Home Alone

The lack of recent posts is due to the fact that I was out of town for bit. While Sid was stuck at home, I was on the West Coast to visit some friends in Los Angeles and Oakland. This trip provided a welcome departure from the endless days of below-zero windchill temps that were bombarding the midwest and keeping Sid and I cooped up like hermits.

When I crashed through the apartment door, with my suitcase and carry-on bag flailing behind me, I expected to be bowled over by an ecstatic pug, overjoyed that his master had finally returned. Well, this was the “Welcome Home” face I was greeted with:

I think Sid may have actually been rotating his head slowly back and forth, muttering “tsk tsk tsk” under his breath. In other words, I was presented with the infamous PUG GUILT TRIP. I’m sure many of you are familiar with this move. Sid claimed that during the past week he received NO TREATS, NO BELLY-RUBS, and was subjected to EPIC WALKS through various snowstorms and blizzards without even a meager confidence shirt to protect him from the elements. Well (for once) I actually knew better as I had been in communication with his pug-sitters the whole time I was gone. He even got DOUBLE DINNER one night! COME ON! Talk about SPOILED!

I was really happy to see him, though, so I played along with his story and gave him a bunch of baby carrots and chest rubs. Whatever works, right?

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7 Responses to “Home Alone”

  1. avatar noodles Says:

    Oh Sid!! No! No! No! I don’t think you laid on enough guilt.
    Love Noodles

  2. avatar Payton's mom Says:

    Your dad gave you no choice. That face would guilt me into giving you lots of snuggles and treats. Sid, you’d be proud of Donald…tonight Tim and I had those baby carrots, the kind with a bit of the green stem on and when Tim bent down to give Big D some, off went pug and the entire carrot. Before Tim could chase him down, there was no evidence of any carrot.

  3. avatar retro rover Says:

    awww sweet Sid That face could melt the polar ice caps

    retro rover

  4. avatar stella rose Says:

    ah i would make that face until wayyyyy after Christmas,
    just saying…
    stella rose

  5. avatar Meredith & Scarlet Says:

    Handsome Sid, we think you need to keep that face up. Your Dad needs more punishment for a desertion that long. You need beaucoup bcs everyday for at least 2 weeks.

    Scarlet & Meredith

  6. avatar tweedles Says:

    You are sooo kissable is what mommys say!
    I say- yes your cute and baby carrots rock!
    Happy Holodays!

  7. avatar Southern Fried Pugs Says:

    Make him pay, Sid. Work it for all the baby carrots you can. Merry Christmas!

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