Posts Tagged ‘treats’

Sid the Snowplow

Sid has decided to start his own business; a snow removal business.

Yep, you heard me correctly. Let me back up a minute and I think you’ll see why it makes perfect sense. It all started when we went outside during my lunch break to check out the freshly fallen snow.

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Like usual, Sid just sniffed around, hunting for any pee-mail messages my neighbors’ dogs might have left for him in our apartment building’s back yard.

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I decided to make a snow ball to see what Sid would do with it.

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Well, like everything else new he encounters, he attempted to eat it.

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Once he got a taste for the white fluffy treat, there was no stopping him. He quickly got to work excavating more of this delicious substance.

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I tried to explain it was just regular old frozen water but I don’t think he could hear me over the crunch of the snowballs he kept devouring.

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The cold didn’t seem to bother him and he was making some significant headway clearing away a path in the middle of the yard.

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So now I think you understand the nature of Sid’s new business. Anyone need their driveway plowed??

If you aren’t yet convinced to hire this pug, here’s some video of Sid demonstrating his unwavering commitment to snow removal (and consumption):

Chilly Willy

Hi Everyone!

Hope you all are doing well. Happy New Year from me and my dad. It’s been crazy cold here in Chicago the past two weeks so I haven’t really gone on any epic adventures or gotten into any mischief worth mentioning.

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Mostly just the routine of dashing outside, bundled up to the max of course, just to do my business and then hurrying back inside for my treat.

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Other than that, it’s been mostly naps. One of my beds is right next to the radiator and the sunbeams stream in through the large window and onto my back. The only thing that could possibly make that any better would be if someone would supply me an endless stream of baby carrots to snack upon while I lounge (hint, hint dad).

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Oh, that photo of me relaxing is actually from Christmas, when I was at my grandpugrents house cuddling with the new stuffed elephant I got from Santa. I basically went bonkers unwrapping gifts (many not even intended for me) and so I needed a rest afterwards!

Stay warm everyone and be sure to bundle up if you’re heading outside!

Cake Crazy

Thank you for all the well-wishes on Sid’s 12th Birthday.

His “cake” this year was more of a sculpture of mini towers of apples and carrots (two of his favorite snacks).

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He kept a focused watch on me the whole time I was assembling it. Yes, sir, I’m making your cake as fast as I possibly can. Sheesh!

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I was pretty impressed that he sat in his bed and waited for the “ok” signal before chowing down. This is not an easy feat for a treat-crazed gremlin!

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Ready, set, GO!

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Sid ate the cake so fast I don’t think he even took a breath the whole time.

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Here is one happy (and spoiled) pug! Maybe we should have cakes more often.

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Fruity Fiesta

Our haul from the grocery store this week was full of fresh fruits of all varieties and of course Sid wanted a piece, or rather several pieces, of the action.

First up, one of Sid’s staples: BLUEBERRIES!

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He’s used to catching them in mid-air but was more than happy to plunge his face into a bowl of berries.

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Next up, a juicy summer treat: WATERMELON!

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Yep, things got messy real quick.

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And finally, the sweetest fruit around: MANGO!

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If this were a video, you might go deaf from the sound of slurping.

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While Sid said he loves all food equally, it seemed clear that mango was the best-tasting of this bunch. Or at least the messiest!

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Sid vs. Watermelon

Sid’s 10-step guide to successfully battling a watermelon:

1. Size up your opponent.

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2. When striking the first blow, make it a good one.

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3. Keep moving and work the angles.

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4. Mix in some tiny attacks.

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5. Extend yourself for maximum reach.

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6. Use all the tools you have available to you.

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7. Yes, every tool. Even that one.

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8. Keep close to your opponent.

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9. Don’t quit until the enemy has been licked!

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10. Hold your head high in victory.

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Have you battled any watermelons lately? Let us know if you came out the victor!

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!

Pug Productivity

Hello furrriends!

It’s Sid here with you today! My Dad has been in work and project mode a lot lately which unfortunately means less pug adventure time.

Anyway, I’m not gonna be blue about it and decided instead to start using this extra “me” time to become a more productive pug.

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I’ve been reading productivity books, organizing all my files, watching countless youtube videos on life hacks, and pretty much freeing up as much time possible in order to pursue my main life goal: OBTAIN ALL OF THE TREATS.

Based on what I’ve gathered thus far, the key is to eliminate all those unnecessary things in life — you know, like visits to the vet, daily walks, obeying commands from your human — in order to get what you want out of life. I feel like a brand new pug!

I’d tell you more about it but I just got an alert from my calendar that it’s time for another treat…see ya!