Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The pugs could indeed "hold it" until after the storms passed. However, Benny and Luna still weren't happy to get their paws wet. And Henry, he was grumpy because there was no sun. Geez, pugs, be glad you didn't have to go potty in the rain!
Monday, August 13, 2012
The FL afternoon thunderstorms did not have very good timing last week. They were in full swing just as I got home from work. Which is also when the pugs go out to potty. Needless to say, when I got home, I had 3 pugs that were pretty sure they could hold it.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Last weekend there was a little bit of a chill in the air in the early morning. Benjamin and Luna were snuggled up in their blanket while we played our early morning Scrabble game. Luckily, we had a nice mug of hot tea to keep us warm. Blankets in this house are pretty hard to come by. The pugs are always commandeering them.
Monday, August 29, 2011
Lucky for us Irene stayed off the coast and her effects on our weather were pretty minimal. Unfortunately, Irene travelled right up the east coast. We kept a close watch on the storm this weekend to see how Irene would effect G-Ma and G-Pa in Maryland. G-Ma & G-Pa have had quite a week. They had an earthquake and a hurricane! Geez!
I hope everyone in the path of Irene is doing OK. Our thoughts are with you all.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
We have had a lot of rainy days lately. To me, the rain is a welcome relief. But to Benjamin and Luna who hate to get their feet wet, the rain is the worst thing possible. And for Henry, the rain seems to slow things down in the potty department. The harder it is raining, the longer he will take to go potty. It is almost like he enjoys being out in the rain. So, needless to say, taking Henry out to go potty when it is raining is no fun. An umbrella is a necessity, even if it is just sprinkling.
So the theme of this week has been wet paws and cranky pugs. While the pugs hate the rain, the garden and lawn sure are liking it.
Friday, March 4, 2011
I think it is safe to say that the peak pug weather season is upon us in Florida. The skies have been blue and the temperature is perfect for the pugs. They can go on long walks without getting too hot, bask in the sun for hours and lounge around in the backyard. Trips to the beach are also possible in this weather. By the time summer rolls around, it is too hot for the pugs at the beach.
The picture above was taken during pug weather season in 2006. Like previous years, we will be doing as many outdoor activities as possible during this short window of perfect pug weather. Because, just around the corner is summer. And Florida summers and pugs just don't mix well.
Friday, February 11, 2011
Yesterday morning, when I got up to feed the dogs, I could hear the rain beating down on the roof. I knew in about 5 minutes, after the pugs finished scarfing down their breakfast, they weren't going to be happy campers.
The morning routine is that after they finish eating, the pugs let themselves out through the doggie door and go potty in the yard. They promptly return to bed after that.
As I stumbled around still bleary eyed, I heard Benjamin go out through the doggie door. Less than one second later, he came right back in. He stood there looking around, weighing his options. Could he hold it and go right back to bed? Probably not, because just knowing that it is raining outside makes Benny have to go potty. Would I allow him to pee through the screen from the cover of the lanai? That was a risky move because he knows how I feel about the boys peeing on the screens.
So, I told him we would do our summer thunderstorm potty trick. I would take him out front and he could go potty on some flowers by the front door while remaining under cover. Except that it is not summer and the flowers that the pugs normally potty on have all but shriveled up and died because of the cold winter weather.
Knowing what he is supposed to do, but not having the flowers he likes to pee on, Benjamin is pacing. Finally he gets up the courage to sprint out to one of the flowers, go potty real quick and sprint back. I open the door and he runs as fast as he can back to bed.
Seeing the ordeal that Benjamin just had, Luna decides that she can hold it and promptly goes back to bed. I know she can, so I let her go back to bed without going potty.
Henry, on the other hand, proceeds out the doggie door, business as usual. He may or may not even notice that it is raining. Either way, it doesn't matter, because he doesn't care. He is his usual dawdling self. He eventually, comes back in, very wet from his time in the yard and hops back into bed. I encourage him to lay next to Ben.