Posts Tagged ‘diego’

gearing up for summer?

May 3, 2010

Yep, it’s been a while.  We’ve been busy enjoying the spring. It’s been one of the nicest I remember. Unfortunately we haven’t been able to let Diego run around out in his backyard too much lately. We’ve been doing a lot of work back there, and we have an evil Chinaberry tree hanging over our fence from the neighbor’s yard that decided to drop chinaberries all over our yard all spring. They are mostly gone now, but that doesn’t help us much because it’s starting to get warm/hot out. Poor Diego. During the nicest pug weather, he’s been kept out of the yard. We are hoping that at some point we’ll be able to convince our neighbors to chop the tree down since it’s really just a glorified (humongous) weed anyway. We’ll keep you posted on that situation.

Stay tuned for summer updates from Diego. We plan on getting out and doing as much fun stuff as we can this summer.

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diego gets a yard!

November 17, 2009

We never thought it would happen, but we finally have a yard for Diego to play in. We closed on our condo at the end of the summer, and we’re happy to say that Diego and the cats have been enjoying the new place. Moving was an interesting experience. Everyone got a bit confused and stressed, but in the end it was all for the better. We were lucky to find a condo with so much outdoor space, not only for Diego, but for us as well. We love to spend evenings sitting out under the trees, reading or just hanging out with a glass of wine. Now we just need to start landscaping. We’re thinking of adding some nice native plants, and some climbing plants as well. It was a crazy busy summer, but somehow we all managed through it. We’re looking forward to the holidays and we’re glad we got our backyard in time to enjoy the cooler weather that we waited so long for. Diego is as silly and crazy as ever, but now at  least he has some space to run around and get out some of his lingering puppy energy. He loves to chase leaves and chew on sticks. I’d tell him he’s a cliche if it weren’t so freaking cute.

coming soon…

November 9, 2009

It’s been a very busy year for us, but we’re ready to start posting again. We moved a couple of months ago, and Diego’s ready to show off his new digs…and his YARD. He’s super happy and excited and we’ll have some pictures up soon. Hope you all had a great summer!

the cats have had enough

April 5, 2009

Diego has been rowdier then usual lately. He wants to play with the cats way more then they want to play with him. Even Fork is getting tired of him. Diego and Fork will spend a small amount of time chasing each other around, and then playing on the bed. That’s all fine and good until Fork gets tired of it, and Diego doesn’t get the hint. He doesn’t know when to stop, and usually ends up bitten in the face by Fork. Of course, he doesn’t learn from this either because he keeps coming back for more. Our new plan is just to break them up in the beginning when they are still playing. If you can’t play nice, you can’t play at all. It’s harder then you would think. I feel bad for Diego every time I hear him yelp from being bitten, but then again, I can’t believe he keeps doing it. We’ve been trying to get him out for more walks, but that ends up being William’s job because my allergies are kicking right now, and I can’t really be out for much longer then 10 minutes. By the time my allergies go away, it’s going to be time for the heat to start. I just can’t win.

We’ve also started looking into doggie daycares. We are thinking about getting him in possibly once a week, or a couple of times a month. Especially days when we are working all day, and also have plans at night. We just can’t leave him in his crate that long. It’s just not right.

We found a daycare near our house that looks pretty nice, but they only have outside play areas for the dogs, and I am worried about Diego getting overheated in the summer. They say that they have a pug in the group already and that they monitor her, and don’t keep her outside for more then a half hour at a time, but the rest of the time, they are in crates, and he could be in a crate at home. I just don’t get it. I think I want to find one with inside play areas as well. The search goes on…

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the cats discussing what to do with the bratty dog.

diego is suspicious

diego is suspicious

christmas roadtrip!!!

January 6, 2009

50 hours in a car (round trip) with a dog. Pretty fun.

