Monthly Archives: October 2010

National Cat Day

Today is National Cat Day, so give your kitty a scratch behind the ears and let her lick the inside of the tuna can. And if you’r catless at the moment, consider adopting a furry feline from your local shelter. That’s how K got Rita, and OC was living on the streets under a dumpster when I scooped him up one windy October night seven years ago.

Here’s our pair today.


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Planet of the Pugs

Scary movies abound come Halloween. Here’s a trailer spoof that’s sure to raise the hairs on the back of your neck. It’s Planet of the Pugs, and all bets are off!


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Halloween Hauntings

For the past several weeks I’ve been taking photos of houses gussied up for Halloween. I snapped most while I was out walking Pablo, but some were taken during our motorcycle trip to Virginia and West Virginia. I’m a purist, so I didn’t photograph cutesy Halloween decorations of smiling pumpkins. Halloween is supposed to be scary!

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Wordless Wednesday


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Pug-o-Ween Bash

This past Sunday K and I dressed Pablo in his spider costume and took him to the Delaware Valley Pug Rescue’s Pug-o-Ween. Pablo had a great time running around and making new friends, both human and canine. Here are some photos from the shinding:

Pablo in his spider costume

Mohawk Pug

A French Maid

What do you call a gathering of pugs? A puddle of pugs?

A game of chase

Pablo makes a friend

Udderly devoted...

Miss Piggy

A pug in a Yorkie costume????

Star Wars Pair


Judge Judy getting ready

No idea what this one is, but cute nonetheless

Winning costume (female category)

Winning costume (male category)

Happy Pug-o-ween!


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100th Post!!!!!

Wow! Hard to believe, but this is my 100th post here at Confessions of a Pugophile. A little more than six months ago—on April 13th, the day before Pablo’s ninth birthday—I created this blog as a homage to him and other of his brethren. It’s morphed into a blog about dogs, with the primary focus still being pugs (and most especially Pablo).

So how is Pablo doing? After a bout with allergies (seasonal, we think), he’s on the mend. His eyes and the folds in his wrinkles became infected from all the scratching he’s been doing. We took him to the vet for his check-up and also got some medication for his eyes and prescription-strength medicated pads to clean his folds. He’s doing much better. And so are K and I now that we can get a decent night’s sleep instead of staying up and listening to Pablo’s licking, slurping, and scratching all night.

For those who are anxiously waiting to hear what Pablo will be for Halloween (you know who you are), we have a costume. It’s Spider Pug! On Sunday Pablo tried out his costume at a nearby Halloween Festival to benefit rescue pugs. More about that event on the next post—number 101!


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Friends Come in All Shapes, Sizes, and Species

Anyone who has more than one pet knows the ins and outs of animal relationships. Some get along quite well, others tolerate each other, and some form true bonds. My cat Moonlight (now deceased) was a kitten when we got him. He immediately set out to dominate our 12-year-old cat Jeremy. Moonlight clearly felt he was top cat and the two eventually settled into an uneasy truce. Then Jeremy died and OC came to live with us. OC took to Moonlight at once and to our amazement Moonlight reciprocated. The two cuddled together, licked and groomed each other, and were rarely apart. In Moonlight’s final days, OC never left his buddy’s side, for which I’m most grateful. Today, we have Rita. The two cats get along well enough and even play together occasionally,but they’re not best buds like OC and Moonlight.

If you’re in doubt that animals can have close friendships, click on the video below to see two BFFs in action. Suriya is an orangutan and Roscoe is a hound dog. They met at a preserve for endangered animals in South Carolina and have been together ever since.

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