Friday, August 25, 2006

A Puppy What?!

If pet lovers and consumers need further proof that pets are now becoming more a part of human families and more pampered as ever look to the new PuppyPurse.

Yes, that is right-a puppy purse. Not to be confused with the ever so popular among canine-culturalists the handbag carrier for dogs and the dog stoller.

A Daily Mail article claimed that lawyers Hedy Grant and Suzanne Shermann decided to create the PuppyPurse because they felt there was a need for a more stylish dog carrier. According to the Puppy Purse website, the PuppyPurse is "designed to keep your diminutive doggie and you, their adoring human, inseparable."

The PuppyPurse is created to fit a variety of needs. It can be worn as a purse, a shoulder bag or as a fanny pack. The straps can be detached in the event that the dog should actually be walked...on a leash.

If standard leather or fabric does not suite the owner of the pampered pooch, the Puppy Purse can be bought in faux fur,waffle, denim, fleece and many other types of fabric. And if that's not good enough, the purse can be bought so that human and dog have matching clothing.

The PuppyPurse is unique compared to other dog carriers in that it covers only the torso. "The pet isn't enclosed in a hot, stuffy carrier and can be seen and admired by all," designers Grant and Shermann said in an interview with Pampered Puppy.

It's convenient too in the fact that it gives people the freedom to move around and multi-task while they are out.

The PuppyPurse is available to fit dogs up to 12lbs and a 14'' chest. It is available for purchase on-line at their webstore or it may be purchased in various upscale dog/pet boutiques across the country.

For more information visit their website

If canine-spoilers keep this up, dogs will never have to walk the earth again.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Running With the Big Dogs

Tomorrow, I will leave to go live with four greyhounds for a week. My humans are leaving to go to Ocean city for a week followed by a brief stop by Washington DC. Last weekend I went to go visit these greyhounds, and I'm not really sure how I feel about them yet. At first, I was really excited to meet new friends until I got in the house and saw legs...long legs. I spent the hour being sniffed and checked out by these long legged, long snouted creatures. I think one of them thought I was a toy because every time I moved it'd jump in front of me, get down on it's front legs and just start barking at me. I wasn't sure what to do. At first I ran away from her but then she chased me...well, more like stepped in front of me, that really was all she had to do. So, I laid there with my tail in between my legs and my ears laying flat against my head. We'll have to see how it goes. I'm kind of looking forward to it, but I'm also kind of nervous. I also heard rumors that I might be able to sleep in Mommy and Daddy's bed tonight. And yes, Daddy is home, so I don't know what is going on. Cool huh? I'll have to try not to snore so I can sleep in that bed more often. Nah....I'm going to snore.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Break From A Hiatus

Well, I have to apologize for not writing anything here lately. Mommy has been very busy lately. She was busy the last few weeks trying to set up interviews to write a news story, not to mention she forgot the username to my blog. She also finally got a job at an advertising agency (no hurrah's for her yet, it's just temporary). I finally was able to pin her down and force her to update everyone about my life. So, here is an update on my life in the past week.

I got neutered, that's not new news. But two days later I developed a corneal ulcer on my eye. I'm not sure how it happened. I must have scratched it or something, I'm not sure how. It doesn't help that my eyes bug out of my head. Anyhow, a week later (yes, i suffered for a week with a large, swollen eye before she would take me to vet), to find out that: OH! maybe there really is something wrong with my eye. In fairness, when she called the vet the next Monday they said the next apointment wouldn't be till Friday and I already had a vet apt. that day to get my sutures out. So they gave me a tube of ointment to put on my eye. It's supposed to help my ulcer go away, but I didn't like it. So I ate it.

I'm being taught how to walk on a leash. Last Sunday, I was going to go to the dog park to play, but NO ONE was there. It has never been more empty. So, Daddy and Mommy took me to this park where Mommy goes running. After being tugged back on the leash a couple times, I learned not to pull away from them. Forget all the dog training rules, that doesn't work on pugs.

At the park, I learned that I'm afraid of: bikes, rollarblades, and other people running.

I also overheard my parents talking, something about me not being able to go back to the dog park. Apparently, I still like the ladies...a bit too much....what can I say? I'm a handsome pug.

Thursday, August 03, 2006


I think I'm fully recovered from my surgery. I'm supposed to be wearing my cone, but my sutures don't bother me, I don't even sniff at them. So if I'm being watched carefully then I can play without it on. I tend to bump into things or people and I can't really get to my toys with it on.

I'm also making up for all the time I spent crated at the vet hospital.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Post-Op. Recovery

I just want to watch a movie right now...How about "Milo and Otis" or "101 Dalmations" naahh, that ones too scary. "Benji" wouldn't be bad.

I'm recovering from my surgery. I got neutered yesterday. Mommy, in between her classes, met Daddy at the vet hospital on campus so she could say goodby to me before they left me there. I was there all day Monday, Tuesday and half of the day Wednesday. Apparently getting neutered is supposed to make me a more well-behaved puppy....haha, we'll see about that!