What’s This Fluffy White Stuff Called Again?

Thank you all so much for your tidal wave of positive JuJu for our pug-neighbor Natasha (a.k.a. the Dowager Countess of Pugton Abbey). We’ll be sure to pass it on to her!

This weekend we finally got some snow here in New York. Last winter was Sid’s first experience with snow, and boy did he get an introduction. The day after Christmas last year we were hit with a blizzard that basically shut down our neighborhood for a few days. It was insane – city buses were left abandoned on the streets, people were cross-country skiing to get around, and the garbage bags were left for WEEKS on the sidewalks! This year, the snow came more with a whimper. I took Ol’ Flat-Face to Prospect Park so he could get a refresher course on the cold fluffy white stuff.

As soon as we entered the park, he started the investigation.

With the snow covering up most of the ground and the low plant-life and fallen leaves, Sid struggled for a while to find the ideal spot on which to “do his business”. He usually takes a pretty decent amount of time (even more whenever we’re running late for something), but the snow definitely had him perplexed. He eventually found a good spot, but then something caught his eye.

As you all probably know, once a pug sets his/her mind to something, there is no turning back. Resistance is futile. Sid is no exception to the rule, and before I knew it, I was being towed over to where the action was happening.

We ended up in the Long Meadow, where tons of kids were out sledding. There were lots of families and even few other dogs. Sid took an immediate interest in this sledding business and proceeded to ask me if he could participate.

“C’mon, dad, can’t I go sledding? PLEEEEEEASE?!”

When I told him we couldn’t because we didn’t have a sled, he got a little huffy, so I told him that we would go sledding – but just not today. We’d first need to go the store and get a pug-sized sled. He perked up a little.

Unfortunately for poor Sid, rains came today and reduced all the snow to slush – then just muddy grey water. I guess we have time now to go to the store and get our pug sled so we are prepared for the next snow storm!

Have any of you other pugs been sledding? A certain pug with a new sledding obsession wants to know.

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6 Responses to “What’s This Fluffy White Stuff Called Again?”

  1. avatar Meredith LeBlanc ૐ Says:

    Well, we’re glad to hear Sid gets as perplexed doing his business in snow as Scarlet does ~ sometimes it feels like it takes hours! As for sledding, we haven’t tried that,Scarlet’s more a lounging on the couch kind of girl.

    Scarlet & Meredith

  2. avatar Michelle + Myko Says:

    Hey Sid, whenever my mom or dad are rushing to leave I make sure to take as long as possible to find the perfect spot to do my business. I even fake them out and spin around a bunch and then just keep walking….suckers!

    I have never been sledding, but my mom’s brother lives in Manhattan and we go every Christmas. Last year, I watched her go sledding and cried the whole time she was gone because I wanted to go with her. But she was afraid that her lack of sledding skills might hurt me. If you do go, my mom is requesting photos AND a video (if possible of course:)

    Happy Pug Sled Hunting!

  3. avatar Payton Says:

    Hi Sid! Our ‘rents should just come to terms that it’s important to find the right spot. Maybe they should try to take care of business outside, in the public, and see how long it takes them?!? Hehee! Hmm, sledding…I’m not sure what that is exactly. If it’s like riding in a car and getting to stick your head out of the window, that would be cool! I love to feel the breeze on my face and bite at the air. I second Michelle and Myko’s request for a video if you get to go this year.
    PS. I’m not sure those snow pictures could get any cuter! Must be your blue and red confidence shirt!

  4. avatar kate Says:

    You look very handsome and share in the snow! Thanks for your compliments on Tubby’s fortune cookie jacket. Mom cant sew. She bought it and a few other jackets from a great on line store pugs in blankets that is sadly no longer around. The jackets where all custome made. They were the best!

  5. avatar Suki Says:

    Hi Sid,
    I think sledding would be great! Wish I had snow in Austin to give it a try.


  6. avatar Nancy Jo Brown Says:

    Our Beagle Blossom is a champion dreamer. When she gets going in the extreme I put my hand up to her nose so she can smell me and she calms down without waking up.Hope this finds you well, Nancy Jo

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