sitting and glaring at her in protest.

The GOOD news is that today (Saturday) our high temp is 29 ABOVE zero! Mom just let us outside and said it feels like shorts weather compared to yesterday!

Happy Saturday everyone!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Dinner from Peru (sort of...)

What's for dinner???

WELL...last night we tried something different! We asked Sandra and Coco for an AUTHENTIC Peruvian dish that we could make since we know very little about Peruvian cooking (other than what Anthony Bourdain showed us and we weren't too jazzed about eating pihrana!)

Sandra shared one of her favorites with us! Here is the picture of what it looked like last night and then her recipe is at the end of this post...

I even found a recipe online for "Piadina" (a grilled Peruvian flatbread) so I made that to go with the chicken dish!

"MMMMMM!!!! Can we have some???"

THANK YOU SANDRA!!!! Dinner was YUMMY and we have a TON of leftovers!!!!


Ingredients :
8 pieces of chicken
½ cup oil
1 medium size onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves minced
½ cup ají amarillo fresco / fresh yellow peruvian chili pepper, blended
1 cup cilantro, blended
2 red peppers, (1 chopped and the other in strips to decorate)
3 cups rice
1 cup peas
½ corn kernels
2 ½ cup boiling water
½ cup beer


Season chicken pieces with salt and pepper and sauté in oil until golden. Remove chicken.
In the same pan, sauté garlic, onion, ají and cilantro.
Return chicken pieces to pan, add beer and continue cooking until chicken is tender. Remove pieces, keep them warm.
Add rice, peas, corn and peppers.
Pour water and cook at medium heat for 20 minutes more or until rice is done.
Serve rice with chicken pieces and garnish with pepper strips.

8 servings

When you saute the chicken it doesnt need to be throughly cooked, it will cook later with the beer (less fat!)
Also, if you dont find the peruvian chili pepper, dont worry. It just wont be spicy. If you still want to look for it, I posted a recipe on my blog a while ago and it had the pic of the chili in there

they sell them in ethnic stores, sometimes already prepared as a paste.

(Laura's notes......we could NOT find the aji amarillo pepper in ANY of the 3 ethnic grocery stores we tried. I subbed a small amount of chipotles in adobo sauce which gave everything a nice smokey flavor but probably completely changed the ethnicity of the dish!....I also used the ENTIRE beer (minus 3 big swigs) in place of some of the water and just personal habit/preference...we cut waaay back on the oil and just used a small drizzle of olive oil to get it all started)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Snow day!

Holden got a nice surprise this morning...NO SCHOOL!

All of you true Midwesterners and Nor'easters...feel free to laugh at what constitutes a snow day in Pendleton, Indiana...
Street view from the front door (yes, it's garbage day).

View out the back door

The TEMP (NOT wind chill) is currently MINUS 6 DEGREES!!!!
Pendleton - Indiana Weather Forecast on Yahoo! Weather

Guess what Holden and the Pugs are doing today???
Ok...AFTER Holden gets some SOCKS on....this is pretty much the scene all day today! Does he look like the happiest kid on the planet right now or what? :-)

Stay warm everyone!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Doesn't anyone see that these pugs are STARVING?

Thanks so much to everyone who went and introduced themselves to Maggie and her blogger...12 year old Chelsea!!! Great job on the blog so far Chelsea!!!!

Maggie is back at my house again! With all the playing we've been doing along with my new weight control food, we are S T A R V I N G! (can't you tell?)

We've been scrounging in the couch cushions for old popcorn, crumbs...ANYTHING

Did Janie the Mail Lady bring us any food??????????

Did you bring us any leftovers from your lunchbox?

Well...he brought food...but it's only cilantro. Hardly pugworthy!

We got a FEW, but we really wanted something to satisfy our sweet teeth!!!


Save some for me!!!

I think Maggie got most of it, so I licked the leftovers off of her head!

Happy Hump Day everyone!

***Mom's note*** Ok...everyone calm down and don't go calling the ASPCA on me. The Cool Whip bowl was EMPTY and these PIGS (I mean Pugs) are getting plenty to eat!!!!