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Friday, December 10, 2010

Blue Gum Bandit Strikes Again



Henry enjoyed filming yesterday's stair master video because there was a smorgasbord of discarded gum off to the side of the steps. Apparently, students like to walk outside from the 2nd floor and toss their gum over the balcony. There must have been at least 20 pieces of gum hiding in the grass. At first, I thought Henry came across a random piece of gum, but as soon as I got it from his mouth, he took two steps and picked up another piece. Luckily, Henry didn't come across the gum graveyard until we were done going up and down the steps.

Leave it to Henry to stumble across such an assortment of chewed gum. If there is gum anywhere in the area, Henry will be sure to find it.

Here is a very old post about the original Blue Gum Bandit.

Have a great weekend!

Monday, April 19, 2010


Thank goodness Benjamin was not around when this incident took place, but here is a little video of Henry playing with Benjamin's Puffy. Benjamin has very strict rules for Puffy and Rule #1 is, "No one touches Puffy except for Benny. Rule #2 is "Puffy is not a toy and should not be used for play."

Henry must have suffered some sort of momentary lapse this weekend.

Revenge? from obp on Vimeo.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

In the Doghouse

You see that tear. The one right behind Benjamin's head. Well that is the result of 4 years of hard work and dedication on Benny's part.

After 4 years he managed to rip a hole in our microfiber sofa. I remember the day the sales lady at the furniture store went on and on about how indestructible microfiber is and that it is nearly impossible to tear. Blah, blah, blah. Well, what the sales lady didn't know is that Benjamin is all about making the impossible possible.

Given Benny's tendencies to scratch before he lays down, I had a good laugh when the sales lady told me that this fabric would hold up forever. And to be honest, I'm kinda surprised it made it four years.

It wouldn't be noticeable at all if Benny didn't have a thing for clearing the couch of its pillows each day.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

The Halloween Fiasco

Benjamin & the girl

In all of the after Halloween rush of the Pugfest in Atlanta, announcing the Costume Contest winners and selling the 2007 Owned By Pugs Calendars, I almost forgot to blog about the Halloween fiasco that occured.  In the photo you can see what we refer to as “the girl.”  It is a little statue in the background behind Benjamin in the photo.  Well, after we made our rounds through the neighborhood with the pugs in their 3 little pigs costumes, we came home to answer the door for trick or treaters.  At first we didn’t have too many and we didn’t really need to man the door.  Unfortunately, “someone” got careless and left the bowl of goodies on “the girl’s” tray.  Of course, Benjamin the curious little pug, got to sniffin’ and smellin’ and tried to get to the goodies.  He ended up pulling the girl over and her arm broke off and pieces of ceramic and Skittles went everywhere.  Fortunately, no one was hurt but “the girl” is beyond repair.

The broken girl

Amusing side note to this story.  “The girl” was a Christmas gift this past year.  Henry was sleeping when she was opened and assembled.  When Henry woke up, he was shocked to find the lady in his home and barked at her confused by her short stature and bewildered as to how she snuck into the house.  It was quite a riot.

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Blue Gum Bandit

It seems there is someone on the loose in the neighborhood leaving chewed pieces of blue gum strewn about the neighborhood.  For Henry, this is the greatest find on his walks since he came across a trail of cheerios last fall.  It has been a bit frustrating for me because I have pulled at least 7 pieces of gum out of his mouth since Monday.

Both of the boys have done a great job learning the “drop it” command, but when it comes to gum Henry just refuses to drop it.

Hopefully, the blue gum bandit’s bubble will burst soon so our walks can get back to normal.


Tuesday, December 7, 2004

Why must you eat everything?

I don’t know about you, but my boys used to pick up everything they came across when they were puppies. They are much better now (or should I say much more selective now) that they are almost 3 years old and have learned the “drop it” command.

Benjamin has come a long way since he was a pup and knows that he isn’t supposed to eat everything that he finds on his walk. He does well resisting most things, but he just can seem to resist picking up mulch.

Henry, on the other hand, may pick up a piece of mulch occasionally, but he generally finds much more interesting items. Here are just some of the things I have had the privilege to pull out of his mouth on our walks over the years:

  • Gum
  • Rocks
  • Popcorn
  • Unchewed chicklet
  • Chicken wing bone
  • Part of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich
  • Cicada
  • Bread (left out for birds)
  • Cheerios (a whole trail left behind by a toddler in a stroller)
  • Rice Chex (I think this was left out for the birds too)
  • 5 dollar bill

Now you may be thinking to yourself where do these people live, but I assure you we live in a very nice, and fairly clean neighborhood. Henry just has a knack for finding unusual items.

Since the boys have improved so much it is a laughing matter now, but when they were puppies it was a very frustrating behavior. So if you are thinking that you should have named your puggie “hoover”, have patience. They do seem to get a bit better with age.


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