Archive for June, 2017

Coned

Hey all you lovely Pug Slopers!

Sid here with you today. My voice may seem louder today because it is being amplified by the enormous cone surrounding my head.

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Worry not, though, my friends. All is well with this pug. I am just recovering from a long vet visit on Monday. I went in for a dental cleaning and surgery to remove a small mass that was growing on my eyelid. Luckily I was knocked out for the whole thing so I didn’t feel a thing. The talented Dr. Delia and the awesome staff at Duke Animal Hospital took excellent care of me the whole day.

Although I had a few teeth extracted, got my eyebrow fur shaved off, and went without food for 24 hours prior to the surgery (yep, it was the worst), I’m loving the soft dog food I get to eat for the next two weeks! I like to make a real mess of it, too. My dad can’t stand the smell of the wet food. Let’s just call it payback. Ha ha!

While everything appears to be healing well, if you could send some positive pug juju my way I would be ever grateful! THANK YOU!

xo Sid

Suburban Expedition

This past weekend, Sid and I hopped the train out to the suburbs to hang with my family.

First up on our checklist of activities was the La Grange Pet Parade which has been going on for over 70 years and is a big event in my hometown.

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Growing up, my sister and I would march in the parade with our various childhood pets (dogs, rabbits, turtles, and even parakeets) in home-made “floats” which were usually constructed out of cardboard atop a wagon. The parade is also full of other things, like marching bands, town officials, veterans, fire-fighters, the Shriners, and many others. Here are a few shots from the parade, although somehow I managed to miss most of the pets!

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The sun was shining brightly so Sid kept cool in the shade under our folding chairs.

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The paraders were handing out free candy to the kids and treats to the pets, so Sid was a happy camper. I think he got enough free treats to last the rest of the month!

The next day we drove over to Katherine Legge Park, and to our good fortune, there was an event being held in the park for the Hinsdale Humane Society. So, once again, Sid got loaded up with free treats from all the vendors. He also got to explore the creek that winds through the park and cool off his toes.

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And of course we spent lots of time relaxing in my parents’ lovely backyard garden.

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All in all, we had a good time taking a break from the city!