The adventures of Brian the pug and his devotees.

14 December 2008

I Like to Ride My Bicycle

Ben fashioned a basket for the back of my bike, so we can take Brian with us on bike rides. He loves it! Especially because the bike rides end with a trip to the dog park. There is one which is only a few minutes ride from our house. The dog park has separate sections for small and large dogs. He really enjoys playing with the other dogs, and we have fun watching him.

23 November 2008


In photo number one, Brian is attempting to wake me up so I will play with him. Moments later, in photo number two, he is trying to eat the camera.

19 November 2008

Fixing, er, Digging a Hole

The Life and Times

Brian is almost 12 weeks old now. Please enjoy these various photos of his recent adventures.

31 October 2008

We have had a wonderful two weeks with Brian! He is a constant source of entertainment and misbehavior. He loves playing in the yard, finding sticks and rocks to carry around. He has a very busy social life, and has already attended a first birthday party for his friend, Gizmo, and also had his dog family around for a play date.

We already have hundreds of photos of him, so this is just a sample.

16 October 2008


We get Brian even earlier than expected! Tonight, that is. Stay tuned for many, many photos and videos. In the meantime, please enjoy these photos, taken this weekend while we camped at Fraser Island.

Dingo danger!

An important aspect of camping: knitting and crocheting.

The water in this stream is so clear that you can see the white sand at the bottom. Absolutely beautiful.

The coconuts were literally falling out of the trees. YumBO!

Natural sediment formations.

And finally, a souvenier of the trip. They look worse in person than on camera, and they itch like none other. Not moquitos, sand flies. It was worth it.

14 October 2008


Great news! Brian weighs over 2 kilos and is almost ready to leave the nest. That means we get him four days early!! I just found out. So, six days from today we will be cuddling the cutest pup in the galaxy. He is exhibiting dominant behavior over his litter mates, in addition to his mom & dad.

We spent the weekend on Fraser Island, and had a wonderful time. We saw several dingoes! I'll upload some photos soon.

30 September 2008


We got to visit Brian again! He is the biggest and most playful of the litter. He is fattening up, and weighs 1.5 kilos. There are 2.2 pounds in a kilo. You do the math. No, seriously, you do the math, I make it a habit not to, unless forced.

He is a terror on four legs. He attacks anything or anyone that stands in his way. I'm pretty sure he is half pit bull. In three weeks and three days he will be old enough to live with us! His little tail is starting to curl, and he is practising his meanest bark. His facial folds are really standing out, and he is the cutest pug in the land!!

Also, I cut Ben's hair into a mini mullet.

Final Poll Results

The babydog is victorious over the dogbaby! Although there were a few impassioned pleas for the dogbaby, the winner is clear. However, just because the poll expired doesn't mean this issue will die. Soon, I will embark on a journey of representation by crochet of the babydog and dogbaby, which will force you to rethink your previous notions of babydog.

Thank you all for your participation. To those who chose not to participate: shame on you. You had a chance for your voice to be heard, and you threw that chance away. Well, little did you know that your thrown away chance will soon be gobbled up by babydog. Don't say I didn't warn you.

25 September 2008

Tiny Choices

Hi friends. I was featured as a guest poster for the eco-blog Tiny Choices! Tiny Choices is a wonderful blog that highlights simple changes you can make to become a little greener. Click here to check out my article on reel lawn mowers!

23 September 2008

As the Prophecy States

If you are still having trouble making up your mind regarding babydog, this should help. If you need a refresher on babydog, click here. Thank you for your careful decision and insightful comments on this issue. (Thank you to my loyal reader Brian for finding this photo. Your level of commitment to the cause is what we should all aspire to.)

22 September 2008

First Bath

He is getting cuter by the day. It is a fact. Bottom pic is of him and his brother, Phillip.

We had coffee with some pugs and their owners at a dog cafe, where you can order drinks for you and your doggie. We bought two small and cute toys; a rubber squeaky chicken and a puppy kong. We get to pick him up in 4 1/2 weeks!

18 September 2008

Thrift Store Score!

A couple months ago I saw a cute telephone table at a thrift store called Lifeline. I decided not to get it, for monetary reasons, but have been thinking about it ever since. Since I got a bit of tax money back, (yea for low tax brackets!) I decided to go back to see if by some chance it was still there. Imagine my surprise when it was. Wait, it gets better: Not only was my table there, but it had brought friends. So I ended getting a cuter table for less money. Sweet! I was thinking of re-covering the cushion, but I dig the 70s vibe it gives off, so it might stay as is. It lives in the bathroom now, which has received a mini makeover. In fact, the whole house has gotten a mini makeover, and the only purchase I have made is the table. I have managed to move around and re purpose pieces of furniture in order to create a new, more harmonious and fab dwelling. If you're lucky I'll post before and after photos of that.

Also found...a $20 time machine! Some might call it a pressure cooker, but I know it is a time machine. This is how it cooks food so quickly. I have been lusting after a time machine for ages, and couldn't pass up the opportunity. Unfortunately, I am too afraid to use it for two reasons: I don't want to disturb the space/time continuum and also don't want to ruin any food.

Oh, and don't think that you're getting away with not hearing about Brian (the dog not the human). Only five weeks and one day until we get to bring him home!

15 September 2008


Don't think that all the puppy exitement has distracted me from my quest for truth in the babydog issue. Here is the original post, if you need a refresher on what the babydog issue is. So, if you haven't voted, think long and hard on what your decision is, and vote in the poll to the upper left of your screen. Please leave comments as to why you voted the way you did. Thank you for your participation in this important matter.

Here, Fishy Fishy

Hi again friends. Ben and I have been making an effort to be healthy by eating less meat and dairy, and more veggies and fish. However, many types of fish are unsustainable due to overfishing, pollution, and habitat destruction. The folks over at the Environmental Defense Fund have come up with a handy pocket guide to help everyone choose sustainable fish. Click here for the pocket guide, along with more info on keeping our oceans healthy, so there are plenty of fishies around for many more generations to enjoy.

14 September 2008

World, Meet Brian

We got to visit Brian again last night. He isn't walking yet, but is very close to it. He was pretty chilled out the whole time, except when it was time to feed! He bullied his way in to get some milk.

Daddy pug, Jackson, was very curious about the babies.

He's the little piggy on the far left in the nursing video.

Hot Dog! (Or, Angie's New Life as a Crochet Fanatic.)

It's Not a Pug Post

We got a lawn mower! Old school style to tame our jungle of a yard. It is great for many reasons; it is quiet, environmentally friendly, it makes the lawn look fab, and it means I don't have to go to the gym. Also pictured: yum avo and Vegemite on toast.

11 September 2008

Sleeeeeping Puuuuuuupiiiieee

10 September 2008

His Eyes Are Open

08 September 2008


His siblings are opening their eyes! He is too focused on getting food to worry about vision.
Hey fatty boomba.

His little nose is starting to turn black!