Actually, Diego did really well. Aside from crying every time the car stopped. We all got to spend quality time with family that we never get to see. Grandma and Grandpa, and aunts and uncles and cousins. Good times!

diego in hotel room in parka

ready for the trip

not so sure after all

not so sure after all

glad to be at grandma's

glad to be at grandma's — he doesn't even mind the air mattress

chillin with uncle brian

christmas with the family

stretching our legs and getting coffee

the way back home — stretching our legs and getting coffee

Diego bugged us to go to Dollywood, but we only drove up the street so he could see it. 50 bucks a ticket is pretty steep! I think he appreciated the effort all the same.

diego loves Dolly!

Diego loves Dolly!

All in all, it was a great, RELAXING time, and the kitties got a Diego break at home, filled with lots of visitors.

enough already!

September 10, 2008

Ahhh yes…the joys of summer…
The only time bearable outside is in the morning or evening. We don’t let the cats out most of the time, but sometimes they get a treat and are allowed to go outside to roll around on the front porch. This seems to work out well because eventually they seem to get freaked out and want to go back in anyways. It makes me feel better knowing that they are not dying to go outside all the time. Once we accidentally left Fork outside for a few hours, and we found him crouched under the table on the porch, wanting to come back in desperately.

Diego likes to go out there too. We’ll take him for an occasional walk here and there early in the morning if it’s cool enough, but it is usually really early because it heats up fast. So we also get out on the front porch to hang out in short spurts. We know that we can duck inside when we see the tongue come out he really starts to pant. I feel so bad for him, because he loves to be outside. We are counting down the days until it cools down and we can start going on walks again.

willow’s happy place

July 1, 2008

We love Diego. We feel bad for Willow however. She still is having problems adjusting to him. Milton and Fork seem to be ok with having him around most days, but Willow can’t deal. We’re really not sure how best to deal with this situation. For now, we let Willow hang out in the tub. It’s her favorite spot in the house, and usually Diego isn’t in the bathroom to harass her. It’s her happy place, her safe place.

Being around Diego gives her agita, and thus as a person who just wants everyone in the family to get along…it gives me agita as well.

Diego just wants her to play with him…but she’s not interested in playing with dogs so our next plan of action is just to try to get him to stop trying to play with her at all. That’s a tall order for a 6 month old pug.

How could you hate anything with a face like that?

milton’s nervous breakdowns

April 1, 2008

Poor kitty. He’s still dealing with not being the center of attention all the time. It’s not easy for a cat who’s used to getting all the attention he wants to sharing the love. No love for you!

He’s taken to walking around the house with Diego’s toys in his mouth, crying. He mopes with the toys, he whines, he cries, he sits on top of them. It’s partly cute, partly funny and partly sad. I usually take the toy away, and do my best to comfort him. On this occasion, I wasn’t quite as nice, and I took a bunch of pictures of him. Sorry Milton!

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Diego’s like “what you doing? You crazy.”

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wow. he does run out of energy…

March 20, 2008

Hooray! We successfully wore out Diego today. We have just started walking him recently, and now we walk him whenever we can. It’s a welcome change because you can only play fetch in the living room for so long before you want to pull your hair out.

It’s so great to see that sweet sleepy face! He enjoys the walk. We enjoy the walk. And then we all come home and sleep. It’s a win/win for all.

These pictures were taken very shortly after we got home, and you can see the very quick progression… Makes me tired just looking at him when he’s like this.

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Brand new life…brand new home…

February 20, 2008

Yep, I’ve seen a bunch of pug blogs, and didn’t see myself doing one, but what else am I going to do with all these adorable pictures of Diego?

Diego’s first day home was last Friday. We picked him up, and he slept in the car the whole way home. We were a little afraid that he would have a hard time coming home at night, but we both work, so that was our only option.

As you can see, it didn’t take him long to find and love his crate. He certainly does like to sleep when he’s not running around chasing his new brothers and sister (the kitties), Milton, Fork and Willow.

super tired

Diego also really really likes his toys. He loves to chew on them, and loves to chew on fingers. We’re trying to curb this behavior, but I think it takes some time. I guess he also likes laying on them. Man, that face gets me every time.

looking at mom