If you have been a follower of this blog and of my mother's previous blog, Urban Hounds they you may know that I am approaching a very important birthday for a young pug. On March 11 I will be 2 years old! Now sadly mom and dad must go to their silly old jobs from which the treat money comes from on March 11 they made a deal with me that my birthday celebration will fall on the weekend. Now, since I am turning two and since my actual birthday is during the week, this year I am very lucky that the festivities will be spanning two weekends. On Sunday my 'rents kicked of my birthday right with a day of treats and shopping.
I started with a nice breakfast of yogurt pancakes. Mom and dad were so keen to capture my cuteness they took photos of me indoors and out. This was a bit annoying but I as I got 3 pancakes, one for each year of my life and one to grow on I was well compensated.
After pancakes we took a nice family walk.
Then off to the upscale Jersey City neighborhood to shop at one of my favorite pet boutiques Canis Minor. I had quite a good time sniffing all the various bones and chewies
|In case you are wondering my adorable W shirt is from Diva Dog Designs . I got it for my last birthday.|
and Dad and I selected a giant snake, 5 ft long, for my toy!
However, the trip to the store was sadly not without its troubles. Mom wanted to buy me a new harness because my current one was getting a wee bit snug. Sadly the very young shop girl was not well educated in the uniqueness of pug anatomy. Mom was explaining that I needed a step in harness, since as a pug a regular harness or collar could just slip over my shoulders which are the same size majestic neck roll. She wanted to get me a Puppia soft vest harness but they had only a large and my manly physique requires an xlarge. The shop girl kept trying to sell mom the other Puppia harness with its side snap, not realizing that I would easily escape it. When mom again explained my unique build, the shop girl actually said "well yes all pugs are morbidly obese." I mean really!!! I'm only the tiniest bit chubby and I'll have you know that my vet is very happy with my weight. Honestly, if the snake hadn't been so cool I wouldn't have permitted mom and dad to honor the store with our patronage. Then on the way out as I was hopping about like a kangaroo and preparing to charge on with my walk the girl actually asked mom "so is he super lazy like all pugs, they don't like to move right." Mom was explaining that as a young pug I was quite jumpy and active, but that older pugs were more on the lazy side, when I dragged her right out of the store so we could walk along the Hudson river promenade with its NYC skyline views.
Next we were supposed to go to the dog park but sadly when we got there it was empty and a pit of icy mud. Of course I still wanted to go in but mom and dad said "no!"
Instead I was forced to pose for yet another picture. On they way home though they stopped at Party City to buy wrapping paper for the presents I am getting next weekend and I have noticed packages arriving in the mail! So I have high hopes. The snake is also pretty cool. Making an excellent toy and a good pillow.
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