Posts Tagged ‘pug puppy’

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.

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.

lucha libre

September 13, 2008

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Every day Fork and Diego have an awesome chase/wrestling match. Fork usually wins. They start with Diego harrassing Fork, and then go into some great chases, and usually end with Fork biting Diego. Diego seems to get pretty worked up, and Fork is super chill. It’s pretty funny to watch, but can be hard on the ears at times. It’s all play, and no one ever gets hurt. Luckily for Diego Fork wear soft claws, or he could accidentally take an eye out.

ROUND 1:

ROUND 2:

ROUND 3:

Fork always wins.

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.

holiday weekend

August 30, 2008

Yay! Holidays are for resting. We really need a break around here, so we’re going to take it easy this weekend. Of course the cats and Diego take it pretty easy most days. They pull their weight by lovin’ on us. They are our therapy when we come home from working long hours. We almost don’t know what to do with ourselves! It feels like we’ve been on the go for months.

It didn’t take William and the boys long to figure out what to do with the time off…

We’re definitely looking forward to more of this.

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?

infectious infections…

June 30, 2008

One thing I’ve learned from all of this.

Pugs love to LICK and EAT everything. That’s why Diego constantly has some sort of bug. Right now he’s battling E-coli. This is the third or fourth time he’s been on antibiotics as well.

Awesome.

I seriously wish he could be a little more discriminating on what he decides to devour. I am forever pulling horrible things out of his mouth. One of the worst ones was a bee. I am super freaked out by bees, and I had no idea what I was pulling out of his mouth. I nearly had a heart attack.

I know that he’s still a puppy, and I really hope he grows out of this sometime soon. We love our vet, but we don’t need to be visiting him every week.

Emancipet outing

April 23, 2008

Tonight Diego got to go out on the town. Some friends put together an event at a local bar benefiting Emancipet. Who can complain about watching bands and drinking to benefit pets? It felt great drinking those beers! Diego got to meet a bunch of new people and dogs, and got to see his neighbor Truce. Truce is a Burmese Mountain Dog. It’s pretty awesome seeing them together. We had a good time, but Diego’s still a baby, and had a meltdown after 2 beers. We decided it was time to go home. Still, we were pretty proud of him, and it’s always fun to go out and bring him along.

diego and truce bffssizing up the cuteness competition

Gts all around…

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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memories…

March 27, 2008

I just came across these photos of William and Diego from when we went to visit him for the first time. He was 2 and a half weeks old. I can’t believe he was that small!

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