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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Ornery or Mo's Nemesis [es]

Hi! Mo the Pug is 13! Months, that is. He's still a puppy in many ways---the main ''way" being trouble. He finds trouble and trouble finds him.

Since we no longer go to the koi pond on our longest walk, we have searched out a different route that Mo enjoys very much.
I take him to visit the geese. Not the herd of Canada geese near the main road even though Mo likes them too. Nope we go to see the big white plastic c 1970s ducks on these people's front porch.

Aren't they hilarious! Their outfits change for the seasons,lol, lol. Mo finds them very--interesting? threatening? Yap-yap-yap! I suppose someone is soon gonna tell me to get my yappy dog off their block?

I have no ides what Mo thinks the geese are, but he does see them. Note the rabbit, too. They're actually kind of cute? In a bizarre sort of way? [Think of their person, getting out their little Easter suits and dressing them! So sweet. Hmmmm.]

Inside the house Mo has set his sights on my computer chair. This chair once was reupholstered , with extra cushions and a lovely white linen slipcover made by me. Since Mo is not allowed on the bed I gave him permission to be a big boy and get up on the chair. He liked that a lot.
So he ate the chair.

This is for all my Janet Evanovich / Plum friends! You know how Bob the Dog eats Morelli's couch all the time? Probably we all thought, Typical JE hyperbole.

I estimate that by July this chair will be in teeny tiny pieces if anything remains at all.  And Mo broke the mechanism that raises and lowers the seat so I now sit about 6 " off the floor, with my chin near the keyboard.

Mo also likes large plastic water cups. He dumps out the water and chases the cups.

Once a cup held a giant Starbucks coffee. Oops. Had to rotate the rug!
Of course he's funny and his antics, even the most exasperating, make me laugh. And he can be so cute and sweet, the little sneak!

Waiting for dinner.
(Or contemplating conquering the dining room table, a last frontier.)

Helping air the humans' beds.


Snoozing, his BEST trick.

My friend got Mo this cool busy box.

The treats go under the cups [not all!] and the dog has to sniff the treats out then flip the yellow cup.

Mo was intrigued! He found a treat, then two! Oh boy!
It took him maybe 10 minutes to figure out that he could flip over the whole flipping thing and dump the cups and treats in one big plop. Whoever said pugs are stupid never met a pug.
Of course the yellow cups are DELISH!

More soon! Have a great weekend!

PS Has anyone else tried these baby kale sprouts? They're kinda like fancy brussels sprouts---and very delicious! Yum. Oven roasted / olive oil & garlic / pepper, 15 minutes.



 gone to the beach......


  1. Oh my gosh. The patience you have. Your chair!

    Good thing we fall in love with them while they're little. LOL.

    Such a cute furry baby. And smart! (Two exclamation points...my last editor would have killed me. Literally.)

    Hope you have a wonderful rest of your week.


  2. Mo is such a little poop! LOL, in several of the pictures he reminds me of Spook, though -- stretched out on your chair/bed or in your sewing stuff like he owns it. Like a cat! I know what you mean, though. Even when they are so annoying you want to scream, they can just do some little thing (sit at your feet, rub up against your leg) and then you melt again. We're all suckers for our pets.

    Hmm, I wonder if you could glue or epoxy the dog treat puzzle thing to a larger piece of wood so he couldn't flip it over? He would probably still eat the treat cups, though....

    Good luck and hope you have a good weekend!

  3. Attaching the puzzle to a larger base is a good idea, tho I m afraid of it s a piece of wood he'd chew that too.

  4. Oh my gosh! He is a little turd isn't he? Good thing he's so special :) Seriously, I can't believe what he did to your chair. I like the pic of him sitting on the dining room chair, and that the chair is pulled so far from the table to keep his little self off of it.

    Yesterday afternoon, the house was entirely too quiet which is usually a sign that someone is getting into something they shouldn't. I went into the kitchen and TWO cats jumped from the counter. I don't even pretend to be shocked anymore.

    I think the geese are pretty cute. I would so look forward to seeing them change with the seasons/holidays. I wonder who lives there?

    I haven't had the kale sprouts, but now I'll try them for sure.

    Enjoy the weekend Lizzy, and thanks for sharing Mo's antics.


    1. LOL We expect cats on counters..and fridge tops? Mo hasn t made it up there yet but he is looking.

      The plastic geese *are* cute! They had little green outfits for St Paddy's Day. I can t wait to see what's next, aloha shirts and flip flops? Little Uncle Sam outfits for 4th of July? Possibilities are...endless.

  5. So funny, I laughed and laughed. We too have a 13 month old terror (Daisy) and every night I think "Ok...we will keep you one more day."

  6. I have not tried the kale sprouts, but I may have to now.

    I'm not sure I have the energy for a pup! Poor chair.

  7. I am pleased Mo didn't eat a full sofa! Sorry about the loss of your chair...after another couple of years it will be a favorite memory.

    Boys are boys!

  8. I am pleased Mo didn't eat a full sofa! Sorry about the loss of your chair...after another couple of years it will be a favorite memory.

    Boys are boys!

  9. I am pleased Mo didn't eat a full sofa! Sorry about the loss of your chair...after another couple of years it will be a favorite memory.

    Boys are boys!


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